It's important to make some crazy memories if you're a senior in high school, but it's also important to make good memories no matter what stage you are in life. Do things with your friends and loved ones that make you smile both in the moment and looking back.
Here are some of the ways my friends and I have made crazy memories this year.
Citywide Scavenger Hunt
My friends and I did this for my birthday. We made a list of challenges, like "serenading a stranger" and "trying on crazy clothes at Wal-Mart." One of the challenges was even to kidnap a random person and take a picture of him/her tied up in the backseat! Whoever could complete the challenges first won the scavenger hunt. With everything we did, we had to take a picture or a video. We had a blast. Some of my favorite memories from this year are from that night.
Serve others with your friends. This may seem like a lame idea, but it will give you that "feel good" feeling and you'll be helping others. Serve food at a soup kitchen or go visit people at a nursing home. If you serve people with a group of friends, you'll manage to have a great time and help somebody out.
Personally, I'm terrified of water, but for my friend Rebecca's birthday, we went on a canoe ride around the creek behind her house. If there's a lake or creek nearby, get a group of friends and go canoeing. Be sure to take plenty of pictures. And sing. Everything's better with a good song.
Every year for the last four years, my friends and I have gone to a corn maze on Halloween. It's a blast. We're sure to go after dark and we always manage to get lost. Take a picture with every marker to show how far you've come. It's dark, spooky, and tons of fun.
Go to a football game or two. Football isn't a sport I necessarily enjoy watching, but when you're with a few friends, it can turn into something crazy fun.
If you're a girl, have a crazy makeup night.
Get together for a night and celebrate being a girl. Do each others' makeup... and be sure to do it badly on purpose. Watch Disney movies, pig out on chocolate and ice cream... go absolutely crazy.
Start a prank war.
You may want to set some basic ground rules, like "don't do anything that will permanently damage someone's property" and etc, but a prank war can be the most hilarious way to make memories. Divide your friends into two separate teams and go crazy. Saran wrap each others' cars, toilet paper houses, fruit loop, fork, and the list goes on and on. Get creative.
Again, this only works if you're a junior or senior in high school, but if you are, then get a group of friends to go to prom with you. Agree to dance with everyone. Have fun and enjoy the night. Be sure to have a little party afterward to relax and make the night even more memorable.
Have everyone bring a game, like Apples to Apples, Scribblish, and Twister. If someone has a Wii, play games like Just Dance. Be silly and have fun.
What are some crazy memories you've made with your friends?