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Things you can do to make your BFF's day

Jillian Denning is a writer, blogger, and teen soap specialist. Her go-to karaoke song is “Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey. Follow her on her blog at Jillian Lorraine. and on Twitter @jillianlo.

Celebrate your friendship

From SheKnows UK
Aug. 4 is international friendship day aka The Perfect Reason To Be a Little Over-The-Top About Your Friendships. Here are a few ideas for how to celebrate your bestie on this oh so special day.

Leave her a singing voicemail, the sillier the better.

Woman leaving voicemail

Buy a selection of your favourite women's magazines and take each and every "What type of girl are you…?" magazine quiz together.

Women looking at magazine

Read way too much into each and every "What type of girl are you…?" magazine quiz.

Isolated magazine stack

Make a playlist of all your favourite songs.

Isolated cassette tape

Jam out to your friendship playlist.

Isolated mixed-cd

Get matching manis/pedis and laugh about it.

Isolated manicured feet

Make a collage of her celebrity crush.

Heart collage

Introduce her to the band she never knew she always wanted to be listening to.

Woman listening to music on headphones

Recreate your best friendship day, food, drink and all.

Two women drinking juice together

Create a "remember when" book with one-liners about your friendship.

Writing in a book

Text her "remember when" one-liners throughout the day.

Woman using cell phone

Surprise her at work and whisk her away to her favourite lunch spot.

Friends having lunch

Go on a miniature road trip with maximum snacks.

Friends on a roadtrip

Have that conversation, the one everyone is tired of hearing
her go on and on about and don't complain once.

Two women with shoes

Tell her specifically what you admire about her.

Friends eating cake and drinking coffee

Drop off her pick-me-up of choice during the midday lull.

Isolated coffee

Read her favourite book and then have an in-depth, all-night discussion on how it relates to her life.

Isolated books

Have desserts delivered to her home. Or office. Or neighbour's office. Or anywhere she is.

Isolated vanilla ice cream cone

Post crazy cat lady messages on Facebook.

Silly cat face


Have a makeup-free pyjama night.

Friends in pajamas isolated

Take her to get the haircut she's always wanted but never had the guts to try.

Woma getting haircut

Identify her celebrity lookalike.

Woman smiling into window with reflection

Send her anonymous flowers.


Make an album of your favourite pictures together.

Photo album

Go to a photo booth and take new favourite pictures together.

Girl's taking photo together

Lend her the complete series of her favourite show and have a TV-watching marathon.

Isolated film slate with heart

Go to karaoke and sing your friendship duet together.

Isolated microphone

Go to karaoke and let her choose which song you sing (eek!).

Isolated microphone

Get dressed up to the nines and head to the fanciest place in town.

Friends going out

Go on a walk.

Two women walking and talking

Buy her a grown-up version of a friendship necklace.

Isolated necklace

Tell everyone you meet that you two are sisters because really,
after all the celebrating you've been doing, you basically are.

Two women shopping

More friendship ideas

Make friendships last
5 ways to show a friend how much you appreciate them
How to be a good friend

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