Okay. Maybe your a career girl and work 80 hours a week. Or maybe you can’t fathom spending time away from your significant other. As a fellow twenty-something woman, I hear you, I do. Ask Mike. I hate going anywhere on weekends if it’s not with him because that’s the only time we have to spend together right now.

I always feel refreshed and productive when I have girl time. Whether it’s a night out with a friend I haven’t seen in a long time or going for brunch with the girls (because who doesn’t love brunch?!), it’s a different kind of fulfillment than I find from working or my boyfriend (and I love both of those things, don’t get me wrong!). Not sure what you and your girls could get up to? The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas for the ultimate girl time getaway!Girl time - A Daynna Life

1. Go for Brunch

This should be your go to, and if it’s not then you need to evaluate your priorities. We’re millennials! We love brunch and avocado toast! If you’re in need of some girl time but don’t have a lot of free time, brunch is your perfect option. Whether your jam is bacon and eggs or pancakes, there are endless opportunities for enjoying great food with great company. The best part? When a brunch restaurant has bottomless mimosas (if you’re not driving)!

2. Spend a Day at the Spa

So many of my friends are obsessed with the spa. I can’t even tell you how many times I get asked to go to the spa with someone in a month. To all my girlfriends out there, home girl can’t be going to the spa every week! Lol. That being said, investing in yourself every now and then is actually a great way to practice self-care and get some girl time in at the same time! Whether you’re getting your nails done, relaxing with a massage, or my personal favourite, a facial, sometimes that is exactly what you and your girlfriends need to unwind!

3. Have a Girls Night In

If you’re like me and you’re on a budget, this might be your most frugal option. A bottle of wine, some pampering, and just time for straight up girl talk is sometimes all you really need for some quality girl time. One of the most refreshing things about girl time is the life chats! When I was in university, my best friend and I very often spent 3+ hours just talking about life, and it was the best. Honestly, as a fairly introverted person, this is probably one of my favourite ways to spend time with my girlfriends.

4. Sit and Have Drinks at a Bar

Being almost 24 and in a serious relationship, I’m getting to that point where clubs are weird (not that they were ever not weird lol). Kids younger than my little brother running around grinding on each other (and trying to grind on me) isn’t really my idea of fun. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still go for drinks! A drinking night (every once and a while) can be fun because it lowers your inhibitions. Obviously you don’t want to drink so much that you black out (unless you do, in which case all the power to you girlfriend), but a couple of drinks sitting at a bar with your friends makes for some fun conversations!

5. Go on a Road Trip

If you have the extra time to spare and are willing to spend that long with one of your friends (there are very few people I could spend longer than a night with without being exhausted), then a road trip could be a fun way to get away from all the chaos of life for a couple days. It can be a long or short distance, but the point is to remove yourself from anything that’s worrying you and be truly present in the moment. For this reason, it’s a fantastic way to really connect with your girlfriends!

The Takeaway…

Obviously these are just a few fun ideas for how you could spend girl time with your friends. If you have a really fun tradition that you do with your girlfriends, I’d love to hear about it – share in the comments! At the end of the day, friendship needs to be cultivated just as a romantic relationship does. Your girlfriends provide you with fulfillment in different ways than other aspects of your life, so it’s important to keep your relationships with them going no matter how busy you are!

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30 Comments on The Twenty-Something’s Official Guide to Spending the Ultimate Girl Time

  1. I loved this! I always have the best time hanging out with my besties! My friends and I love having “Margarita Nights” (it’s our favorite drink).

  2. I love these ideas! Personally I love having a “girls night in” and just drinking some wine and watching goofy TV shows with my friends 🙂 That is always so much fun!

    • I totally agree, wine and chill as I call it. 😛 Those nights are the best and they’re great for really catching up with your girlfriends! Glad you liked the ideas. 🙂

  3. I always make sure I prioritize girl time. I have a few groups of girlfriends, and I meet up with them regularly. With one group, we go out to dinner every other week. With another group, we go to local events together, mostly wine tastings. It’s so important to make time for your girls! I love my boyfriend, but if I would go crazy if I didn’t have my girls!

    • That’s absolutely fantastic to hear! It’s so hard with everyone’s busy schedules to make regular times to see each other so I’m glad to hear you and your friend groups make each other a priority and schedule time in to see each other. 🙂

    • That’s so lovely! I didn’t even think about a book club, but that’s such a fun and unique way to spend time with your girls! And of course happy hour is always a good time too. 🙂

  4. I’m pretty similar to you. Almost 24, only get to see my boyfriend on weekends. I find clubs a little weird too! I think my favourite girl time is having a girls night in. It’s like the happy compromise for being social and being an introvert

    • Awe girl, I totally feel you on the whole long-distance friends thing! My best friend lives on the other side of the province and I haven’t seen her in over a year… adulting is so weird isn’t it? So glad you liked the ideas! You’ll have to get a spa day in at some point even if only once – so relaxing! 🙂

  5. Love this post!! It’s so easy to spend all your time with your man, and forget about the bridesmaids!!! I’m gunna do brunch with my ladies next weekend!! 🙂

    • Hahaha I’m the queen of that! My boyfriend always tells me to spend more time with my girlfriends (it doesn’t actually help that they live all over the place but that’s a story for another day lol). Since I’ve been making plans with friends here and there my life has been feeling a bit more balanced which is really nice! Woohoo, enjoy your brunch girl! 🙂

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