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Friendship Date Ideas to Nurture Your Friendships

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

At this stage in your life, maintaining friendships may seem like a job all on its own. You may be trying to build a career, raise children, and/or prioritize self-care, and in the midst of everything you have going on, you have realized that you haven’t checked up or seen your friends in a minute!


We all have things going on and are doing our best to balance what can feel like the weight of the world on our shoulders at times. However, in an effort to nurture the relationships in your life, you may want to consider setting time aside to have friendship dates with those you love the most to keep the flames of friendship ignited.


Here are 5 friendship date ideas to bring your friends closer.





Afternoon Tea - Spill Tea (Literally) Over Gourmet Snacks + Handfood Items


We know, and you know you love to spill tea from time to time with some of your closest girls, so why not do it in a posh setting? Many restaurants and cafes offer afternoon tea where you can select your flavor of freshly brewed tea while indulging in a 3-tier tea stand filled with sandwiches, scones, and other light handheld treats to share with your friend(s). It makes for a great excuse to dress up a bit (not that you need one!) and is a cute friendship date idea.


Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem


Host a Girls Night In - safety of home, small games, roundtable conversations


If you're looking for a friendship date idea that is more on the intimate side, consider hosting your friends for a girls' night. Have everyone come in their pajamas for a night of small games, roundtable lifestyle conversations picked from a question jar you'll create, and great food. Simply being in the company of others in a personable setting is all that is needed to bring people closer. You can even include your girls in the planning by asking them to bring a dish or come up with a game to play. You're creating an environment that is comfortable and carefree and bound to have everyone wanting to return for a second date!


Photo by Eni Popoola @enigivensunday



Get Craftsy - pottery, Buff city, pillow making, candle making, explore what creative options exist around you in your hometown


There’s no friendship date like one that challenges your artistic abilities. Invite your friend(s) to get creative with you with an arts and crafts activity. Try your hand at pottery with a wheel class, or head to places like Candleland and Buff City Soap, where you can create your own candle and bath bombs! Checking with your local art centers and stores is a great way to find unique art activities to do with your friends. Art is a fun way to channel your energy into something positive, and it’s even better with a girlfriend by your side!



Photo by Candle Land Miami (@candleland_miami)


Have a Duo Spa Day -

Grab one of your friends and indulge in a day of pampering together. Many spas offer duo treatments, so you can opt-in to get facials, massages, and other treatments side-by-side. This one doesn't require much talking or energy, as the ultimate goal will be to relax and unwind.


Photo by Kempinski Hotel Accra (kempinskiaccra)



Embark on a Day of Exploration


What have you always wanted to do in your city that you keep pushing off because of time? Create a list, make an itinerary, and spend the day doing those things with your friend(s). Start with brunch at a spot you’ve always wanted to go to, add a shop or store of your choice, an activity like painting, and end with dinner. Not only will you knock things off your local bucketlist, but you will also get to do it with a friend. It’s a 2-1 win!


Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash


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16 comentários


ElaineW
ElaineW
18 de mar. de 2023

I will be hosting a game night, thanks.

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Tiffany H
Tiffany H
16 de mar. de 2023

Awesome tips! Thanks Christina ❤️

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Christina Jane
Christina Jane
16 de mar. de 2023
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Hey Tiffany, I see you!! Thank you :)

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Lynn Mangum
Lynn Mangum
16 de mar. de 2023

These are fantastic suggestions for getting girls together.

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anitalynn403
anitalynn403
15 de mar. de 2023

Love these ideas. I definitely took notes.🙏🏼❤️🌹👍🏼

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Carmen Kathleen Scott
Carmen Kathleen Scott
10 de mar. de 2023

I absolutely love these awesome suggestions! 😀

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Christina Jane
Christina Jane
12 de mar. de 2023
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Glad you love them!

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