Do you feel like you are constantly running around, going to work, going to the gym, doing errands, struggling to find time to see your friends and your loved ones? If your answer is yes, then you most likely need a break. Just some time you will spend relaxing and having fun, preferably with your friends, so you could all have some great time and catch up. Therefore, if you are not in the opportunity to go for a long vacation on an exotic destination, you can have an equally amazing time while enjoying a fun staycation with your friends. Here are a few fantastic staycation ideas that you and your friend will absolutely love.
An early 2000s themed party
It seems that everyone can agree that the early 2000s were one of the best times in our history. The music, the movies, the fashion, everything was incredible. That is why you and your best girlfriends can have a blast while recreating this era in a themed party. The dress code for this party is quite obvious – anything similar to the famous Juicy Couture tracksuits. You may even have an old pair saved somewhere in your closet.
Furthermore, make a playlist of some old school RnB, hip hop, and pop music (we can hear Destiny’s Child and Britney in the background) and have each of the girls suggest at least one movie from that era that you could watch (it’s a free choice, but romantic comedies are preferred). The only thing left is to serve some ice tea and order fast food, and you are all ready to reminiscent on your high school crushes and dreams.
An at-home spa day
What can help you distress and rejuvenate better than a spa? Only an at-home spa staycation with your friends! The only requirement is a casual dress code; leggings, oversized tees, and even cute pajamas are mandatory. What is also welcomed are some lovely candles and wine, so make sure to stock up on your candle supplies and on rosé wine, and even add a nice cheese board, just in case. Another important thing for a proper spa is relaxing music, so check out your Spotify for a calming playlist.
Now onto the masks, hydrating eye patches, and rich hair treatments. Ask your friends to bring a few of their favorite beauty products or have some fun while shopping for rejuvenating face sheet masks and eye patches. Of course, don’t forget to pick up some of those body scrubs that smell great and also make your skin glow. As for the hair care, you can suggest to your friends to try some DIY hair treatments and have a good time while mixing avocados, coconut oil and other ingredients for a nourishing hair mask. When you are finished applying all the beauty products, start the music, and get cozy chatting with your friends.
A tour of your town
This staycation idea is a bit different but quite adventurous and enjoyable. Find a cute backpack and a pair of trendy sneakers and start a tour of local museums, galleries, parks, beaches, and of all the other interesting locations that tourists love to visit. Both you and your friends will be pleasantly surprised to discover amazing new spots in your town. Additionally, a great bonus of this staycation is that you may even discover a new, superb restaurant in which you can finish off your tour with a delicious lunch.
A fashion night
We are not exactly talking about hosting an at-home runway show with your girlfriends, but that can be a fun idea. In case you don’t feel like doing a model-worthy catwalk, you can have your friends bring over their old jeans, T-shirts, and all the other fashion items that they haven’t worn in ages, but can’t simply throw away. You must also have some pieces that will be just perfect for a fashion DIY makeover. Make stylish denim shorts out of an old pair of jeans and get creative while making trendy, distressed tees or completely remodeling your old dresses into new and funky T-shirts and skirts.
Moreover, you can get some beads and glitter and embellish your old clothing items into fashionable pieces you will love to wear. Perhaps even find fabric paint and have a blast while painting T-shirts with your friends.
A game night
Whether it is board games, video games, or entertaining pantomime, there is no doubt that your friends will be thrilled about this fun staycation. Stock up on some snacks and wine, get the music on and get ready to laugh a lot. Include a variety of games such as Monopoly and various app games and enjoy playing and catching up with your friends.
A movie night
Movie nights will bring you and your besties closer. Not only is film watching fun in general, but it also has a cathartic effect. It allows viewers to experience strong emotions, which can benefit those who have trouble expressing their feelings or when someone in the group is having a tough time. Watching movies together allows you and your friends to laugh and cry and really bond emotionally.
A night of film watching is made even better with a theme. So make sure to decide on one and use it as inspiration for the invitations, snacks, and drinks that will be served. You can even kick it up a notch by wearing costumes.
If you’re binge-watching Jane Austen adaptations, putting on the costumes women wore during the Regency Era will get you in the spirit of things and make for a fun night.
Lastly, start messaging your friends and preparing for the best staycation ever!