We all yearn to yell, “Thank God It’s Friday!” at the end of every week, right? Even more so if we’ve got weekend plans with our BFF. As we grow older and a load of responsibilities becomes heavier, it often gets difficult to catch up with our besties. However, if you’re lucky enough to live in the same city as your best friend, there is no better way to spend the weekend than by catching up with them.
Whether you wish to spend a quiet Sunday evening just reminiscing or decide to paint the town red on a Saturday night, here are five ways to rock the weekend scene with your BFF:
1. A Culinary Adventure
Trying out new cuisines is always fun, isn’t it? While some of us may feel apprehensive to try something new all by ourselves, it’s always a better idea to test it with the bestie; and what better time to do so than the weekend! Whether it’s the new sushi place down the road or the pineapple pizza you’re longing to get a taste of, just take your bestie along and let your taste buds experience something fresh and different. Alternatively, you can turn your kitchen into a chef’s station and execute your culinary skills to whip up a dish you’ve been craving.
2. Double is Better
It’s a common misconception that you lose touch with your BFF once you get married. Let’s bust that myth, shall we? Just because you now have a dazzling mangalsutra around your neck in addition to other accessories, doesn’t mean that you’ve changed as a person. You’re still the same girl who loves hanging out with her best friend, and marriage doesn’t change that.
Regardless of how busy your married life keeps you, your girlfriends deserve special attention. In fact, one of the best ways to make sure you don’t grow apart is to introduce your respective partners to each other as well. Use the weekend as an opportunity to go on a double date. Let your special ones interact and trade stories from your past and present days, and make it a night to remember.
3. A Movie Marathon
Remember those movies you’ve been wanting to watch together since forever? Well, grab some popcorn, put your PJs on, and let the noise outside drown as you and your BFF prepare for an epic weekend movie marathon. It could be anything, from watching childhood favourites such as Disney flicks, the Harry Potter series, or The Avengers movies to experimenting with new genres. Before you know it, the hours will translate into the most entertaining weekend ever!
4. The Much-Needed Weekend Getaway
If you’re looking for some adventure, then a weekend getaway is the best way to achieve this. You two have probably been thinking of an all-girls trip for ages now, but it somehow never materializes, right? So, ditch all that planning and let spontaneity take over.
Throw your essentials into a backpack and take off on that road trip you both so desperately need and rightfully deserve. It could be a trek up the serene mountains or just soaking the sun in front of the glittering sea on a calm beach. Dance to those old songs you both love so much, go down memory lane over endless cups of tea on your hotel’s terrace while you watch the sunrise gloriously, and make it a weekend getaway to cherish for generations to come.
5. Let Your Inner Fashionista Shine
When was the last time you and your BFF let your hair down and were your most carefree selves for a while? If you can’t remember, it’s time to create new memories. Take out that blingy dress hiding inside your closet, pair it with funky stilettos, accessorize with something from your gorgeous collection of gold mangalsutras, and have a ball! It will be like when you played dress-up back in your younger days. Pull a full-on Gossip Girl and make sure you take loads of pictures that will serve as nostalgic evidence for the future. If this doesn’t glam up your Instagram feed, nothing else will.
Whether you’re 15 or 50, spending time with your BFF is always therapeutic. At times, life gets in the way of having fun as we get entangled in the web of responsibilities. But no matter what excuses adulthood throws at you, never shy away from blowing off some steam with your bestie during the weekends. Whether you go for a spa day together or take a stroll down the beach, go club-hopping or wine-tasting, stay indoors for game night or venture out to conquer the world, there are a million ways to have fun with your BFF, and you should start planning something right away!