Ways to Spend Quality Time with Friends Who are Far Away

May 11th 2020

Distance really can make the heart grow fonder. We all have those special people we will always remember — regardless if they move to a different city or across the world. With new forms of technology, it's easier to stay in touch, and research shows that utilizing certain forms of social media can help people feel less lonely and more connected to other people. Don't worry, there's a lot of easy ways to spend quality time with friends who are far away. Here are 4 easy things to do to stay in touch with them!

Watch or Stream Online Videos or Movies

This is probably one of the most popular options, if not the top one. There are a lot of options for streaming or watching videos online together with long distance friends! Several streaming services allow people to be a bit more social while zoning out in front of a screen. Gather in a group chat and decide which movie to watch together without even having to be in the same room. While watching a movie together, catch up on what's happening in everybody's life in the handy chatroom (usually provided by the streaming service). Some of the best apps to rely on to watch movies online together with friends are: Netflix Party, Rave and Rabbit.

Play Multiplayer Games

The most obvious way of using games to stay connected with friends and loved ones who are far away is through multiplayer online gaming. It is also a good idea to voice chat while playing games because not only will it make communication and teamwork better while playing, it will give friends time to catch up, make jokes, and truly feel physically together.

Try a Virtual Workout

Since working out alone can be not-so motivating at times and downright boring for some, a virtual group workout is a good option to stay healthy and connected with friends who are far away. Try to connect virtually via Facetime, Skype, or Zoom once or twice per week and do a workout together.

Host an Online Get Together

One of the ways we keep bonds strong with our friends and relatives is to sit and enjoy some sweet treats together —virtually. It might sound awkward at first, but this digital get together can be just as heartwarming and fun as an actual group gathering!

A week before the online get together, send out some sweet treats for the invitee. Find a beautiful pack of premium butter cookies that is perfect for gift-giving, so everyone will have the same treats at the get togethers. One of the most famous biscuits packed with a premium and elegant design is Danisa Butter Cookies. Globally known as a symbol of festivity and luxurious indulgence, Danisa Butter Cookies continues to delight an international fan base, establishing it as one of the world's most sought-after treats. The richness of the butter, melt in the mouth texture, and the perfectly balanced sweetness is just right to please people all over the world.

On the day of the event, don’t forget to set up the corner with pretty, simple little details such as flowers on the table (dried ones work great too!) and a cute backdrop. It’s something that everyone can see and makes the ‘virtual’ get together feel just as special. Put the laptop or iPad on the other side so everyone can see each other and it feels like they are sitting on the other side of the table.

Last but not least, quality time with friends should be fun and kind of exciting. Don’t overthink anything, and just have a good time with them!