Happy Friendship Day

happy friendship day

August 1st is International Friendship Day – and that means its time to recognise your friends and the great contribution they make to your life.

Friends come in many shapes, sizes and guises… same-age friends, school friends, older friends, siblings, work colleagues, partners, parents, pets or neighbours. They can be near or far away; we can talk to them daily or only
occasionally; some friends we only get to know in cyber-space

Celebrate Friendship!
Things to do with your Friends:

  • Need some suggestions on how to celebrate Friendship Day and show your friends they are special? Read on below for some suggestions…
    Write a nice card for your friend telling them how much you appreciate their friendship. Spill out your heart to them as though there is no tomorrow.
  • Buy or make them a small present – flowers, chocolates, a cake, a wind chime or anything that catches your imagination! Consider leaving the gift anonymously for added intrigue!
  • Hug someone, preferably your friend!
  • Make a point to call every one of your friends on Friendship Day to let them know you care
  • Make your friend a tape of all the songs that define your friendship (or ones that you just happen to mutually like!)
  • Call all those old friends you haven’t spoken to in ages..
  • Make a special friendship book for your best friend. Include photos, quotes and poetry telling your friends how special they are.
  • Invite your closest buddies over for a sleepover! Rent some movies and pig out on popcorn, chocolate and all forms of unhealthy food! Bring some blankets outside and watch the stars.
  • Plan a special day with your best friend or friendship group. A picnic is always a fun idea, and great for all ages. If you’re physically-inclined, try an activity such as bowling, golf, roller-blading, cricket or going to the beach.
  • If you’re all busy during the day, plan to go out to dinner with your friend(s). Dress up in your finest and have a fun night that’s different from the norm.
  • Host a Friendship Dinner Party!
  • Ring up a radio station and dedicate a song to Friendship Day and your friends!
  • Make some new friends by becoming a doer of RAOK – Random Acts of Kindness
  • Buy your friend a ticket to the theatre so you can enjoy a great show together. If you can’t afford this, downscale to the movies!
  • Give your friend a Friendship Bracelet (made or bought) to symbolise your friendship
  • Grab a camera or visit a photo machine and take some photos of you & your friends enjoying yourselves!