In today’s extremely busy life it is very necessary to find ways and means to entertain oneself at home. It is not a difficult proposition. To enjoy audio-videography, instead of out to see cinema, you can get cable connection at home. Your can have a wide screen if you so desire.
For only audio enjoyment, you can have so many types of audio instruments. For extra-curricular activities, you can have indoor games. Depending upon the space in your home, you can have indoor games like carom board, table tennis, chess, cards etc. Further, depending upon the space, you can have a lawn/garden with certain fruit /vegetable plantations apart from grass.
Side by side you can make sitting places in certain corners and at times enjoy cold drinks/hot cups of tea with family members and guests. In case the home is not big enough, the terrace can be utilized for whatever indoor games it may be worth. Keep drawing room as spacious as possible. Make it a point to celebrate all family events at home – birthdays, anniversaries etc.
Organize the events at nights with candle light dinners. Involve all family members in making some eatables themselves, apart from eatables/drinks ordering from outside.
Closed friends and relatives can also be given the option of bringing simple gifts made by them instead of spending on costly gifts. Play cards and other games with stakes, but stakes not of money but of kind, so that most of the people participate and at the end, nobody feels the pinch because it would really not be a gamble but play-way type.
The losers can be made to pay for say two bottles of cold drinks one time, another time to pay for say a dozen of eggs and yet another time to pay for a kilogram of grapes etc. etc. This way apart from having the satisfaction of being a cohesive family, you can have entertainment at home by saving on money and time, that too being in a secure atmosphere.