42 Crazy Things to Do with Friends
We all wanna do crazy things, so why don’t we? After all, we only regret the chances we didn’t take…or at least the chances that spoke to us that we didn’t take! It’s ridiculous to take unnecessary chances, but there are definitively chances you want to take. The ones that speak to your heart and soul.
As the story goes, our dreams often lie outside our comfort zone. What we most want to do, all those fun crazy things, we don’t do them, because they make us uncomfortable.
Sometimes it’s not fear holding us back, but rather our own lack of imagination. We get caught up in life and forget to ask what else we could do to make things more interesting.
For those of you looking for fun and crazy things to do with your friends, I’ve found some for you. It’s time to live a little!
Get in the Car and Drive
Pack a weekend bag if you must and don’t forget your ID and some cash/cards, but don’t make a decision where to go. Just hit the road and figure it out as you go along; the only aim being having as much fun as possible.
Decide to say yes to anything and everything you encounter along the way so long as it’s not downright dangerous. Those weirdos who ask you for a drink? Say yes. That crazy theme park that looks wacko? Go there. The bar that looks stranger than strange? Try it.
Can’t afford AirBnB and hotels? Try couchsurfing.com! Just be sure to read the reviews of someone before you decide to stay with them…
(P.S. do bring a first aid kit, a blanket, a phone charger, a GPS, some water and snacks any time you get in the car to go somewhere new…because you don’t know what will happen or where you’ll end up. That’s the adventure!)
Say Yes to Your Own Town
Can’t afford to hit the road? Say yes in your own city instead. Try whatever wonderful and weird experiences you come across. Just like the first rule of improv (in theatre) is to always say yes to what your fellow actor has suggested, do the same in your town – try everything you come across.
Do a Total Make-Over
This is a perfect weekend getaway exercise, but if you can’t get away for a weekend, do it in your own town. Basically, what you do, is you leave home with nothing but a survival kit in your bag. By the end of the weekend you are supposed to have a bag filled with clothes, a new hairstyle and a new make-up style. If you can’t afford a shiny new wardrobe, settle for one outfit. And you could pick it up in a second hand store!
Want to make it as crazy as possible? Make over each other. I.e. you aren’t the one deciding your new style – your friends are.
Try Out Town in Another Style
We feel real comfortable wearing our usual style, so how about turning into someone else for a day? Style yourself and your friends in a style you’d normally never wear. Then try acting in character all day, doing what you imagine someone with that style would do and see what it feels like. For example, why not be a hippie, a punk, or a total trendsetter? Whatever it is, make sure it’s something that’s very different from you.
If you don’t care to do it in your own town, try it out somewhere nearby.
It will be crazy fun to try being someone else for a while and you might discover it’s crazy liberating too. After all, it doesn’t hurt to loosen up that ego a little bit.
Spook Each Other
Bring a sleeping bag and head over to the woods, or an abandoned house and camp out for the night. Read ghost stories and talk of the paranormal.
Just don’t forget the flashlight. And uhm garlic, silver rods and other things to repel vampires and ghosts. Possibly something more practical too. Like pepper spray if you run into more real dangers.
Spin a Globe
If money isn’t an issue, close your eyes, spin a globe and put your finger down. Then you all have to go to where your finger points (maybe make a point of excluding war zones).
Put on a Play
Ever tried acting and directing? It’s harder than it looks. Challenge yourselves to put on a play for a small audience. Maybe start with a short fifteen minute play and leave Shakespeare for later…
Attend a Stand-Up Comedy Workshop
Making people laugh is easy, right. Or not. Especially not when you have fifty pairs of eyes staring at you. But what a thrill when you do make them laugh!
Go to an Improv Class
Ever tried improvisation? Going with the flow of making things up on stage? If not, it’s a great experience to share with friends. And if your friends are crazy, the improv is bound to be crazy too!
Put on a Street Performance
Whether you decide to sing a song, do a poetry slam, dance, use some street magic, or stand on a box telling a funny story (like that corner in Hyde Park in London), it doesn’t really matter. So long as you gather the courage to go out there and do it.
Note that it isn’t strictly allowed everywhere to perform in the streets, so erm, watch out for the police…or get a permit!
Go Sky Diving
Can it get any crazier than jumping out of an airplane? Probably not. If you or your friends are scared of heights, this is probably not a good idea though.
Paragliding isn’t quite as bad as sky diving, is it? It’s not as high up at any rate…
Go Hang with a Band
You might not be able to talk your way backstage with the Rolling Stones, but you could chat your way backstage to see a local band, no doubt.
If some bigger band is in town, figure out where they’re staying and randomly hang out by the pool at the hotel.
Climb a Mountain
There’s something wild about climbing to the top of a mountain. Get your friends together and decide on a nearby top to climb. Be sure to know what you’re doing though, or get a guide. Climbing to the top is cool, getting lost half way up is not… Remember, most mountain tops don’t have great cell phone reception, if any at all…
Go to Vegas
Vegas is as crazy as you make it out to be. Make it crazy.
No Hablo Englese
Go somewhere where people don’t speak English. Get away from the tourists in other words. It can be hilarious to try to get around using gestures. And it’s great practice in problem solving as you’re bound to bump into difficulties along the way…
Sleep Under the Stars
If it’s summertime, head somewhere where you can camp under the stars. There’s something wild about being in the open like that. Terribly romantic if you bring the right person along too…
Bring a tent in case it starts raining and erm make sure to protect yourselves form bears.
