Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party or simply want to spend time with your closet girlfriends, a ladies’ night out is a great way to relax and have fun. Studies have shown that friendship can make you happier, giving your immune system a boost and even extending your lifespan.
No matter what your budget, you and your friends can have a great time. Here are three great ideas for your next girls’ night out or bachelorette party.
Have a Glamorous Night Out
Book a reservation at a top restaurant in town, dress to the nines, and have a glamorous evening out. Be sure to call ahead to find out whether you need a reservation, as many high-end restaurants will book up quickly on Friday and Saturday nights.
Dinner can be followed by drinks at an upscale martini bar, or a visit to a wine tasting room. Many local bars offer live entertainment and other social events, which add to the fun. Dance the night away with your friends, or enjoy conversation over a few drinks.
Dessert bars are another popular option for a girls’ night out. These establishments offer large selections of cakes, pastries, wine, and coffee selections.
For the creative bride and her friends, there are many options for enjoying an artistic night out. Many cities offer painting classes at local restaurants, where you and your friends can learn to paint while enjoying drinks and light snacks. As a bonus, each friend will go home with a beautiful piece of artwork for her home.
Local pottery shops often offer classes for groups, where you and your friends can relax while learning how to create pottery pieces. You’ll go home with a handmade souvenir to remind you of your fun time with friends.
For theater buffs, going to see a local play or musical is a fun ladies’ night out activity. Be sure to check coupon websites, as they often offer deals on local shows and events.
Have a Girls’ Night In
Who says you can’t have a great time in the comfort of your home? Host a wine-tasting party for your friends by asking each guest to bring her favorite bottle. Serve wine alongside a tray of cheeses, fruit, and of course, chocolate!
Pizza and wine nights are also gaining in popularity. Encourage your friends to wear comfortable clothes, and have a blast while catching up over dinner. You can play games or watch a favorite movie on Netflix.
Spa nights are a great way for a bride to unwind before the big day. Have guests bring an assortment of nail polish, and provide facial masks and foot scrubs. The host can even provide plush robes to add to the relaxation.
Try one of these ideas for your next girls’ outing, and your bachelorette bash will be a total success.