How To Celebrate Pens Down

How To Celebrate Pens Down

You finally made it through the last stretch. Now that exams are over, you may be looking for ways to celebrate with your friends. There are big events and festivals planned all over South Africa, but it’s important to be safe while having fun. Here are a few ways to celebrate,


The great thing about this occasion is that you don’t have to travel far to enjoy it. Picnics are usually about food, but we also love spending time with the people we take on the picnic. This is a great opportunity to get outside with a few friends and enjoy time together. Head to a park for an hour or two for food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere and don’t forget to take some snaps.


It’s well known that sharing a meal with friends strengthens your bond and builds friendship. Take time to laugh, share stories and enjoy each other’s company over a delicious meal. This is a great way to lift your spirits and take your mind off results anxiety.

Amusement Park

There’s just something about an amusement park that swallows you up as you enter. The atmosphere you feel is something you cannot feel anywhere else because everything around you is designed to draw you into that magical feeling.  Take a trip to Gold Reef with some friends, there are a lot of fun activities and a variety of food to enjoy.

Going out

As fun as parties may be, they can sometimes get out of control. If you choose to go out to an after-party or pens-down bash, remember that,

  • It’s a good idea to let your parents or another trusted adult know where you are going before you go.
  • Attend the party with friends you know.
  • Be alert. Watch out for drugs and alcohol. If you see things that make you uncomfortable, it’s okay to leave, even if your friends aren’t ready.
  • Don’t leave your drink unattended
  • Don’t wander off without letting your friends know where you’re going

Remember that you worked hard on your exams, and you did the best you could. Now is the time to let your hair down and enjoy some much-needed time out with friends.

If you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send a Facebook message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).