It’s summer, you recently joined Jaumo and you have reached the stage where you finally hang out with the new friends you’ve made on the Jaumo Communities in real life. And we know you probably don’t feel like going for the classic “let’s meet for coffee” - especially during summer! The goal is to create some unforgettable memories and to do that you need to spice things up!Well, Look no further. We have compiled a list of 7 unique and fun friend dates (or actual romantic dates, if that makes sense for you!) to celebrate summer. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or creativity, there's something for everyone on this list. So grab your friends and get ready for a summer you will all remember!
1. Thrift Store Adventure
Why not embark on a thrift store adventure with your friends? Visit a nearby shop and let your imaginations run wild. Pick out some absurd summer outfits, dress up, and take hilarious photos together. Better yet, challenge each other to find the quirkiest beach/summer outfit and have a fashion show. Maybe you’ll find an amazing vintage bikini or some really funky sunglasses. It's budget-friendly, lets you be creative and it’s sure to make you laugh - and there’s no better way to connect than by laughing together.
2. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Unleash your inner adventurer by organizing an outdoor scavenger hunt.This is something you can do by yourselves, without having to involve any agency or provider. Split into teams and create a list of items or clues to find in your local park or neighborhood. You can do anything from hidden treasures to goofy challenges. Gamifying your time together will bring you and your new friends closer. Plus, it's an awesome way to explore your surroundings and create lasting memories.
3. Sunset Picnic
There's something undeniably magical about watching the sunset with friends.Plan a sunset picnic at a scenic location, whether it's a beach, park, or rooftop. Pack your favorite snacks, refreshing drinks, and cozy blankets just in case the summer nights are on the chiller side where you live. Nature has a way to inspire us and it just feels different to enjoy each other’s company, have heartfelt conversations, share about yourselves, and connect in front of a colorful sky.
4. Outdoor Movie Night
Create your own outdoor cinema experience by hosting a movie night under the stars. Set up a projector and a cozy seating area in your backyard or a local park. Choose a classic film or a recent blockbuster that everyone will enjoy. Don't forget the popcorn and snacks! This is also a great opportunity to get to know more about everyone’s taste in movies. You can even turn this movie night into a weekend event and take turns choosing a movie.
5. Group Cooking Challenge
Choose a theme or a specific dish and divide into teams. Each team can showcase their culinary skills and creativity by preparing their own unique version of the dish. The amazing thing about this activity is that after cooking you get to feast on your hard work and celebrate each other's creations. It’s not a coincidence so many cultures around the world think bonding over food is so great. There’s something special about sitting around a table, talking and sharing good food.
6. Outdoor Yoga or Fitness Class
Are you a fitness fan? Combine fitness and friendship by attending an outdoor yoga or fitness class! Many parks offer free or donation-based classes during the summer months. Roll out your mats, breathe in the fresh air, and challenge yourselves physically and mentally. If you’re not a big yoga fan or your city doesn’t offer classes, you can always go to the local park, put on your favorite YouTube exercise video and have your own outdoor private class.
7. Outdoor Game Tournament
Get competitive and challenge your friends to an outdoor game tournament. From classic games like volleyball and badminton to unique options like cornhole or bocce ball, there's a game for every taste. Organize a friendly competition, complete with prizes and trophies for the winners. It's a great way to unleash your competitive spirit, have fun, and create memories.
These 7 unique and fun friend dates are sure to make this summer unforgettable. From thrift store adventures to outdoor game tournaments, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So gather your friends, embrace the warmth of the sun, and create beautiful memories together. This summer is yours for the taking!
Remember, the best memories are made when you step outside your comfort zone and embrace the extraordinary. So go ahead, embark on these friend dates, and allow yourself to connect.