Doing fun things with your friends this summer should be your number one priority when it comes to planning for the next few months. From road trips to chilled days in, the long summer days offer plenty of opportunities to relax, let your hair down and just have some fun. So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration to get your summer planning started, here are 10 fun things you need to do with your friends this summer.
1. Take a road trip
Going on a road trip is one of the most fun ways to spend time with your friends this summer. You could plan a drive to somewhere that you’ve always fancied going or just drive aimlessly and see where you end up. Like all good trips, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey and driving along with your best friends while blasting some great tunes- well, it doesn’t get much better than that.
2. Book a spontaneous city break
Fancy doing some exploring this summer? Then why not book a city break with your best friends. It doesn’t have to be expensive, particularly if you look on Skyscanner for flights to ‘everywhere’ and then pick the cheapest destination. What’s more, the more friends you can pull together, the cheaper the Airbnb will be when you split the cost.
3. Have a sleepover
Sleepovers don’t get any less fun with age. So if you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends this summer, it’s time to get some movies, haul in the snacks, get the facemasks out and plan a sleepover, just like you used to.
4. Host a bake-off
Any activity involving food is a winner, right? So this summer channel your inner domestic goddess and host a bake-off with your friends. Each person needs to pick a recipe (preferably for something sweet) and then everyone gets to vote on the best tasting bake at the end. Remember, the more friends you invite, the more sweets you get to try.
5. Host a BBQ
The summer months mean that it’s time to get the BBQ out and if you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends to do this summer, hosting a bbq party is a no brainer. The best thing about a BBQ is that it’s easy and everyone can bring something to contribute to it. It’s also a great opportunity to invite those friends that you haven’t seen in a while- or that cute guy that’s in your class.
6. Do a clothes swap
If you want new clothes but you don’t necessarily want to part with your money, then hosting a clothes swap is the way to go. Simply invite as many friends round as you can and get everyone to bring a bag of clothes that they no longer like or fit. Then you can all take your pick out of what you’ve bought, meaning everyone ends up with a new outfit, having spent no money at all.
7. Take a hike
For a lot of us, warm weather throughout the year isn’t a given so you should take advantage of the summer temperatures and head outdoors for a hike. If you’re lucky enough to live nearby to a national park then these are the perfect places to go. However, even if you live in the heart of the city, taking a long walk with your friends and exploring a new suburb is still just as fun.
8. Do a Tinder challenge
Looking for something fun to do with your single friends this summer? Why not set each other a Tinder challenge? Simply log on to the dating app and swipe right on as many cute guys as possible. What’s great about doing this with your friends is that you can schedule your dates for the same place or even organise a double date. That way it’s safer and also it helps take some of the pressure off.
9. Host a party together
Hosting a party is a must do with your friends this summer. Even if no one fancies hosting it at their house, the great thing about summer is that it’s warm so you can throw a party outside in the garden, at the beach or the park.
10. Try a new sport
Trying a new sport is so much fun, not to mention a cheap and healthy thing to do with your friends this summer. You could watch YouTube workout videos online or take a class at your local sports centre. Whether you fancy doing yoga, tennis, pilates or even just starting running, there’s no excuse to get bored this summer.