fun group activities for adults

by | Apr 8, 2024 | inspiration

Hey, isn’t it wonderful? COVID times are behind us, and we, social creatures at heart, can finally gather and bask in each other’s company once more. We’re here to dive into some of the most fun group activities for adults. Whether you’re looking to rekindle friendships, relax after a busy week, or inject some fun into your daily grind, we’ve got you covered.

We’re talking about everything from thrilling outdoor adventures to imaginative indoor activities. Each one is crafted to bring us closer, fill our days with laughter, and create lasting memories. Let’s jump right in!

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Outdoor activities for adults

Every season brings its perfect moment for an adventure, especially if you love being outdoors. Plus, who can resist the charm of an activity that is as friendly on the wallet as fun? Here are some great ideas to get you started:

1. Outdoor picnics 🌸

Good for: small and large groups.

Why wait for the perfect day? Every day is ideal for a picnic with friends or family. It’s an affordable way to soak in the beauty of nature, enjoy fresh air, and have great food and conversations. Gather your small group and head to a scenic park, beach, or countryside spot where you can spread out a picnic blanket, unpack a delicious spread of food and drink, and enjoy each other’s company amidst the sights and sounds of the outdoors.

bachelorette party in Los Angeles

And if you’re looking to spice things up, luxury pop-up picnics are the trend you don’t want to miss! It’s like bringing a 5-star hotel experience to the great outdoors.

At Picnic Makers, we specialize in these luxe pop-up picnics. We’ll take your outdoor gathering to the next level, handling all the details so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the luxurious setup with your loved ones. How’s that for making memories?

2. Hiking 🏞️

Good for: small and large groups.

Escape into nature and embark on a journey of discovery with your small or large group through the tranquil trails and breathtaking views of walking adventures.

Lace up your walking boots, pack some snacks and water, and set off with your group on an adventure of awe-inspiring sights, invigorating exercise, and unforgettable memories.

3. Urban scavenger hunts

Good for: small and large groups.

Explore your city like never before with an urban scavenger hunt that combines sightseeing, problem-solving, and teamwork. Armed with a list of clues and challenges, your group will navigate your city’s streets, landmarks, and hidden gems in search of answers and adventure.

Urban scavenger hunts are a fun and interactive way to discover new places and create lasting memories with friends.

4. Rafting or tubing 🚣‍♂️

Good for: small groups.

Experience the thrill of adventure on the water with your group on exhilarating rafting or tubing excursions. Navigate raging rivers or float along gentle currents as you enjoy the stunning scenery and the adrenaline rush together.

So grab your paddles or tubes, put on your lifejackets, and get ready for a great time on the water with your small group!

For those without immediate access to rivers or streams for rafting or tubing, consider an adventurous alternative like visiting an indoor water park. Many indoor parks offer lazy rivers and wave pools, capturing the fun of water-based activities in a more accessible setting.

5. Aerial parks 🧗‍♂️

Good for: small groups.

Take your small group to new heights for an exhilarating adventure in an aerial park! Strap into a harness and navigate an obstacle course suspended high above the ground, complete with zip lines, rope bridges, and challenging obstacles.

Aerial parks offer an exhilarating experience that encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and a sense of achievement as you combine each element.

One of the top adventure places is Los Angeles, with its vibrant culture and diverse attractions. There are many exciting options for fun group outdoor activities in LA, from exploring iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Griffith Observatory to soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica and Venice.

Creative group activities for adults

When it comes to group activities, tapping into your creative side can be both fulfilling and incredibly enjoyable. These activities allow you to express yourself artistically and foster collaboration and camaraderie among participants. Whether you’re interested in painting, pottery, photography, or writing, there’s a workshop to help you improve your skills and express yourself in new and exciting ways.

Here are creative group activities that are sure to inspire and delight:

6. Paint session 👩‍🎨

Good for: small and large groups

Paint sessions are a vibrant dive into color and expression, inviting participants to unleash their creativity on canvas. These sessions are as therapeutic as they are joyful, offering a way to communicate emotions and stories through paint.

