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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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  • Yeah! Now, we're dating.
  • Yes, but I've never told them.
  • No way! I don't want to be more than friends with my BFF.
  • Not so far - but I guess anything's possible.

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Miss_Mouse
Miss_Mouse posted in Random:
"I cry every night" NOT TRU lmaooo
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Random:
This is gonna be terrible lolz, I'm definitely gonna make one!
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Say Anything:
It's terrible when people do that but guess what they're all lame. Lol they really are. And I agree, you don't need to have similar interests to be friends. Just be friendly and nice and a start conversations if you want. And maybe you'll get new friends :3
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Miss_Mouse
Miss_Mouse posted in Random:
These are gr8
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Nandez
Nandez posted in Debating:
"sugarpetals" wrote:What does a thirteen year old kid even know about their sexuality and coming out? At this age you've just hit puberty and sure some of you might be more mentally matured, but you're thirteen, you're now being exposed to those kinds of things and your hormones might start kicking in and you'll maybe feel different ways to different genders and people but i really do think that thirteen is a much too young age to decide, and to "come out". I respectfully disagree. this is how I think of it. Being gay happens it's not like you wake up one day and you want to be gay. It justs happens, some people come out when there younger like around 13 ish others come out sometime later. It is a confusing subject and because it's only relitvaly new concept. I think personally people should just accept the fact because for many people it's hard for people to come out because of how people look at them. People should leave an open mind because with that at least you can help and give support to those who are struggling to figure this out. Not to take this personally everyone is entitled to their own opinions this is just an explication to hopefully make it somewhat clearer. I am not gay myself but i have many friends who are so I opinion will be different than yours which is perfectly acceptable. 
reply about 6 hours