National Friendship Day is coming up on August 4th, 2019, so get ready to have some fun with your friends! We put together a list of ideas to get you started. You can do just one, all, or create your own list. How will you celebrate friendship?

  1. Host a Dinner Party

Everyone loves food, so invite all your friends over for a potluck dinner. Enjoy trying new foods and learning each other’s favorite dishes.

  1. Share a Sweet Dessert

No dinner would be complete without a delicious sweet treat. ADC has the perfect desserts to round out your meal. Check them out here!

  1. Host a Game Night

Board games can make you laugh, bring out your competitive side and give you an opportunity to bond. Get to know your friends in a casual environment where everyone can let loose and have fun.

  1. Write a Letter or Card

Can’t celebrate with your best friend in person? Write them a heartfelt letter or card just to let them know how much they mean to you!

  1. Take Some Photos

Commemorate this special day by taking some photos. Time spent with friends is special and photos will help you look back on the wonderful memories.

  1. Make a Bucket List

Create a list of fun activities that you and your friends want to do this year. Take time each month to get together and cross items off your list.

  1. Volunteer Together

Helping others is a really great way to provide a sense of purpose, feel connected and relieve stress. Whether your tasks are big or small, giving back can make a difference in your community.

  1. Learn a New Skill

Ever wanted to try something new, but didn’t want to do it alone? Grab a friend or two and step outside your comfort zone. Just be sure you stay safe and have a good time!

  1. Have a Movie Marathon

Sometimes great friendships don’t need a lot of bells and whistles. Grab some snacks, hang out on the couch, and enjoy the company while you watch a few of your favorite movies.

  1. Get Outside

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and go discover what the great outdoors has to offer. You can go on a hike, eat a picnic lunch, swim at the beach, walk your dogs, go fishing or even explore a local cave!

  1. DIY Craft

See how good you are with your hands and create a unique gift that you and your friends can exchange and keep forever. Here are some ideas to get you started:  friendship bracelets, picture frames, coasters, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, succulent gardens, keychains, stress balls, flower wreath, photo puzzles and much more.

  1. Share Your Dreams

If you can’t share your dreams with your BFF, who can you tell? Celebrate your successes and lift each other up when you are doubtful. Remind each other to always strive to do your best and never give up.

  1. Sing Karaoke

Karaoke is a great way to let loose and forget about life’s worries. Whether you go out to your favorite bar or hang back at home, hopefully you can work up the nerve to sing!

  1. Make a Phone Call

You don’t have to make a grand gesture to let your friend know you care. Give them a call just to say hi and catch up on what’s going on in their life. Communicating with each other, even if it is just over the phone, can strengthen your bond nd emotional connections.

  1. Send a Box of Sunshine

Receiving a gift in the mail is always exciting, so send your friend a box of sunshine to brighten their day! Include several items that are yellow or have yellow packaging (candy, Chapstick, chips and other snacks, herbal tea, soap, bath bomb, loofah, notepad, pen/pencils, back massager, gum, lotion, socks, stress ball, sunglasses, etc.)