20 Fun Activities to Do With Your Squad — Even When You're Social Distancing
With everything that has happened this year, you need your friends more than ever — and maybe a glass of wine. So, why not celebrate the love you have for your friends and do something absolutely unforgettable? We have rounded up some of the best things to do with your squad to create amazing new memories with them. While these ideas can be done IRL and in post-social-distancing life, we've also included suggestions for ways they can be enjoyed virtually from home right now. What really matters is spending a day with the people that mean the most to you — after all, your friends are the family you choose for yourself.
— Additional reporting by Zara Patel
Hold a Clothing Swap
Even if you can't do it in person right now, you can prep your bags of clothes to give away (or even send around pics to your friends so they know what to call dibs on!).
Play Card Games
There are a lot of ways to play games virtually with your friends, from video calls to apps.
Have a Movie Marathon
Here's how to watch movies and TV shows with your friends at home.
Throw a Friendship Bracelet Party
Have everyone buy the supplies ahead of time and do it together over a video call!
Have a Day at the Beach
Go to the beach without leaving your house by using a fun Zoom background. Have everyone dress up according to theme (tiki cocktails included!).
Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Picnic
Take it up a notch with a virtual wine tasting. Have everyone buy the same wines and write down tasting and food pairing notes.
Check out our Spotify playlists here.
Do a Tasting Menu
Have everyone sign up for a virtual cooking class!
Have a Home Spa Day
Pop on your best (and wackiest) face masks and Zoom with your crew.
Go Beer Tasting
Similar to the wine tasting, have everyone buy the same beers and discuss your favorites over a video call!
Show your friends you care the old-fashioned way with a handwritten note.
Visit an Art Gallery or Museum
You don't even have to leave your home to virtually visit museums around the world with your besties.
Take a Yoga Class
Here are some free online yoga videos to get you started!
Have a Virtual Fashion Show
Have everyone take photos in fun outfits and add to a shared album. Try new combinations and pull out old favorites!
Do a Pub Quiz
Use a video call or app to have a virtual trivia night.
Listen to Live Music Together
There are so many at-home concerts right now. Figure out which one you and your friends want to watch together.
Have a Tea Party
Dressing up in your fanciest dress for a virtual tea party is a MUST.
Dance It Out
Get your BFFs on a video call and do a dance workout (or just hold a dance party!).
Have a Slumber Party
Have everyone vote on a rom-com to watch together virtually!
Start or Join a Book Club
Join the virtual POPSUGAR Book Club Facebook group or just start one using Zoom or another video conferencing app. Pick a book each month and take turns "hosting." For added fun, dress up like the characters or use a book-themed Zoom background!