A gentle hug from that woman who knows you like she knows herself can uplift even the bluest of spirits. We need our girlfriends. They offer inspiration and support. They increase your sense of belonging, boost happiness and reduce stress. We cope together. We fall on the floor laughing together.
Celebrate your best friends by planning a September 21 girls day for National Women’s Friendship Day.
Relax together at the spa by getting a manicure, pedicure and facial. Choose a spa that has a sauna and hot tub so you can relax all afternoon in the comfort of a robe. Get pampered. Read tabloids and gossip like the best of them. Or, have a DIY spa day at home with all-natural beauty treatments like a berry skin scrub (strawberries and honey), a softening hair mask (coconut oil, olive oil, honey and avocado) and paraffin hand masque.
Pop some corn, grab some blankets and cuddle together as you watch movies all day/night long. Choose an assortment of funny and inspirational flicks or get going on a season of “Friends.” Some great movie ideas include: “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Friends With Benefits” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” Want a classic marathon? Rent “Forest Gump,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Or, grab a few boxes of tissues and watch “Waiting to Exhale.”
Watch Funny Videos
If there’s one thing we know, it is that babies and animals are hilarious. They say and do the oddest things and we are able to catch it online. In the middle of your movie marathon (especially if watching a tear jerker), get the computer out and search for an epic and funny gallery of videos that will have you crying in delight. Watch last year’s trending video of grandparents trying to work a video chat that was actually recording them. Search for the boy on the way home from the dentist and the short video reuniting Christian the Lion with the two men who raised him. Watch the 6-minute version with Whitney Houston’s, “I will always love you,” it will warm your heart.
Make a reservation at a classy restaurant, complete with white tablecloths and wine glasses already set up. It might be pricey, but you girls deserve it. Order what you want and get desert.
Take a Class
Take a class together to mix it up and do something you wouldn’t normally do. Whether educational, artsy, indoor or outdoor, it’s a good way to bond and create lasting memories. Local classes usually include:
- Painting (sometimes while drinking a glass of wine)
- Horseback Riding
- Faith-based Courses
And if you can get away for the night, there is nothing better than renting a hotel room locally and spending an entire evening out on the town with the girls.
Don’t forget to tell your girlfriends how happy they make you.
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