Best Friend Bucket List: 100 Fun Things to Do With Your BFF

We’ve already got bucket lists for seasons, for life and for travel, but how’s your bucket list of things to do with your best friend shaping up? Creating one might be something that’s never even crossed your mind, but it’s something you should do for many reasons. Most importantly, conquering goals, doing fun activities, and having new experiences with your BFF will create a lifetime of memories.

From watching your favorite TV shows to traveling the world, these are my recommendations for the ultimate adventures to have with your bestie. So grab a pen and paper and get started on your very own best friend bucket list!

The Ultimate Best Friend Bucket List: Goals & Fun Things to Do With Your BFF

The Ultimate Best Friend Bucket List: Ideas, Goals & Fun Things to Do With Your BFF

1. Binge Watch a TV Series

How about getting together with some snacks, comfortable jammies, maybe mani-pedis and face masks, and spending chill time together binge watching a fun TV series? This is an easy way to spend time together – just put on Netflix or Amazon Prime and stream the show together!

Maybe there’s a TV show you’ve both loved and are eager to watch again while commenting on all the points you’d forgotten about? Or maybe you’d like to try out a new one together?

The Office, Friends and Grey’s Anatomy are pretty popular series, but if you and your BFF are struggling to find a show, then my 100 best TV shows to binge-watch list will help you out.

2. Volunteer

Like the old adage says, it’s better to give than to receive. There are plenty of causes, from animal shelters to soup kitchens, which would appreciate our earnest help. Get together with your best friend to choose a cause you want to volunteer for, then go ahead and do it! Not only will it be meaningful, but it’ll be plenty of fun. You can even make this goal a monthly thing!

Don’t know where to start? Visit VolunteerMatch who has opportunities in many major cities or check the United Way website.

3. Explore a New City Together

One of the most fun things I’ve done with my BFF has been to explore a new city together. Trying to figure out where you’re on the map, taking a billion photos of yourselves in front of iconic spots, testing new funky restaurants and getting swept up in adventures… What’s not to love?!

Explore a New City with Your BFF

4. Go on a Shopping Spree

Going shopping together with your best friend has been a popular bonding activity since at least the creation of shopping malls! Having your BFF there to support and encourage you with buying new outfits adds an extra spark on the already fun activity that shopping in general is.

Your good friend is best for telling you what absolutely does not fit you and what you totally should bring home with you.

5. Be Roommates

Becoming roommates with your BFF can be the best (or worst) thing you do! If you’re a good fit to live together, you get to hang out all the time! Plus, so many more amazing and crappy moments get shared between the two of you, possibly bonding you for life. Becoming roommates can also be a great test of your friendship, hopefully one you’ll find insightful and valuable.

6. Go to a Paint (& Wine) Night

You might have heard about these creative events where you can learn to paint a masterpiece while sipping on wine, but now it’s time to try it out for yourself! Ring up your BFF, choose the event to try and go have an absolute blast painting while drinking wine. Open up Google right now to find your local areas paint & wine night – there’s probably one arranged closer to you than you’d imagine.

If you don’t want to leave the house, then opt for an evening doing an adult paint by number kit!

7. Get Mani-Pedis

Especially if there is a special occasion coming up, getting your nails done together is a great way to bond, all the while letting a professional create some gorgeous nail art on you.

To show the world just how close you are with your BFF, how about matching mani-pedis? Choose a color or design you’ll both love to wear and pop a photo on Instagram once you’re done to show off your cool mani-pedis!

8. Get Matching Tattoos

Ready to make your friendship truly eternal? Head over to a tattoo shop and get matching tattoos! Even better if it’s something with special meaning to you two, like an inside joke or a memory.

Need cute best friend tattoo ideas? Oprah Daily has 23 great matching tattoo ideas! If you’re not committed to a forever tattoo, then check out Etsy’s temporary tattoos (I personally LOVE the Pinky Swear Tattoo).

9. Do Each Other’s Makeup

Before you head out the door for a girls’ night out, why not make the night extra special and do each other’s makeup in preparation? It’ll be a fun way to get ready and to include some additional giggles in your evening, before you’ve even left the house!

