Today’s hectic family lifestyle can be very demanding, and I find the need for a real break from being a mum arises fairly frequently. Going on a family holiday doesn’t always fit the bill because it’s often a case of ‘same stuff, different location’ and, although holidays are fun, they turn out to be fairly exhausting.
Organising a dedicated girls’ night in, however, may provide just the right tonic for unwinding, having fun and truly relaxing. Here are a few ideas for a perfect get-together:
Eat, drink and be merry
Starting the evening with delicious food and drink will get everyone in a good mood, and it’s less stressful for the hostess if guests are able to contribute something. Go for bite-sized party food rather than a sit-down formal dinner so the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly right from the start. [Read more…]