You Can’t Call Yourself a Squad If You Haven’t Done These 9 Things

You Can’t Call Yourself a Squad If You Haven’t Done These 9 Things

The ultimate #squadgoals test

By Amber Lowther | 25th August 2016

#squadgoals is one of those hashtags that you just KNOW means business. There is no messing with someone else’s squad or breaking up your own – so you certainly need to choose your members wisely. But how do you know who to pick for your posse? Well, we’ve come up with seven activities you need to do before your group can fully pledge themselves as a squad to rival Taylor Swift’s.

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Gone To A Concert Together

Let’s be real – if you haven’t rocked out to Queen Bey or T-Swizz LIVE with your squad, then what are you doin’ gf? If you have the same taste in music, there’s no reason why you SHOULDN’T book yourselves front row seats to watch your favourite artist own the stage! There’s nothing better than doing hair flips and screaming lyrics at the top of your lungs together. I dare you to find something as equally as satisfying as that!

Had A Fab Holiday Together

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It doesn’t have to be a four-week Europe trip extravaganza. It could simply be a fun girl’s night out, or a weekend away at the beach. There’s something about going away with your best girl friends that is so fulfilling – maybe it’s the spa days or getting ready for a fun night out together. But if I’m being honest, it’s mainly the journey there and back which brings the most giggles! Round up your squad and book yourselves in for a holiday to remember!

Created A Secret Group Chat

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This is where ALL THE MAGIC HAPPENS! You need to send screenshots of the fight you just had with your boyfriend? Put it in the group chat. You need help deciding what to wear? Put it in the group chat. You’re crying because you just ran out of Tim Tams? Group chat it, gurrrl. You’ve even set a custom text tone for it so you KNOW when $H!+ is goin’ dooown! This is a sacred place where you make all the plans, gossip harder than Gossip Girl and speak in secret Emoji code.

Tested Your IQ Together

Trivia is a damn good time, there’s no doubt about it. Having a pub feed while laughing with your friends over the answers is too much of a good time! Another out-of-the-box activity for the squad is an Escape Hunt Experience. This is where you’re locked in a room for 60 minutes and given clues and puzzles to solve to escape. Obviously not for the claustrophobic – but then again, it might be even more fun that way…for everyone else!

Gone To A Fun Event

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I don’t mean attending the sausage sizzle at Bunnings, either. Do something different and fun like attending Oktoberfest Brisbane! This way you can shop for your dirndl’s together and experience the day like a true German. Why not try the German cuisine while you’re there? Schnitzels, pretzels and pork knuckle are only a few dishes on the menu. Plus, you can’t go to Oktoberfest Brisbane without trying one of their hand-crafted German beers! It’s guaranteed to be a fun-filled day with your squad!

Had A High Tea To Rival ALL High Tea's

Sometimes, you just want to feel like a classy lay-day. There comes a time when you just need to bond over delicious hot tea and those sandwiches with the crusts cut off. In order to get your #squadgoals ticked off, organise a decadent high tea! Try The Brisbane Marriott, Customs House, Room with Roses or the Treasury Casino for all things feminine and lady-like. Dress the part and soon enough, high tea’s will become your ultimate relaxation and debriefing activity!

Binge-Watched Your Favourite TV Show

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Excuuuse me! But if you haven’t had a session binge-watching Pretty Little Liars, Sex and The City, Outlander, Grey’s Anatomy or ANYTHING in between then you need to organise this pronto! Send a group message to your squad, get them to wear their favourite pj’s, make everyone bring a snack and settle yourselves in for a marathon. Sometimes the most joy comes out of doing absolutely nothing and just being with your favourite people. This is super easy and won’t cost a thing (unless you buy snacks, which is a MUST).

You Have An Unspoken Language

This is a language to rival The Da Vinci Code. You know EXACTLY what they’re saying just by the expression on their face. Eyebrow raise? There’s a hottie close by. You see them blink twice? They do not like the person they’re talking to. You know that every Saturday night you can open their closet and wear whatever you want without asking. You can tell if they’re sad just by the way they’re standing. This is a whole language where only your squad knows what’s up – cherish it, and never break the sanctity of the code by sharing it with anyone else!

Tried A Fitness Class Together

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…and cried about it afterwards. If you haven’t had a sweat session to rival all sweat sessions, then this is a bonding experience you need to try! What’s even better is signing up to a class you’ve NEVER done before and looking at each other in horror as you try to accomplish it. It’s hilarious and you can encourage one another while you’re doing it tough! We recommend trying Dance Barre for a super fun workout or F45 Training for a high intensity 45-minute sweat sesh! Don’t think of it as a totally bad thing because you can always get ice-cream afterwards… who doesn’t love ice-cream?!

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Article by Amber Lowther

Amber is a former contributor at Style Magazines. She runs her own fashion and beauty blog and has an obsession with Batman. When she’s not stuffing her face with Italian food, she’s adding new shoes to her wardrobe and dreaming of NYC.

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