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Best Friend Bucket List: 30 Things To Do With Your Best Friend

You and your best friend probably do everything together: you share appetizers on a Friday night out, you share clothes before a big date night, and you share secrets that no one else knows. You are together 24/7, from here to eternity, ’til death do you part. So…do you have a best friend bucket list?

A bff bucket list is a list of your must-do things to do with your best friend. It’s a list of adventures you want to take, experiences you want to share, and all the little things you can’t imagine doing with anyone besides your bestie.

Need some fun bucket list ideas for best friends? Read on!

 

Best Friend Bucket List Ideas:


Best Friend Bucket List Ideas

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Take a vacation with your best friend. Friends who vacay together stay together. Where would you travel with your BFF? Would you soak up the sun in Hawaii? Hit the slopes in Colorado? Absorb all the culture (and men) in Rome? Wherever you decide to travel, make sure your best friend is next to you on the plane (you can flip for who gets window seat or aisle). Things to do with your best friend.

1. Take a Vacation With Your Best Friend

Friends who vacay together stay together. Where would you travel with your BFF? Would you soak up the sun in Hawaii? Hit the slopes in Colorado? Absorb all the culture (and men) in Rome? Wherever you decide to travel, make sure your best friend is next to you on the plane (you can flip for who gets window seat or aisle).

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Get matching tattoos with your best friend. Nothing says true friendship like matching ink. If you’re both comfortable, add “get a matching tattoo with your best friend” to your friendship bucket list. Commemorate a life event that you shared, something that means a lot to you both, an inside joke, or a shared passion. It will be a daily, permanent, reminder of how much your friend means to you and much you mean to her. Things to do with your best friend.

2. Get Matching Tattoos

Nothing says true friendship like matching ink. If you’re both comfortable, add “get a matching tattoo with your best friend” to your friendship bucket list. Commemorate a life event that you shared, something that means a lot to you both, an inside joke, or a shared passion. It will be a daily, permanent, reminder of how much your friend means to you and much you mean to her.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Sing a Duet at Karaoke It doesn’t matter if you can’t carry a tune. Whether you choose Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Destiny Child’s Say My Name, or Brandy and Monica’s The Boy Is Mine: with your best friend by your side, you’ll have a blast singing together on stage! Things to do with your best friend.

3. Sing a Duet at Karaoke

It doesn’t matter if you can’t carry a tune. Whether you choose Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Destiny Child’s Say My Name, or Brandy and Monica’s The Boy Is Mine: with your best friend by your side, you’ll have a blast singing together on stage!

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Be your friend's wingwoman. A woman always has her BFFs back, especially when it comes to finding love. If your friend is on the market, put yourself aside and help her put her best foot forward. Help her strike up a conversation with a cutie at the bar, distract his friends, and talk her up. After all, what are friends for? Things to do with your best friend.

4. Be Her Wingwoman

A woman always has her BFFs back, especially when it comes to finding love. If your friend is on the market, put yourself aside and help her put her best foot forward. Help her strike up a conversation with a cutie at the bar, distract his friends, and talk her up. After all, what are friends for?

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Go to a wine tasting with your best friend. Can you tell a French wine from an Italian wine? Can you pick up those coffee and grapefruit notes on the tip of your nose? Do you know the perfect pairing for Thai food or chocolate cake? Neither do I. And that’s all the more reason to go to a wine tasting with your best friend. Learn about different wines together, test your palettes, and gain some valuable knowledge. Or, at least, spend an afternoon drinking wine! Things to do with your best friend.

5. Go to a Wine Tasting

Can you tell a French wine from an Italian wine? Can you pick up those coffee and grapefruit notes on the tip of your nose? Do you know the perfect pairing for Thai food or chocolate cake? Neither do I. And that’s all the more reason to go to a wine tasting with your best friend. Learn about different wines together, test your palettes, and gain some valuable knowledge. Or, at least, spend an afternoon drinking wine!

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Help her reach her goals. Your best friend has big dreams. Maybe she wants to get into law school, found her own startup, or quit her job and backpack through Europe. Whatever she wants to do in her life, your job is to support her and help her get there. Whether that means being a shoulder to cry on when things get rough, helping her stay on budget by not suggesting a nightcap, or helping her cram for a big test, it’s up to you. Just always pledge to be there for your best friend and help her reach her goals. Things to do with your best friend.