10. Go on a Girls-Only Trip

Going on a trip with your BFF or a small group of female friends is one of the most incredible ways to bond. You’ll get to create special memories together, share new experiences with one another, and have a great time in each other’s company as you travel and explore.

11. Bake Cupcakes

Let’s face it. It’s enjoyable to eat just the frosting. But try to refrain, and set up shop on the kitchen counter for some serious baking. Find a yummy recipe online or get inspired by the signature cocktail and try creating your own recipe.

There doesn’t even need to be a special event coming up, you can just bake cupcakes to treat yourselves on any random Tuesday.

It doesn’t matter the flavor of cupcakes, but If your creative juices aren’t flowing, these 36 cupcake recipes will help (and so will this top rated cupcake pan).

12. Set Each Other Up on Blind Dates

Nobody knows your taste in partners better than your best friend! So if one of you is ever single and ready to mingle, why not set your BFF up for a blind date? Even if nothing long lasting comes out of it, it might make for a fun story to recount over some wine.

13. Take a Cooking Class

There’s so many benefits to attending a cooking class whether it’s solo or for your best friend bucket list. But, with the two off you together you’ll get to have a blast laughing as you try – and maybe fail – in creating something delicious; and then you’ll get to eat your successful creations!

14. Find Your Favorite Brunch Spot

You may have to do A LOT of research for this best friend bucket list goal—bummer! Has one of you already discovered an unbeatable spot for having brunch or have you heard of some place delicious that you’ve been meaning to try? If yes, then it’s time to get to eating. Keep trying different spots until you find the one that both of you love.

15. Drink Rose All Day

Get together with your BFF on a day off (especially if the day after will be free as well!), pop open a bottle of delicious rose, and enjoy a chill day of girl talk and maybe some movies. There’s never a time when this isn’t just what you need!

16. Take BFF Selfies

A fun way to immortalize your friendship is by taking selfies together! You can easily snap fun ones on the go. Or you could put on a whole photoshoot with a theme and outfits thought out in advance; either going for a super silly look or your own fashion photoshoot! Once you have a load of BFF selfies to choose from, print a few of them and form a lovely collage on your bedroom wall.

If you need a hand to getting the best photo, try using the ATUMTEK 51″ Selfie Stick Tripod (it’s the one I use all the time!). It’s got a bluetooth remote shutter, so you two can snap pictures for hours until you get the perfect one.

A flower Selfie with Girlfriends

17. Have a Spa Day

Sometimes life gets stressful and there’s nothing better than taking an entire day to relax with your BFF. Decide you two need some pampering and go book that spa day, either at a local spa or make it an overnight trip over the weekend to a great spa in a different region.

18. Go on a Camping Trip

As far as things to do with your best friend go, a camping trip is something truly rejuvenating. Spending some time in nature away from technology and stress of daily life, roasting hot dogs and eating s’mores, and maybe finding a lake to chill by, is some of the best time you’ll spend together!

While your out in the wilderness, why not check some things off our bucket of fun camping activities!

19. Have a Girls Night In

Get into your cutest PJs, order some pizza, pop open a bottle of wine, and have a blast with a night in! You definitely don’t need to leave the house for a great time with your BFF, and sometimes staying in for the night is more fun than going out.

20. Ride a Scary Roller Coaster

When you have your best friend by your side, even that scary roller coaster will look just a little bit less so. And even if it happens to be terrifying, sharing that experience will make it worth it and exceptionally fun.

A Roller coaster for your bucket list

21. Write Each Other Letters to Be Opened in the Future

Writing a letter to your future self is already popular to do, but what if you wrote a letter to the future version of your BFF? Inside the letter you can share why they are important to you and your hopes for your friendship in the future. This is such a meaningful and unique bucket list idea to have and cross off for your friendship!

22. Create a BFF Hashtag

These days we’re all obsessed with visualizing our lives on Instagram. Which means it’s time to take your friendship further and make yourselves IG official! Create a hashtag for you and your bff to use whenever you post photos that relate to your friendship.