Paint sessions are suitable for artists at all levels and provide a colorful escape and the joy of creation in a shared, communal setting.

7. Pottery classes for adults

Good for: small groups

Adult pottery classes are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a hands-on creative experience. Working with clay is a profoundly satisfying tactile experience, a chance to learn a new skill and express your creativity in three dimensions.

pottery classes for adults

Whether you’re making a bowl, a mug, or a figurine, pottery offers endless possibilities and encourages experimentation.

Pottery classes are a great way to bond with others as you share tips, techniques, and laughs. So why not pick up a paintbrush or a lump of clay and let your creativity flow? The results may surprise you.

8. Art drawing classes 🎨

Good for: small groups.

Art drawing classes focus on the foundational skills of visual art, from mastering lines to shading techniques. These classes are ideal for those looking to refine their drawing skills or start from scratch.

Drawing classes emphasize observation, proportion, and perspective. They offer a detailed exploration of the world around us through pencil and paper, fostering a deep connection to the art and each other.

Grab your sketchbook, sharpen your pencils, and let your imagination run wild!

9. Crafting lessons

Good for: small groups.

Get crafty with crafting lessons that are as fun as they are educational! From knitting and crocheting to jewelry making and DIY projects, these hands-on lessons allow you to unleash your creativity while learning new skills.

crafting lessons

Crafting classes offer endless possibilities for creative expression, whether you’re making personalized gifts for loved ones or adding a unique touch to your home decor.

10. Flower arranging classes 💐

Good for: small groups

Discover the art of floral design with your small group in flower arranging classes that blossom with creativity and beauty. Led by experienced florists, these classes offer hands-on instruction in the selection, arrangement, and care of flowers to create stunning bouquets and centerpieces.

flower arranging classes

Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply exploring your passion for flowers, flower arranging classes are an excellent way to bond with your small group while expressing your artistic flair.

Gourmet group activities for adults

At Picnic Makers, we believe every meal shared with friends, family, or colleagues is an opportunity to create lasting memories. Learn new cooking skills, explore diverse cuisines or engage in the refined pleasure of wine tastings guided by experts. Indulge your taste buds and bond over delicious flavors with these foodie group activities that are sure to please any palate:

11. Cooking classes 🍽️

Good for: small groups.

Step into the kitchen and unleash your inner chef with cooking classes that promise to tantalize your taste buds!

These classes offer a hands-on experience where you’ll learn new techniques, explore different cuisines, and create delicious dishes from scratch.

From making pasta to rolling sushi, cooking classes are the perfect way to improve your culinary skills while enjoying the company of friends or colleagues.

12. Wine tasting 🍷

Good for: small groups.

Raise a glass and savor the wine’s flavors with wine tastings that delight wine enthusiasts and novices alike! Led by experienced sommeliers or wine experts, these tastings offer a journey through different varietals, regions, and tasting notes.

wine tasting

Wine tastings are a fun and educational experience where you can expand your palate and discover new favorites.

So gather your friends, swirl, sniff, and sip your way through a selection of fine wines – cheers to good company and taste!

13. Do-it-yourself food tours 🍔

Good for: small groups and large groups.

Embark on a culinary adventure right in your city with DIY food tours! Gather a group of friends and create your itinerary, exploring hidden gems, food trucks, and local eateries that showcase your city’s best flavors.

From savory street food to decadent desserts, DIY food tours allow you to customize your culinary journey and sample various dishes while discovering new favorite spots.

14. Cooking competition party 🍳

Good for: small groups and large groups.

Turn up the heat and get your competitive juices flowing with a cook-off party to spice up your social gatherings! Divide into teams, choose your ingredients, and put your culinary skills to the test as you race against the clock to create mouth-watering dishes.

