32 Ideas for a Girls' Day Out

Carrie Lowrance

Crosswalk Contributor
Published Jun 06, 2024
32 Ideas for a Girls' Day Out

There are many great ways to spend the day with your girlfriends. Whatever you choose, let your hair down and have a great time.

One of the best things in life is having a day with your girls. Although you enjoy your loved ones, it’s nice to take a day off and do something fun. Not only does it feel good to be free of responsibilities for a day, but it’s also good for your emotional and mental health. You can just relax and have fun. 

If you are looking for some ideas for your next girls’ day out, here are some ideas:

1. Spa Day

Either spend money and go to the spa or someone can host a spa day at their house. Everyone can bring their own grooming tools and products, as well as a snack or beverage to share.

2. Go to a Museum

Research different museums in your area and choose one to go to. You could even do this several times and rotate museums.

3. Eat Out

Go out for a nice brunch or lunch together. This is your time to splurge!

4. Volunteer for a Cause

Make a list of causes that you all care about and put names into a hat. Then have someone pick from the hat to decide where you will volunteer. You could do this several times and line up volunteering opportunities a few months in advance if you wish.

5. Go on a Day Trip

Take a quick trip to an attraction, town, or shopping center that you have been wanting to see a few towns away or somewhere in your state.

6. Go Shopping

There is nothing like going on a shopping trip, but it can get boring when you go to the same old places. Do some research and find the out-of-the-way shopping centers in your town or the next town over. You can also look for outlet malls and specialty malls that are a few hours away in your state. (And don't underestimate how fun antique shopping can be!)

7. Movie Day Out

Going to the movies can get pricey, but it doesn’t have to. Look on the website for the movie theaters in your town and see if they have any specials going on. If you can find an independently owned movie theater in your town, you’ve found a gem. Chances are, ticket prices will be much lower than in the big chain theaters.

8. Take a Class Together

Talk over your interests with your girls and see if any resonate with all of you, and then take a class on that thing. If you all have different interests, over a few months, take a class together for each lady’s personal interest. For example, Cathy may enjoy cooking, Laura may enjoy knitting, and Christine may enjoy making jewelry. Take a cooking class in January, a knitting class in February, and a jewelry-making class in March. This way, everyone will get a turn taking a class on their specific interest.

9. Start a Book Club

If your friends are a bunch of bookworms, start a book club together. Invite coworkers, fellow church members, or neighbors and see how your friendship circle grows!

10. Go for Dessert

Go for dessert together and order the most decadent thing on the menu. 

11. Go for Drinks

Go out for drinks and have some friendly conversation. (No, this doesn't mean you have to consume alcohol. Mocktails, coffees, and other iced teas and fruity drinks make for great refreshers with friends.)

12. Visit an Amusement Park

Head to an amusement park and let your inner child out. 

13. Visit a Farmer’s Market

Go to the local farmer’s market and pick up some farm fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes you can find other things too, like fresh meat, homemade baked goods, jellies, jams, and homemade candy.

14. Scrapbook Together

Spend some time scrapbooking together and talk about your favorite memories.

15. Have a Brainstorming Session

If you all are close, each person comes with a problem that needs solving, and you help each other find solutions. Sometimes we don’t even have a problem; it could be something like wanting to do “this thing” but not knowing how to get started. 

16. Take a Fitness Class Together

If losing weight is a goal for you and your pals, take a fitness class together, and, if you can, keep it up to hold everyone accountable.

17. Take a Pottery Class

If you are looking for something unique to do, take a pottery class together. 

18. Have a Tea Party

Host a tea party at one of your houses with tea, finger sandwiches, and little cakes. To make it more fun, everyone can dress up, and don’t forget to keep your pinky up!

19. Make Special Drinks Together

Choose two or three special drinks that you would like and have a class together.

20. Go to a Food Festival or Cookoff

Look for festivals in your area and across your state. Festivals are fun to go to and often go on all year. Some ideas are strawberry festivals, pumpkin festivals, or chili cookoffs.

21. Rollerskate

If you have a roller rink in your area, dust off those skates and hit the rink for some nostalgia. 80's tunes, anyone?

22. Play Games Together

Get together and play some board games, video games, or outdoor games together. This could be a competitive game of Scrabble, a favorite video game, or a game of basketball or tennis. 

23. Arrange Flowers

Buy some flowers, either fake or real, and some vases and spend an afternoon arranging them. Choose a few different projects like bouquets, a corsage, or a vase and create something beautiful. 

24. Try a Cat Cafe

As long as no one is allergic, spend some time at your local cat cafe. Not only are the cats cute to look at and available for adoption, but hanging out with cats has lots of health benefits like reducing stress. Who knows, you may find your new best friend. Not a cat person? Have your friends and their furry pups meet you at the local dog park.

25. Virtual Reality Lounge

Check out a local virtual reality lounge in your area for some new and exciting fun.

26. Escape Room

If you aren’t claustrophobic and like games and figuring things out, head to your local escape room for some fun.

27. Bowling

Go to the bowling alley and play a few games. You could even create your own bowling league for the day, with special names like Gutter Ball Gloria, Strikem’ Out Stacy, and Brenda Bowling Shoes. You could even come up with categories and have prizes for the winners. (Ex: Most pins knocked down, best gutter ball throw, and most balls in the gutter.)

28. Cook Together

Choose two or three easy meals you would like to make and get together at someone’s house to cook. This way, everyone can take home two to three meals to put in the freezer.

29. Bake Together

This is a little sweeter than cooking together, but pick two or three things you would like to bake together so everyone has something to take home. You could make a coffee cake or muffins for breakfast, cookies for a snack, and another kind of cake for a special dessert.

30. Go “Booking”

Another idea for the bookworms in your life is to spend the day going to used bookstores in your area and then going out for dinner. This is a great way to add to the to-be-read pile at a good price. 

31. Go to the theater

See if your local community center is putting on a show you would like to see and get tickets. Then dress up fancy and have a great time.

32. Sports Night

Who says boys are the only ones who can love sports? If you and your gals have a favorite team, whether in football, baseball, or even curling, get together for a big game night with special dips, finger foods, and fun!

There are many great ways to spend the day with your girlfriends. Whatever you choose, let your hair down and have a great time. You deserve it. 

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