We have evolved to just bring a bottle of wine for the organizer instead of the $20 as it was sometimes a chore to figure out who had paid and who was missing and collect later. Some groups have a type of treasurer and write 12 post dated checks. Others pool their money and then go shopping and use the money they have set aside. Any way you organize it the point is kid free fun for a few hours. You must stay out until your children and husband are asleep and sneak quietly back to your home refreshed and recharged!
My last two times planning splurge were polar opposites. The first was a time when everyone was quite busy and we were unable to find a date that worked so I secretly put together a small gift bag and a card. I chose someone from our group and bought a few items I thought would be appealing to her, lipgloss a magazine and a few chocolate bars. I put them in the gift bag and wrote on the card. " Here is a little something to let you know I hope you have a great day. Please pass this gift bag on to someone on the list of your choosing in the next week and fill the bag with something you think they would like. " I listed all the girls' names and checked the person I had given the gift to.
It was fun to hear the reactions as each girl passed on the gift. Whether they were having a bad day and the gift lifted their spirits or they were caught completely off guard and then were excited to pass it on I loved getting the feedback as the bag traveled around.
The next time it was my turn to plan splurge just happened to be the same month as my 40th birthday so I planned an overnight trip to Moose Jaw. I put up a message on Facebook asking for suggestions for great and different things to do in Moose Jaw. After many glowing recommendations I made a reservation at Kergano's restaurant . We had such a great time trying new drinks, appetizers and food.
The staff was great at recommending and customizing. For me they made a caramel machiato martini. It had a chocolate covered coffee bean at the bottom. Delicious!
Please share if you have any ideas, stories or suggestions for splurge either here in the comments, on my facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I love to hear about ladies starting their own groups!
Here is a link to Slice that I found with some suggestions. Plan a Girl's Night Out