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Plan the Perfect Girls Day Out

Think Outside the Box to Make Lifelong Memories

Go out to the ball game. Head to a ball game with the gals, be it a hockey game, minor league baseball game or a pro basketball game. Whether you’re actually interested in the sport or the team doesn’t matter—it’s a fun change of pace from the mall! And with prices all over the map, it can be an affordable day out with the girls.
Shop the thrift stores. Hit up thrift stores and consignment shops for great clothing deals and one-of-a-kind items. Browsing and playing dress up is fun at any age! Plus, it’s free to look.
Get fitted. Need a new pair of running shoes? Head to a running store to get fitted for shoes with your fit friends. Never been measured for a bra? Make sure you’re wearing the right size, available free in the intimates departments of most department stores!

Splurge on a new workout outfit. If your workout wardrobe is getting stale, go shopping with your healthy pals for new fitness wear that flatters and motivates you to move.
Get a mall makeover. Never stopped in that department store for a professional makeup application? Do it in the morning and you’ll look fab all day! It’s free, although you’ll likely purchase a product or two.
Book a personal shopper. Make an appointment with a personal shopper who can give you and your friends tips on the latest trends and classics to add to your wardrobe. It’s typically free, although, like the makeup department, you’ll likely buy!

Hit a wine tasting. Whether you make a day of going to a winery or simply head to an upscale liquor store for a wine tasting, trying various wines is a great way for you and your friends to find new favorites. Wine tastings can range from about $5 to $20 per person, but oftentimes a tasting fee is waived if you make a purchase.
Host a healthy potluck and recipe swap. Have your girlfriends over for a potluck lunch, with everyone bringing their favorite healthy dish. Make recipe cards a requirement and everyone will leave with healthy meal ideas!
Cook a new recipe. If you’re not brave in the kitchen, there is safety in numbers! You and your girlfriends can pitch in to whip up a new healthy dish you’re too scared to make on your own.
Attend a cooking class. Take a group cooking class to learn new skills in the kitchen. Prices vary, but expect to pay about $50 and up per person for a private class.
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About The Author

Erin Whitehead Erin Whitehead
is a health and fitness enthusiast who co-founded the popular website and co-wrote The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet book (available May 2014). Now busier than ever with two kids, she writes about healthy pregnancy and parenting at

Member Comments

  • About once a month I get together with a bunch of ladies and we do paper crafts, mostly card making, some scrapbooking. It is fun and I love getting together with friends and having a good time, but frankly, I don't get to see enough of my own family, so I am probably not going to add anymore activities to what I do. - 9/23/2013 8:46:15 AM
  • I want to save...buttons don't always appear on side... Whether I'm on ipad or laptop. Choices at close of article worked well... Why change? - 8/3/2012 9:49:21 AM
  • One of my best friends is getting married next summer and instead of having a bachelorette party with drinking and food (and God knows what else) we have all decided (and agreed, even the Bride) to find a local 1/2 marathon to run some weeks prior to the wedding festivities...I thought this was a great idea! - 8/3/2012 9:39:35 AM
  • I too would like to save or facebook this article and have no buttons. - 8/3/2012 7:41:49 AM
  • BELLE4014
    Good article and it gave me some great ideas for a fun time with the girl! - 8/3/2012 6:56:38 AM
  • This is all self self self....feel
    What about some community reach out, charity work....??
    We splurge on ourselves and forget about those who don't have/can't do. Somehow I think we have our priorities wrong, as these are all just temp fixes.
    Look outward, past you and your friends. - 8/3/2012 4:39:04 AM
  • The print, save, and e-mail buttons are on the left side of your screen--there should be a bar that scrolls with you as you go up and down the page. - 5/9/2012 11:16:30 AM
  • I also like this article but don't see how to save it on favorites.

    I also don't see the print, e-mail, pin it, ect place either. - 5/9/2012 1:02:04 AM
  • Why cant i save this article? Why dont i have that option? - 5/8/2012 3:59:41 PM

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