Every so often a girl needs the company of another female. Though at times women can be catty and cruel to one another, when the going gets tough most of us have at least one girlfriend we turn to for comfort and console. With juggling jobs, kids, and life, sometimes these treasured friends fall to the wayside, but every so often you should remember to set aside some quality time. Here are a few activities that will help you bond with your best gal pals.
1) Mani-Pedi Nights
Every one to two weeks, make plans to host a dinner and a night of pampering. Invite one or more of your friends, hit the grocery store, and create a culinary masterpiece together. Once your belly’s are full, sit back and soak your feet while you share a nice conversation. You can take turns and help each other paint your nails, have a glass of wine, and laugh your cares away. Not only will you have a sexy manicure and pedicure when you are done, you’ll also benefit from the quality time with your buds.
Geo-caching is a global treasure hunt where people hide caches for others to find by GPS. Some of these containers are really small, and you need to look around, while others are larger with little trinkets that you can exchange for something you bring along. If you have a smart phone, there is a free app you can download that brings up all the caches located in your vicinity. All you need to do is turn on the GPS function and in no time you’re on an adventure! These caches are all over cities, towns and the wilderness. Make sure you’re wearing good shoes, carrying a water bottle, and packing some bug spray.
3) Dance Classes
If you are looking for a fun time with the gals, try taking a group dance class. It’s fun. It will help you with your dance moves, and you’ll get a bit of extra cardio!
4) Garage Sales and Antiquing
If you’re a girl who loves a bargain, take a Saturday and cruise around your neighbourhood in search of garage or yard sales with your best friend. You can usually find a lot of interesting things for a cheap price, and if you are any good at haggling, you may get the bargain of a lifetime. The only downside is that you may be fighting your friend for the same item, but just remember that whoever grabbed it first is the winner.
5) Ghost Walk and Sleepover
If you are fortunate enough to have a guided ghost walk in your locale, make sure to check it out. Bring a few girlfriends along for thrilling night of ghosts and ghouls. Once the walk is done, rent a bunch of horror flicks, make some popcorn, and have a traditional sleepover. Ask everyone to bring a creepy story to tell with the lights out, and don’t forget your stuffed animals in case you get scared!