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How to Celebrate Friendship Day

Aug 01, 2015

International Friendship Day is right around the corner, will you throw a party for your posse or just hang ten with your best friend? Find out more about how to celebrate Friendship Day!

How and When?

International Friendship Day falls on the first Sunday of August and was invented by the founder of Hallmark, Joyce Hall, in 1919. It was later picked up by United Nations dignitaries, governments and activists promoting peace between countries, nations and races. It is celebrated all over the world – not even a border can separate true BFFs!

Celebrate your BFF's!Celebrate your BFF's!

Friend Fun!

There’s no single way to celebrate Friendship Day, you can do anything from throwing a bash for your bestie or peacefully pass the time with your pals. Here are some ideas for you and your crew to show you care about one another.

  • Throw a surprise party for your BFF
  • Have a BBQ with all your friends
  • Make friendship bracelets and give them out
  • Organize a picnic
  • Go to the movies
  • Are you crafty? Coerce your crew into getting their hands dirty making crafts
  • Have a sleepover
  • Organize a trip to the beach
  • Write a letter or a make a card telling your friend how much they mean to you.
  • Call up your friends and hit the park for a game of catch
  • Get you and your friends involved in a charity that honors friendship and peace
  • Make your friends cookies or cupcakes
  • Reach out to someone who might need a friend, like a new kid in school
  • Call up a friend you haven’t heard from in a while
  • Have you wanted to apologize to a friend for something? Now is the perfect opportunity to mend fences.

Make your friends friendship bracelets!Make your friends friendship bracelets!

Everyone agrees, friendships are some of the most important relationships and make pretty much everything in life a little more fun. In the words of Shakespeare: “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” 

Friends can come in all shapes and sizesFriends can come in all shapes and sizes

So don’t miss this chance to tell your friends how much they mean to you!

FRIENDS was all about letting your friends help you through lifeFRIENDS was all about letting your friends help you through lifeCourtesy of NBC

Get in the spirit by checking out one the ultimate friend songs below, "Lean on Me"!

 

Have Your Say

Will you celebrate Friendship Day? Let us know in the comments section below. 

 

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Nandez
Nandez posted in Say Anything:
thanks for posting this Kristen. I think that it is a tough subject to talk about with other people and honestly I think it's good to talk about it in a moderate amount. Now that more pepole are being diagnosed with learning differences or some sort of other mental health disorder, I think that talking about it and informing people will only make it easier for people to feel less awkward or the odd man out. That's how I found about that I am not the only person in the room who has ADD. I'm more willing to come out and talk to people and discribe what I have to go through on a daily basis to raise awareness. School will always be hard for me so I look at my strengths to help push me forward in life. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
Oh wow, a genuine trigger warning. Did the memes teach you nothing?  First off, an actual warning. Take no action based on what you've read here without first consulting a mental health professional.  Now, I have a lot of experience in mental illness. I have ADHD(Pre-DSMV), an anxiety disorder, and I've tested significant for bipolar (Pre-DSMV).  My best advise is to find a therapist that you personally connect with. It's not about being comfortable, because a good therapist will challenge your thoughts, but you need to be able to accept those challenges. And to do that, you'll need a therapist that you mesh with.  Aside from that, good medication can go a long way to helping you live with your mental issues. However, this isn't true for everyone, and it should be handled by a medical professional. 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
I mean, it's a problem, but it's a problem that most all hormonal teens go through. 
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jordand08
jordand08 posted in Say Anything:
Yes, there's so many things I wish I was told that I wasn't.
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Kirsteeeeen
This is great, Kris! Loved it.  Thank you :) It's one of those things I wish someone had said to me in the past, y'know?
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