23. Have a Beach Day

Whenever summer rolls around and the weather gets amazing, you better not miss out on taking your BFF out for a beach day! An awesome, chill day at the beach should really be a general bucket list item, on every kind of bucket list you create.

24. Throw a Dinner Party

Another fun way to spend an evening without going out is by throwing a dinner party! Whether you’ll arrange one just for you and your best friend or if you co-host one with all your friends invited is up to you. Or, you could even do both!

Dinner Party with Friends

25. Pull an All Nighter

It doesn’t have to be just because you are both cramming for a test, it can also be for something fun. For example, you may want to have an overnight horror movie marathon or you’ll want to stay up to see the first sunrise of the year.

26. Stalk All Your Exes on Social Media

In case you ran out of things to talk about as you drink that rosé mentioned above, or just feel like you’re in the mood for it, sometimes a little bit of stalking your exes on social media does no harm!

27. Go to Disneyland

Put on one of those cute headbands you can get at Disneyland – matching, if possible – and make good use of that BFF Hashtag as you conquer Disneyland and its rides. Before heading out, you could even make a Disneyland Bucket List of all the things to do together while there!

28. Go to a Bonfire

Especially on the summer and fall evenings, attending a bonfire is a lovely way to finish off a day. You can even do it the same day you’re checking off have a beach day from your bucket list. Having your best friend there with you to experience it only makes it all the more special.

Things to do with Your BFF: Go to a Bonfire

29. Go Wine Tasting

If you both like to drink wine, then sometimes you might want to change from an afternoon of rosé to go out for wine tasting instead. There are plenty of restaurants offering such an experience, but look into possible wineries near your area, as well.

30. Go on a Double Date

Are you really BFFs if you don’t do this at least once?! If both of you are taken, then arrange for a night out with all four of you joining the fun. Or even better, if you both are single, how about a double blind date of sorts?

31. Be Each Other’s Maid of Honor

Perhaps the ultimate bucket list goal on your best friend bucket list is this: being each other’s maid of honor! There’s hardly a better indication of how close of a bond the two of you have than having this amazing honor.

And is there anything more meaningful that you two could do for each other than help plan for each other’s weddings?

32. Help Each Other With a Bedroom Makeover

If one of you is moving homes or in general wants to change up their bedroom décor, a fun way to decorate the bedroom is by doing so together. Maybe one of you has a great idea that you’ll execute together, or perhaps you’ll even plan it from scratch together!

Help Each Other With a Bedroom Makeover

33. Play Mini-Golf

Although I’m rubbish at it, one of my favorite activities with a friend is to play mini-golf together. It can be really hard to hit that tiny ball into a clowns moving mouth, but the worse you are at it, the more fun (or at least funnier) it can actually be!

34. Buy Matching Best Friend Jewelry

Though typically likened as something girls in middle or high school might do, it can be charming to do with each other even as adults. Either buy actual best friend bracelets, or simply go for matching set of jewelry. Head over to Etsy for some of the cutest best friend jewelry!

35. See a Psychic

Surely the idea of seeing a psychic or getting tarot cards read for you has tempted you in one point of life! If you’ve found yourself nervous or skeptical of such activity, perhaps going with your best friend could make it more enjoyable?

36. Have a Board Game Night

This is something I’ve found myself eager of doing with my best friends for some time now! Stay in for the evening, get cozy in your jammies and have a game night marathon with your closest friends. There are different games for everyone, but Scrabble is a favorite for almost everyone.

My favorite adult game night involves a few fierce rounds of Cards Against Humanity, but Smart Ass and Drink-A-Palooza will also make it a lively night. Still unsure of which games to play? Check out this list: Board Games Bucket List: 50 of the All Time Best Ones to Play

All Time Best Game of Scrabble

37. Join a Book Club

If you’re looking for a new hobby to take on together, perhaps joining a book club is just what you need? Reading a good book is always incredible, but being able to share your thoughts on it with someone who has also read it makes it that much better.

38. Take Pictures in a Photo Booth

Taking pictures in a photo booth is something that’s been around for ages and won’t go out of fashion anytime soon! Not only will you get to be super silly in a small space, you’ll get a small tangible memory to keep in your wallet or on your wall.

