Gossiping about the latest hot news or simply having deep conversations are easy with friends. These are fun ways to pass the time and guarantee that you’re going to have a good time. However, sometimes conversation runs dry – it’s inevitable! You can only talk about so much at any one time so it’s a good idea to have a few fun challenges to do with friends up your sleeve. That way, you can stay entertained regardless of the time.
These lists are not only hilarious, they also involve some huge accomplishments. Whether you’re into sharing these challenges as videos on YouTube or are about to embark on a new life adventure such as marriage, babies, travel, or work, there’s nothing better than making lasting memories with your closest friends.
10 Fun challenges to do with friends
Side note? Your safety is always more important than jumping into a sub-zero lake in your undies or trying to eat a million pickles! When it comes to fun challenges to do with friends, it’s always safety first. Now without further ado, here are 24 challenges you’re going to love.
1. Travel across the country
Want a challenge that involves a little legwork? Instead of shoving food into your mouth and throwing it on the internet, why not make your challenges a little more memorable. Make it your goal to travel around your country with your friends over the course of the next year.
2. Chubby Bunny
Who hasn’t heard of Chubby Bunny? This classic food challenge involves shoving as many marshmallows into your mouth as you can and then exclaiming “Chubby Bunny” audibly. The winner is the friend who says the phrase clearly with the most marshmallows in their mouth.
3. Waterfall challenge
What’s more beautiful than chilling on a rock in front of a massive waterfall, taking in the sights and sounds of nature? Basically nothing. Similar to traveling across your country, the waterfall challenge involves scoping out exciting sights and checking your list off one waterfall at a time.
There are actually printable lists of waterfalls found around the world for you to explore. Here’s a top four to get you inspired:
– Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park
– Victoria Falls, South Africa
– Niagara Falls/Horseshoe Falls, Canada
– Ban Gioc–Detian Falls, Vietnam
Bean Boozled Jelly Beans
Bean Boozled is one of the most fun challenges to do with friends. If you’re way behind on social games that involve candy, let’s fill you in.
In this game, each color jelly bean has one of two tastes. For example, the pink jelly bean may taste like a strawberry smoothie or it may taste like a dead fish. The white jellybean may taste like beachy coconut or rotten milk. Peach might be barf, berry might be toothpaste, and buttered popcorn may be rotten egg.
5. Racing challenge
No, this doesn’t mean challenge your friend to a race around the block—though that’s totally acceptable too. We’re talking challenging your bodies and training for a community race. Taking up a local race with a friend is a great way to challenge your body while supporting a local cause. Search Run for Charity to find a cause to support.
6. No mirror makeup challenge
Get your friends together and try to put your full face of makeup on without any mirrors. The results are going to be both hilarious and horrifying. If you’re extra brave, head out for a drink or a coffee post-challenge and see who’s really the bravest among you!
7. Accent challenge one
What do you call a sweetened carbonated beverage: pop, soda, or a soft drink? This is just one of the fun questions in the Accent Challenge tag. This is a great challenge to do with friends to get to know each other’s background.
This challenge asks you to identify objects to see if where you come from has a different idea what to call a can of Coke than your other friends. This challenge also has you pronounce different words such as “caramel” to see what kind of accent you have. Definitely a short and sweet challenge to do with a group of friends.
8. Accent challenge two
The second version of the accent challenge is more literal than the BuzzFeed version. Make a list of cards with different accents on them. Group up into teams, put on a one-minute timer and have your friends take turns doing the accents on their cards and see if their partner can guess which accent they’re trying to do.
9. Card castle challenge
Challenge your friends to a card castle building challenge. This may sound a little 1980’s, but this challenge gets intense.
10. No thumbs challenge
Tape your thumbs to your forefinger so that you can’t use them and try to complete a list of tasks. Whoever completes the task first wins.
Tasks include writing your name on a piece of paper and then cut the paper in half. Other tasks include tying your shoelaces, open a pack of crackers, and make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If you’re playing this one with a lover you can definitely create a dirty version.