Whether there’s a reason for your get-together or you just feel like now is a perfect opportunity to get all of your favourite gal pals together for a night out, getting ready for the evening’s frivolities should mark the beginning of the excitement.
From the moment the idea springs to mind to the time you step foot out of the door in search of a night to remember, it’s up to you to make the most of it. Here are a few things to consider to ensure that your girl’s night out passes by without a hitch.
Well, not everyone. If you have a circle of girlfriends that you know will rock the evening the right way, invite them all – the more the merrier, after all! Give them all plenty of notice so that they can organise childcare or alter their work schedule.
Once everyone has gotten back to you, organise some transport so that you can all share the cost of the ride and travel together. If you’re planning on driving, make sure that you assign a designated driver or two, and perhaps buy their drinks for the evening as recompense.
Treat yourself to one of the fab maxi dresses or little black numbers available for the occasion. If you have the money spare, why wear something that you have had in your wardrobe for months on a special night out?
You don’t need to spend much, either. Evening wear, party dresses and maxi dresses at George are all affordable and great quality – think of it as an early Christmas present for yourself!
OK, so you’re going to need a little bit of time to get ready. Keep your calendar clear for the afternoon so that you can pamper yourself. Enjoy a long soak in the bath with some refreshing aromatherapy oils, or pop to the hairdressers for a fancy up do.
The last thing you want to do is rush and feel flustered. Take your time and get ready at a leisurely pace. Get the various pieces of your outfit together – the dress, the shoes, the jacket and the accessories so that you can be sure that it all complements eachother.
If you haven’t booked a table at a restaurant as part of your night out, make sure you eat before you leave. The last thing you will want to do is drink on an empty stomach, else you could end up cutting the evening short!
Whether it’s a smoky eye or a lipstick that pops, now is the time to get your make up sorted and to don the gladrags. Fix your hair so that you’re ready to go and organise your clutch so that it has any essentials you may need – lippy, eyeliner, atomiser, cash, key and phone – that kind of thing.
If you can, organise for your friends to join you for drinks, music and laughs before your transport arrives.
You shouldn’t have to have an excuse for a good night out – we all deserve it! Incorporate it into your Christmas celebrations for a festive twist.