Themed party, Great ideas, and Inspiration Fridays! T.G.I.F.!
Everyone knows that girls just wanna have fun, right?... Well, it might be time to round up your girlfriends, get dolled up and hit the town for a Girls' Night Out! You could use a few of these ideas and whip up a little get-together this weekend, or you could plan it out and mail your invitations next week! Either way, Fridays are perfect for getting into the party spirit, and this Friday we're hitting town (in heels)!
Today's theme: Girls' Night Out
Reasons to have one:
There are several legitimate reasons to have a GNO (Girls' Night Out), such as a Bachelorette Party, Birthday, Concert Outing, or just a kids-free weekend... but let's face it. The great thing about GNO is that you don't HAVE to have a reason- it's all about having a night of fun with the girls whenever you need it! So go ahead, make up a reason- today is payday, you've got that new pair of shoes that simply MUST be broken in, you heard a rumor that Prince Harry was in town and you want to seek him out... you get the idea. You can always find a reason for GNO if you try hard enough.
A little festive wording makes for a really fun invitation... Here are a few suggestions for your girly shin-dig:
"Let's get dolled up and paint the town... Break a few hearts and shut the bars down!"
"A night of just the girls is what it's all about! You're invited to join us for a Girls' Night OUT!"
"It's time we had a night on the town! Let's get dressed up and let our hair down!"
"Are you ready to join the girls for a WILD night out?"
Every history-making GNO involves three basic ingredients: Friends, Food, and Laughter (but cocktails don't hurt either). So as long as you've got those bases covered, you're in for a night of fun.
If budget is of no concern, rent a limo to drive you and your gal pals around all night- to a nice restaurant, a swanky hotel bar for dessert, then to a few of your favorite nightclubs to dance the night away!
If you're group of girls is on a budget, you can always do dinner and a movie (Mamma Mia is a great flick if you haven't seen it yet, and it's perfect for girl-time!). Or if you've got a sporty bunch, meet up for a baseball game and a few beers (and plenty of guy-watching, of course).
Wine and sweets are a must for any GNO, so a great hangout like CRU would be perfect for a night out, or if you're in the Big Apple, check out Dr.Vino for a map and review of the best wine bars in the big city.
If you're not a wine fan, try ordering one of these cocktails at your favorite watering hole:
1 oz Cherry Vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
3 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Rum
1 oz Raspberry Liqueur
Blood Orange Cosmo
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz Orange Vodka
1/4 oz (fresh) lime juice
1 splash Cranberry juice
1/4 oz Orange juice
1 1/2 oz Light Rum
2 tsp Sugar
3 Sprig Mint
3 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
Long Island Iced Tea
1 part Vodka
1 part Rum
1 part Gin
1 splash Coca-Cola
1 part Triple Sec
1 part Tequila
1 1/2 parts Sweet and Sour Mix
For a evening that will kill your diet but leave you completely satisfied, you and your buddies can have a "desserts only" outing. Don't do dinner-that's too boring! Instead, hit up your favorite Cheesecake Factory or local dessert mecca and order a three-course dessert meal! (Warning: If you choose this option, you might have to factor in a few extra workout sessions to fit back in those cute jeans!)
Happy Friday, and happy party planning!