39. Make a Photo Memory Scrapbook

You will not believe how fast this time flies. Before you know it, you will be off to college or married with children and living in different states, and you will start making new memories. Creating a scrapbook is a great way to be able to look back and reminisce about all the adventures and good times you have had together.

You can preserve all your experiences in the form of pictures, ticket stubs, pressed flowers or just about anything else. And by doing this project together, it will be something you cherish for a lifetime. PS: Here are some super cute layout ideas!

40. Create Your Signature BFF Cocktail (or Mocktail)

This is another best friend bucket list idea that’s going to require lots of research! Become your own mixologist by concocting the perfect cocktail. The best part about this bucket list goal is that you will have to do a lot of sampling before coming up with your own perfect harmony of flavors. Practice makes perfect!

If you’re not the best at creating drinkable concoctions, you can check these 10 tips on how to make a great cocktail. Or base your drink after one of the 100 Classic Cocktails.

Create a Signature Cocktail with your Best Friend

41. Sing a Karaoke Duet

When it comes to karaoke it doesn’t matter how good your voice is, it is all about having fun! So muster up the courage to take the stage and belt out a duet together. There’s plenty of great songs to choose from, but for some help see these epic 31 karaoke songs for you and your girl squad.

42. Have a Pajama Day

It’s a luxury to be able to spend all day in your PJs and you’ve already got plenty of great ideas listed here to make your pajama day complete! Put on your most comfy pair and opt to have a home spa night, watch movies, play games or just eat lots of yummy food.

Don’t have a comfy and cute pair of PJ’s? Try Pretty Garden’s cheetah print pajama set or  the dreamy cloud set that can be monogrammed.

43. Go Bowling

Let’s face it, bowling is a fun thing to do at almost every age, even when you only get gutter balls! This could also be the perfect thing to do on a double date, you could even get a little competitive by splitting up into teams and having a full blown tournament.

Bowling with Your Best Friend

44. Try Something New – Face Your Fear

Does either one or both of you have an adventure in mind that you’d love to do but you’re scared to? Let your best friend—or be that BFF—encourage you and join you in facing your fears and go on that adventure or do that adventurous activity together!

Life is too short to hold yourself back from experiencing new things just because of fear or anxiety. One of the best ways to get over your fear is to have someone special by your side to encourage and support you while you are facing it head on. So, hike up that mountain peak, go on that roller coaster or swim in the ocean.

If you need a little push read my 8 tips to facing your fears in this article about overcoming anxiety to live your dream.

45. Have an Arts & Craft Day

Above I mentioned going to a Paint & Wine event, but you might want to alternate between that and having an arts & craft day at home. So, clear off the kitchen table and spend the day getting crafty.

Arts & Crafts can range from simple seashell bracelets to intricate dreamcatchers to deliciously smelling soap. Make of plan to take your creations and put them to use, whether it be using it, wearing it or putting it on display in the home.

Need some crafty ideas? Try one of these 19 cute crafts for adults or these 50 fun projects that can even be used for gifts.

46. Go to a Drive-in Movie

If you are looking for a unique and cheap night out, how about going to a drive-in movie? They may be more difficult to find these days, but they are a whole lot of fun when you do. Look at the Drive-In Movie Website to locate the nearest one.

47. Go on a Picnic

A super chill and delicious activity to do together with your best friend is to go on a picnic, in a park, by the rocks or on the beach – or wherever else your imagination takes you! Remember to bring along your favorite snacks and some simple games. And don’t forget to include a music playlist for the day, which you can play from your phone.

You can even pack a traditional wicker basket with your favorite picnic foods and enjoy the feast. Real Simple magazine can help you out with their Picnic Packing Checklist. If you want to set up an Instagrammable picnic, here’s a cute red checkered picnic basket.

48. Make Vision Boards of all Your Dreams & Goals

Break out old magazines, a pair of scissors and some glue to make a collage of all the things you want to do in the future. It can be related to anything from vacations you want to take to foods to cook or new activities to try.

