Spend time with your favorite people with this list of 20 things to do with your girlfriends this winter.
As y’all know, I love a good girls’ night, and they’re even more fun during this time of year because it’s like activities double during Christmastime. Not only can you do the regular wine tastings and movie nights, you can also go take pictures with Santa and do your holiday shopping together. This is my favorite time of year, and I love to spend with all of my favorite people, especially my incredible girlfriends.
>>> HAVE A SPA DAY
There’s never a bad day for a spa day. Pair up and get couples massages or go for some mani-pedis.
>>> GO LOOK AT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Whether you go to an event with Christmas lights or you just drive around the area and look at the Christmas lights your neighbors put up, pile up in a car and go admire the beauty of all the colorful Christmas lights.
>>> HAVE A COOKIE DECORATING PARTY
You can bake cookies yourself or buy them pre-made. Gather plenty of supplies – colored frosting with piping bags, sprinkles in assorted colors and other candies. Just have fun with it or make it into a cookie decorating contest.
>>> DECORATE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR EACH OTHER Hone in on the personality of each of your girlfriends and make Christmas ornaments to hang on their trees. Put on some Christmas music in the background to get a little extra festive.
>>> HAVE A CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Use dye to make different color pancake mixes and go to town making fun designs for pancakes. You can even go crazy with toppings. Don’t forget the bacon, eggs, biscuits and other brunch fixins. Plus, it’s not brunch without a good mimosa or bloody Mary.
I love this video of Alfie and Zoe decorating Christmas pancakes.
>>> SING CHRISTMAS KARAOKE
Get your vocal chords ready for some Christmas karaoke. Break out the wine if you want to shoo away the jitters. Sing some Christmas classics like “Winter Wonderland” and “Frosty the Snowman,” and don’t forget to do a duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”
>>> HAVE A WINE AND CHRISTMAS COOKIE PAIRING
I don’t really know how to pair anything with wine, but if you do (or even if you don’t), you can pick different types of Christmas cookies and pair them with different wines.
>>> FINISH UP YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TOGETHER
There are so many shopping events surrounding the holiday season. Take advantage of them with your girlfriends in tow and get all of that Christmas shopping done in a less stressful way.
>>> HAVE A CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON
There are so many incredible Christmas movies to watch, and there are even some awesome one streaming on Netflix. Gather your girls, some wine and lots of snacks and have a movie marathon. Pajamas optional, but highly encouraged.
>>> TAKE PICTURES WITH SANTA
You’re never too old for a picture with Santa. Santa is freaking everywhere. Seek him out and get a group photo with him.
>>> GO SEE A CHRISTMAS SHOW
There are tons of Christmas shows playing everywhere, such as The Nutcracker, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and plenty of other local plays and ensembles. Get dressed up and go to one.
>>> VOLUNTEER AT AN ORPHANAGE OR SHELTER
Giving back is so important, especially during this time of year. For people who don’t have families or homes, the holidays are so tough. Spread some Christmas cheer by volunteering together. Serve meals, bring gifts, do crafts. Just do good.
>>> GO ICE-SKATING
Get bundled up all cozy and go out ice-skating!
>>> DELIVER CHRISTMAS TREATS TO YOUR NEIGHBORS
Either buy or make some Christmas treats and spread the love to your neighbors, even the ones you haven’t met before.
>>> HAVE AN ADULT SLEEPOVER
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with an adult sleepover? Well, really, adult sleepovers are fun no matter what time of year it is. Sport Christmas PJs or onesies, put on some Christmas music and have a dance party.
>>> HAVE A WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE
Have your friends buy a gift between $10-$15 and wrap it up. If you don’t know how to do a White Elephant Gift Exchange, click here for some rules. Everyone has their own variation.
>>> HAVE A PHOTOSHOOT AND SEND OUT CHRISTMAS CARDS
Couples send out Christmas cards all the time, but why not send ones with your girls?
>>> MAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES TOGETHER
Just a fun and delicious way to celebrate the holidays.
>>> GO TO A HOCKEY GAME
A competitive sport played on ice. What more could you want?
>>> HOST A FRIENDSMAS
Before everyone leaves to go spend time with their families for Christmas, gather up your girlfriends and have a Friendsmas! You can even utilize some of the ideas shared in this post, such as having decorating cookies or ornaments, singing Christmas karaoke and making gingerbread houses.
What are your favorite things to do with your friends during the holidays?