• Game : Friends Game Night

    Invite your friends over for a fun Game Night and play Taboo (if you don’t currently own Taboo, it can easily be found at a department store or online). Taboo is a fast-paced, verbal version of charades. To play, you need enough family members or friends to divide into two teams with two or more people each. Once you’re on teams, you pick a card from the deck that says a word or phrase and you have to try to get your team to guess what it is. The challenge is you are under a strict time limit and can’t give any obvious clues. Whichever team guesses the most words correctly wins.

  • Outing : Friendship Movie Night

    Friends are fun! This month invite a family with kids that are a similar ages as the kids in your family to have a movie night, either at your place or theirs. Pick a movie about great friendships like: Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Sandlot, Goonies, Finding Nemo, Reck It Ralph, Walle, Lilo & Stitch or whatever family movie you’d like to watch about friends. Pop popcorn, bake some cookies together and watch a movie. Enjoy time with your friends.

  • Recipe : Friendship Fruit Salad

    Spending time with friends is the best, this month invite some friends over and make Friendship Salad together. Have every person bring fruit to your gathering. Once everyone is together, chop up fruit into bit size pieces and combine. Then enjoy your one of a kind fruit salad made by all your friends.

    You can take your fruit salad to the next level by making a sweet syrup to top it with.

    Vanilla Simple Syrup

    1 3/4 cups water

    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

    1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

    1 vanilla bean, split in half

    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together water, sugar, and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for about five minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

    Once simple syrup has cooled, remove the vanilla bean and pour the syrup into a glass jar or bottle. Store in refrigerator.

  • Craft : Friendship Bracelets

    Create something that shows someone you love that you are friends by making them a friendship bracelets. This would be a fun craft to do while watching your favorite movie or tv show. Make several to hand out to friends throughout the month. Think about who you want to make a bracelet for and what colors they would like. Write a note to attach the bracelet to, telling them why you love having them as a friend and drop it off at their house or mail it to them.

    You can search the internet for simple instructions on how to make friendship bracelets. Depending on the age of each family member you can find instructions in various degrees of difficulty. All you’ll need is different colors of embroidery floss and time. Your friends will love your bracelet creations.