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Top 10 Things to Do to on Friendship Day

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Wondering what to do for Friendship Day? Celebrate your bestie with these fun and easy ideas.

Wondering what to do for Friendship Day? Celebrate your bestie with these fun and easy ideas.

10 Things to Do on Friendship Day

Friendship Day is a holiday that falls on the first Sunday in August. I first discovered this fantastic holiday when I was a freshman in high school and have been finding ways to celebrate it ever since. Here are ten ways you and your friends can celebrate it this year!

1) Movie and Treat Bags

Nothing says friendship like a brown paper bag full of gum while friends gather around your Dell computer to watch a movie that you filmed of pictures you had of them lying around your house. This works really well if you have a CD player playing sappy friendship songs in the background.

If you wish to upgrade to the 21st century, there are all kinds of technological sites out there in which you can produce a movie and show it on an actual TV. Pinterest has great ideas for treat bags you can decorate and yummy goodies to include in the bag. Your friends will be awarding you an Oscar in no time.

A treasure hunt is an interactive, fun way to let your friends know you care—and do some bonding while you're at it.

A treasure hunt is an interactive, fun way to let your friends know you care—and do some bonding while you're at it.

2) Treasure Hunt

Want to step up your game a bit? Create a series of clues that all lead to different places that relate to each of your friends. For example, your friend's favorite coffee shop or the place of employment of one of your pals. At the end of the treasure hunt, have a fun prize awaiting your besties. This works even better when you can't drive and your mom has to take you around. Cupcakes and Friendship Day CDs to follow!

3) The Trifecta: Sundaes, Badminton & Bookmarks

What goes together more perfectly than sundaes, badminton, and bookmarks? Get a group of your best buddies (preferably ten of them) and gorge on hordes of ice cream. Just when you are feeling full, break out the badminton paddles and knock that shuttlecock around. Want to take a breather? Round up your gal pals and use your bodies to each form a letter in the word "friendship." Print out the picture and place it on a decorated bookmark. Voilà.

Badminton is a great way to get a group of friends together. Add in some icecream and some crafty bookmarks, and you've got yourself a perfect day.

Badminton is a great way to get a group of friends together. Add in some icecream and some crafty bookmarks, and you've got yourself a perfect day.

4) Scavenger Hunt

Looking to get a little wild and crazy? Round up your companions and place them into teams of two. Hand them a sheet of different tasks which range from easy to difficult, and send them out into this great, big world. Teams have a time limit in which they need to be back. The team with the most points wins. Be sure to have something fun for when it is all over. A favorite movie always works to complete an evening full of shenanigans!

Get wild with a scavenger hunt!

Get wild with a scavenger hunt!

5) Amazing Race

Do you enjoy scaring your friends and placing them on the brink of death? Well then, creating a mini Amazing Race is the activity for you. Modeled after the reality TV show, place clues throughout your town or neighborhood that lead from place to place. Make sure to include a roadblock, which your girly friend has to get in the creek; a detour, which you can use to promote an aspiring rapper's CD, and a journey into the forest at 10 o'clock at night. To ensure that this event is successful, set it up so that you and your partner win. No one will get angry.

6) Blueberry Picking

Feeling as if maybe you went a little overboard the year before with Friendship Day? Then, head out to a blueberry farm and pick your little hearts out. Relaxing but fun! Side note: Make sure the blueberry farm is open.

Blueberries are in season on Friendship Day! Gather some baskets and your besties, and head out to a local field.

Blueberries are in season on Friendship Day! Gather some baskets and your besties, and head out to a local field.

7) Dinner

Has your creativity waned, and all effort into planning zapped out of your life much like some of your actual friendships? If so, go out to dinner and then call it a night. Hey, at least you tried!

8) Jeopardy

Woo! Feeling on top of the world again and ready to rejuvenate those friendships? Invite your friends over to your house. Don't feel bad if it is no longer ten people anymore. Then, wow their socks off with a homemade Jeopardy game that includes trivia from the years of your friendships. Some categories are birthdays, school dances, boys, trips, and classes. Your besties will be laughing in no time as they take a trip down memory lane. You're welcome, superstar!

9) Charity

Are you at a point in your life where your friends are all over the U. S. of A.? Then, keep it simple, girl, and give back to others. Find a charity that you support. One that supports young women would be appropriate, and donate to it as a group. Yay philanthropy!

10) Get Married

Do you miss your friends all being together at once? Then just get married. This forces them to be together at a number of events, including the big day. It also doubles as a celebration of Friendship Day because, let's be honest, you're a busy woman trying to hold down a career, a family, and grad school.

Tie the knot already!

Tie the knot already!

Celebrate!

There you have it! You will be a master of Friendship Day after reading through these ideas. The important thing to remember is celebrating your friendship. Cheers!