49. Go on an Epic Road Trip

This might take some planning to work out the perfect route, or just pack up your bags, take time off work and hit the road with choosing your destinations on the fly. Either way, your BFF road trip will be epic.

It doesn’t even have to be a long trip, it could just be for a day or two, but make sure you have plenty of entertainment along the way.

Try these 16 road trip games that will surely keep you occupied for the duration of the trip. Or buy our Printable Road Trip Bingo Cards.

Leaving Las Vegas: Southern Nevada Day Trips to the Outdoors

50. Run a 5k Race

Another exhilarating activity that you and your BFF will remember forever! You can run a regular one that’s set up for a good cause or you might want to try a quirkier one like color run, where you’ll come out all soaked in different colors and not necessarily running the whole way through.

Check Active’s 5k Race Finder for runs near you and use this guide to start preparing: How to Train, Run & Finish Your First 5k Race

51. Go Somewhere You Have Never Been

Accomplishing this bucket list goal doesn’t mean that you have to travel to the ultimate dream location, just go somewhere you both have never been. It could be something as simple as visiting a new park in your city or taking a day trip to a nearby town that you have been meaning to explore. If you need some inspiration, check out this list of the  best travel destinations.

52. Attend a Music Festival

In the United States, 40 to 50 million people attend outdoor concerts each year—it’s popular and a top thing to do with your best friend! Attending a music festival together will truly be what’ll make it so memorable to you.

Listening to bands you’re crazy about and ones you’ve never heard of, getting all dressed up with that festival look, maybe even staying in a tent overnight. Find the perfect venue in your area, bring a lawn chair and spend a bucket list worthy evening listening to tunes.

Unsure of where to see your show? Check out the 10 Outdoor Concert Venues Worth a Summer Road Trip

53. Go Backpacking

You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced wilderness and gone backpacking. Grab your adventurous friend and take on Mother Nature. You can do something as simple as visit the local park or the neighboring county or plan a multiple day trek.

54. Be Her Wingwoman

Being a good wingwoman means putting your friend’s needs first when it comes to helping her snag a date. Your job is to help your tongue-tied BFF keep the conversation flowing and brag about her to the cutie she’s eyeing.

Be Her Wingwoman

55. Cook a Fancy Dinner

The first step to cooking a fancy dinner for your BFF is choosing a menu. Will you go for an elegant three-course meal or just cook them their favorite dish? Once you’ve settled on a plan, it’s time to hit the grocery store and get to cooking! If you’re feeling a bit nervous, remember that practice makes perfect. So don’t be afraid to experiment in the kitchen until you get the results you’re looking for.

Cook a Fancy Dinner

56. Create Special Playlists for Each Other

To start creating a playlist for your buddy, think about the songs that make them happy, the songs that make them sad, the songs that remind them of some of the good memories you’ve shared.

57. Eat an Entire Tub of Ice Cream

Best friends are great for many things: venting about your day, going on adventures together, and of course, eating an entire tub of ice cream. Whether you’re a chocolate mint chip fan or cookies & cream lover, finish the whole thing!

Eat an Entire Tub of Ice Cream

58. Go Gambling at a Casino

Test your luck at the roulette table or on some slots at a casino. Who knows you might just get lucky and win some big money! Just remember to set a budget before you sit down, sometimes when you’re having fun you can quickly lose track of how much your

Go Gambling

59. Go on a Booze Cruise

Booze cruises are quite popular in warm weather destinations, like Mexico and the Bahamas. Though most are technically not called “booze cruises”, it’s more like a catamaran trip that serves alcohol onboard. Sipping a fruity cocktail while basking in the sun makes for the perfect afternoon with your bestie.

60. Have a Disney Movie Marathon

Make some popcorn, grab some blankets, and get ready for some major Disney nostalgia. From classics like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to newer favorites like “Frozen,” you’re sure to find a favorite.

61. Make up a Dance Routine

Dance is a great way to let loose and get some exercise too. And what could be more fun than the two of you making up your own dance routine?  Find the best song that fits and creative a cool routine, then invite some friends over and show them what you’ve got!

