Bowling – Choose a location that offers a brightly colored atmosphere with loud music playing or a quiet neighborhood bowling alley that may offer discounted pricing.
Dinner Theater- Try this as a date night or gather a group of friends to enjoy dinner and a show.
See a Movie – Rent a Redbox, Stream a new flick from the web or hit your favorite theater
Indoor Amusement Centers (video games, darts, billiards, air hockey, laser tag, bowling) – like Dave & Busters, Boondocks, Fat City – A great option for doing various things at one location.
Murder Mystery Night – Attend a local show or host your own. Pre-written mysteries can be purchased online or write your own. This is a great way to host a party without having an occasion to celebrate.
Wii Game Night and Pizza Party – Keep it informal or have a Wii Olympics and divide players into teams to compete. Invite friends to bring their favorite game or rent some new ones from Redbox.
Bonfire with S’mores and Hot Chocolate – Sit around a sing campfire song, tell stories or just gossip. This can be fun on a warm summer evening or in the middle of winter.
Caroling at Christmastime – Get a few friends together, pick a safe neighborhood and walk around the neighborhood singing Christmas songs in unison.
Progressive Dinner - Have appetizers at one house, the entrée at another house and dessert at a third house. This can be done simply with frozen or pre-made foods for each course or more elaborately with each course being homemade by each host. Another option to mix things up would be to do a reverse progressive dinner, with dessert first, entrée second and appetizers last or a crazy progressive dinner, with breakfast foods for the first course, lunch foods for the second course and dinner foods for the last course.
Roller Skating – Many skate rinks host dedicated “teen skate nights” where you can hang out with friends, skate and get some exercise all at the same time.
Play Board Games (trivia, Monopoly, Taboo, Twister) – Increase the stakes and have everyone bring a candy bar to put in a “prize pool” and the winner of the game, or series of games, wins the variety of candies.
Glow in the Dark Indoor Putt Putt Golf – A fun night out with friends. Many of these indoor golf courses boast vibrant colors, upbeat music and exotic themes to transport you from the land of reality to one of fun and imagination.
Take it Outside – Put some lawn chairs in your yard and just hang out outside, instead of inside. For extra fun, order a pizza to be delivered to your backyard. Bring a portable speaker to connect your phone or iPod to play some music to play at a moderate level.
Outdoor Movies – Watch an outdoor movie in the park or bring your movie screen outside in the back yard. Add some popcorn and a couple of lawn chairs. See you at the movies!