There is nothing quite like a night of sharing secrets and laughing until your sides hurt with your best girlfriends. Every woman needs a night with her favorite friends to break up the monotony of life. The key to keeping these girls’ nights fresh is to always be trying out new ideas. Here are five ideas to help you bond with your friends at your next girls’ night.
There is no better way to bond with your girlfriends than over a delicious meal. Make a night out of spending time together in the kitchen whipping up your favorite dishes. There are a number of different approaches that you can take with this idea. Ask each friend to bring their favorite recipe for a progressive dinner or design a menu around a specific theme.
There are sure to be loads of laughs as you work your way around the kitchen preparing the food for the night. Be sure to have plenty of wine or cocktails on hand to pair with the food.
You do not need to go out to a fancy spa to pamper yourself. A girls’ spa night is a fun way to try out different products. Assign every attendee with a particular body part to pamper. For instance, maybe one girlfriend wants to bring nail polish while somebody else can bring a rejuvenating hand mask for everyone.
Light some candles, put on soft music, make spa water with fresh cucumbers, and feel all of your troubles melt away as you relax with your friends. Encourage everyone to wear their favorite pair of pajamas or loungewear for the ultimate comfort. All of your guests will appreciate the chance to relax and practice self-care.
Even if you do not consider yourself to be crafty, you may be surprised at how much fun you will have getting creative with your friends. This is a good idea if you have regular girl’s nights. Each person can pick a month to host the event, plan the craft, and gather all the supplies. All everyone else has to do is show up and get crafty.
A craft night is an excellent idea as the holidays approach. Use the time to get a head start on your homemade holiday gifts, make some festive decor for your home, and more. As an alternative idea, consider hosting a time to work on scrapbooks or photo books for your family. This is a great opportunity to bounce ideas off of your trusted friends as you create a special keepsake.
Plan a Clothing Swap
Every woman is always on the hunt for that perfect sweater or a stylish piece of jewelry. Rather than spending more money than you need to on new clothes and accessories, consider hosting a clothing swap with your friends. Invite your group and ask them to bring pieces they no longer wear.
You can set up racks and tables in your living area and encourage your pals to shop each other’s gently used wardrobes. Not only is this a fun activity but it will also motivate you to purge your closet and start fresh. You never know what treasures you will find when shopping for your friends’ old favorites
Take a Day Trip
A girls’ night does not have to necessarily be a night. A day trip is a fantastic way to shake things up for your group. A change of scenery will do everyone some good. Hit up a historic site near your home, visit a small town, head to the beach or the lake, or take a trip up to the mountains for a hike.
The destination does not matter as much as the company. The long car ride will give everyone a chance to catch up. As a bonus, experiencing new places and activities together will bring your friends closer to each other because of a new shared experience. You will arrive back home feeling refreshed and fulfilled after a day of getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
These five ideas are just the start of the fun that you can have when you plan a girls’ night with your favorite ladies.