Make up a Dance Routine

62. Prank Call Friends

Another fun thing to do with your BFF is make prank phone calls to some of your other friends. You can either come up with your own material (like pretending to be a telemarketer) or use one of the many great prank call websites out there for ideas (like Ponly’s 20 Prank Call Ideas). Just be sure to keep it all in good fun and don’t actually cause any harm.

63. See Your Favorite Musician in Concert

There’s nothing quite like being at the same venue as your favorite artist, feeling the music pulse through you as you sing along to all your favorite songs. And it’s even better sharing it with someone who loves the same musician too!

See Your Favorite Musician in Concert

64. Travel Abroad

Paris, Barcelona or Rome—what’s on your travel bucket list? Seeing new places and experiencing different cultures is something that everyone should do at least once in their lives, and there’s no one better to do it with than your best friend. Traveling abroad is the perfect opportunity to bond with your bestie in a whole new way. You’ll get to share new experiences, discover new things about each other, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Don’t know where to go or what to do? Our Travel Bucket List will help—it has 100 of the best ideas!

Travel Abroad

65. Try an Extreme Sport

Have you ever wanted to try an extreme sport but were too chicken? Well, having your bestie with you will help to ease those nerves. So go bungee jumping, paragliding, or sky diving and get the adrenaline rush of your life. For more ideas, see our Adventure Bucket List.

Try an Extreme Sport

66. Wear Matching Outfits

You don’t need to be twins in order to get some seriously cute Instagram photos of you two twinning in matching outfits.

Wear Matching Outfits

67. Learn a New Language Together

Apps like Duolingo and Rosetta Stone have made it easier than ever to start your journey towards learning a new language. But, having someone to study with will make it that much easier (and more fun!). Any language will do, you can choose one that is part of your heritage or one from a country that you plan on visiting together.

68. Read The Same Book At The Same Time

Have you ever read a book and wanted to be able to discuss it with somebody? When you are reading it together you will have someone to talk about it with everyday!

If you love the classics then check out the Classic Books Bucket List: 25 of the Best Must-Read Novels. You can easily download many classics to your Kindle for free. Find a ton of free classics on Amazon.

Read The Same Book At The Same Time

69. Stay Up All Night In Vegas

Whether you’re hitting up the clubs, walking the strip or taking in a show, you’re sure to have a night to remember in Las Vegas.

70. Learn a New Skill Together

Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but felt like you didn’t have the time or motivation to do it alone? Well, the Best Friend Bucket List is giving you the opportunity to enlist your bestie to do it with you. It could be anything from taking up baking to learning how to rock climb or pick something from our Hobbies Bucket List. And who knows, maybe you’ll even discover a hidden talent!

71. Experience a Wellness Retreat Together

Whether you’re looking to detoxify your body, de-stress your mind, or both, a wellness retreat can be the perfect solution. From yoga and meditation classes to healthy eating workshops, you and your bestie will find plenty of ways to relax and rejuvenate. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to explore beautiful surroundings and bond with each other in a truly unique way.

Experience a Wellness Retreat Together

72. Take a Dance Class Together

Prepare your Jazz hands or dust off the old tap shoes and take a class to either learn something new or brush up on an old skill. Even if you embarrass yourself, you’ll have somebody to laugh with.

73. Sleep Under The Stars Together

You can go camping or just set up a sleeping bag in the backyard to check off this best friend bucket list goal. It’s a chance to build a stronger friendship with no distractions and no interrupted conversations—just the two of you and the night sky.

74. Try a New Recipe

Recipe for fun: take one close friend, mix in a new recipe, add a dash of good conversation, and enjoy!

Try a New Pinterest Recipe

75. Watch Sunrise/Sunset in a Cool Location

There’s nothing quite like waking up at the crack of dawn, grabbing a warm cup of coffee and watching as the sun rises.

Watch Sunrise/Sunset Together

76. Sign Up To a Fitness Challenge Together

If you and your bestie are athletic or want to be, sign up for a fitness challenge. It could be something as simple as running a 5k or as difficult as doing a triathlon. Either way, it’ll be a fun way to motivate each other to stay active.

