A popular Taylor Swift lyric goes ‘Shake it off.’ It gets boring when you sit at home all alone or go for engagements by yourself. It is common knowledge that when it comes to activities, the more people engaged in it, the more fun it is.
It’s time to shake it off and plan activities with a friend this weekend. Here are some suggestions you should try:
- Go for Free Events in your Area
Everyone likes the sound of free things. It makes sense to explore your area via the free events taking place in them. Sometimes, you have the urge to leave your house, but at the same time, you have no idea where you would like to go. Why not explore events in your area? You don’t have to go too far out of your comfort zone to have fun. Make it a date with a friend; that way, you have a person you know in the chosen location. Sites like Midst let you see events happening close to you. Choose one and make plans for it with the company.
2 See a Stage Play.
Going to the cinema is commonplace. You need to switch things up. The energy of live plays is different from the energy of movies viewed in cinemas. Therefore, you should create an electric experience by booking a stage play with a friend.
It pays to go with a friend for stage plays because you have easy access to someone who can point out props and stage thrills you might miss if you go alone. Best of all, you won’t feel out of place with a familiar face. Places like Terra Kulture in Lagos State have preset stage plays.
3. Take Photographs.
When last did you update your gallery content? Something about having a hypeman that goes overboard with the positions when snapping pictures gives it a different vibe.
Other than this, it is fun to plan outfits and get a nice haircut for picture purposes. You don’t need to book a photography studio appointment for this; your camera and buddy are your best friends for this activity.
4. Have a Tennis Match.
Get sporty, and burn some calories. Table tennis or lawn tennis are great paired sports activities. So, pick a day on the weekend, preferably in the morning when the sun isn’t so grueling, and head out to the local stadium. Chances are you will find other sports to engage in with your friend to complete your fitness morning.
Also, engaging in sports activities is a good way to build a better bond.
5. Bake Cupcakes.
Cupcakes are one of the easiest desserts to bake with items you can always find in your pantry. In addition to the ease of baking this item, it is an excellent team activity. There is excitement in whisking batter while coming up with creative ways to tweak the recipe with your individual preferences.
Above all, it ends with yummy results you can enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
6. Host a Game Night.
There are numerous ways to unwind from stress with the perk of a fun, bonding experience. Game nights are one of these ways. Hosting a game night is incredibly easy. All you need are your group of friends or a friend, pre-planned game sets, and refreshments. Your friends can also come along with refreshments you assign to them as the host.
7. Have a Beach Day.
Breathing the healing salt air by the beach is a good tagalong activity. Have a friend over and plan your day at the beach. Spend the day refreshing your mind and reminiscing on your glory days. You will find your body and mind are in better condition after this.
8. Have a Breakfast Date.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How you spend your morning hours usually sets the tone for the day. Meet a friend for a light breakfast. While you watch the day unfold in a restaurant or cafe, have a meal to prepare your mind for the day.
Breakfast date is also a good avenue to catch up and plan consequent activities for the month.
9. Go Dancing.
You don’t have to be a good dancer to enjoy dancing. Dancing is an enjoyable activity made even better with a friend. You have a partner to show off or put you through steps.
You can both sign up for beginners salsa classes, and learn the hoops together, or spend some time at a club shaking off the excess energy to the beat.
10. Play Video Games.
Multiplayer video games incite your competitive side. It is also a fun activity to engage in with a friend without leaving the comfort of your home. To kick the competition a notch, the best of a set number of games has to do an agreed task for the other. It shouldn’t be anything embarrassing, but exciting enough to inspire added effort.