So you need a break but your budget won’t allow it to be shopping, my personal favorite catharsis? How about a Girl’s Game Night, like an Apple-tini and board game night. Everyone brings either an appetizer or a dessert and you play board games together. The host supplies the Apple-tini’s or the coffee/tea/beverages, and you all have a blast letting your hair down and letting it all hang out with your BFFs.
Board games to try would be Pictionary, Apples-to-Apples (for the Apple-tini theme), Jenga (that would have to be a rum and coke or a West African syrah for me), or try a virtual “great escape” with a cool new game called Locale (you could offer a variety of locale-based mixed drinks like Singapore Slings, Long Island Ice Teas, Blue Hawaii, or White Russian, etc.)
Let’s try channelling our mothers of the 1950s and 1960s, play some “tricks,” try a new (or Old-Fashioned) cocktail, reconnect with our girlfriends and and play a game of cards or a new board game.
Sounds like a Great Escape to me.
Looking for other ideas? Check out our Moms Talk discussion (LINK TO DISCUSSION).