Things To Do On A Great Girls’ Night Out

Going out with my friends used to be a regular thing. We never used to think too much about what we wanted to do, where we wanted to go or how long we planned to stay out for. I suppose that’s what it’s like when you’re young, carefree and pre-family, but now that I’m older, I’ve realised what I like and don’t like whenever I head out of an evening.

Acquired tastes?

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Nowadays, when I go on a night out with my friends, I do what we want to do rather than just do something on a whim. After going on a few nights out where we all prepared a little better before heading out, I discovered what the perfect night would involve. Here are my suggestions:

  • Pick a gentle activity to start with. A trip to the cinema, theatre or a meal out can help to keep the conversation going or give you something to chat about later on during the night. Dining out is my personal favourite!
  • Mix it up once in a while. Aside from just going for drinks at a bar or nightclub, you could do something more unique together. Language lessons, creative writing classes, art exhibitions, a walk in the park during the summer – there’s no end to what you can do with the girls, but check the weather forecast first!
  • Try something new. Don’t be afraid to experiment with activities on a girls night in or out. Visiting a new bar, club or pub can be exciting, as can something relatively minor such as sampling a drink you’ve never had before. You might even have a new favourite.
  • Go on a ‘scavenger hunt’ – you could do this at home or on the town. Devise a series of clues for your friends where they have to find them and whoever gets it first gets a prize like free drinks. Fun, right?

Home comforts

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Nights out can still be fun if you know what you want to do, but more of us think that a night in might be better instead. According to a recent survey by Ladbrokes Bingo, 70% of women prefer a girls’ night in. I personally think it is easy to understand why staying in might be better.

As a parent, it can sometimes be hard to leave your child with a sitter, let alone find a sitter, so staying in kind of eliminates this a bit. For instance, if I was to stay in and entertain some friends, I could invite my daughter’s friend over and they could play in her room, while we sit and have a grown-up chat around the dining table. Moreover, I don’t really think I enjoy going out to the same extent as when I was younger – which is only natural.

In addition, avoiding bad weather, expensive drinks, long queues and fashion mishaps in a busy club sounds like my idea of heaven.  I suppose if you stay in, you could do more things than you realise like, say, rent a movie, make your own snacks, or play Pictionary – while a club has a more singular approach of music, club music and drinks…a sort of one size fits all type night, which it definitely does not.

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  1. September 30, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    My friends and I much prefer a girly night in…..No aching feet, expensive drinks, bad music, etc! We must be getting old….lol

  2. September 30, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    My husband and I definitely prefer a quiet night in hehe 🙂 x

  3. September 30, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    I love the mixing it up idea – you don’t normally think “oh we’ll do a class together” do you? I think I’d love to learn how to decorate cakes or arrange flowers or just go out on photography tours …and laugh our heads off at our own incompetency along the way 🙂
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