10 Fun Things to Do With a Friend This Weekend

Gabrielle Applebury
Two teen girls laughing while hiking

Spending time with your friends creates an awesome opportunity to bond and have fun together. Whether you plan on hanging out inside or outside, there are plenty of fun, inexpensive ways to make some memories.

Hanging Out Inside

If you don't feel into hanging out outside, or the weather is less than ideal, there are plenty of fun ways to pass the time indoors. No matter what you two decide to do, you're bound to have a good time together.

Binge Watch Horror Films

Plan a fun movie day, complete with pajamas, popcorn, and candy. To set the right creepy mood, hit the lights and close the blinds. Each of you picks two horror movies to watch back-to-back. See how long you both last before you're ready to throw on Friends reruns. Make this a weekly or monthly tradition.

Cooking Club

If you're interested in trying new cuisine, spend some time making a list of the types of foods you'd both like to try. Plan a weekly dinner where you each make a one authentic dish from the country you both have selected. Snap pics to document your favorite and least favorite meals.

Make Your Own Movie

If you two are feeling extra creative, write a movie script together. Set up your phone or a camera and try to shoot the whole thing in one take. It's a great opportunity to practice your improv and let your inner comedian shine. Re-watch the movie together later and try not to buckle over laughing. Who knows? You might have a good eye for film making.

YouTube Laughing Contest

To do this, each of you creates a compilation of a few YouTube videos you think are the funniest. To add your favorite videos to the queue, click the add button and name the playlist. Continue adding a few more videos, and then it's go time. Share them with each other to see who bursts out laughing first.

Spa Day

Girl applying mask to friend's face

Everyone needs a little down time now and again. Make home-made masks and soak your feet in a hot water bath with a few lemon slices. Here's how to make the mask:

  1. To make the mask, mix two teaspoons of oatmeal with a dash of honey.
  2. Fill the bowl with warm water until a paste forms.
  3. Mix and apply for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with a clean washcloth.

Finish off the day with some healthy smoothies. To make an easy smoothie, combine two cups of fresh or frozen fruit of your choosing with one cup of milk or a milk alternative. Add a few teaspoons of honey for sweetness and blend.

Clothes Swap

Going through your closet and finding nothing to wear can be frustrating. Refresh your closet by selecting a few pieces of clothing that are still cute but you're not into anymore. Have your friend do the same and swap items. Fashion show optional.

Chopped-Inspired Competition

Go through your fridge and pick out four to five seemingly non-cohesive items to prepare. Be sure to select at least one protein. Together, come up with a unique recipe and begin cooking. Enjoy your one-of-a-kind meal together. If the recipe is good, be sure to write it down so you can make it again.

Heading Outside

There's nothing like spending time outside on a nice day. Being outside is good for the mind and body and makes for time well spent together, especially when you try these ideas.

Picnic Hike

Pack a few items that don't need to be refrigerated like apples, carrot sticks, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Don't forget some ice cold water and a small blanket or towel. Head out for a hike that's a bit longer than you're used to and scope out a nice spot to have a picnic break when you've gone about halfway. Spend time chatting or listening to music together as you take in the beautiful views.

Head to a Free Concert

Teen girls at festival

Discover is a great site that helps people search for free or discount concerts, museums, and other performances. Peruse their site and pick a fun event to head to together. Just type your city into the search button and start hunting down fun concerts to go to. Many of them take place outside, so pack a warm sweater, some snacks, and a blanket to sit on. Usually there are some unique vendors selling food too.

Create a Backyard Oasis

If you don't feel like heading out further than your backyard, take some time to make it a relaxing oasis to hang out in. Use your phone or computer to make a fun playlist and throw some blankets or towels on the grass. Try practicing some relaxing yoga moves together to give your bodies a good stretch. Soak up the sun if it's nice out and bring some magazines to flip through. Put out some snacks to munch on too.

Enjoy Your Time Together

Spending time together is a great way to bond and strengthen your relationship. Whatever you two decide to do together, there are plenty of ways to have a good time.

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10 Fun Things to Do With a Friend This Weekend