The pity party is over. Because it is Friday. And we are hosting our first autumn girls night in!
What is Girls Night In? Allie and I devised it last year. Husband/Daddy works a lot. Because it is so hard for me to go out and reconnect for some girl time, and because most of my friends have children and childcare issues, instead of going out they come to our house.
The rules? Simple:
- Bring whatever you want to drink
- Bring an appetizer or dessert to share
- PJ’s are optional
- Boys are NOT allowed (thankfully Allie is still in the Girls Rule/Boys Drool stage)
Last year we had so much fun, it became a monthly event. We realized as moms that it is important to reconnect, to just be laid back and to just have a drink! The under-21 crowd play, run around the house, watch movies, eat. The ages range from Boo (almost 4) to 15. The over-21 crowd ranges from 30-ish to 50-is. The friends that come do not always know any one but me, but at the end of the night new friendships are born.
At one Girls Night In two mutual friends showed up and I found out they went to high school together. That is how small the world is.
Girls Night is is a great, CHEAP, way to get together and just have a good time. Sure, it’s not fun in an Irish Pub. But hey I take my fun times where I can get them.
I hope you have a great Friday night!