6. Help Her Reach Her Goals

Your best friend has big dreams. Maybe she wants to get into law school, found her own startup, or quit her job and backpack through Europe. Whatever she wants to do in her life, your job is to support her and help her get there. Whether that means being a shoulder to cry on when things get rough, helping her stay on budget by not suggesting a nightcap, or helping her cram for a  big test, it’s up to you. Just always pledge to be there for your best friend and help her reach her goals.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: See your favorite band together with your best friend. Ever since you bonded over your favorite Backstreet Boy, you and your best friend have probably shared a similar taste in music. If you have mutual Spotify lists and exchange mp3s on your iPhones, be sure to catch your favorite music artist with your bucket list bff next time they are in town. Things to do with your best friend.

7. See Your Favorite Band Together

Ever since you bonded over your favorite Backstreet Boy, you and your best friend have probably shared a similar taste in music. If you have mutual Spotify lists and exchange mp3s on your iPhones, be sure to catch your favorite music artist with your bucket list bff next time they are in town.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Have a sleepover. Remember how much fun sleepovers were in grade school? Why not recreate the magic now? Dress up in your favorite flannel pajamas, order some pepperoni and olive pizzas, watch scary slasher movies all night, and prank call your boyfriends on each others phones. It will take you right back to eighth grade. Things to do with your best friend.

8. Have a Sleepover

Remember how much fun sleepovers were in grade school? Why not recreate the magic now? Dress up in your favorite flannel pajamas, order some pepperoni and olive pizzas, watch scary slasher movies all night, and prank call your boyfriends on each other’s phones. It will take you right back to eighth grade.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Laugh until you cry with your best friend. Tell each other the stupidest jokes. Spend a day watching slapstick comedies. Pull off an epic prank. Dress up in your old prom dresses and go bowling. You probably don’t have to do much to make your best friend laugh, but go that extra mile to have her literally rolling on the floor laughing. Do whatever it takes until you both are laughing so hard you can’t hold back the tears. Things to do with your best friend.

9. Laugh Until You Cry

Tell each other the stupidest jokes. Spend a day watching slapstick comedies. Pull off an epic prank. Dress up in your old prom dresses and go bowling. You probably don’t have to do much to make your best friend laugh, but go that extra mile to have her literally rolling on the floor laughing. Do whatever it takes until you both are laughing so hard you can’t hold back the tears.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Spend the day shopping with your best friend. Not like you need an excuse to shop… or to hang out with your best friend… but planning to spend a day shopping is always a welcome addition on a to do list with your best friend. You can shop for clothes or shoes, sure. But you can also spend a day trolling for the perfect record to add to your vinyl collection or matching puce curtains to paint swatches. Or you can be a real pal and help her pick out a new dishwasher. Whether you’re shopping at Nordstrom or Best Buy, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you’re doing it together. Things to do with your best friend.

10. Spend the Day Shopping

Not like you need an excuse to shop… or to hang out with your best friend… but planning to spend a day shopping is always a welcome addition on a to do list with your best friend. You can shop for clothes or shoes, sure. But you can also spend a day trolling for the perfect record to add to your vinyl collection or matching puce curtains to paint swatches. Or you can be a real pal and help her pick out a new dishwasher. Whether you’re shopping at Nordstrom or Best Buy, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you’re doing it together.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Travel abroad together. It’s one thing to travel with friends to New York or L.A. It’s a whole other thing to travel across the world to Paris, Marrakesh, or Bangkok. Synch your passports and take a take a trip abroad. Travel is more fun with friends and there’s a whole world out there to explore! Things to do with your best friend.

11. Travel Abroad Together

It’s one thing to travel with friends to New York or L.A. It’s a whole other thing to travel across the world to Paris, Marrakesh, or Bangkok. Synch your passports and take a take a trip abroad. Travel is more fun with friends and there’s a whole world out there to explore!

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Plan a surprise party for your best friend. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but planning a surprise party for your best friend is the ultimate present. Surprise her with a birthday party she’d never plan for herself, a bachelorette party she never expected, or a baby shower for your new littlest friend to be. She’ll never see it coming and will never forget the gesture. Things to do with your best friend.

