Chat and play simple party games remotely using Houseparty.
Video chat with a friend while your cooking
Start Self-Care Sundays with a close friend—sit in the park a good 2 m away. Bring your own snacks and wine or work out at a distance (bring all your own equipment)
Challenge a friend or family member to a dance contest; record a video of yourself doing a dance, then send it to them to replicate and send video back to you.
Start a group blog that everyone can contribute to
Or host your own trivia night for like-minded nerdy pals.
Arrange a knitting circle.
Make a TikTok account if you haven’t already (you can keep it private!), and ask your friends to do so as well—it’s a really fun and easy way to have some laughs
Get your friend group to start sending weekly short email “newsletters” to each other. (Keep it simple/doable with a format like “Things I read, watched, listened to, ate, laughed about, photographed, and loved” and bulleted lists.)
Set up a remote lunch with coworkers, aka eat your WFH lunch together and chat like you would have in the office.
Host a long-distance dinner party; each participant should cook their fanciest quarantine meal, set the table (with a laptop across from their spot), dress up, light candles, pour a glass of wine, etc.
Make theme days a part of your group chat/hangouts. Now is a great time to start participating in Wig Wednesdays.
Start a book club.
FaceTime with a friend while you do a workout session together.
Start “planning” the big group trip you’ve been meaning to take for years. .
Utilize software Dropbox, or Google Drive to share photos and videos within a friend/ friend group.
Come up with a great Iso playlist that you can play once its safe to all get together
Set up a standing 20 minute coffee break with a friend every other day at a certain time
Host your own dance party with friends by video chat.
Write real physical letters to friends and drop them in their letter box, or drop off homemade goodies.
Set aside time each day to make a couple 20-minute phone calls.
Make a family photobook with all your digital photos, have your family members log in and add to it.
If staying in touch with family is feeling overwhelming, start sending a weekly email—sort of like those end-of-year Christmas card letters—instead.
Send people whatever postcards or greeting cards you have lying around. (It doesn’t matter if they are seasonally inappropriate!!!)