There is nothing quite like a girls night out on the town with your closest girls! These days, with everyone either having a 40-hour work week or being stay-at-home moms, we all need a well-deserved break from the real world and to relax with our favorite people exploring the night scene!
Don’t you agree, ladies? Just because we have our busy lives, it does not mean we need to neglect ourselves, our friendships and our need for fun!
As much as we all enjoy our work, our families and our beautiful, chaotic lives, sometimes all we need is just to empty our minds and devote a night just to pure fun, hedonism and quality time with the girls.
But instead of going to local bars and enjoying the same scene every time you go out (which is probably not often enough, right?) try some of these amazing and totally inexpensive alternatives to spice things up!
Get your girls, go through these fun, new ideas and discuss what to start with and make sure to dedicate each weekend to a fun, new activity!
Not only will it make you feel better but you will feel one hundred percent more refreshed and motivated during weekdays, because you’ll know the fun that awaits!
Here are some great ideas for your next girls night out; don’t even think too much, just start choosing where to start and most importantly have FUN!
1. Cozy, new restaurant
Exploring new restaurants, when you’re not quite sure if the food is even going to be to your liking, is a risky move for a date (if you want to leave a great first impression that is) so take your girls instead!
It will be so much fun and you won’t feel the need to be polite and nice if you don’t end up liking it. You’re just going to have a laugh with your friends and exchange meals, trying to figure out who’ll like what.
It’s a new scene, new food and a new experience that you’ll have on the books and however it goes, you’ll talk about it for months, because it sure as hell won’t be boring with those girls you love so much.
Nobody quite gets you like them, so it’s a win-win! You might actually LOVE the food and it can become a weekly thing for you and your crew. Fun!
2. Sports events (hear me out)
Okay, so you may not be the biggest sports fan in the world (but if you are, even better) but you can still have a blast regardless!
Gather the girls, dress to the nines, wear that sexy, new, red lipstick and get some tickets for a basketball game. Even if you’re not a fan, you can still go, get those nachos, and enjoy looking at the guys sweating it out on the court!
It’s going to be a blast. You may even end up liking the sport but if not, you’re still sitting there, looking like a goddess, with your best friends, eating delicious food and watching tall, hot guys battle it out. Not too shabby, right?
You can make anything fun really. All you need is your crew and you’re good to go!
3. Cocktail bars
So, you may even frequent cocktail bars every now and again but the fun here is to change it up! Find a new one that has just recently opened or pick the top five you and your girls like the most and visit one each weekend until you see which one suits you best.
The point is to try something new and enjoy the experience, the ‘’hunt’. There’s probably not going to be a cocktail bar that you won’t like, if we’re being honest.
It’s just about changing scenes and finding new options for when you want to let go without anyone knowing you!
Let loose at a new place that isn’t very close to where you live and you won’t feel bad about who may have seen what, in case it gets really rowdy.
Does this even need talking you into? Who in their right mind doesn’t like karaoke time when tipsy and with their gang after a few drinks?
What’s better than being half-drunk and giggling at basically anything, because everything is so fun when you’re with the right crew at a karaoke bar!
All you need is a mic, a Whitney slow jam, your girls and you can give it your all! Pretend you’re singing for a Grammy and do the whole performance justice.
You’re going to have such a laugh and that is the whole idea. Go for it and have a fun, shameless, good time!
5. Take a pole dancing class
Empower yourself by learning this amazing and sexy new potential hobby of yours!
This is something you probably never thought of doing, because it’s a little out there and risky… but you won’t know how much you can actually like it unless you try!
At least give it a chance. Go have some fun, take your girls and possibly fall in love with this timeless art. If anything, it’s a fun new experience you can talk about and share a laugh over.
6. Pretend to be a tourist in your own city
Imagine if your cousin came to visit for a few days; where would you take her and what would you do? Now do those things with your girls!
Act as if this is the first time you’re here, get a map and go around town exploring the most interesting things it offers! You might even end up discovering all these cool things and options that your city offers, without ever knowing about them.
It’s going to be super fun, informative and adventurous! You’ll be a tourist for a weekend and try out so many things that you never did before, that you’ll actually feel like one!
