>> Friday, February 04, 2011
I am exhausted and elated at the same time. Everyone showed up to the Women's Night except one person and that is because she delivered her baby boy two weeks ago. The table was filled with all sorts of food and goodies as well as punch and wine. (For a great punch I learned to just use powdered punch and no water, just add Sprite or 7up). -SAVE DRAFT
FEBRUARY 8, 2011-I had to continue this post today, as Friday night and the weekend totally drained me. Now to continue with the follow up from GNO....We played the "Who am I?" game which was a hit. A woman's name such as Halle Berry, Princess Diana, Lucille Ball, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, etc. was taped to the back of each person who entered. You could only ask two questions where the person could only answer yes or no. For example, "Am I still alive?" Then move on until you figure out who you are. (You cannot ask the same person consecutively).
Everyone ate when they wanted. After mingling for an hour, we sat down and I went around the room and spoke about the strengths of each person. There were comments, laughter and somehow we started discussing the school bus, soy products, teas and something that happened to our newest member, which were all very interesting believe it or not. Then I spoke about being a mother and the thing I would like to change about my parenting which is to be more patient in conversation with my older son and I spoke about being a wife and what it means to "keep the hunter hunting". With that I pulled out a Vicky bag and gave each person a wrapped gift of trendy undies from Ms. Secrets.
They all began screaming and opened their gifts, as there were a variety of colors and patterns. Turns out others started sharing on my topic and it turned into a great and simple discussion. We ended on time and everyone went back to small groups trickling home when someone mentioned maybe we should do a book club next time, once a month but we will have to find a good book to all read together. "Great idea" was pretty much our last words. Everyone said what a great time they had. We started at 7:30 sharp and we were finished at 9:00. Everyone was gone at 10:30 and I turned up the volume to the music, dancing free throughout the house. The boys will be back at 11:30 and I had an hour to myself.
Sorry I was so detailed but I did not want you to miss a thing. You know how women can be. "Tell me every detail". Also I wanted to give you ideas of what to do and not do, if you decided to host your own Girls Night Out. I really enjoyed myself and on Monday morning we took our children to the bus stop as usual and everyone was all smiles and friendly. This was my favorite part of GNO; friendships were built, we were refreshed, the children benefited and the husbands were highly encouraged, I'm sure.