Of the things I treasure most in life, my friendships are right up there at the top! I love my family more than anything, but often you just can’t beat quality time with a good girlfriend!
Over the years, I’ve done some really fun and meaningful things with my girlfriends! I’ve found that as life has gotten busier each year, it has been important for me to be intentional on planning times together. When we say, “let’s get together soon,” we better put it on the calendar or it may not happen.
Here are some ideas for a girlfriend gathering:
~ Dinner and a movie
~ Slumber party- complete with jammies, a chic flick, popcorn and M & M’s. These are so much fun! You are never too old and it’s even more fun to do nails, hair, and make up now than it was when we were little girls!
~ Exercise! What better way to multi-task than to walk and talk! Great way to get your exercise in plus some social time.
~ Shopping and lunch or coffee. You can even buy matching outfits (haha~ you think I’m joking but I’m not!)
~ Hang out at home. Some of the best times happen when I invite a friend over and we just sit out back and talk.
~ Brunch- go out or everyone bring something to share
~ Bible study- Who better to study the Bible with that your best girlfriends? Combines spiritual growth, accountability and friendship.
~ Game Day- Where are my ladies who love football? My very favorite gathering takes place almost each Saturday in the Fall. Wear your favorite college team shirt or colors and bring an appetizer to share. It’s a football party. (Husbands and kids are welcome~ this one is fun for the whole family.)
~ Game Nights- Great way to wrap fun, laughter, and competition all into one.
~ Concerts- Nothing like going to a concert with your girlfriends. Dancing and singing and acting crazy. (not me of course)
~ Get Aways- Weekend trip to the mountains, beach, or some other destination.
~ Women’s Retreat or Conference- Some of my best get away memories were at my church’s women’s retreat each year. Great mixture of fun, free time, and a Word from God. Mountain top experiences happened here.
You see, spending time with girlfriends doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or even take up that much of your time. It’s important to make the time for friendships. And once you have a friendship that is special, it’s important to nurture it.
OBS featured teacher, speaker, author & funny girl~ Mary R. Snyder last week during a conference call. She is the author of the book God, Grace, & Girlfriends, which is about the importance of friendships. In her book, we discover tips on building healthy friendships and explore dozens of possible trips, events, and adventures for you and your girlfriends to explore. She shared some of this with us on the call and even invited us to join her, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and Online Bible Study Girls on a cruise next October!
It has been one of my dreams to be able to meet up with my OBS sisters! I know a cruise isn’t possible for everyone, but what a blessing it would be to be able to meet you in person and spend some great quality time together.
If you register, use the promo code Proverbs 31, that way you will be included in the Proverbs 31 and Online Bible Studies special events and receptions we have planned and receive a $100 discount!
Listen to an interview with Girls Getaway Cruise Director, Mary Snyder here. This interview contains all you need to know about cruising like:
* Affordable cruising
* Details about the cruise
* Special Guests~ Renee Swope, Robin Jones Gunn, Jennifer Rothschild, Comedy Angels, and recording artist, Selah!
Many of our OBS teammates and I will be there! Hope you can join us!
Tell me friends~ what are some things you like to do with your girlfriends? Share in the comment section and you will be entered to win one of four Girlfriend Sets given by our friend Mary Snyder! Each winner will receive 2 copies of her book and 2 water bottles~ one to keep and one to give away! Winners announced this Friday!
Also, if you think you can join us for the cruise, please let me know! Half the fun of a trip like this is looking forward to it