Meeting with Friends: New Adventure Ideas for Nights In and Out

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It's easy to find yourself doing the same old things, day-in and day-out. This even applies to the way you spend your free time. For example, when it comes to meeting with friends, do you ever find that you're visiting the same places time and time again? Are you looking for adventures in the form of trying new activities or exploring places from your bucket list?

No matter where you live you'll likely have countless things to do with friends right on your doorstep; it's just a matter of going out to discover them. Read on for some inspiration for the next time you meet up with friends.

Ideas for a Night In

No matter how much you like to get out and explore the world, nothing beats a night at home with your mates. It's cheaper, quieter and you can wear your pyjamas! There is truly an abundance of things you can do during a girls' night without breaking the bank but simultaneously ensuring a good time.

Spa Night

Our first suggestion is a spa night that takes "self-care" to a whole new level. You can really pull out all the stops here - we're talking homemade face masks, soothing whale noises and a mani/pedi that rivals the professionals. Not only will a home spa session be just a fraction of the cost of the real thing, but you can do it all from the comfort of your living room.

If this is something you've never done before and you're not quite sure where to start, take some time to browse the Self website to pick up some ideas on DIY beauty treatments.

Get Creative 

Even if you don't consider yourself to have a creative bone in your body, a crafting night is a great way to bond with your mates and you'll have something to remember the evening by at the end of it. The exact activity is up to you, but here are just a few of our favorite ideas:

  • Pottery
  • Painting
  • Knitting
  • Scrapbooking

Plan a Karaoke Party

Who doesn't love karaoke? All you'll need is YouTube and a bit of confidence. You can even hand out prizes for the best (or just the loudest) singer at the end of the night. Add some snacks and drinks and you've got yourself a night to remember.

Ideas for a Night Out

Believe it or not, there are plenty of options for a night out that don't involve bars or clubs. 

Bingo with a Twist

Bingo isn't the antiquated game that many assume it to be. In the modern era, bingo has been revolutionized to appeal to a wider demographic and there has been a resurgence in people taking up the simple game. For example, Bada Bingo (there are Bada Bingo events established in prominent cities all across the UK) is a prime example of bingo for new audiences: it's a party that combines the traditional game with music, dancing, and fantastic prizes. The tickets are pretty cheap and the hybrid entertainment event is great for those who have a competitive spirit but also love a good dance.

Take an Evening Class 

No matter where you live, there'll be loads of evening classes available where you can socialize with your friends and learn a new skill. As LearnFromBlog notes, learning new skills is invaluable in both a recreational and professional context. Perhaps you'll opt for a class where you can pick up individual skills and meet other like-minded people with the same interest, or alternatively, you could visit a quirky paint party, where the goal is to create your own painting based on a theme. Typically, your evening will include beverages, finger food and, of course, your very own painting to take home at the end of the night.

Overall there are loads of things to do with your friends that don't involve visiting the same old places and seeing the same old faces; it's just a case of knowing where to look!