Sometimes, all you need after a long week of work is a night out with your girlfriends. And while dinner and drinks are always a good time, a little change of pace can be just the thing you need to turn your usual Girls’ Night Out into an epic occasion (even if you don’t leave your apartment). Read on for four fresh, fun ideas for your next evening with the ladies.
Everyone could use a little pampering, so meet at a nail salon or spa and do it together. Check out Groupons in your area to find great deals, or look for fun spots that serve martinis or champagne. If you don’t want to splurge on a massage, just buy a day pass at a spa and enjoy the facilities—there’s no better place to soak in some girl talk than a steam room or hot tub while hydrating with cucumber water! Or, if you have a large group, it can be a great (and cheaper) option to hire someone to do pedicures, massages, or makeovers at your house. Take turns getting treatments while the others sip wine, nosh on apps, and chit-chat the night away.
Go to a Show
Whether you’ve been dying to see a musical, a ballet, or Sara Bareilles, gather a group of girls and get tickets. (Trust me, your boyfriend won’t mind sitting this one out!) If you want something more casual, dress up and check out a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, stumble upon some local talent at a coffee shop open mic event, or laugh all night at a comedy show. It may not be the best atmosphere for catching up, but sometimes you just need to let go of the stresses of regular life and lose yourself in something else.
Relive Your Youth
Think back to what you loved doing with your girlfriends when you were just a kid—then add an adult twist (and some adult beverages!). Try high-end or midnight bowling, look up the nearest skating rink and go roller skating, or head to your local amusement park and enjoy the rides! Or, invite your girlfriends over for a sleep-over, complete with pizza, bin candy, and horror movies. Feeling silly? Prank call someone’s boyfriend or play “Truth or Dare.”
Get Outta Town
Turn your Girls’ Night Out into a Girl’s Night Away: Pick your favorite foursome, pack your roller bags, and jump in the car for a mini road trip. Head to an exciting, quaint, or interesting city within a couple hours of where you live, and enjoy taking in the sights together. If you can’t get out of town, have a staycation and snag a 4-star hotel for a great rate on Priceline. Since you’ve likely seen your city’s main attractions, just enjoy the room and your company. Nestle in, order room service (with champagne, of course!), and rent the latest rom com on Pay Per View. Relax and enjoy!
No matter how tied up you are with work, family, and other obligations, it’s always a breath of fresh air to spend some good old fashioned girl-time with your BFFs. So pick something fun to do—and make it happen!