12. Plan a Surprise Party

Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but planning a surprise party for your best friend is the ultimate present. Surprise her with a birthday party she’d never plan for herself, a bachelorette party she never expected,  or a baby shower for your new littlest friend to be. She’ll never see it coming and will never forget the gesture.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Buy a round of shots for you and your friend. Celebrate her getting engaged, celebrate her getting a promotion, celebrate the fact that it’s the weekend: whatever the cause for celebration, be the one to get the party started. Buy a round or two (or three) of shots for you and your best friend and cross it off the bff bucket list. Things to do with your best friend.

13. Buy a Round of Shots

Celebrate her getting engaged, celebrate her getting a promotion, celebrate the fact that it’s the weekend: whatever the cause for celebration, be the one to get the party started. Buy a round or two (or three) of shots for you and your best friend and cross it off the bff bucket list.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Share your deepest secrets with your best friend. If you can’t tell your best friend your deepest secrets, who can you tell? So confess that you still sleep with a nightlight, tell her about the time you dripped blueberry yogurt on your dress while talking to your work crush, and confide in her that you’re not sure if you’re on the right path in life. And always hope that she does the same for you. Things to do with your best friend.

14. Share Your Deepest Secrets

If you can’t tell your best friend your deepest secrets, who can you tell? So confess that you still sleep with a nightlight, tell her about the time you dripped blueberry yogurt on your dress while talking to your work crush, and confide in her that you’re not sure if you’re on the right path in life. And always hope that she does the same for you.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Be your best friend's maid of honor and stand up for her at her wedding. You’ve stood by her side for your whole life so stand by her side when she says, “I do!” Be the best maid of honor you can be for your best friend: help her get ready, keep the timeline on track, calm her nerves, hold her bouquet, make sure she savors the day, and try not to shed too many tears of joy. Things to do with your best friend.

15. Be Her Maid of Honor

You’ve stood by her side for your whole life so stand by her side when she says, “I do!” Be the best maid of honor you can be for your best friend: help her get ready, keep the timeline on track, calm her nerves, hold her bouquet, make sure she savors the day, and try not to shed too many tears of joy.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Set each other up on blind dates. No one knows your taste better than your best friend and no one knows your best friend’s taste better than you. Put that theory to the test by setting each other up on blind dates. Who knows, maybe your acquaintance in accounting actually is her soulmate and maybe her personal trainer is yours. Things to do with your best friend.

16. Set Each Other Up on Blind Dates

No one knows your taste better than your best friend and no one knows your best friend’s taste better than you. Put that theory to the test by setting each other up on blind dates. Who knows, maybe your acquaintance in accounting actually is her soulmate and maybe her personal trainer is yours.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Plan a spa day together. Sometimes you just need to relax and unwind. And, sometimes, relaxing is better with a friend. Any bucket list for bffs should include taking a rejuvenating spa day together where you can feel truly pampered. Get massages, hot stones, seaweed wraps, facials, manicures: go for the works and come out calmer, together. Things to do with your best friend.

17. Plan a Spa Day Together

Sometimes you just need to relax and unwind. And, sometimes, relaxing is better with a friend. Any bucket list for bffs should include taking a rejuvenating spa day together where you can feel truly pampered. Get massages, hot stones, seaweed wraps, facials, manicures: go for the works and come out calmer, together.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Spend a day at the beach. Feel the sun beaming on your skin, squish the sand between your toes, and smell the ocean air. Everyone needs a day at the beach with their bestie at least once in their life. Relax on a towel with a good book, get a sun tan, and go for a wade in the water. Looking for adventures to go on with your best friend? Try taking a surf lesson while you’re at the beach or try your hand at bodyboarding, kite boarding, or scuba diving. Things to do with your best friend.

18. Spend a Day at the Beach

Feel the sun beaming on your skin, squish the sand between your toes, and smell the ocean air. Everyone needs a day at the beach with their bestie at least once in their life. Relax on a towel with a good book, get a sun tan, and go for a wade in the water. Looking for adventures to go on with your best friend? Try taking a surf lesson while you’re at the beach or try your hand at bodyboarding, kite boarding, or scuba diving.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Binge watch a TV show together. Be it the latest Netflix true crime series or a childhood TGIF classic: pick a television show and watch it together from the first line of dialogue, through every season’s cliffhanger, to the final, tearful, end. Spend a rainy day on the couch watching every episode in a row or space them out and wait for each other to find out what happens next. A TV binge session is worthy of any friendship goals list. Things to do with your best friend.

