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10 Best Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day With Friends

Celebrating your besties who support you through thick and thin is always a good idea, so setting aside time to spend together on Valentine’s Day is a great way to remind them how much you care. There are ideas that will fit any type of vibe, whether you’re looking to have a relaxed evening gathered around a campfire sipping hot cocoa, hitting the bike trails together, or spending an afternoon crafting or taking a class together.



Plan a Day of Self Care    

Unwind together by planning an afternoon of pampering for you and your friends. Organize a trip to a day spa, a group mani/pedi visit to your local nail salon, or an at-home spa session with self-care gifts for everyone.



Hit the Road on Two Wheels     


Whether you wheel up a mountain, along dirt trails, or just go for an easy pedal around town, planning a morning of biking is a fun way to get outdoors and explore together. Be sure to pack a picnic of goodies to enjoy afterwards, too.



Create Some Cute Crafts


Show your friends how much you care by sending them DIY Valentine’s Day crafts, like these origami hearts that you can string around your room.

Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.


Host Them for Hot Cocoa


Host an outdoor hot cocoa party by setting up a bar with marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and whip cream to let everyone serve themselves. You can gift everyone a personalized mug, and have blankets on hand to keep friends warm around the fire pit. 



Take a Class Together


Learn something new as a group by signing up for a class together. Pottery or painting lessons, cooking classes, flower arranging lessons, or dance classes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.



Hand Out Cards to Everyone


Remember the corny Valentine’s Day cards you used to give your classmates in elementary school? Share some nostalgia with these cheery valentines that show how special your friends are to you.    Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.   




Volunteer in Your Community


Volunteer at a local charity to spread some extra love on Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of ways to find somewhere near you that can use some helping hands. Try the ASPCA’s animal shelter locator or find out if there’s a river or ocean cleanup you can lend a hand to. If volunteering in person isn’t possible, you can also help by organizing a virtual fundraiser for organizations like Feeding America.



Send a Throwback Photo


For longtime friends, text or send a card with a favorite photo from years ago along with a memory from that time together. It’s bound to make them smile and get you talking about the good old days.



Plan a Potluck Picnic


There’s just something about eating outdoors that makes everything taste better. Have each of your friends bring a dish for a picnic together then head to a nearby park or hike to a scenic spot to watch the sunset.



Go for a Walk Together


Getting outside for a walk is always a good idea. Nature and exercise both have calming effects, as do chats with your besties.


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