Summer fun with friends

26 May 2014

As we’ve discussed before, our friends are busy. We are busy. Yet, we still like to get together and do things. We often use Doodle to coordinate multiple schedules for things like dinner parties, but sometimes it would be nice to just be able to get together, simply, casually, without all the crazy organizing and calendar consulting. (Not complaining – any amount of wrangling ends up being worth it in the end with these folks!)

tacos-and-cheerwine

Tacos and cheerwine – always a good excuse to get together with friends

I have an idea I’m going to try out this summer, and I wanted to pass it along! Mind you, I haven’t actually implemented it yet, so it could be a total flop, but hopefully it’s not. Basically, I’m going to consult my and John’s calendar at the beginning of each month, then send out an email to our ten or so couple (and single) friends, giving them a heads up on casual events we’re planning to attend. I’ll let them know there’s no need to RSVP, but that if they decide to go (even the day of!) they should text us so we can look for each other. I’ll keep it to group activities with little to no advance planning required – things like outdoor movies and free concerts and local peach festivals, or maybe even blueberry picking or a hike, if we’ve got plans on the books. Summer abounds with options for casual get-togethers!

I hope this will be a win-win-win situation: they don’t have to feel bad if they can’t attend, we’ll still have fun even if we’re the only ones that end up going, and some of our friends who were previously unknown to each other might end up meeting! I’ll let you know how it goes.

P.S. Can’t find things to do? Try this post.

6 Responses to “Summer fun with friends”

  1. This sounds like such a FUN idea! I have so many friends I want to catch up with this summer and your plan sounds like it might work perfectly!

  2. I have a friend who does this on a regular basis – it usually includes concerts, food festivals, and that sort of thing. I always appreciate it. It works well for us.

  3. Emily

    I love that! I just hosted a casual pizza night. I bought the pizza and had a bunch of ppl over while keeping expectations low. Parties are great and actually cheaper than going out to dinner separately with everyone. I’d say it was a success!

  4. Rob

    As long as you also let people know if you need to cancel on short notice…

  5. Samantha

    I love this! So fun – hope to be a part of a fun activity!! xoxo

  6. Kim

    Love this idea! I think it’ll work really well with your group. :)