Life can get pretty hectic and sometimes we just need a moment to relax and step back from all the stress. The Parks and Recreation icons Tom and Donna definitely had the right idea with "Treat Yo Self" day where they spend an entire day spoiling themselves and doing fun and relaxing things. You can channel your inner Tom and Donna without breaking the bank in Houston by doing these cheap things that only feel like you're spending lots of money!

Unicorn Desserts At Magical Dessert Bar

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: 907 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: Desserts are always a great "treat yo self" but these epic milkshakes with cake slices on top are the ultimate sweet treats and they will only cost you around $13. 

A Game Night At FunPlex Houston

Price: $10.99 - $19.99

Address: 13700 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 

Why You Need To Go: This center is home to roller skating, go-karts, bowling, and games. Playing lots of different games with friends is always a treat, especially when you can bowl and ride go-karts for cheap! We recommend going on a Friday, Sunday, or their adult-only nights if you want to have a great deal and stay under $25 for the unlimited passes. 

Visit The Houston Zoo

Price: $22.95

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: Nothing's better than getting outside and surrounding yourself with a bunch of animals. The Houston Zoo is huge and is home to over 6,000 amazing animals that are all worth saying hi to.


Grab A Waffle Burger At The Waffle Bus

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Multi-cuisine

Address: 1835 N Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: This savory twist on a usually sweet treat is the food you never knew you needed. Their waffle-burger creations are a huge hit and have become a Houston favorite. Also, nothing on their menu comes close to being $25!

Grab A Few Drinks At Electric FeelGood

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Playground bar

Address: 2416 Brazos Suite A., Houston, Tx

Why You Need To Go: This adult playground with a slide is a great way to feel like a kid again, but better because there's booze! Take a turn on their indoor slide and sip on a frosé for the ultimate self-care moment. 

Chow Down On A Voodoo Doughnut

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Donut shop

Address: 3715 Washington Ave., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: This super popular donut shop finally opened it's first Houston location about a month ago and it's been incredibly popular since then. They're open 24/7 so anytime you need a sugary pick-me-up, you can get it in the form of donuts with insane toppings!

Get Transported To A Magical World At Cockrell Butterfly Center

Price: $12

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX

Why You Need To Go: Stepping into the Butterfly Center feels like stepping into a magical forest full of the prettiest butterflies. Spending a day or afternoon wandering through the trees as different colorful butterflies come up to you sounds like a sure-fire way to instantly feel like a Disney princess!

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