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When was your last girls night?
If you’re like most moms it has been a while. With family responsibilities, work and finding a few moments to yourself.
Finding a whole night to hang with your friends doesn’t happen that often.
Making girl time important.
Finding time to hang with your friends, your sisters or your group is important. It lets you relax, mellow and have a bit of fun. It also gives you people to talk to who understand.
For example, I could talk mom stuff to my non-mom friends, but it just isn’t the same as talking to my mom friends who understand the sleepless nights, feedings, teenager questions, family budgets and so much more.
Let’s talk making time.
The guys can make time to go camping or fishing, so the girls should be able to take the time too. It doesn’t have to be a night or a weekend.
Get the girls together while the kids are at school and plan an afternoon. Or let the husbands know they are on duty, you’re taking the whole day to relax and refresh.
Honestly, the whole family will benefit from mommy having some down time. Relax, unwind, let the stress go and face life renewed.
Girl time doesn’t have to break the bank.
I am sure we have all heard stories about a group of friends heading off for an expensive weekend away and someone opted out because they couldn’t afford it. Below you will find some great frugal and fun girls night activities that won’t break the bank.
Who said a spa day, appetizers and wine can’t be done on a budget?
Girls night 10 frugal & fun ideas:
1. At Home Spa Day
Spa time doesn’t have to be in the hundreds or even in the fifties. You can have a great spa night with friends.
All you need is a few pedicure kits, some facial masks, chocolate and maybe some martinis or cucumber and mint spa inspired water.
2. Movies, Popcorn and Potluck
Get your friends together. Everyone brings their favorite dinner dish and host a potluck and movie night.
Pop the popcorn and order a great movie or maybe binge watch the last three episodes of your favorite DIY show.
Enjoy the chance to sit down and eat with adults and actually watch a show from beginning to end.
3. Game Night, Appetizers & Wine
Prepare your favorite appetizer platter, maybe it is meat and cheese or a selection of small bites. Grab a cheap bottle of wine or your favorite non alcoholic go to.
4. Book Club, Coffee & Chocolate
Gather up a few friends and read one of these best selling books.
5. Crafting Fun
There is something about crafting and being a mom. We aren’t talking popsicle sticks and white school glue.
Get your girls together and plan a scrap booking night or maybe someone has an event coming up and some DIY centerpieces are needed.
6. Foodie Fun
It’s a foodie fun night. Whether it is appetizers, main course or just dessert and coffee amp it up a bit.
Who says you can’t cook maple infused carrots to have with your peppercorn roast that you have been cooking in the slow cooker.
Or if you and the girls only have time for triple chocolate cheesecake and lattes, grab your milk frother and make it memorable.
7. Out & About
Get out and enjoy nature. Grab your friends and your favorite running shoes, go for a hike or a walk through the park. Maybe an afternoon game of tennis is what you need.
8. Coffee, Conversation and Yummy Desserts
This combination of fun is great for an afternoon or evening with friends and won’t break the bank. Pick your favorite local coffee shop, grab a coffee and catch up with friends.
Or host coffee and dessert at your place. There is something about good coffee and great friends.
9. Who Says The Girls Can’t Go Camping
Grab the girls and the camping gear and head out for the night or the weekend. There is just something relaxing about being in the woods away from it all.
10. Cooking & Planning
Have you ever hosted a cooking night? The idea is to get a bunch of people together and make a bunch of freezer meals or casseroles for the weeks to come.
The idea kind of follows a cookie exchange. A bunch of meals are made and everyone involved takes home several meals for their family.
Planning your next girls night.
Send out an email, note the nights or days you are available and get the ideas and suggestions rolling.
Maybe you want to host the next girls evening and it’s a wine and appetizer night for your book club.
Or an afternoon out with your girls, window shopping antiques with a coffee and chocolate stop. Set the date, plan the activity, keep it on budget and have fun.
Updated November 5, 2019