When we think back and laugh at some of our silliest and craziest moments, or need someone to call and share good (or even not so good) news, there’s always someone in particular. that comes to mind. A best friend is a rare and precious relationship, so let’s make sure we don’t take it for granted this summer. For those of us lucky enough to have a best friend, finding the time to connect can be difficult as we get older and busier. And while Zoom Wine Dates and our new TV binge are fun, it’s a good idea to switch things up – keeping fun top of the agenda. Looking for exciting best friend date ideas? Here’s how we’re having the best summer ever.
Best Friends Date Ideas for Beauty Queens
Let’s face it, if someone wants to be our best friend, they’ll have to be at least a little obsessed with beauty. For those who like to indulge in all things cosmetic, we have plenty of ideas for having fun and doing something out of the ordinary.
Let’s face it – we’re at the age where sometimes relaxing is fun. When we all need to unwind a bit, booking a spa day at our favorite hideaway or luxury hotel is a way to disconnect from work and reconnect with each other. Facials, mud baths, and even a manicure/pedicure combo can literally lighten our moods from frenetic to fantastical. Now the hard part is trying not to make it a regular thing!
This inspired 13 to 30 year old activity reminds us that we are still young and fun. And this best friend date idea also gives us the opportunity to turn our best friend into the mega girl that she (or he) definitely is. For this date with friends idea, we could start with a shopping spree and buy a new product or two to try, or safely swap something already in our beauty bags to try on each other; don’t forget to sanitize!
Having a good time and making memories with our best friend is one of our favorite things to do, but sometimes we get so wrapped up in the fun that we miss capturing those memories. It’s time to get all dolled up and have a selfie photoshoot. On a phone or even a disposable camera, capture small random moments. Then there are memories to look at no matter where life takes us (and there are some great photos to share online, too).
Manufacture of perfume
Thanks to TikTok, many of us are a little obsessed with fragrances right now. And sure, we’ve indulged in that addiction a bit, but a bespoke and memorable way to make perfume an activity is to tinker them together, either through a class or a nearby workshop. A similar option is to create candles for each other, our own homes, or as gifts for others. Use the experience to create a personal scent or a gift neither of you will forget.
Best friend having fun outside
This is the time of year when we really want to spend most of our time outdoors. And why not do it together! This summer, we’re applying classic date ideas with best friends with some cool twists to make this summer with our best friend stand out from the crowd.
We’re not very hard to convince to go on a road trip – all we need to know is where are we going and when are we leaving? This summer, why not shake things up? Find a change of scenery by driving to the nearest waterfront getaway. Let’s try a nostalgic road trip with our best friends to all of our mutual favorite places, or we could recreate one of the first road trips we took together. Wherever we go, good times and good memories await us.
Okay, we know movies sound like a very normal best friend date idea, but here’s how to make it exciting. We can set up a super cute Instagram-worthy living room for watching movies in the backyard, on the patio, or at our favorite outdoor spot. Create a movie-themed menu, host a pep challenge, and wear matching pajamas if movie night is at home. Or find your local drive-in theater and create that cinematic experience there; bonus points if what’s on screen includes your current favorite movies.
Paint and sip
Whether painting is already a personal hobby or a totally new idea to enjoy with our best friends, it’s an activity we can do anytime, anywhere! Try a local paint and sip studio with a big group of friends, or even a DIY paint activity at home or at the park (so sips are all we crave).
Plan your next adventure
What could be more fun than going on a trip with our besties? A road trip is not the only trip we want for the summer season. And even though for many of us our school days are a thing of the past, we’re somehow obsessed with the “DIY presentation trend” that’s been circulating. For this best friends date idea, we’re getting our girls together for drinks and dessert in the garden for a fun night of introductions to decide on our next international adventure.