How long has it been since you’ve spent some quality time with your friends? If you’ve been too busy and unable to separate work from personal time, spending time with your girlfriends can be a much-needed break from stress. If you plan to spend a weekend with your friends, here are some cool ideas:
Organize a Virtual Happy Hour
If you need to stay at home but can’t wait to catch up with your best friends, a virtual happy hour might be a good solution. Inform everyone that they have to be ready for a video conference call, but instead of talking about work, you’d simply have your favorite drinks in hand. It’s a great way to take a break from your schedule without the need to hire a babysitter. You can schedule your get-together after your children’s bedtime, or as soon as you get off work.
Keep the number of people during the happy hour small. The idea is to catch up with people you need in your life. Having too many people in the call can be chaotic, making it hard to keep up with the conversations, especially if you plan to give out first date advice to your best friend. If possible, try to do these sessions at least once a month.
Do a Clothing Swap Party
If you have been thinking about updating your wardrobe and spending time with your girlfriends, then you’d definitely like the idea of doing a clothing swap party. If you have been eyeing a dress that your BFF got from Dainty Jewells, it might be the perfect time to snatch it. Of course, you also have to make sure that you’d give them something that would make them give up the dress for you.
Host a Sunday Brunch
Now if you feel like glamming up and treating your friends to a delicious meal, host a Sunday brunch. To keep things interesting, you can go for a theme so that everybody in your circle can be creative when it comes to what to wear for the meetup. Try to alternate the hosting so everyone can experience being the host.
Start a Book Club
If you and your friends share a passion for reading but find it hard to squeeze in time for it, starting a book club may be enough to reignite that passion again. There’s no rule on what novels you can have in your book club. Whether it’s trashy romance novels or a suspenseful thriller, what’s important is that you can spend some time with your friends doing what you love most.
Watching Netflix and just hanging out can also be an easy way to spend quality time together. Binge-watching documentaries and rom-coms can help you unwind and relax. Try to come up with a list of films that you plan to watch for the weekend. You can assign food and beverage duties to your friends so they know what you bring to your place. If they can’t go to your house, you can still watch together using the Rave app. It allows you to sync what you are watching over the group chat so everyone can communicate with one another. Teleparty is also another option that allows you to watch together even if you are apart.
Now that you have these cool ideas, call your girlfriends and start organizing! Share these ideas and let them choose which they want to try first.