During these unprecedented times when the outside is a scary place, we must remember that things are not as scary when we have friends around. Friendship Day is a wonderful day to celebrate you pals who have stood by you through thick and thin. Don’t let the pandemic and lockdown dampen your celebration this year. We have some fun and unique ideas for you to celebrate this day you and your amazing gang of friends.
Apps like Whatsapp, Zoom, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Google Meet are here to take your parties online. Get your friends ready for a virtual party. You can even have themes, dress up fancy, make some drinks, turn on music, and arrange fun activities and games for your friends to enjoy, Games like taboo, guess the song games, Pictionary, ludo, puzzles, drinking games and more.
Send Gifts Online
Since we cannot exchange gifts in person, sending gifts online is a great way to show friends that we care and appreciate the value they add to our lives. So save the friendship bands for next year and this year let’s do some online gifting for our pals. You can send them their favourite flowers or homemade baked goods like cakes and cookies. Going with the flow of the season and gift your friend an ‘Anti-Corona Goody Bag’. This can have handmade/ embroidered customised masks, small sanitiser bottles, immunity tea packs and gloves.
Reconnecting with your old friends
Many of us tend to lose track of our old friends because of our busy schedules. So why not, connect with your old school, college or office colleagues this Friendship Day? You can call or video call them and relive the olden days. Apart from this, you can also make a video of all your moments reminisce the times you spent together.
Watch Movies/ Shows together
‘Tis the season of binge-watching and Netflix has made it super easy with its ‘Netflix Party’ feature. Get the theatre-feel at home and watch your favourite shows or movies with your friends at the same time together. With the messenger option, you can also chat, gossip about the characters and discuss fan theories as you watch along. So, grab a bowl of extra buttery popcorn and get watching!
Do you and your friends enjoy cooking? If you have been looking to try out a new recipe for cookies, cakes, muffins, coffee, noodles, pasta, etc having a virtual cook fest is the way to go. You can even try out some viral cooking hacks together. And once you are done cooking, you can grub with your friends and enjoy a lazy afternoon together.
Take an Online Class
Online classes are a great way to not only spend time with your existing friends but also to make new friends. Depending on what you and your friends’ interests are you can opt for a wide variety of classes. These could be art and craft, cooking, music, literature, photography, among others. This is a great way to spend time with your friends while you learn some new skills together.
Do let us know how you celebrated Friendship Day!