Do you love hanging out with your friends? With the current pandemic, especially in the Philippines, bonding with your friends and co-workers might not be feasible any time soon. As of writing, daily cases average between 7,000 to 10,000 cases. You don’t want to be part of that statistic.
But no man is an island. We all have social needs to avoid getting lonely. So is there a way to have fun and prevent contracting COVID? There actually is! Here are 7 hang-out ideas with friends and co-workers during the COVID pandemic.
We all need to boost our immune systems to battle the looming health dangers outside. So why not do it together with your peers?
Set up a video call with your friends and sweat it out for your health. You can do HIIT exercises, aerobics, Zumba, or even yoga. Bond together as you lose some fats and build a better body against COVID.
Themed Zoom Dinner
We are almost a year and a half already in this lockdown. So many celebrations have passed, like birthday parties, Halloween, Christmas, and more. Since we don’t know when this will end, why not gather together in a themed zoom dinner?
You can do this even without any occasion. For example, you can set a Superhero Friday and wear your favorite superhero costume. Or it can be as simple as Pajama Sundays, and you can just be in your favorite pajamas. It would be so much fun!
Attend Fun Online Classes Together
Who says online classes are boring? You can now have fun with your friends in online courses of your interests.
For example, there are online classes for cooking! You can learn this essential life skill while bonding with your friends. And maybe, you can start a cook-off in the future if everything goes back to normal again.
Netflix Stream Party
What to do then while in a video call? It’s time to binge-watch a Netflix movie! Right now, you can stream with your friends and swoon over your favorite heartthrob. Or maybe gasp at that suspense thriller you’ve all been waiting for!
You can also watch a movie via zoom. So get ready with your PJs and popcorn for a night to remember.
If you are in for the suspense, why not have it in real life? There are now escape rooms where you can play with your friends and solve mysteries abound. It ranges from horror-themed to Rated-G friendly content.
In the Philippines, there’s Breakout for mind-boggling suspense undertones. And there are also different digital escape rooms available on the net. Some are even Disney-inspired.
Zoom Game Night
If you just want a chill night (and don’t want the frightening escape rooms), a game night might be better for your clique.
Play video games together like mobile legends and call of duty. Or if you want, you can play digital board games. In this way, you can work together or fight against each other to win the best score.
Filipinos love a good Karaoke Night! Luckily, there are multiple karaoke videos you can share with your friends while you sing your hearts off. So hold on and belt out Mariah Carey singles. Or maybe tune in with the Backstreet boys.
You can even take it up a notch and have a competition with your peers. Whether you’re at perfect pitch or severely tone-deaf, you’ll undoubtedly have fun with your friends at the moment.
There are certainly ways to frolic with your friends during the pandemic. What are you trying out on the list? Do you have any more ideas you can suggest? Comment down below, and let’s have fun during these trying times. Cheers!