Female friends provide a support network and add to your life unlike any other type of friendship. One way to strength your female friendships is to see each other regularly for some fun and bonding time.
For a girl's night to be successful, you need to relax, do something fun, and have enough time for conversation so you can catch up on everything your girlfriends have been up to. Even a few hours with your gal pals can improve your viewpoint and lift your mood.
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Do you have some shoes, clothes, books, or antiques you want to get rid of? Considering doing a mini-swap with your girlfriends instead. Everyone brings a few things they want to part with, and you can "shop" each others stuff. This is a great idea for anyone on a tight budget.
Most women juggle a lot of different responsibilities, so the chance to just be pampered for a few hours is golden. More than that, the vibe will encourage you and your girlfriends to open up and talk about things near and dear to your heart.
Most spas and salons offer some sort of "girlfriend package" these days, where they have a discount for a group of people. Call around to see which ones are centrally located for you and your friends and make an appointment.
Cultural Night Out
If you and your friends love theater or ballet, make a night of it. Just be sure to arrive early or stay late to get in some time to connect. Many cities offer some sort of cultural activity, so check with your local performing arts center or chamber of commerce to see what's available in your area. Some ideas include:
- poetry readings
- book signings or author events
- opera performance
Night Out on the Town
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Get out and enjoy the various establishments your city offers, like dance clubs, restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, and even movie theaters. If you're in a rut and doing the same types of things over and over, one way to change that is by visiting places you haven't been to yet. It will give you even more things to talk about.
Random Things You've Never Done
Have a girl's night where you try something you've never done before. Ever wanted to learn French, skydive, go to a psychic, or even learn more about wine? Get your girlfriends to each throw out an idea of something they've always wanted to do and have the whole group try it.
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Girls nights don't have to be all about wine and music. Why not get the gals together to do some yoga, visit a nutritionist, or play some team sports
like field hockey or even racquetball. Your girlfriends can be a source of encouragement and support in your quest to live a healthier life.
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Make your female friendships a priority by signing up for Friendship Boot Camp. You can get new ideas on how to make face-to-face communication and bonding time with your friends delivered weekly to your inbox. The article involved in this online ecourse can also remind of you the importance of making time for people when you have a busy schedule.