Summer is officially here, folks! Because of the pandemic, last year we spent the summer quarantining and running out of toilet paper. Now, however, we have more freedom and a bigger “COVID bubble” to spend the summer with. Here are some things you can do with your friends over the next 3 months.
1. Join/Start a Book Club
Book clubs are a great way to meet new people that share a common interest with you. In this case, it’s reading! If you start your own book club with friends, whether it be two or 17 people, you have the liberty to choose your own books, plan the snacks, and hang out with friends.
2. Have a Pool Party
Gather a group of friends and start a class-wide pool party! Create an invitation (I suggest using Canva), combine the group’s contacts, and have fun! Make sure to create an amazing playlist and maybe bring some food!
3. Plan a “Friendsgiving”
Invite your friends over to your house and have everyone bring their favorite food, and dig in! If you want to challenge yourself and your friends, make it a cook-off where everything is homemade! No cheating 😉
4. Create a Cookbook
If you and your friends love to cook, share the recipes with one another! Use Google Docs’ Recipe template, and have each of your friends establish their official recipe. Print all the docs out, staple it together, and there you have it. Make sure you title it.
5. Lemonade Stand Contest
So, you and your friends like to make money. Let’s make it a competition! If you have a big group of friends, make teams, and if you have a small group of friends, include siblings or do it individually. Take something like a lemonade stand and make it your own! Then compete to see who can make the most money and get the most customers.
6. Have A Tea Party
Now I know this idea might sound a little young, but tea parties can be really fun! Have different types of tea, sandwiches, and other snacks. If you want to over achieve, make it a three course meal!
This one is pretty straight forward. It feels great to help someone or something in need. Showing your community some love will help the community give back to you. Plus, volunteering time to an important, influential cause looks great on college applications.
8. Start a Tutoring Business
Making money with friends is a great way to spend your summer. Starting a tutoring business (We recommend elementary school kids) can get you a great source of income and meet new kids in your neighborhood. Want some extra cash? Ask the students’ parents if they need a babysitter! *wink*
9. Host A Game Night
Playing games is a great way to bond with friends! Have everyone bring their favorite board, card, or even video game and play to win! Keep track of points you get and the winner gets a prize (We suggest a gift card of some sort)!
10. Have A “Vacation”
We put vacation in quotations because it’s not really a vacation but it’s not a staycation. It’s a “vacation” because you go downtown with your friends, everyone pitches in some money, and you get a hotel room and explore your town’s downtown area. Think of it like a luxury sleepover! Bring face masks, buy tickets to see things, and even go to famous restaurants!
Summer is only for a couple months, but we think you can do all of these! Have fun, stay safe, and remember to Crown Your Culture.
Can you come up with something else to do for the summer?