Did you know there was a day specifically dedicated to celebrating your nearest and dearest friends? World Friendship Day falls on the first Sunday of August, which just so happens to be – you guessed it – today. Here, Savoir Flair has prepared a step-by-step guide to help you host a celebratory ladies’ night in.
Apart from including the date, time, and place, you should write your friend a personalized note explaining why the friendship means so much to you. And be as specific as possible. For example, rather than saying, “You’re great company,” say something like, “Our Flywheel dates are the best part of my weekend.” Paperless Post has a wide selection of gorgeous invitations and also allows you to create something customized if you’re feeling extra creative.
Decide on a Theme
At Savoir Flair, we love a good themed party. Yes, it’s sweet to invite friends over for dinner, but try upping the ante with an unexpected twist. See a few of our favorite ideas, below.
A Friends Viewing Party
In keeping with the friendship theme, host a Friends viewing party. If you really want to get into the spirit of the beloved TV show, turn your apartment into Central Perk and serve coffee or related items, such as coffee cake, coffee chocolate, and coffee ice cream.
A Friendship-Bracelet Party
Friendship bracelets are back in a big way. Follow this DIY tutorial from Honestly WTF for a full breakdown of how to create friendship bracelets that you’ll actually want to wear with your friends. Like most DIY projects, this one’s also surprisingly therapeutic.
Do you miss being young and building forts in your living room? So do we, which is why we’ve decided to recreate them. Throw together pillows and blankets to create a makeshift indoor campsite. Get a campfire-scented candle, make s’mores, and limit the amount of technology allowed (dare your friends to put down their phones – you’re supposed to be camping, after all). For added laughs, try a group storytelling session, with one person beginning the story with a line that sets the scene and the next person adding a line about what follows. Disclaimer: This is guaranteed to get ridiculous, and fast.
Wear Matching Looks
For inspiration from the likes of Cara Delevingne and Margot Robbie or Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, click here.
Use a Disposable Camera to Take Photos
We love the idea of going old school and having a basket of disposable cameras ready for your guests. The best part will be seeing how those candids turn out. The photos will also make great souvenirs to send out to your friends post-party.