19. Binge Watch a TV Show Together

Be it the latest Netflix true crime series or a childhood TGIF classic: pick a television show and watch it together from the first line of dialogue, through every season’s cliffhanger, to the final, tearful, end. Spend a rainy day on the couch watching every episode in a row or space them out and wait for each other to find out what happens next. A TV binge session is worthy of any friendship goals list.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Make a best friend time capsule. You’re always making memories with your best friend, why not preserve them? Find things that mean something to you both: a postcard from your weekend in the Florida Keys, tickets from the Beyoncé concert, printouts of silly selfies, a bottle of your favorite rosé. Gather those items up, seal them in a box, and bury or hide it somewhere you’ll remember. Pick a date sometime in the future and promise each other that no matter what, you’ll meet then to open it back up together and reminisce. Things to do with your best friend.

20. Make a Best Friend Time Capsule

You’re always making memories with your best friend, why not preserve them? Find things that mean something to you both: a postcard from your weekend in the Florida Keys, tickets from the Beyoncé concert, printouts of silly selfies, a bottle of your favorite rosé. Gather those items up, seal them in a box, and bury or hide it somewhere you’ll remember. Pick a date sometime in the future and promise each other  that no matter what, you’ll meet then to open it back up together and reminisce.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Take a road trip with your best friend. ROAD TRIP! Hop in the car with your bestie and hit the open road. Whether you’re driving across the state or driving across the country, road trips are always better with friends. Where will your road trip take you? Things to do with your best friend.

21. Take a Road Trip

ROAD TRIP! Hop in the car with your bestie and hit the open road. Whether you’re driving across the state or driving across the country, road trips are always better with friends. Where will your road trip take you?

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Give each other makeovers. Who doesn’t love a makeover? Practice your smokey eye skills on each other’s lids, rock the latest neon lipstick trend before a night on the town, or try to convince her that less is more (or, more is more) by giving your best friend a makeover look she’d never do for herself (and her for you). Things to do with your best friend.

22. Give Each Other Makeovers

Who doesn’t love a makeover? Practice your smokey eye skills on each other’s lids, rock the latest neon lipstick trend before a night on the town, or try to convince her that less is more (or, more is more) by giving your best friend a makeover look she’d never do for herself (and her for you).

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Share a tradition. Maybe every Sunday is Mimosa Sunday. Or every July is your girls weekend in Vegas. Or every Christmas you exchange books. Or on Wednesdays, you wear pink. Whatever your best friend tradition is, have a tradition! Traditions give you something to look forward to, something to reminisce about, and something to hold each other to. It’s really the ultimate best friend bucket list idea! Things to do with your best friend.

23. Share a Tradition

Maybe every Sunday is Mimosa Sunday. Or every July is your girls weekend in Vegas. Or every Christmas you exchange books. Or on Wednesdays, you wear pink. Whatever your best friend tradition is, have a tradition! Traditions give you something to look forward to, something to reminisce about, and something to hold each other to. It’s really the ultimate best friend bucket list idea!

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Show Up Unannounced with Pizza and Wine. Having a best friend means not always having to have to tell her when you need her. Sometimes you just know that your best friend needs someone. Now. So show up at her door with a veggie thin crust with extra cheese and a bottle of Argentinian Malbec and be ready to listen, cry, laugh, vent, throw things, or party. Probably in combination. Things to do with your best friend.

24. Show Up Unannounced with Pizza and Wine

Having a best friend means not always having to have to tell her when you need her. Sometimes you just know that your best friend needs someone. Now. So show up at her door with a veggie thin crust with extra cheese and a bottle of Argentinian Malbec and be ready to listen, cry, laugh, vent, throw things, or party. Probably in combination.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Go to a music festival. Coachella Bonnaroo Glastonbury Whatever your taste in music, location, and budget, if you’re looking for epic things to do with your best friend, music festivals are a must. Spend a day. Spend a weekend. Spend a week! Move between stages or camp out front to get a front row view of the headliner. Have fun. Enjoy the music. And enjoy each other’s company. Things to do with your best friend.

