Boho Girl on a Budget: The Top Ten Ways to Girls Night-the Boho Way!

_P9A9241There are a lot of things that every Boho girl needs to know. When she’s not out experiencing her favorite yoga class, catching some waves at the beach, or taking in a summer stroll, she’s with her friends, enjoying the best parts of life with the ones she cares about most. Though these are always the sweetest of times for any Boho beauty, they can be a big drain on the wallet, if you’re not careful.

The greatest knowledge that any Boho girl can possess for a night of fun is how to have an incredible time without blowing your budget. Finances can be tricky, but hey; truth, beauty, freedom, and love don’t have to come at a pretty price. It’s possible to spend a night with your closest girls and keep it simple. Simplicity is the greatest gift in life, and when we stay mindful of this practice, we can achieve anything (especially a sweet party).

In honor of the bohemian tradition of fun and fancy-free, here are ten ways to have a girl’s night, the boho way:

1.  In the beginning, make a plan. Get together with the gals and decide on the type of outing you’d like to have. Create a foundations of a perfect night and start building!

2.  Agree on a budget and chip in together. If you want to do something that requires a little extra cash, come up with an idea of how much it will cost per person and put your finances together. Sharing the cost will definitely lighten the load.

3.  Public transit it up! If you’re going on a getaway, meet up at the subway station, streetcar, or bus stop and travel together. Better yet, if it’s within walking distance, get your exercise on! This will not only cut down on costs, but it’s environmentally friendly and safe, should you choose to enjoy a glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage together.

d5efea743a53fdaccbc20991ebe97fd64.  Pack a picnic. What better way to cut down on costs than to bring some delicious snacks and enjoy them together at a park? After all, everyone loves a potluck!

5.   Share your musical talents. Concerts can be super expensive these days, so grab your guitar playing, drum beating friends, and create your own concert! You’d be pretty surprised at how talented people can be when there are no judgments around them.

6.   Have a game night. Who doesn’t love delving into childhood territory and enjoying some of the boardgames you used to play when you were kids? Get everyone to bring their favorite boardgame to a pre-disclosed location and watch the hilarity ensue! (Hint: ‘Twister’ is a solid bet at any age).

7.  Three words; outdoor yoga class. Check out a class online and get ready to vinyasa in the open, evening air. If you have a friend who’s an instructor, that’s even better.

8.  Remember to be open to new ideas. Creativity is the seed of any great discovery. Be open to ideas, and be open to changes. A simple journey can result in the most incredible adventure, if you allow it to.

9.   A movie night is never a bad thing. Bring all the girls together and choose some of your favorite flicks, enjoying a night of snacks and laughs without bursting your bank accounts.

e197e679df907d616aef4d37a8cc815510.  When all else fails, a walk on the beach and a dip in the ocean is the perfect girl’s evening in the summertime. Add a bonfire and you are more than golden!

In a society that values money so much, we tend to forget that the best times in life are free. The Boho way, fortunately, will never let us down. Focus on the time spent with those you love, and you will be always be rich, regardless of your wallet’s girth. The rest will come in time. Namaste!

 

 

Lauren is a guest writer for the Huffington Post and Social Media Coordinator in Toronto.

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Our Top Ten Must-Haves for a Bohemian Long Weekend!

TinyDevotionsFestivalTrend1It’s almost summer time, and with the magic of long weekends fast approaching, we just had to catch up with our favourite gypsy babes to ask them what their top ten must-haves are for the first long weekend of the season! Here’s what Tiny Devotions ambassadors Erin and Ashley Ward Williams shared with the bohemian babes at headquarters about May long weekend.

Our Top Ten Bohemian Must-Haves for the First Long Weekend of the Summer:

1. Tabula Rasa Mala – Of course, you’ve got to have your favorite mala! We love the Tabula Rasa mala for this time of the year. The Yellow Jade and Citrine stones mimic the warmth of the summer sunshine. Their protective energies support you in doing new, bold and beautiful things this long weekend!

2.     Flash Tattoos – An expression of bold, metallic and boho. These temporary, non-toxic tattoos invoke a sense of freedom when they sparkle in the shimmery sunlight.

tinydevsingle33.     Messenger Bag – An easy over the shoulder throw is standard for days and nights out on an adventure.

4.     Vintage Anklet – “On my trip to India I picked up this gorgeous dangly anklet at a local market. Little tiny bells give a jingle noise as you frolic and play!” Keep it fun and expressive.

5.     Loose Fitting Tee’s – Light fabric and billowy styles keep it casual, yet feminine for the gypsy boho gal.

6.     Festival Shorties – Think cute, high-wasted denim shorts. Floral-printed fabric is back too!

7.     Picnic – Explore a local market for fresh finds or pack some yummy kale salad, watermelon, green juice and energy balls. Grab a blanket, a basket and find the perfect spot to enjoy with good company.

8.     Your Fave Yoga Pose – “My handstand work has finally paid off and I can’t wait to handstand everywhere – fresh grass, street-side, a public display of asana!” Try an outdoor yoga class or a sit quietly in nature for a grounding meditation.

9.     A Sense of Whimsy – Tap into your carefree side and be spontaneous for a day, open to taking in new sights, sounds, meeting new people. Go somewhere you’ve never gone before and take curiosity with you! You never know where the path could take you…

10. Your BFF – This is a kickoff to the summer season so grab your bestie and travel somewhere – near or far, grab a dandelion and make a wish, rest, relax, play and be in awe of this beautiful life <3

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Pssst… Do you have a bestie that you can’t wait to kick off the summer with? Tell us all about her and her boho ways in the comments above;)

Erin and Ashley Ward Williams are the proud owners of Country Zen Yoga who are dedicated to spreading joy and love around the world. They are Tiny Devotions ambassadors and serious goddesses.

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