Whether you’re on a break from school or are in the work force now, you are going to want to spend lots of time with your BFF this summer while the weather is nice and you can relax and have some fun. You might need to spend some time coordinating your schedule to fit it in, but it will be totally worth it to make some memories with your bestie and create a summer you’ll never forget.
1. Go on an Overnight Road Trip Close to Home
This is a pretty inexpensive thing to do and one that you and your BFF will really enjoy. Book a hotel room in a town close by that has lots of things to do. See all the sights, eat good food, get some rest and do it all again the next day. It’s a short vacay, but one that you’ll want to repeat every summer.
2. Try Ice Cream Shops All over Town
Maybe you only have an hour or so every couple of days to spend together. Make it count by sampling ice cream at all the best places in your town. You can try out new flavors and getting away from your normal routine gives you a chance to catch up and enjoy each other’s company without the real world getting in the way.
3. Lay by the Pool All Day
It will feel just like old times when you were young and without any summer responsibilities. Plan a day to slide into your suits and lounge by the pool for the whole day. Don’t forget your sunscreen and cocktails. Swim and talk just like you did in high school and then do it all again next time you can find the hours to make it work.
4. Plan a Backyard Barbecue for Your Entire Group of Friends
Sometimes, planning the party is just as much fun as going to one. Team up with your bestie and come up with a menu and drinks as well as games and decorations. Send out invitations to your friends and then host the backyard bash of the century – together.
5. Have a Sleepover Together with Snacks and Movies
Nothing is better than a sleepover with your BFF, right? Choose which house you want to have your party at, then rent a bunch of movies and lay around in your jammies eating your favorite snacks and watching all the flicks you’ve been dying to see together. When you wake up in the morning, make a fun breakfast together before you have to go back to the real world.
6. Find a Cool Craft on Pinterest, then Make It Together
We all love cruising Pinterest and pinning all of our favorite crafts, recipes and fashion ideas. Spend some time checking out summer crafts together, pick the one you want, then shop for all the materials you need. Spend the afternoon putting together the item you chose while enjoying snacks and cocktails. Even if it doesn’t come out that great, you can always pin it on the “nailed it” board.
7. Read a Book Together, then Talk about It
It will be like your own personal, and very elite, book club. Hang out and read together, then talk about the book you chose. You’ll find new insight into each other and you’ll get to lounge around and indulge your love of books without feeling bad.
What’s your favorite thing to do with your bestie during the summer? Which of these ideas are you going to try?