Life is better when you spend time with friends. But sometimes, knowing how to spend time with your friends is hard. So here are seven ideas for ways to spend quality time with your best buds:
Play dares for friends.
Dare games are a fun way to spend time with friends. You can play dares in many different ways, depending on the people you’re playing with. For example, if you have complex, creative friends who love a good challenge, you could try some of the more elaborate dares below. But if your friends are more laid-back and happy to have fun, try something simpler like “making them laugh so hard they pee themselves” or “doing something spontaneously that scares them.”
Dares are fun because they take courage—even better if someone else tries it first! You can check Twinfluence.com to get some ideas.
Have a movie marathon
Movie marathons are an excellent way to spend time with friends. They can be done at home or out, depending on whether you want to feel more like a party or stay in. If you’re going out and don’t want to drive home drunk, it might be best to find a place with food and drinks available at the theatre or restaurant.
If you have time beforehand (and patience), order tickets online so that once everyone arrives, you can go right into buying snacks and getting your seats without waiting in line. A few days before the movie marathon begins is also good practice for people who live together all the time: make sure that everyone knows what movies they’ve already seen before! It will save everyone from having to watch The Lord of the Rings trilogy again just because one of their friends hasn’t seen Fellowship yet (no offence intended).
Once everyone has arrived with their snacks and drinks, decide which movie(s) to watch first based on availability and the length of each film (this way, no one gets bored!). Then decide how long each person will watch their favorite flick—15 minutes? 30 minutes? An hour at most because people might get antsy about starting again too soon after finishing one part without having any rest period in between or anything else going on around them during this period either(! Once those decisions have been made, everyone knows why they’re there—to watch some awesome movies!
Dancing is the perfect way to get together with friends in a fun, healthy way. It’s a great workout, and you can do it alone or with your friends—so don’t worry about feeling like you have to dance with someone who doesn’t know how to dance!
Pick up a hobby
Pick up a hobby. Pick something you’re interested in or can learn to be interested in. Don’t worry about being good at it right away—you’ll get better with practice and as you meet passionate people the same as you. Finding your passion is one of the best ways to make new friends and find people with whom you share common interests.
Get out of town
- Get out of town.
- Explore a new city.
- Go on a road trip.
- Visit a national park.
- Go camping, hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking, and swimming in the summertime. In winter, try skiing or snowboarding!
Don’t forget the outdoors!
The outdoors can be a perfect place to spend time with friends. Whether you’re picnicking in the park, camping out under the stars, hiking a new trail, or fishing at your favorite lake, there are so many ways to get outside!
You don’t even have to go far if you don’t want to: sporting events and festivals also encourage socializing and bonding between people. So the next time you think about how much fun it would be to get together with your favorite pals instead of going out on another Saturday night alone—try thinking “outside” of the box instead!
Having friends is great
Having friends is another thing you can do for yourself, so make sure you get what you need from them. There are some ways you can make friends:
- Finding new friends – If you don’t have many people around who understand and accept who you are, try looking online or in person at meetups or events where people gather with similar interests. You never know when an encounter will lead to something more fulfilling than just a quick chat!
- Making friends feel welcome – If they’ve been invited by a mutual friend but aren’t sure how the group dynamic works, ask them questions about themselves so they feel more comfortable before going into introductions (or talking about anything). This way, everyone has something interesting to say instead of awkward silence!
There’s no shortage of ways to spend time with your friends. But remember that the best way to do it is by keeping things simple and having fun!