From starters to main courses, cooking competition parties are a fun and interactive way to bond with friends or colleagues while showcasing your creativity in the kitchen. So sharpen your knives, and let the cooking showdown begin!

Unique group activities for adults

Tired of the same old routine? Here are some unique group activities for adults that promise to inject a dose of adventure and spontaneity into your social calendar:

15. Movie nights 🍿

Good for: small groups.

Transport yourself to another world with a cozy movie night at home or in a small cinema. Choose from a selection of films to suit all tastes – from blockbuster hits to indie gems – and settle in for a cinematic journey filled with laughs, tears, and moments of pure escapism.

movie nights

Don’t forget popcorn, snacks, and cozy blankets to enhance the viewing experience! Movie nights are a relaxed and enjoyable way to relax and bond with your small group.

If you don’t want to hang out home – you can simply get an outrdoor projector and set up a movie night with your family and friends.

16. Dance classes 🪩

Good for: small and large groups.

Turn up the music and get ready to groove with your small group in dance classes that promise to get your heart pumping and your feet moving! Whether you’re interested in salsa, swing, hip-hop, or ballroom, there’s a style of dance to suit every taste and skill level.

Joining a small group dance class is a fun and interactive way to learn new moves, improve your coordination, and express yourself through the power of dance.

17. Karaoke 🎤

Good for: small and large groups.

Unleash your inner rock star and belt out your favorite songs with your small group in karaoke sessions that promise laughter, fun, and unforgettable performances.


From classic hits to chart-topping singles, karaoke is a chance to let loose, express yourself, and showcase your vocal talents in a lively and supportive environment.

Whether you sing solo, a duet with a friend, or harmonize with the whole group, karaoke nights provide endless entertainment and camaraderie as you take to the stage and shine together.

18. Board games 🎲

Good for: small groups.

Rediscover the joy of analog entertainment with your small group in board game sessions that promise hours of laughter, strategy, and friendly competition. Here are the top 5 games you can play:

  1. Catan: A strategy game of trading and building to become the ruler of Catan. Check on Amazon.
  2. Ticket to Ride: Collect cards of various types of train cars and use them to claim railway routes. Check on Amazon.
  3. Codenames: Teams compete to see who can contact all their agents first through word clues.
  4. Pandemic: Players cooperate to stop global epidemics before it’s too late.
  5. 7 Wonders: A card drafting game about building an ancient civilization to its height of power. Check on Amazon.

Whether building empires, solving puzzles, or exploring new worlds, board games are a fun and interactive way to bond with your small group while flexing your mental muscles.

19. Escape room experiences

Good for: small groups.

Enter a world of mystery and intrigue with an escape room experience that will test your problem-solving skills. Work with your group to decipher clues, solve puzzles, and unlock hidden secrets before time runs out.

people in a group solve a riddle in a quest room

With a variety of themes to choose from – from historical mysteries to futuristic sci-fi adventures – escape rooms provide an immersive and memorable experience for groups of all sizes.

20. DIY home projects

Good for: small groups.

Channel your inner DIY enthusiast and tackle home improvement projects with your small group. Whether painting a room, renovating a kitchen, or building furniture from scratch, working together on DIY projects fosters teamwork, creativity, and a sense of accomplishment.

21. Book club meetings 📖

Good for: small groups.

Gather your fellow bookworms and dive into the world of literature with a small group book club. Choose a selection of books to read together, from classic novels to contemporary bestsellers, and meet regularly to discuss your thoughts, insights, and reactions. Here are five books that cater to a wide range of interests and can spark engaging discussions in a book club:

  1. “Educated” by Tara Westover – A memoir that tells the story of a woman’s pursuit of education and self-invention, overcoming her survivalist family’s isolation.
  2. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern is a fantasy novel about a magical competition between two young illusionists set in an enchanting circus that only appears at night.
  3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens – A mystery and coming-of-age novel set in the marshes of North Carolina, blending nature writing with a compelling storyline.
  4. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama – The former First Lady’s intimate memoir, reflecting on her personal and public life experiences, from her childhood in Chicago to her years in the White House.
  5. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is a philosophical book exploring the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who dreams of finding a worldly treasure in Egypt.

book club meetings

Book club meetings provide lively discussions, intellectual stimulation, and the exchange of ideas.

