Special Ideas to Do with Friends If Confused

It can be quite challenging trying to figure out what you can do with your friends, especially when you feel like you’ve done everything with them! You’ve laid on the couch all day before, hiked exciting trails, went to the local beaches…. But what’s next?

From Gel Blasters to afternoon teas, there will always be something new for everyone to try. If you’re all confused about what to do, then this list is for you! Check out these special ideas you can do with friends when you feel like you’ve run out of options:

1. Have a Game Night

Yes, you can have a virtual game night with so many tools and websites allowing you and your friends to play together! There are apps and websites offering a ton of fun games you and your group can play, may it be board games, card games, and more!

You can also video chat as you play online games, which allows you to catch up with friends while playing a ton of games for friendly competition.

2. Have a Work or Study Session

Do you miss hanging out in the library with your friends, studying the night away? Or miss those work dates in cafes if you work remotely?

If you’re tired of studying or working at home alone, you can schedule a group study or work session online! This is helpful in keeping you accountable for the work you need to be done, as well as motivate you with friends around you (virtually). 

There are a ton of amazing tools like Discord and Google Hangouts, which are great to connect a lot of people together. So, prep your books and work to do, schedule a date, and conquer what you need to accomplish through video call!

3. Begin a Book Club

You may have more time in your hands, so why not use that time to read more and discover amazing books? What’s great is that you can do all this with your friends, too!

Start a book club and hone your reading skills and habits, using different platforms like Goodreads or social media communities. If you want something more private, then you can organize a monthly video call and discuss the latest books you’ve read. Gain insight about the books you’ve read and receive recommendations on what to read next.

4. Cook Together

If you’ve been cooking with your friends and roommates, then you probably miss that routine. You can spend time with your roommates cooking together physically, but if your friends are away, then you can video call a few of them as you make dinner together. Try following a recipe after purchasing all the ingredients, then eat together virtually.

This is a great way to relax after the day ends, and instead of eating alone, you’ll have company, even if it is through your laptop.

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Photo of students in a kitchen preparing delicious pasta during a cooking class

5. Try a New Resto

Are pandemic restrictions in your area lifted already, with dine-in available? Then why not go out and explore new places and eats? There may have been new restaurants and cafes popping up, all serving amazing dishes and drinks!

Catch up with your friends over good food and drinks, loosening up and exploring your tastebuds. The options are endless, from refreshing scoops of ice cream down to exotic meals. Or, you can have afternoon tea in a fancy place, the choice is yours, as there are so many delicacies you may have overlooked in your area!

6. Go on a Shopping Spree

This is another awesome way to spend time with friends, especially if it’s been so long since you’ve seen each other. Treat yourselves out to whatever you want in the local mall, or even explore new areas to shop your favorite clothes and items in. You deserve it after a long-time enduring stay-home restrictions the pandemic has brought to us!

Whether its clothes, furniture, little trinkets, or matching jewelry with friends, you’re bound to have fun over retail therapy!

Wrapping It Up

There are so many fun things you can do with your friends, and it doesn’t need to be the usual coffee run. With these ideas, you can do more than usual and build your relationships, may it be online or offline. Make sure that when you do go out, you follow the safety precautions and restrictions set in your home country amid this pandemic.

I hope that this list gave you inspiration on what to do with your friends! Once you have a date set and know what to do, go focus on having fun together and building your relationship even when you’re far apart!

Do you have questions or want to share your own ideas on what to do with your friends? Share them in the comments section below, all of your thoughts are appreciated! 

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