Sometimes all you need is to be with your friends and do something fun. There’s something about the closest people in your life that can make you forget all about daily stresses and problems – they always know how to put a smile on your face. 

Making time for your friends and family is so important, and it shouldn’t be avoided because you fear to be in a social situation where there may be alcohol around. Once you get out, you’ll realise that it’s not half as scary of you thought.

There are so many ways to spend the weekend with people without popping a cork. Take it from me…

Heading away for the weekend

If you have a whole weekend free then why not consider heading off somewhere and exploring a new place. You can get some great last minute deals online. You could consider staying in this country or venturing off on a city break somewhere. Places like Paris or Barcelona are always quite popular. This gives you the whole weekend to connect and catch up with everyone. I’m sure it will offer a lot of laughs along the way as well.


Something a little different could be to organise a paintballing afternoon. This might be great for just the boys, but I think girls can get a lot of fun out of it as well. If you are a mixed group then why not let the girls take on the boys. There are plenty of paintball reviews that you can read before booking anything. I’m sure everyone will have a great time.

A spa afternoon

The last suggestion could be a relaxing afternoon in a spa. A chance for you and your friends to unwind and enjoy one another’s company while having your nails done. You could even consider having a massage or facial. Some spas offer packages which can be great value for money. You could even add a two-course meal or an afternoon tea in some places.

A day at the races

If you like getting dressed up then why not consider a day at the races. You don’t have to be big on gambling to enjoy the day. It can be just as much fun to enjoy the atmosphere. Everyone makes a real effort to look great for a day at the races. You might want to consider ladies day at some race courses where the fashion is something worth seeing.

I hope these ideas inspire you to book a date with your friends as soon as possible.