22. Volunteer opportunities

Good for: small and large groups.

You can positively impact your community and bond with your small group through volunteer opportunities. Whether you’re serving meals at a soup kitchen, cleaning up local parks and beaches, or organizing fundraising events for charitable causes, volunteering allows you to work together towards a common goal while making a difference in the lives of others.

By giving back to your community as a group, you’ll strengthen your bonds with each other and experience the joy and fulfillment that comes from helping those in need.

Wellness and active group activities for adults

23. Group yoga 🪷

Good for: small and large groups.

Find balance, strength, and serenity with your party in group yoga classes that unite mind, body, and spirit. Practicing yoga together provides a calm and supportive environment to explore the ancient art of movement, breath, and mindfulness.

group yoga

Led by experienced instructors, group yoga sessions allow you to stretch, strengthen, and relax as you flow through a series of poses and sequences.

So roll out your mats, hold hands, and join your group on a journey of self-discovery and inner transformation through yoga.

24. Group fitness classes

Good for: small and large groups.

Stay active and healthy while bonding with your small group through group fitness classes. Whether you prefer yoga, Pilates, dance, or HIIT workouts, there’s a class to suit your interests and fitness goals.

Joining a class allows you to motivate and support each other as you sweat it out together, building strength, stamina, and camaraderie.

25. Meditation and mindfulness sessions 🧘

Good for: small and large groups.

Take a moment to pause, breathe, and reconnect with yourself and your small group through meditation and mindfulness sessions.

Whether you’re practicing guided meditation, mindfulness exercises, or yoga, these sessions offer a chance to quiet your mind, reduce stress, and cultivate inner peace and tranquility.

Meditating together will create a supportive and uplifting environment where you can relax, recharge, and foster a deeper connection with each other and the world around you.

26. Beach volleyball 🏐

Good for: large groups.

Soak up the sun, sand, and sea with your group in beach volleyball games that combine friendly competition with seaside fun. Beach volleyball is a fantastic way to stay active, bond with your group, and enjoy the beauty of the beach.

So grab your sunscreen lotion, put on your sunglasses, and get ready to bump, set, and spike your way to victory with your small group in beach volleyball games that will make a splash!

27. Casual soccer ⚽

Good for: large groups.

Kick it into gear and hit the field with your group for casual soccer matches that promise fun, fitness, and friendly competition. Soccer offers a dynamic and exhilarating way to bond with your group while honing your athletic skills and teamwork.

Casual soccer matches allow one to enjoy the beautiful game in a relaxed and inclusive setting.

The adventure continues

At Picnic Makers, we believe in the power of bringing people together for unforgettable experiences. There’s no shortage of exciting and memorable activities to enjoy with your groups of friends, family, or colleagues. The options of what people do for fun are endless, from exhilarating rafting trips to laid-back beach volleyball games, from heart-pounding karaoke nights to peaceful yoga sessions.

These activities not only provide opportunities for bonding and laughter but also offer chances for personal growth and self-expression. With these fun activities for adults, you will surely create memories that will last a lifetime.


What are the benefits of participating in group activities for adults?

Group activities promote social bonding, reduce stress, and provide personal growth and development opportunities.

How do you invite to fun group activities?

When inviting to a fun activity, your message must be clear, enthusiastic, and inclusive. Ensure you provide all necessary details, such as the date, time, and location, and express genuine excitement about the opportunity to come together and do things for fun.

What are good prizes for fun group activities?

Good prizes for fun group activities can include gift cards to popular restaurants or stores, themed gift baskets filled with treats or goodies related to the activity, or personalized certificates or trophies recognizing participants’ achievements.

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