When you were a kid, it was easy to get together with friends. All you had to do was walk down the street and knock on the right door. But with work, kids, and life in general, finding time to get together with your friends can be difficult. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort and send out a group text, the following get together ideas are sure to please!
Five Summer Catch Up Ideas
1. Fire Up the BBQ
Summer brings the heat, and when the heat hits, the last thing you want to do is spend an evening slaving over a burning hot stove. Instead, invite your friends over for a BBQ. Whether you use charcoal or propane, there’s no denying the deliciousness of BBQ’d meat and veggies. The best part? Unlike other events, which may take one of your limited weekends, you can host a BBQ midweek!
2. Throw On Your Jersey and Hit the Field
Sure, you’re not going to make the NFL – but that shouldn’t stop you from grabbing a few friends and heading to an open field to toss the football around. Football not your thing? Kick a soccer ball around. Fix your slice on the golf course. Head to the beach for some beach volleyball with friends. If your friends aren’t available, you can always join a weekly sports league and make some new ones. And after you’re done? Kick back with a refreshing beverage and relive some old memories.
3. Summer Festivals
When the snow melts and the flowers come out, so do the festivals. Virtually every major city is filled with festivals throughout the summer. If your friends are into concerts, check out the local music festival – it’s your chance to discover an up-and-coming artist. Or, take a group of your friends to the boardwalk to check out the street art festival. Figure out what your friends like, then find the right festival and you can all go to it together.
4. Get Out of the City
There’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire, drinking a cold beverage, and roasting marshmallows. Sound like your friends’ idea of a good time? Check out the campgrounds around your city. Bonus points if you can find one that doesn’t have cell reception. Some of the best memories are made while sitting around a campfire, exchanging stories, and talking about life. Explore Philadelphia Camp ground ideas here.
5. A Group Vacation
Everyone needs a break from work – even if you love your job. The best breaks come with friends. Imagine heading out of town on a group vacation with your best friends in tow. You can find a cozy bed and breakfast surrounded by hiking trails, head to a hotel located in a vineyard for some wine tasting, or venture to a centuries old hotel for a taste of history. Be sure to update your Facebook photos when you and your friends get back.
Make The Most Of The Daylight
Whatever it is you decide to do, be sure to make the most of the daylight before the days turn dark and crisp again. Enjoy your friends and family and as always be safe in every activity you engage in.