The weather in Vancouver this time of year lends itself to indulgent pastimes. Rain can be synonymous with taking hot baths, curling up with a good book and tea in a pretty china cup. Solo is nice, but it’s way more fun to catch up on gossip and get together with girlfriends you haven’t seen for a while. Get some inspiration from your teenage years—or your teenage daughter—and host a ladies night in! There is nothing like a good belly laugh with your girlfriends. When was the last time you did something silly…just for fun?
You could rent all your old favorite chick flicks and make home-made beauty treatments. Not only will you get some laughs out of seeing all your friends smeared in mixtures of banana, oatmeal, and honey, but you’ll also know that what’s on your skin is healthy and natural. This time last year my crazy friend invited us girls over and we had no idea what was in store for us! She had actually collected clay from a riverbed in Saskatchewan for—you got it!—mud masks. (Please God don’t let my boyfriend see this picture!!)
We dressed up in crazy, colorful wigs and silly hats. I was a Thai princess. We even belly danced. True story.
A wine and cheese party is another great way to kick back with the girls. Everyone brings a bottle of wine and their favorite cheese to share. Have a sleepover so no one has to drive home. These days we do so much socializing and interacting on-line, we need to make the time to see our friends in person. With all the social networking sites we’re on these days, we always need new pictures to post, right? Why not use this as the excuse to get together in real time and host a picture party! Do each others’ makeup and take pictures or videos. Capture yourselves having really fun times with the people that matter most in your life. I’m stoked for this weekend’s girlie get-together. It’s going to be a picture party, with a theme. I’ll tell you all about it… next week.