Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#52friends Ways to Connect

Last week I wrote about my new challenge for the year, #52friends. A whole year of connecting, reconnecting and maintaining one friendship a week for 52 weeks. Since the last post went live I have put together a list of friends/extended family members that I want to include and set about getting started with the 'friending'. 
The first friend up was my high school bestie who I try to catch up with whenever I am back in my hometown. We headed out for coffee and took her kids to look around the petting zoo there. While I was sitting waiting for her to arrive I thought about how often my default catch up plan is to just grab coffee and as great as that is, I decided to put together this list providing a whole range of activities to help you connect with friends.

- Grab a coffee together
- Send a handwritten letter
- Send a gift
- Go for a walk and talk
- Pizza and a movie night at home
- Friday after work drinks
- Send a card for birthday
- Send a card of congratulations
- Send a card for Christmas
- Weekend getaway/road trip
- Cook them a meal
- Brunch date
- Hit the gym together
- Go SUPing together
- Go rockclimbing together
- Go to a cooking class together
- Go to a wine and paint night together
- Bake them a treat
- Play a game of tennis with them
- Have a spa day 
- Make a collage of photos of the two of you
- Give them your favourite book to read and discuss after
- Go to the movies together
- Go to a happy hour to drink and chat
- See a band play
- Join a team sport together
- Send a surprise care package
- Go shopping
- Get drunk and dance on tables together
- Go camping
- Have a "junk" stall at a market
- Attempt a craft project together
- Go ice-skating
- Do a swap of some sort (eg. cookies, clothes, shoes etc.)
- Go grocery shopping together (make a boring task way more enjoyable!)
- Have a cocktail inventing night
- Go play mini-golf
- Take a dance class
- Share a bottle of wine (or two)
- Play a garden game (like Finska
- Play the wii or similiar together (try Just Dance for a good laugh)
- Go out for dinner
- Go to a high tea (or host one at home)
- Go to a puppy park (if one of you have a dog!)
- Tie Dye something together
- Play laser tag
- Go to an amusement/water park
- Go to a fortune teller
- Go out for Ice-cream
- Send a postcard
- Create a playlist for your friend
- Call them and have a chat (especially if you usually text or communicate through social media).

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Chelsea said...

Love this list!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

These are great ideas! especially bc I feel like we always do the same few things. I'm excited to read about your connections!

Susannah said...

This is such a great list! I agree that I too often just grab coffee with friends. I need to implement some of these ideas. :-)

Karrine Beasley said...

Thanks! :)

Karrine Beasley said...

I wish I had a puppy and a puppy bar to play at every Friday night!!! haha ;)

Agent Q said...

Love these ideas! They should keep me entertained and fulfilled. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing and starting this project. :)

Karrine Beasley said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and for your kind words :) Glad you enjoyed the post!

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