The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Girls’ Night In

If you are like most multi-tasking moms, you are probably too busy and overworked to see your best friends as often as you would like. Partying till dawn is perhaps out of the question, not to mention how expensive that can be. And you don’t want to lose out on your beauty sleep. So how does a social lady find time to bond with her girlfriends? How about hosting a girls’ night in? Don’t worry if the last time you did so was a slumber party in fifth grade. All you need to do is pick a day, decide on a fun theme and send out your invites. Here are 3 fabulous ideas for a fun night with the girls.

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3 Easy and Fun Ways to Spend a Girls’ Night In

Idea #1 – A Night at the Spa

We all love being pampered with a good spa treatment, but it’s difficult to find time to book one. Invite all the girls over and give each other manicures, pedicures, facials, experiment with nail art and different hairstyles. You could also book a massage therapist for relaxing massages that make you feel on top of the world. You could make your own face masks and scrubs with household ingredients and divvy up the supplies among your guests. If one of your friends is good with makeup and hair, ask if she’ll give everyone a makeover. Or, if you can afford it, hire a pro for the job. After all, busy moms deserve the occasional pampering!

Idea #2 – Be a Bookworm

If you are a reader or would like to catch up on your reading, organize a book club night for all your gal pals. Make sure you have enough food and wine to go around and you are all set! If you have done this before, why not hold a book swap? It would be great to share your favorite book with someone who has not read it and vice versa. For added suspense, have everyone wrap up the books they bring to make it more exciting and fun. You could also have everyone draw names so they can see who they are exchanging with. It is a great way to help your guests bond with each other and make new friends.

Idea #3 – Pumpkin recipe contest

Pumpkin season gives you the chance to show off your cooking skills. Why not bring the two together and have your girl guests bring in their best pumpkin recipes for a delicious evening in? Hold a Moms’ Cooking Circle contest and make it more exciting by having everyone vote for the best recipe. The winner gets a goodie basket, makeup kit or the latest bestseller for a prize. The girls get to learn new recipes and everyone has a great time. Now that is what we call a win-win situation!

No need to spend a ton of money-sit down with a glass of wine and write-up your girls’ night in guest list now!

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