There is a time to laugh. There is a time to relax. There is a time to party and open a bottle of wine… And there is most definitely a time when you can do all of that with your best friends!
Spending time with your favorite people is a remedy that can’t be found or replaced by anything else. However, many agree that finding the moments to be together is not an easy task. Stealing away time just for ourselves from work, our families, and normal everyday commitments is a constant struggle. As challenging as it is to spare those special moments with our kindred spirits, a study has shown that these bonds will greatly improve our lives with long term benefits.
According to one article from Time, studies have been conducted that prove social support leads to a happier and healthier life. A rich social life can help us in many areas such as “lower stress levels; improve mood; encourage positive health behaviors and discourage damaging ones; boost cardiovascular health; improve illness recovery rates; and aid virtually everything in between.” So take advantage now to get together with your friends! It doesn’t have to be for any special reason other than finding joy in each other’s company. Some of our happiest moments in life are spent with our besties who are as crazy as us and always down to break away from the day-to-day.
New Ideas for Girltime!
Tired of doing the same old things with your girls? I mean you can be excited to stay in and eat pizza… or you can try out new adventures! It’s time to build those friendships with fun and exciting things to do that will have the whole group looking back on those memories for years to come. Here are a few fun options that we came up with:
It doesn’t have to be complicated – all you need are a few strobe lights and drinks to have an epic dance party with your besties! If you are more of the singing kind, then bring along a microphone to make it a karaoke party. (We know you can sing your heart out to some Whitney and Celine!)
Sip & Paint
Looking for more of a laid-back evening? We would suggest wine tasting while enjoying painting with your close friends. It doesn’t matter if your masterpiece looks more like a Michelangelo or Picasso, the whole idea is to have fun as a painter for a rare night! Afterwards, you can take your piece of art home for decor or gift it to a friend!
Murder Mystery Dinner
This is a thing! If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind night this ought to pique your interest! Host your own murder mystery dinner and invite your friends over as prime suspects. There are many sites that you can choose from to find your favorite package that includes storyline, characters, and evidence for the crime. Just make sure everyone still leaves as friends after the “who done it?” standoff.
Treat yourselves like queens! De-stress and relax at a day spa or turn your place into one! With some zen music, face masks, refreshing snacks and drinks, you can’t go wrong with this one!
Classic Girls Night Out (GNO)
This one is a favorite! Dress up and have a fancy night out in the city. Of course, it doesn’t have to be just bar-hopping or dining at a nice restaurant. Why not test your besties’ brains and try out an escape room? Or have dinner and a show? Keep the agenda for GNO a mystery and surprise them with tickets!
Road Trip and Tourist for a Day
Set a destination and go somewhere random along the way. Make sure to bring the road trip snacks and take lots of pictures so that you’ll have something to remember forever. Be a bunch of tourists and get your fun out of sight seeing.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway with your girlfriends, then Mohonk Mountain House is the ideal destination! Surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, enjoy a weekend of live music, dancing, skincare sessions, fitness classes, spa treatments, and handcrafted cocktails, and more!
What are you waiting for? The long list of errands can wait until tomorrow! Call up all your best friends right now and plan an unforgettable trip that will leave you feeling renewed and recharged.