Being far from friends and family can be challenging. The people that you were once in the habit of seeing on a regular basis are no longer close enough for you to be able to simply get together at a moment’s notice for a cup of coffee or a catch-up. While things like social media and video calls can help, you might still be missing the opportunity that you once had to get together and make new memories with one another.
If you are missing some friends or family who live farther away from you than you would like, there are actually a few things that you can plan that are more fun than a simple phone call. Such virtual get-togethers will almost make it feel as though you aren’t that far from your friends after all. With a bit of planning and some creativity, you can organize a truly fun catch-up with your friends from afar.
A Virtual Tasting
If you and your friends used to go out for wine tastings or something similar when you still lived close to one another, you might be missing those events now that you live apart. Thanks to the dawning of more virtual hangout ideas, there are actually companies that hold virtual tastings of this sort for you and any “guests” you might wish to invite.
From wine tasting to virtual chocolate tasting, you can organize a fun virtual event for you and your friends. Simply choose a date and time that is convenient for everyone you would like to include and get in touch with an expert. They will send the chocolates or other delectable items to you and your friends and then host you all via video chat. Just as with an in-person tasting, you will learn all about the items you are tasting while you enjoy them together.
Start a Book Club
Another great way to stay in touch with your friends from afar is to start a book club. This will not only give you all something fun to talk about and share during a virtual hang, but it will also be something that you can all look forward to on your calendars each month.
You might arrange things so that everyone gets a chance to select the book for the month. Then, just pick a night that everyone will be free to call in via video chat. Make sure that everyone has their favorite snacks and drinks on hand for the call so that you can all settle in and enjoy discussing the book.
Create a Message Group
Missing your group of friends when you move away is tough. One of the simplest ways that you can all stay in touch is to create a messaging group just for the few of you. Give this group a fun name and use it to communicate anything that you would have ordinarily shared with your friend group when you all lived closer together.