You know those real pants in the back of your closet? The ones without elastic waistbands or baby puke on them? Yes those ones shoved way back there between nursing bras and hoodies. They have been calling your name for months, screaming for a night out where you don’t have to cut up someone’s food before you can eat your own. A night where you can be out with your girlfriends for a while and just relax. A night where you don’t have to worry about bedtime routines. A night out with your girlfriends.
But what should you do with this free time?
Ten Things to do on Girls Night:
- Dinner – Pick a restaurant that has no kids menu and go all out. Appetizers, wine, dessert, the WHOLE experience. Sit there for a couple of hours and enjoy every single slow bite.
- Thrift Store Shopping – Hit up your local Thrift Store and go shopping! Pick out ridiculous outfits for each other to try on, find some good deals, and browse the aisles leisurely.
- Meal Prep Night – Search for a few recipes that can be made in bulk (soups, chili, etc), divide up a grocery list, kick someone’s husband and kids out of the house for the day and prep some meals together. You get to chat and everyone leaves with meals that are ready to be thrown in the freezer.
- Go Dancing – Get a group together and go to a bar. There is nothing like dancing your ass off all night with a group of friends.
- Art Gallery – Dragging your toddler (or let’s be real; your husband) to an art gallery can be exasperating. So instead get a group of girls together, get dressed up and hit up the latest exhibit. Both Telus World Of Science in Edmonton and SPARK in Calgary do Adult Only Evenings where they open all the galleries and host special guests for people 18+ too if Art Galleries aren’t your thing.
- Go for a Bike Ride – Pack a picnic and go for a bike ride without hearing: “I’m tired. Are we there yet? Why are we going so far?” Stop at a cute coffee shop or patio midway for a break.
- Bowling – Bowling Alley’s are making a comeback and they aren’t just for kids’ birthdays anymore. We love Plaza Bowling in Edmonton, High Rollers in Banff, and Mountain View Bowling in Calgary (check out their GLOW Bowling nights!).
- Karaoke – The more dive the bar the better the Karaoke. Go for the cheap beer, pool tables, and all night singing with friends. Here’s where you can really show off your car singing skills that your kids just don’t appreciate. Your friends will love and appreciate that you know every single word to Spice Girls “Wannabe”.
- Star Gazing – Pack up lawn chairs and a blanket and head out to the country for a stargazing night. Print off a stargazing chart for the night you’re going and try to find constellations.
- Staycation – Book a hotel with a pool and enjoy a night out just the girls. Bring face masks, comfy pjs, and snacks. Watch movies, wake up late, and order in breakfast without having to drive too far!
Deanne Ferguson is the owner of Box Social Event Planning. When she is not planning fun, family, friendly events she is finding the yummiest food for the Edmonton Home and Garden Show Food Stage. She loves her #cocktailsMonday dates with her husband and chasing around her two boys. You can find her at @DeanneFerguson on Instagram and @BoxSocialYEG on Twitter.