How To Still Have A Social Life This Fall
(Hint: Take The Fun Outside)
BY RACHEL CAVANAUGH
The answer is simple: Don’t go back in. Whether you’re a college kid in the dorms or a 30-something living in the city, you can do a lot of the same stuff you’ve been doing outside all summer—you just need the right clothes.
According to the CDC, activities are safer in outdoor spaces where there’s better ventilation and it’s easier to stay six feet apart. That means that as long as you have a good jacket and some layers, you can maintain a healthy and safe social life even once the weather changes. If you’re eager for ideas, check out these socially distant outdoor activities below. Just be sure to follow proper safety recommendations, any guidelines and restrictions from your local health authorities, and wear a mask when appropriate.
Host A “No-Touch” Bonfire
Have An Outdoor Silent Disco
Do A Drive-In Movie Theater
Plan A Stargazing Soiree
Have A Cold-Weather Themed Cookout
Try one of these cold weather themes:
- “80s Ski Lodge” - Everyone wears throwback ski lodge clothes and fanny packs.
- “All Your Clothes” - It’s like “Anything But Clothes” but the opposite: Wear literally everything in your closet. Whoever’s the most bundled up wins.
- “Animal Kingdom” - Get out your fuzzy boots and fluffy neck warmers and dress up as your favorite furry animals.
- “Parka Party” - Wear your best parka. Look for the largest, coziest, and perhaps goofiest one you can find.
- “Apocalypse Party” - Dress for the apocalypse, complete with all of your warm gear and bug-out backpack. Given the year we’ve had, you should probably have this anyway.
Plan “Hot Cider and Recess Games”
Also, Remember That Rain And Snow Can Be Fun...
- Rainy-Day Water Fight
- Snowman-Building Contest
- Wet and Rainy Toy Boat Race
- Extreme Sledding