Your kids don’t want a perfect mom, they want a happy one! That’s exactly why you need to prioritize your happiness at any cost.
Amidst taking care of your family and juggling careers, you moms definitely need a break to brush off stress and calm down your nerves.
No matter how much you love and cherish your family, you need your me-time to stay sane and recharge. And what’s the best way to have fun and enjoy that much-needed break? Yes, you guessed it right. It’s to gather your ladies and plan something entertaining that helps ditch the hustle and bustle of daily living.
Hang on! If you have kids and are saving up every penny for their future and college, then having regular girl’s night outs might cause turbulence in your financial situation.
But does that mean you have to kiss goodbye to all the fun you might have with your girlfriends? Obviously not! Remember those slumber parties you used to have with your girls in your high school years? You laughed, gossiped, and played games all night long.
Well, you just have to mimic that and organize a moms’ night-in for all your mommy friends to let off some steam. And here we have some night-in ideas for you to relax and have fun.
Have a relaxing spa night
There is nothing more relaxing and refreshing than having a spa night with your girlfriends. It’s the time when you get to pamper yourself from head to toe. Also, it lets you get rid of those bags that serve as cruel reminders of how you’ve been ignoring your health and wellness.
So, dress up in cozy pajamas and bathrobes and take turns to give each other manicures, pedicures, and facial massages. You can also become each other’s stylists and help each other look like runway models.
Have a groovy retro night
Apart from Halloween, when was the last time you put on a costume and clicked funky pictures with your girls? Well, if you can’t remember then, it’s high time to do something to make you feel like your young self again.
So, pick your favorite decades, such as the 40s or 60s, dig in your closet, and put on a costume to have an awesome retro night with your buds. Center your night around makeup, clothes, hair, and movies. Speaking of movies. When you are having a groovy retro night, you need to make it as authentic as possible. So, instead of binge-watching those classic movies online, use DVDs to add more feel to your theme. To your surprise, you can easily get your hands on Baby on Board or Song of the South DVD and other oldies. All you should know is where to look. You can also search for different decade musicals and dance all night long with your friends.
Have a creative night
Someone has rightly said art is one of the best forms of expression and is definitely a meditative process. But amidst all household chaos, you somewhere end up suppressing the artist in you. Well, that’s not going to happen on your girl’s night.
It’s time to take out those buried paintbrushes and other art supplies to pursue and dabble into your hobby for the night. You can even try learning a new form of art, such as quilting or pottery, and re-ignite the forgotten passion. Everyone can chip in to hire a professional instructor to come to your party and teach a new skill to you and your girls.
Have a wine tasting party
What if you really wanted to go to a nightclub but always felt busy for that kind of stuff? Well, not anymore! You can invite your girlfriends over for an elegant yet fun wine tasting party. You can even go for BYOB, where your friends can bring in their favorite bottle of wine and pop the cork for an evening full of fun and laughter.
You can do the same with beer or whiskey. Try to kick the fun up a notch by organizing a cook-off and bake your favorite snacks to complement your drinks. For this, you also need to make sure that none of your friends are driving home. Because that’s dangerous. Obviously!
Organize a mommy photoshoot
You love taking pictures of your babies and families, and you might even have spent a large portion of your life doing so. When was the last time you had the camera turned towards you?
So, organize a mommy photoshoot and take some goofy and funky pictures with your girlfriends to freshen up your Instagram profile. For this, ask everyone to dress up in their best attires and take some awesome selfies with their buddies. You can also use different costumes, props, and funny backdrops to take your pictures and selfies. The best part of making such memories is that you can sneak a peek at those pictures whenever you are having a bad day and remind yourself how awesome you and your buddies are.
Have a laughter party
The whole idea of having a girls’ night-in was to blow off stress and take your mind off of your household troubles for a while. And what’s the best way to get rid of stress? It’s the laughter.
Organize a comedy club at your place and invite everyone at the party to tell some jokes or perform a stand-up comedy show. And suppose you all don’t want to participate and giggle with each other while someone else tells all the jokes. In that case, you can hire a professional comedian to make everyone laugh their hearts out. Don’t forget to have ample snacks and drinks for your guests to munch on while they are enjoying and laughing.
To keep things smooth at home, moms need to stay sane. And that’s only possible if they get to enjoy themselves with friends and unwind regularly. So surround yourself with girlfriends who admire and love you, and they’ll help you get through stressful times.
So, use these interesting moms’ night-in ideas and enjoy your much-needed and deserved break.