77. Make and Bury a Time Capsule

One of the best things about having a best friend is all the amazing memories you make together. From your first sleepover to your first road trip, these are the moments that you’ll look back on and cherish for a lifetime. However, it’s not always easy to keep track of all the things you’ve done together. That’s why burying a time capsule is such a fun way to commemorate your friendship.

Simply grab a capsule of some sort (like this anti-corrsion capsule by Baiyun) or jar and fill it with items that represent some of your favorite memories. You could include things like ticket stubs, photos, postcards, and other mementos. Once you’ve filled up your time capsule, bury it in a spot that’s special to you both. Then, agree on a date when you’ll dig it up and reminisce about all the amazing adventures you’ve shared.

78. Laugh Until You Cry

It’s always been said that laughter is the best medicine, and there’s a lot of truth to that. Of course, sometimes it’s not always easy to find things to laugh about. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with good friends who can make you chuckle at the drop of a hat.

79. Play Video Games

Whether you’re both avid gamers or just looking for something new to try, playing video games can be a blast. There are so many different genres and styles of games out there, it’s easy to find one that you’ll both enjoy. And, if you’re really competitive, you can even keep track of who wins the most games.

80. Arrange a Scavenger Hunt

Create a list of random items your bestie needs to find either around the house, neighborhood or even the entire city. Start them off with the first item and a clue on how to find it. Once they do, give them a clue to find the next item and so on. You can make the items random or There’s endless themes for a scavenger hunt—here are 8 good ones.

81. Have a Barbeque

There’s just something about cooking outdoors on a grill that just makes food taste better. Right? One of you take the job of flipping the burgers and the other can get the condiments ready. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to invite some other friends and family over to partake.

Have a Barbeque

82. Play a Game of Truth Or Dare

After all this time you definitely know your BFF well, but how about getting to know them better with a game of Truth or Dare. Truth questions can be anything that you’ve ever wanted to know about them and dares can be things like singing song lyrics out loud in the grocery store or doing a silly dance in a public park.

If you looking for more ideas, see our article: Truth or Dare Questions.

83. Start a Youtube Channel Together

Are you two pseudo comedians or do you both have a special skill you could teach others? Then start brainstorming some ideas for your very own YouTube channel. Who knows, maybe your channel will take off and you’ll become internet celebrities!

Start a Youtube Channel Together

84. Start an Instagram Account Together

By starting an Instagram account together, you can give your followers a behind-the-scenes look at how fun your friendship really is. Plus, it’s a great way to document all of the amazing things you do together.

85. Film a “Just for Fun” Music Video

Either pick a song you both can sing or one that you can at least lip sync your way through. Dress up in costumes, use props, and choreograph a fun (or funny) music video.

86. Start a Business Together

Have you ever wanted to start your own business but didn’t know where to begin? Having a partner could make all the steps a lot easier. You could open an online shop selling the cute jewelry you both love to handmake or make your famous jam to sell at the farmer’s markets. The possibilities are endless!

87. Go Sailing

There’s nothing like being out on the open water, feeling the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. And there’s no better way to bond with your bestie than by embarking on a new adventure together, like sailing.

Go Sailing

88. Make a Secret Handshake

A fist pump, two shakes and a nod—create your own secret handshake that only the two of you know.

89. Ring in the New Years Together

There are a ton of ways to ring in the new year, from glitzy galas and black-tie balls to raucous parties and rooftop bars. Or just spend the evening making your New Years resolutions. No matter what your budget or taste, you’re sure to find something that is good for the both of you.

90. Try a New Restaurant Each Month

Start your culinary journey by trying a new restaurant each month. It is a great way to find hidden gems, explore different cuisines and get out of your comfort zone. And, it’s a fun way to spend time with your best friend!

Try a New Restaurant Each Month

91. Learn To Make Charcuterie Boards

Serving finger foods on wooden boards is all the rage right now, and the great thing about them is that they can be customized to suit any taste. Love cheese and crackers? Then load up your board with an assortment of cheeses, crackers, and fruit. Prefer something sweet? Then fill your board with cookies, cake pops, and marshmallows. No matter what your preference, there’s a board for every occasion.

