5 fun ways to celebrate National Best Friends Day this year

There's never a bad time to show your BFF how much they mean to you—but look no further for the perf opportunity! June 8 is National Best Friends Day, a time to celebrate your bestie and all of the awesomeness they bring to your life. Even better, we've got you covered with our go-to guide on how to spend the day. Here are some easy—but v. exciting—ways to have an unforgettable National Best Friends Day with your gals.

Get creative

Not only are DIY gifts fun to make, but they're also a super thoughtful and heartfelt way to show your friend how special they are to you. So why not grab your bestie and get crafty? You could whip up some awesomely artistic gifts for each other, from designing photo collages to painting pottery to making the ultimate classic, friendship bracelets. Now, you'll always have a piece of your BFF with you, no matter what!

Host an at-home spa day

Ofc, we're all used to self-care as something we do, well, by ourselves. But sometimes it can also be fun to spend some self-care time with your BFF! And what better way to do that than a relaxing spa day at home? Whether it's giving each other mani-pedis or putting on face masks, you'll definitely love chilling out together.

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Soak up the sunshine

Luckily, National Best Friends Day falls in the summer—which means you can spend it outdoors! Plan a bestie beach day, complete with all your fave essentials (from surfboards to towels to beach balls to your latest BookTok reads) and even a picnic to have together once you're there. Or you could always head to the pool or a park nearby. 

Cook or bake together

Time to take a trip to the kitchen! There are *so* many ways for you and your best friend to embrace your inner chefs. Maybe you're feeling ambitious and want to cook an entire meal (think: a BFF brunch or an elaborate dinner party). Or maybe baking is more your speed, so you'll opt for whipping up some sweet treats. Bon appétit, besties! 

Have a movie or TV marathon

Keep it simple with some TV time or a movie moment! There's nothing better than watching with your best friend and getting to enjoy *everything* together—from the scenes that made you swoon to the outfits you want to recreate. Don't forget your fave snacks to make your binge-watching even better! 

Try out any of these ideas? Tag us in your pics on Instagram @girlslifemag!

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by Samara Smukler | 6/8/2022