Women have busy lives working, cleaning, chores, taking care of the kids and pets and making time for exercise. There seems to be little room in your schedule to have a night to yourself let alone time with the girls. It’s almost as if you have to make an excuse to get together. If that’s the case, then make an excuse -you deserve it. Plan an overnight stay, go out to eat, shop, see a movie, shop historic downtown shops. Or, plan a girls night in. Pleasant Dreams Girls Night Inn is the perfect place to hang out with your girlfriends and release the stress of the week. A girls night (in or out) is an opportunity to engage in some good old-fashioned female bonding. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Here’s how: Get the girls together at Pleasant Dreams for a Girls Night Inn – it’s the perfect affordable get-away.
Here’s what you do:
- 1. Pick a date, call for room availability, and make reservation. Book all the rooms in the house (at a discount) and there will be no need worry about disrupting other guests .
- 2. Invite the girls with whom you are the most comfortable using whatever means you are most comfortable (phone calls, drop an email, send a formal invitation or send an electronic invitation through the website Evite).
- 3. Decide on a theme for the evening. See ideas below. For a fun twist, ask your friends to dress up to match the party theme. Bring decorations for the house according to your theme if you have one or ask innkeeper to decorate prior to your arrival.
- 4 . Assign a food dish or snack for each person attending to bring with them.
- 5. Clear your schedule and make arrangements for the rest of your family so you can have the night/weekend to yourself.
- 6. Go. Have fun.
- 7. Take photos to share with others – if they mention your photos and book a weekend, they will receive a discount off their reservation and you will receive a discount off your next visit .
- 8. At check-out, reserve a return visit within 6 months and get 20% off.
Here are some fabulous and memorable girl’s night inn ideas:
Get the girls together for a spa weekend. Make sure to make appointments and ensure the salon can accommodate your whole party. Check out these local day spas:
- 1. Water Works Salon & Spa www.waterworkssalon.com
- 2. Ambiance Salon & Day Spa www.ambiancesalonanddayspa.com
- 3. MJ Murphy Beauty College www.mjmbc.net
Or stay in and create your own spa day. Use the hot tub, make arrangements to have massages at Pleasant Drreams, do your own mani/pedis/facials. Go to the grocery store and get ingredients to make your own scrubs and facials. Cane sugar and olive oil make an excellent all-natural sugar scrub, while ingredients like yogurt, avocado and oatmeal are great for face masks. Pleasant Dreams has an outdoor Hot tub, robes, foot soaks, all available upon request.
You can have all your friends bring their favorite recipes or have someone come in to present, exchange recipes, then gobble up after the cooking class is over. Here’s how it goes: Guest make different soups for the group to eat and brings along copies of the recipe for everyone to take home. Everyone else brings a bottle of wine. If soup isn’t your thing, it could be ice cream, bread or even fondue. The whole point is to eat, drink and socialize –and take a yummy recipe home to make later. Visit the Plate Boutique in historic downtown Mt. Pleasant. Kitchen gadgets aren’t the only useful tools you’ll find at the Plate Boutique. Their goal is to not only equip your kitchen with the resources you need to eat your best, but to equip you with the know-how to put it all together. Katie, the owner is a registered dietitian. http://www.theplateboutique.com/
Dinner and a Movie
No need to drag your spouse or boyfriend to see that new movie you’ve been dying to see when you can save it for a night with your sisterhood. Movie night is always a casual and fun girl’s night get together. Catch a chick flick with the ladies at Mt. Pleasant’s Celebration Cinema and then discuss it over dinner at one of many great restaunts in Mt. Pleasant. Maybe sushi and a martini at Midori. or dinner and a beer at Mt Pleasnt Brewery, or wine and a healthy meal at Brass Cafe www.thebrasscafe.com family owned, locally focused, and passionate about providing food and drink that is exciting to the palate, entertaining to the eyes 128 S Main St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 772-0864 If your crowd isn’t into chick flicks or even going out at all, have a night inn centered around munchies, pizza, and whatever DVD you might like -Downton Abbey perhaps?!) Rent a moie at Family Video www.familyvideo.com 317 N Mission St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 775-3919. Put on your most comfortable clothes (even their PJs if they’re so inclined), pop a huge bowl of popcorn, order pizza (Dominoes, Cottage Inn) and turn off your brain for a night in the comfort of friends.
Have a craft night (quilting, sewing, scrapbooking). Ask the girls to bring whatever craft project they’d like to work on. Shop the largest assortment of fabric, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet, jewelry and other crafts under one roof at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores. 4208 E Bluegrass Rd, Ste A, Indian Hills Plaza, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 (989) 773-6020 www.joann.com/ Scrap booking, knitting and candle making are all great ideas that can be accomplished in an evening. Craft supplies can get expensive, but everyone has a crafty friend who’s great at something, so why not take advantage of her prowess and turn it into a crafty girl’s night in? Whoever knows the most about the craft comes prepared to teach the group how to do it. Plan ahead and send out a supply list – ask friends to bring any surplus supplies that they aren’t using. Ideally, everyone will leave with a finished project, or at least a good start on one.
Bring your own favorite games or play one of the many available at Pleasant Dreams: puzzles , Upwards, Apples to apples, Scrabble
You could all just bring music & listen to that and sing along or whatever. You’d be amazed how incredibly fun karaoke can be. Pleasant Dreams has a karaoke machine and music.
Celebrating a friends upcoming wedding? M ake it fun and memorable by dressing up and go out on the town. Bring your old bridesmaid dresses or go out to Goodwill or Salvation Army and pick up some fun bridesmaid dresses to wear. Walk to close by restaurants and bars or take a cab or limousine to Freddie’s Tavern. If going out on the town, keep girls’ night out cheap by having cocktails before going out and keep safe by grabbing a cab or walking rather than driving. Call Grab-a-Cab at (989) 817-8781 or visit website: grab-a-cab4.us
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