August 15th marks the date of National Friends Day. While it may not be as celebrated as other holiday’s, it’s still pretty important to us at Life As Mama. As mothers, our friends are a crucial part of our lives. They’re a large part of our support systems when times get rough, they’re there to give us tons of laughs when we’re feeling down, and they’re there to celebrate the bevy of good times that life throws at us. It’s only natural that we would want to celebrate them. Girls day out isn’t always something that we have time for, but when we do, the laughs are plenty and the times are always memorable. On this National Friends Day, try one of these creative activities with your favorite girls, no matter what day of the year it is!
1. Home Spa Day
Delegate all the kids and significant others to some other land far, far away (like the park or grandma’s house) for a few hours and turn your place into the perfect home spa for you and your girls. Facials, pedicures, decadent snacks, gather up everything you and your friends need for maximum relaxation and have a ball. Creating your very own home spa is not only a great way to do something fun in an affordable way but a wonderful way to spend some quality time with your besties as well.
2. Take A Paint and Sip Class
If you’ve never heard of this genius creation before, paint and sip classes are essentially art lessons with a side of as much wine as you can responsibly guzzle down. You and your girls can attend a class where you can create a memorable piece of art in a fun and open environment. The classes themselves are also pretty affordable and available at multiple times during the week.
3. Have A Picnic
This one is pretty old school but no less awesome. We’re not talking about some well planned, perfectly orchestrated picnic full of barbeque grills and yard game, we’re talking old school checkered blanket, a couple bottles of wine, and a spot by the water. Have a good time full of delicious foods and wonderful conversation. This activity is low-maintenance, easy and cheap to accomplish, and most importantly, super darn fun!
4. Take A Day Trip
Take a mini, spontaneous vaycay! Day trips are a great way to get all of the fun of a vacation without having to go through the hassle of spending tons of money or finding the time to get away for a long period of time. The cities surrounding your own may not always be flashy or super popular, but they almost certainly have something new and exciting to discover. An hour long road trip with your friends can open up a world of exciting new activities and places. Visit a museum, do some shopping, try something you normally wouldn’t, the possibilities are almost endless.
5. Check Out A Food Festival
Food has always had a tendency to help bring people together. If you live in a city that loves to celebrate food, odds are there is a food festival on the schedule sometime soon. No matter how big or small, food festivals are a great way to discover and try new things on a delicious scale. Eat something weird, stuff yourself full of goodies, and enjoy fun times with your girls.
6. Go Rollerskating
Think back to your younger teenage days and remember how much fun you had at the skating rink. Embarrassing clothes, cool tunes, and a gaggle of your best friends surrounding you, what’s not to love about that? Roller rinks may be seemingly disappearing more and more by the minute these days, but they are definitely still out there, and they’re just waiting for you to discover them again. Grab your besties, rent a pair of skates, and have a blast.