So you’ve finally found a babysitter for the first time in weeks or maybe even months, what to do now? Getting schedules to collaborate, when you have a mountain of responsibilities, is about as occurring as a solar eclipse. Chances are one or two of your girlfriends are already nixed from the get-go due to husbands, jobs or rug-rats. How do you have a fun night out but also maintain your healthy and mindful lifestyle?
First off, pat yourself on the back for wading through the worldly views and not succumbing to what is trending in the party scene. Dancing is an amazing workout and the music is fun, but when you add intoxicated lust-full men and women who are in the forte of being sleazy, your married friends are more worried about how they are going to explain to their husbands waiting at home with the kids where they went and what happened. To avoid this all together would be ideal, especially if a friend is struggling ( like most) in their relationship as it is.
Try staging a place that has no kids, like your single friend’s apartment, and turn it into the luau or a theme based get together you’ve always wanted to throw. Some Christmas lights set up indoors, a few flower leis, and a medley of Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson and Jimmy Buffet, puts you smack dab in the middle of paradise. Mix some margaritas or blend some Pina Coladas. If you don’t drink, grab some chocolate covered strawberries and pineapple, or something decadent that makes a woman feel like shes treating herself, and dang proud of it. Relax ! Now is not the time to be thinking about the piles of laundry you need to fold. Have the girls who are attending bring extra things they don’t use or need such as shoes, purses, movies, etc. to swap goodies. Its like hitting the jackpot!
Use your imagination! What are some things you’ve never done but always wanted to try? What about that sleek, sexy, red Mustang you picture yourself in, if life was like a Walgreen’s commercial? Go for a test drive! All you need is a valid drivers licence to take it for a spin! Most car lots are open late. Being creative leads to the fondest memories.
In my opinion, you are NEVER too old for a good sleep-over. The stories, the makeovers, it just gets more convivial with age! You can even grab your tents and camp-out in the back yard with some flashlights, water balloons and squirt guns. Do not feel guilty for being lively and vibrant without your children. Teach your children that treasuring yourself and having a blast once in a while is healthy.
Getting together with the girls might take some planning, but it is definitely worth while and revitalizing. Good, clean fun is gratifying, from this point on you can be well esteemed the “morning after”. Your friends will thank you and who knows, it could be the start of a new memoir.