It’s a sure-fire way to have some fun and do a lot of walking around town and that’s always a good thing. Some healthy physical activity plus a ton of fun. Count me in!
7. Cooking class
Even if you feel like you know your way around a kitchen, it’s still a great excuse to get out of the house, with your girls, and learn something new and fun!
You literally can’t go wrong with this. Food, friends and time with no kids or hubby in sight for a few hours, yes please! We all LOVE our families but sometimes we all need our own time, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
So, go sign up for a cooking class and be ready to learn how to make delicious, new meals for yourself and the family! Everybody wins here.
8. Amusement park
These are not just for kids, you know? You can totally have some serious grown-up fun, even if it’s not necessarily during night time but who cares?
Some actually do stay open pretty late, so a ride on that extremely high roller coaster is going to be that much more scary and fun!
Plus, there are so many people there that you might end up actually meeting someone new and you never know what can come of it! (IF you’re single that is, and if not, at least you can look!)
Go have fun and take that ride; you only live once, plus the photos of you looking terrified on that ride are forever!
9. Coffee shops
Sometimes, going to a cozy, new coffee shop, with good, relaxing music and decent lighting is just what your soul needs. Sitting totally carefree, sipping on amazing coffee and gossiping with the girls about the most trivial (but fun!) topics!
You don’t have to go to the one you always go to but decide to check out some new ones instead!
You will find so many amazing places you’ll wish you’d known about before and you will absolutely LOVE cozy time at the most unique, cute places your town has to offer.
It won’t be a problem getting your girls to go, so what are you waiting for?
10. Gallery openings
Going to one of these is the best excuse to go and look at beautiful objects, drink lots of (mostly free) wine and browse around with the girls.
You can actually end up liking the environment and go more frequently but even if not, it’s a fun, new opportunity to cross something off your list and have some well-deserved free time.
I don’t have to mention that there are guys there too… so, another cheeky chance to browse around and discover new, beautiful people.
Who doesn’t like music? And when was the last time you allowed yourself to go to a concert of a band or musician that you really love and rock on without a care in the world?
Well, now it’s time to finally find the rock goddess inside yourself and look at the closest place your favorite band is playing next and have a little road trip and have a wild night of singing, screaming, drinking and jumping around with your girls!
Don’t forget, you deserve to have fun just as much as anyone else! Forget about your worries for one night and go to a concert and you’ll be so happy you did!
12. Movie night
These are always fun. You can all have a girly sleepover at your place and watch romcoms all night long, with lots of popcorn and wine, with your pajamas on, or you can go catch a midnight showing and make a night of it!
Either way, it’s a great combo. Girls, wine and movies. What can go wrong?
Go find out about the newest addition to the midnight showings and make sure not to fall asleep! Sometimes, life happens after midnight, so get as much Red Bull as you need and try to make it until morning. Be wild for a night and indulge in all the fun, food and movies you can take.
This may sound like a 10 year old’s birthday party but it can be too much fun, trust me!
Go put those roller skates on and enjoy the music and trying to get on without falling on your face! There’s going to be so much laughing, plus you may end up being a secret pro at this!
You’ll never know what you are capable of until you give it a shot. You’ll have more fun than you can imagine right now and there’s no excuse not to try it. So go, skate, fall and laugh your ass off!
14. Opera time
Have you ever been to the opera? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea… but it’s such a majestic, powerful art that you can at least go to once so give it a shot.
You can appreciate the dedication and effort these people put day in and day out and maybe even grow fond of it.
Opera is one of the most profound experiences you can have so make sure to try it at least once. You won’t regret it and you’ll at least be able to talk about it with the girls later on and appreciate it together.
15. Booze cruise
If you have a chance and live by a body of water (or are in close proximity) go and try this! It’s going to be a girls night out to remember!
The city is going to look so sparkly and full of life and you’ll enjoy knowing you’re somewhere far away from home, on the water, drinking the night away with your girls!
It can be an unforgettable experience and your friends are sure as hell not going to say no to this. So go ask around and find out if there’s an opportunity for this where you live and have the night of your life drinking on a boat with your best girls, reenacting that famous Titanic scene with your ladies!
What happens on a booze cruise, stays on a booze cruise.