Friday, 30 March 2012

Girls night in!

Hello beauties!

One of my readers suggested a while back that I do a post on ideas for a bunch of women to do together on a stay at home type evening. Kind of like when we used to have sleepovers as teenagers, but with some flare. And since it's Friday, I though it might do this post today, and hopefully inspire you for the weekend.

Some of the ideas are the same types of things we did at out teenage sleepovers, but some of them are a little more sophisticated. If you have any ideas, or have had a girls night in, please share your experiences and ideas with the rest of us! :)

 Have a makeup party. Or a mani / pedi party. The idea is this : get in a professional makeup artist or nail technician, and let her (or him) teach you how to do the basics or your colouring and what would suit you best in terms of lip colour etc.

A Manicure or pedicure party is pretty straightforward. You can read my post about giving yourself a home manicure and just have fun doing each other's nails!
 No party is complete without cocktails. Or wine. Women love these things!! :D Anyway, If you don't have a cocktail recipe book, here are some websites with a bunch of cocktails for you to try.
 Have a craft / scrapbooking party. Apparently I'm hanging in the wrong circles, because I had no idea people actually did this. But it's really huge in the USA and apparently in every place but South Africa. By the time this catches on here, the rest of the world will be doing something totally different!

Anyway, you gather your girlfriends up, have a large clear table and some crafty things, and you make cards, do beading, make candles, pewter or scrapbook (or whatever craft you do. You could knit if your heart desires it!).

If you don't know how to do crafty things (ha. I said crafty.), or are looking for inspiration, again, get in a professional to help you along.
 Karaoke. Not a lot of people like this, but hey, why not have some fun with your girls like you used to in school? Grab a hairbrush (or your karaoke machine) and sing your heart out.
 Have a book club meeting. Get your friends together, have some nice snacks and wine, and just chill together and have some fun. I hear some book clubs actually discuss the month's book too! :) You don't need to start with Tolstoy here, get a nice fantasy book, or love story if that floats your boat, and take a month's time to read it. You'll not only have a good excuse in your busy routine to see your friends, but you may actually learn something from the book you read.

Liani and I are really considering starting a book club. So let me know if you want in! :)
 Have a chick flick marathon. Or a horror movie marathon. Or maybe an action movie marathon. Whatever you and the girls love, get a bunch of movies from that genre, and check 'em out.

Just make sure you have lots of popcorn.
Give each other facials. Everyone loves a good pamper every now and again, and it's a great way of relaxing and unwinding.

You can even try making home recipe facials!

Hire a belly dancing / aerobics / pole dancing instructor, and get fit together. Try out something bizzare, who knows, you may just love it! Getting fit means more self confidence, which will lead to a better relationship with your hubby, fiancĂ©e or boyfriend, as well as at work and in your life in general. And having your girlfriend's support will make it a lot easier.

I hope you have an awesome weekend! By the way, before I forget, we're going to see the Hunger Games at Montecasino on 13 April at 20:00. If you want to meet up with us there, you need to book your tickets at Nu Metro now. NOW! :) I'm really excited about going, and the movie has been getting awesome reviews (and has been breaking records all around the place.). Please remember to vote in the poll!

Stay beautiful,


  1. Once again a wonderful post, well done my friend! Scrapbooking mornings was something some friends & I used to do (before the kids came along) & its great fun! I am an avid scrapbooker & I'd love to start something like this again, so if anyone is know where to find me! Yolandie, come on, let's do this! Oh & by the way, count me in for the book club xxx

  2. These are the things I like to hear! Thank you for all the positive remarks! I'm not a scrapbooker. At all. I get very frustrated in a very short time. Liani also loves to scrapbook though. Maybe the two of you can teach me, and get some patience into my skull!! :) We'll keep you up to date on the book club! Love ya Odie!

    1. Oh, and I just remembered this post was your idea! You go girl! :)

  3. It's a date! So I get bragging rights for the day? Right? Of course!!! HAHA

  4. Hi, what type of books are you thinking of for the book club?

    I obviously think the pampering type of parties are great! I am mobile now and am prepared to come and treat you and your friends or any other friends who might think about hosting something like that. I am also going to do Tea Tasting Parties (similar to wine tasting), if anybody is interested.