I'm lucky to have an amazing group of girlfriends. We're scattered throughout the East Coast, and probably only see each other a few times a year. And, yet, I rarely feel disconnected or far or lonely. One group text message--a simple lament about a parenting problem or the need for a zillionth cup of coffee in the morning sparks a seemingly endless series of responses. It's the best. Every time I hear my phone "ding,"I smile. It's great to know your loved and supported by your besties...
Today is National Girlfriends Day--and while I celebrate my gal pal relationships 24/7, I want to make a special effort to make the most of it, share my girlfriend gratitude, and make plans for a ladies' night (or even weekend!) out!
Got a group of girls you love? Here are five fun and creative ways to honor your girlfriends!
Plan a Girlfriends' Getaway
I have two words for you: Spa Time! Book a room at a local spa resort and get away for the weekend. Facials, a non-couple couples' massage, pool time, and cocktails are just what the doctor ordered.
Sushi, Wine, and Real Housewives
Lucky enough to have your best friends within driving distance? Have a sleepover! We're talking popcorn, sushi, wine, ice cream, pajamas, and Real Housewives. (The Bachelorette works too!) Guilty pleasures all the way.
Snag Coordinating Styles
Remember when you used to coordinate your outfits with your bestie in elementary school? Channel that silly spirit, and embrace a more matchy mantra. Even matching pajamas for your PJ party are playful and fun. You'll be like two (or three or four or five!) peas in a pod--ready for their Instagram feeds.
Call a Babysitter
PJs are a great and all, but sometimes Mama needs to cut loose. Call a sitter, make a ressie, and remember what it was like to hang before kids. We're talking cocktails, dancing (yes, dancing!), and
Have a Family Date
Can't separate from the kids? One of the greatest joys of my female friendships is watching our children form their own relationships. It's like having a bunch of cousins, and I love that my kids get to grow up with my friends as family. So shlep the kids to a "home base" and co-parent all together. A few pizza pies, a cartoon movie, and a big campout in the living room.
Nothing like getting the girls together! Happy National Girlfriends' Day!
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