7 Things to Do With Your Best Friend Before Going off to College

7 Things to Do With Your Best Friend Before Going off to CollegeCollege is a new, exciting stage of your life. But leaving for college has at least one downside: unless you are very lucky, you have to go there without your BFF. Of course you would like to make the most of the time left to spend together. Here are 7 things to do with you best friend before you head to college.

Go on a road trip. A road trip is an exciting experience that will bring you closer together and help you make wonderful memories. It doesn't have to be a cross-country road trip, just get out of your home town for a couple of days and explore.

Hit up your favorite home town spots. In a couple of months, you will be leaving not only your best friend, but also the place where you grew up. Why not bid farewell to both at the same time? Indulge in a trip down memory lane and visit all your favorite hangout spots and landmarks. Have lunch in your favorite diner and coffee in your favorite coffee house. Even if you'll be back for Thanksgiving or Christmas, visiting your favorite spots together before leaving for college is a unique bittersweet experience you shouldn’t miss.

Buy matching jewelry. Or T-shirts. Or anything else. Matching isn't always cute when you're hanging out together (your not 5-year-old identical twins, for God's sake!), but when you are miles apart, wearing something that reminds you of your friend can make you miss them just a little bit less and feel just a little bit better.

Get a makeover together. As we've already said, college is a new stage of your life. If you're going to turn over a new leaf when you go off to college, what's a better way than with a new style? And getting a makeover together with your BFF is so much fun! So get a new haircut. Raid your closets and decide which clothes to leave behind. Hit the mall and buy some new clothes. If you don't want a makeover (right now or at all), at least go shopping together for college stuff.

Make a plan for keeping in touch. College life is very busy, so if you don't have a solid plan for keeping in touch with your BFF, you might drift apart after you leave for college. Promise each other to set a standing Skype date as soon as you figure out your schedules, to text each other every day about random things, etc. It's easy to maintain friendships when you live in close proximity, but maintaining a long-distance friendship requires more input from both parties.

Have a sleepover. You'll probably go to at least a couple of farewell parties and might even host one, but a good old-fashioned sleepover is the best way to say goodbye to your closest friends. Spend the night watching your favorite movies or TV shows, playing video games, munching on snacks and talking about anything and everything.

Do all the things you've always wanted to do together, but never got around to. This is your last chance to do them, so don't miss it! Just don't do anything stupid, dangerous or illegal. It's not worth the risk.



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