From time to time, you might wish to have a girl’s night out. Even those who enjoy a night in more than anything will enjoy a simple and enjoyable night out with their friends from time to time. We often think of a ‘night out’ as heading to the bar, then the club, then coming home late at night drunk and with a pizza box in our hands. For some, this is fun, and they have every right to think that. For others, this is a once in a while indulgence. Others might not like this at all.
Having a girl’s night out with the intention of true fun can be important, because it opens you up to so many other possibilities. It can stop you forcing the evening’s festivities, no matter if you’re heading out to celebrate a promotion, to enjoy your hen do, or a range of other life events worth noting.If you find yourself planning one of these events, for yourself or another, you might consider:
The Appropriate Need For Alcohol
A great question to ask is if you truly need alcohol to have a good time. For some events, it might be expected, but for others, you can absolutely decide not to bring it in. Of course, if you are running the event, you can set whatever parameters you want. But a good rule of thumb is to design the night around something other than alcohol. It should be fun even if there’s not a drop available.
This allows you to ensure the event will be appreciated by everyone, especially if you’re hoping to bring people to the event who might not feel comfortable in an environment with everyone drinking. For example, heading to a theatre show with your best friends and inviting an elderly relative or two might be a wonderful familial and comfortable adventure into town, but with a relatively sober atmosphere. Other activities before heading out might be best complemented with this, such as a hilarious Hen Do life drawing, or whatever helps hilarious discussion follow.
‘Not Like Your Usual’
Choose something away from the mainstream choices to start the evening off right. We’ve all been to a house, then a bar, then the club. It’s boring. It’s expected. Why not try an escape room to kick off the evening, relaxing in a spar, or even going for an active activity such as go-karting or event paintballing? You can have a lot of fun choosing something you may not have done before, and this only helps the night take on its own memorable character.
Plan around your group. There’s no reason to invite someone just because they’re a friend of a friend if you know they’re going to cause problems. Curate the event so you can ensure you have a right to an invite list. This allows you to bring people who you actually want to spend time with, and you can trust to be grateful and not sabotaging the event even slightly.
With these tips, you’re sure to enjoy a girl’s night out with the intention of true fun.