25. Go to a Music Festival

CoachellaBonnaroo ✓ Glastonbury ✓ Whatever your taste in music, location, and budget, if you’re looking for epic things to do with your best friend, music festivals are a must. Spend a day. Spend a weekend. Spend a week! Move between stages or camp out front to get a front row view of the headliner. Have fun. Enjoy the music. And enjoy each other’s company.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Read the same book together. Whenever you read a good book, don’t you just want to talk about it with someone afterwards? Whenever you read a good book, don’t you run to your friend and tell her she has to read it next? Skip the waiting and read together from the start. Load up your Kindle with the same book and start from page one. When you’re both finished settle down for a glass of white wine and talk about the plot, compare your thoughts, and decide what to read next! Things to do with your best friend.

26. Read the Same Book Together

Whenever you read a good book, don’t you just want to talk about it with someone afterwards? Whenever you read a good book, don’t you run to your friend and tell her she has to read it next? Skip the waiting and read together from the start. Load up your Kindle with the same book and start from page one. When you’re both finished settle down for a glass of white wine and talk about the plot, compare your thoughts, and decide what to read next!

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Volunteer together. Chances are, you and your best friend share similar passions. Why not harness those passions into something good? If you share a bucket list with your best friend, add “volunteer together” to the list. You can choose to volunteer weekly at a pet shelter, monthly serving food to the homeless, or even spend some time volunteering teaching English abroad. Align your friendship, interests, and time and do something good for the world! Things to do with your best friend.

27. Volunteer Together

Chances are, you and your best friend share similar passions. Why not harness those passions into something good? If you share a bucket list with your best friend, add “volunteer together” to the list. You can choose to volunteer weekly at a pet shelter, monthly serving food to the homeless, or even spend some time volunteering teaching English abroad. Align your friendship, interests, and time and do something good for the world!

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Have a girls night out. You can’t have a list of best friend bucket list ideas without adding “Have a Girls Night Out.” The sky is the limit to what a girls night out means to you and your bestie. It could mean dinner at a five star restaurant and fancy cocktails at a rooftop bar. It could mean dancing at clubs until all hours of the night. It could mean a Star Trek Convention. Whatever girls night out means to you and your friends, make it meaningful, make it fun, and make it girls only! Things to do with your best friend.

28. Have a Girls Night Out

You can’t have a list of best friend bucket list ideas without adding “Have a Girls Night Out.” The sky is the limit to what a girls night out means to you and your bestie. It could mean dinner at a five star restaurant and fancy cocktails at a rooftop bar. It could mean dancing at clubs until all hours of the night. It could mean a Star Trek Convention. Whatever girls night out means to you and your friends, make it meaningful, make it fun, and make it girls only!

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Create a BFF Hashtag. Hashtag besties. Create a hashtag that only the two of you share and use it any time you tag yourselves on social media. Combine your names, your passions, your location, or anything else that defines your friendship into one concise (and searchable) snippet. Be it #SarahAndSamanthaInSeattle #JenniLisa or #ChicagoSwimmerGirls use your customized hashtag to show the world (or at least your Instagram followers) how great your friendship is. Things to do with your best friend.

29. Create a BFF Hashtag

Hashtag besties. Create a hashtag that only the two of you share and use it any time you tag yourselves on social media. Combine your names, your passions, your location, or anything else that defines your friendship into one concise (and searchable) snippet. Be it #SarahAndSamanthaInSeattle #JenniLisa or #ChicagoSwimmerGirls use your customized hashtag to show the world (or at least your Instagram followers) how great your friendship is.

 
BEST FRIEND BUCKET LIST: Cry it out together. Breaking up. Getting fired. Getting sick. Losing loved ones. Not all of the times you spend with your friends will be good times. That’s just how life goes. But be grateful that you have someone close to you who will be there when you need her and that you are someone your friend can count on too. When times are tough and it’s hard to see a way through it, pledge to always be there to cry it out with your best friend. Things to do with your best friend.

30. Cry It Out Together

Breaking up. Getting fired. Getting sick. Losing loved ones. Not all of the times you spend with your friends will be good times. That’s just how life goes. But be grateful that you have someone close to you who will be there when you need her and that you are someone your friend can count on too. When times are tough and it’s hard to see a way through it, pledge to always be there to cry it out with your best friend.