Charcuterie Boards

92. Grow Old Together

You have traveled the world together, gotten married, had kids and created so many memories. If you’re lucky enough to have a best friend in your life, cherish them, and never let them go. Because growing old together is one of the greatest gifts life has to offer.

Grow Old Together

93. Make a Quilt Together

Quilting is the perfect activity for best friends because it combines both chatting and being productive at the same time. You can catch up on all the latest gossip while working on something that will last for years to come. Plus, once you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful piece of art to display in your home— a constant reminder of your friendship.

94. Donate Blood

You can be a hero to someone without being there in person. One of the things you can do is by donating some of your blood. Some of the benefits of donating blood include reduced stress and improved overall well-being. It can give you some insight into your overall health.

If you plan to donate blood regularly, you need to keep yourself fit and healthy. This can also be a great way for you and your best friend to bond.

For a little inspiration you can read about my experience of  Giving Blood and also get more information for teen donors on the Red Cross website.

95. Jump Into a Pool Fully Clothed

I know some of you might think this is total nuts. Still, fun is fun. Plus, a little bit of craziness won’t hurt. Whether it is a dare or just your adrenaline kicking in, jumping into a swimming pool fully clothed with your best buddy sounds like something worth adding to your things to do.

You can also make this crazier if you jump into a swimming pool while wearing formal attire! Just don’t forget to bring extra clothes with you and you’re good to go.

96. Crash a Party

Generally, you are going to spend time with your best friend and go to similar events together. But, sometimes there might be one party that you didn’t get an invite to but really want to go to. You may want to consider crashing that, attending it without the invite. It can be quite thrilling and fun because it allows you to hang out with a new bunch of strangers.

97. Fly First Class

Flying first class with your best friend is a unique way to start the experience in style, especially if it’s a long flight. Some perks include less stress and hassle from checking in and boarding, comfortable seats/bed, free drinks and food, even amenities like Wi-Fi and TV.

While it is by no means cheap, the luxury and comfort it offers will ensure that you are well-rested and looking forward to the journey ahead once you arrive at your destination!

98. Get Drinks at a Trendy Rooftop Bar

Rooftop bars are enticing places to linger since they give additional ambiance. The city lights from above, the light chatter in the background, and on rare occasions, stars in the sky, drinking on a rooftop bar with your best friend is a a great experience you should try at least once.

99. Tailgate

Event tailgating is almost as fun as the event themselves! Tailgating is typically done in a parking lot of a stadium or other big event. Snacks are served and socializing is done from the back of a parked car.

100. Stay in a Cabin in the Woods

Whether you’re both the adventurous type or simply looking for a cozy and quiet getaway, staying at a cabin surrounded by nature is the perfect place to be. From going on a river adventure to relaxing by the fire to enjoying the scenic views, you’ll never run out of things to do with your best friend!

With all these great ideas and activities, you will have plenty of things to do with your best friend for many years to come. Let me know in the comments which ones you’ve added to your best friend bucket list and which ones you’ve already done with your BFF. Cheers to you and your bestie!

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28 thoughts on “Best Friend Bucket List: 100 Fun Things to Do With Your BFF”

  1. I live these suggestions they are really creative I just don’t live some so I made a list of stuff to do and i gape to do them all bye next year

  2. Very good quality articles from the content to the images, I appreciate it and will definitely share it with my friends, continue to produce more good articles like that, thank you and respect you very much.

  3. these all seem great! This is my first time having a sleepover with my friend since covid started and I wanted it to be fun and I think this will help so thank you! :)

  4. amazing idea’s. I am a teenager and have been looking at all those ones. All great and already over the last month tried out many. Such as the sleepover. Gr8 fun. Thanx a bunch dear 🥰

  5. My friend and I are in vc and we are just having our time of a lifetime reading this out loud and il def do one of these, but perhaps since I am busy ju—ust perhaps

  6. We are in V.C. and just having the time of our lives reading this out loud. I will definitely do one of these, but since I am so busy, maybe I will do one of these.

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