Hosting a Ladies’ Get Together


By Krista Ehret

The countdown to summer has parents and kids alike on the edge of their seats. While prepping for camps, play dates, vacations, and activities it’s easy to brush your own needs aside. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, give yourself a gift and fit in one more ladies’ get together before your duo-role as mom and itinerary director goes into full swing. Here are a few ideas.

Vineyard Picnic.

Get your favorite gals together for one last picnic sans the family. Pack some of your favorite nosh, a comfy blanket, some pillows, a chill playlist, load into an Uber and spend the afternoon or evening at Arrington.

Mani-Pedi Date.

Vacations will be up and running in no time. So really, this kills two birds with one stone. Have a girlfriend meet you at the spa to get your nerves and nails ready for the summer plans.

Movie Night.

My favorite movie nights are the ones at home. Order food in, mix up some cocktails, and pick out a couple of your favorite rom-coms. Comfy clothes required.

At Home Yoga Session.

What better way to get your mind right for the dog days of summer? Everyone go in together and hire an instructor that will come to your house for a session.

Paint and Wine Class.

If you have younger kids, arts and crafts projects are definitely in your near future. Keep the glitter and glue packed up for a few more days and attend a more sophisticated art or pottery class.

Mommas Who Brunch.

Meals may soon be dictated by less sophisticated palates. Plan a breakfast or brunch at your favorite swanky spot.

Pool Day.

Sure, you will have lots of these over the summer. But how often will you be able to relax without half of you being in lifeguard mode? Mix up some margaritas and take it easy pool-side.

Shopping Trip.

Just getting through the grocery store can be a challenge with the brood in tow. Embrace one last leisurely trip to your favorite stores where you can wander at your own pace.


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