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Fun Things to Do With Your Friends: National Girlfriend Day

National Girlfriends Day takes place on 1st August, bringing us a day dedicated to appreciating our gal pals. In honor of friendship, we’ve compiled a list of 12 healthy, fun ways you and your girlfriends can celebrate the day, including some tasks to explore together, and challenges to set yourselves!

So round up your closest female friends, and tackle this list…


  1. Have a Bake Off
    Play hostess and invite your favorite ladies round to your house for an evening of baking. Assign a different themed dessert to each friend, set the timer, and compete against each other in a friendly bake-off! Even if the baking goes disastrously wrong,  you’ll be left with a load of cake, a bunch of hungry girls, and a triumphant feeling of hard work!
  2. Plan a Relaxing Beach Day
    If the weather is on your side, head down to your nearest beach and celebrate the day with one long relaxing sunbathing session. Bring along a small speak system, pop on some of your favorite girl power songs, and have a chilled out catch up day with your girls. Just remember to stay safe and bring a range of SPF’s between you all to cater for each friends skin type!
  • Go Wine Tasting
    Register for a wine tasting class or go winery hopping at a few local wineries. Seek out the finest wine bars in the town and plan one of your more classier evenings. To feel a little ‘special’, why not theme the evening and all sport your most striking wine tinted pouts? We love these deep, moody shades below…
  • Throw Back to a Slumber Party
    Who says slumber parties are only for your younger years? Plan a cosy evening in with your BFF’s, ensuring its a night jam packed with girly gossip, sweet treats and eye candy on the TV! You can even go a step further and call for every girl to pop on matching PJ’s. Take advantage the relaxing night in by applying face masks for each other, experimenting with sleep-in hair treatments and trying out each others swear-by gradual tanning lotions. The perfect excuse for a beauty treatment night!
  • Go Floral
    If your friends appreciate flowers, send them a surprise bouquet to their place of work. They’ll be overly happy with the surprise delivery! If they aren’t too keen on flowers, branch out a little and find a floral themed cutesy gift. Floral bath products or fresh, fruity themed candles always go down a treat…  
  • Have a Mani/Pedi
    Gather your girls together at one of your homes, have a glass of fizz, and paint each others nails/toenails whilst putting the world to rights. It sounds a simple, understated plan, but there’s nothing finer than catching up on each others life stories, whilst admiring polished pink nails. Oh, and enjoying a glass too of course!
  • Have an At-Home Spa Experience
    Spa days can be rather pricey, and sometimes a lot of effort to arrange amongst a large group. Treat your best friend to a one-on-one day at your favorite spa, or if there is a large group of you, take the experience to your home. Indulge in massage oils, body brushing and facial massagers. You’ll leave feeling super revitalized, with the added bonus of quality time with your friends.   
  • Create Your Own Afternoon Tea
    Polish up your finest plates and pull out the crockery – nothing celebrates friendship like a good old afternoon tea day! Serve up a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jam and cakes in true British style. For a healthier affair, lay out an array of healthy tea’s. If it’s a party theme you’re after instead, then roll out the champagne on ice!
  • Get Fit Together
    Friends who work out together, stay together! Make a pact with your bestie by joining a gym together, and make achievable weight loss goals. Aim to support each other and work out a plan you can both stick too. Spoil your friend with a couple of targeting toning treatments to encourage her challenge. She’ll love you to bits!  
  • Go Green
    Cautious about the environment and want to incorporate a new ‘green’ way of living? Why not use National Girlfriends Day to make a pact with on of your friends to make these changes together? Treat yourselves – or gift each other – with an eco-friendly organic beauty product to kick start the challenge, and drop up a plan of how you can both ‘go green’ together. Why not make sure healthy green juices to sip whilst you talk through the idea?
  • Create Your Own Cocktails
    Who needs the bright lights of the city and expensive cocktail bars, when you can make some personalized cocktails at home? The perfect excuse to open those bottles of Blue Curaco and Campari and get creative! Put on some YouTube videos, and get mixing away.
  • Plan a Jet-Away
    Ever feel like you don’t get to spend too much time with your girlfriends? Then use this national day as a reminder to start making time! Start by planning a cheeky weekend getaway to somewhere you can road trip to, or plan a future week away to a relaxing beach location.  

    How are you and your girlfriends planning on celebrating this national day? Share your plans with us over on Facebook! 



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