I started organising a monthly Girls Night with my friends as a way to improve my relationships, a major focus for me in 2018. We all get busy with work, family, and other commitments. We often don’t make time to catch up with those that have been there for us. Life just gets away from you sometimes.
To me, a girls night is a night with my girl friends. No Partners. No Children. Just food, drinks, and great company. It’s a little bit of ‘me time’ which is much needed since most of my friends are also new mums. It’s a great chance to get away from everything, just for the night.
I decided to call it Squad Night Off. Then I created a Facebook event to invite everyone, as well as help to keep track of it. Since it was still summer and we have a pool at home I invited everyone to my house.
We have just started planning our fourth Squad Night Off of the year. I can say for certain that the idea has been a great success. Inviting everyone into the pool was also a great hit. A few were hesitant because of their mummy tummies, but they soon decided that they didn’t want to miss out. I was actually one of the last to jump out of the pool at 10pm and the last of the guests left around 1am.
To find out how to plan your Girls Night, sign up to my email list below to receive the Girls Night Guide. You’ll find out the things you will need to consider when picking a date and time, alternative location ideas, and some activities.
I’d love to hear how your Girls Night went, send me an email or use the hashtag #girlsnightguide
The first term break for the school year is fast approaching. Who knew that term 1 would be a mere 8 weeks long? A tiny benefit of the school holidays is generally less traffic during peak hour on the roads. Although I barely drive in peak hour these days!
If I am totally honest, most of the inspiration for these ideas have come from my own childhood. I used to bat a balloon back and forth with my brother in the lounge room. Make sure you remember to move the valuables! Sleepovers happened at least once a week during the school holidays. My brother & I used to spend quite a bit of time at our neighbour’s house while our parents were at work. At our neighbour’s we would put on performances, bake or sew a creation with a little help.
I do wish that we had the chance to go to more places & visit different things during the holidays when I was younger, rather than having made our own fun at home. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.
All of the items on this list are suitable all ages. Most of them also make for great family outings or activities. The activities don’t require much equipment. And best of all, most of them cost next to nothing!
So sign up to my email list to download the printable, stick it to your fridge, then cross off the activities as you complete them!