Wear a Crazy Outfit to a Club
You might not want to be someone else for a whole day, but how about going clubbing wearing a crazy outfit someone else has picked for you? Or maybe pick it yourself? Get your friends together and go to town with the crazy outfits. Quite literally.
Go Skinny Dipping
There’s something to be said for being naked. It’s liberating. So why not go skinny dipping with your friends? Just make sure to do it in an empty place so you don’t get yourselves arrested…
Kidnap Each Other
Take turns kidnapping each other for the weekend – one of you make a plan, the rest of you know nothing about it.
Attend an Open Audition
Ever had to sing in front of a judge? Or read a monologue? Had to act on the spot? It’s riveting. And it sure as hell practices your ability to talk in front of a crowd and handle your nerves!
Head to an Amusement Park
You’re never too old to scream as you get on the rollercoaster. Really. Nor too old to eat cotton candy and try to win teddybears by throwing hoops, or shooting at things. Just be sure not to shoot each other…
Head to a Shooting Range
Ever held a gun? Ever shot at a target? Why not get some practice? After all, we all want to be Angelina Jolie in Mr & Mrs Smith sometimes, don’t we?
Learn to Drive a Motorbike
Get the girls together and get motorbike driving licenses. Why not?
Arrange a Masquerade Ball
There’s nothing quite like a masquerade ball, is there? So why not arrange one?! Pretend it’s the Venice carnival and truly get people to deck themselves out like the nobles and commoners back in the day in the one city where, well the nobles and commoners could mix and mingle, because they were all wearing masks… Kind of naughty…
Do a Boudoir Shoot
Lots of photographers these days offer boudoir shoots and who doesn’t want at least one sexy shot of themselves?
Do a Pajama Party
OK, so maybe this isn’t all that crazy, but in addition to wearing PJs, eating ice cream and throwing popcorn at each other, why not drink champagne and play some truth or dare?
Truth or Dare
Play a game of truth or dare (no PJs necessary) where you come up with some really funny dares.
Cards Against Humanity
Get the gang together and invite all your crushes to play Cards Against Humanity. It’s sure to be an interesting night…
Try Your Survival Skills
Attend a survival training course in nature. Learn to survive with nothing more than a knife at your disposal.
If nothing else, you’ll be a lot more comfortable camping after that!
Attend a Renaissance Faire
Deck yourselves out in medieval clothes and head to a Renaissance Faire – the one outside Los Angeles is epic, but there are bound to be other ones just as good across the country.
Attend a Crazy Festival
There are a ton of crazy festivals and carnivals around the world – use Google to find them. From people running with bulls through a city to mud festivals. There’s really something for everyone. And some things are weirder than others… Oh and let’s not forget Burning Man. The one festival no one comes back from the same as before they left…or do they?
Attend a Music Festival
If you don’t feel like going as crazy as some of the festival goers at some festivals, just attend a regular music festival. It gets pretty crazy there too. For inspiration, watch Bridget Jones Diary 3. If you like Ed Sheeran you’ll be on your way after watching it…
Learn to Dive
Diving is not easy. And it takes guts. In fact, sometimes a lot of guts. Take a course and go diving in the ocean.
Of course it helps if you can afford going to the Caribbean or something to learn to dive…but you can learn to dive pretty much anywhere around the world!
Visit a Ghost Town
There are plenty of ghost towns in America. Some spookier than others. Go explore them with your friends. Just don’t bring the ghosts with you back home.
Head to town for some window shopping and fun, and whatever shop you visit, make sure to compliment at least one person.
This could potentially change your life if you get good at complimenting people. It certainly helps break the ice and make friends anywhere you go!
Tell People You Love Them
Challenge your friends to tell everyone you love that you love them. Sometimes we forget to tell our near and dear ones that we love them, sometimes we just aren’t very good at it.
Crash a Wedding
Find a wedding and crash it. Make sure it’s a big enough wedding that you can get lost in the crowd. It won’t be great if you’re found out…
When was the last time you wrote someone a real, proper letter? There’s nothing quite as good as receiving one, so maybe you should try… Even better, write a love letter! It’s about time someone brought old fashioned romance back in town.
People have also stated trends writing random compliments and other type of letters and left them about town. Come up with something fun your entire group of friends could do together. You could simply send compliments to everyone you know if you like!
Make a Movie
Write a three minute script and film it with your phones. Edit it together and put it on YouTube, or alternatively, make a musical.ly video.
If you’ve never seen yourself in front of a camera it’s about time you do so now…
Do a Crazy Photo Shoot
Think it’s easy to be a model? Think again. So, instead of trying to create the perfect photo shoot, do a crazy photo shoot! Dress up in mad outfits and capture it all on camera. Put together a collage, or photo album to remember in the future. It will make you laugh for years to come.
Attend a Circus Class
Learn to juggle, walk a tight rope, swallow fire, or fly in a trapeze. Or why not clowning? Whatever it is, be sure it’s something that makes you step outside your comfort zone. And just imagine – you and all your friends as clowns on trapezes… Now there’s a thought!
Even better – run away with the circus. Chances are you’ll get caught though. It’s not like it used to be in 1895… Back then you could still get away with those things. These days all the circuses have 500 permits, there are border controls and you probably won’t get very far… Whatever happened to old fashioned romantic notions? Can’t someone bring back the freedom of being able to run away with the circus? (So as to spend your life cleaning up horse shit most likely, but still…)