Now that I'm a mom of two very precious, incredibly handsome (did I mention ridiculously exhausting?) boys, it's more important than ever that I make an effort to schedule some quality "me" time.
As much as I love holing my kid-less self up, iPad in hand, in a dark Starbucks somewhere, it's no secret that the age old saying "the more the merrier" rings true. With a handful of close Mom-friends who similarly are in need of some kid-less "me" time, it's obvious that these women would be my company of choice when planning The Ultimate Girls Night Out.
That being said, I can't remember the last time all of my girlfriends and I got together for a good ol' fashion Girls Night Out. You see, I'm at that age where someone in our group of friends is either getting married, changing jobs, peeing on a stick, or popping out a baby. Don't get me wrong, I love a good bridal shower or baby sprinkle, but for once, it would be great if we could all get together to both dance and drink our tired, exhausted, grown-up tushies off.
So, with that being said, where does one start when planning The Ultimate Girls Night Out? Well, with the most important thing of course; the perfect outfit. I know I'm not just speaking for myself when I say that it's easy for us moms to get in the habit of wearing yesterday's black yoga pants every day and when paired with an old nursing tank or a husband's ratty college fraternity t-shirt, you've pretty much nailed my standard mom-i-form.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit tempted to fill an online shopping cart with each of the following pretty little items in preparation of this figurative Ultimate Girls Night Out. In fact, I may just wet my whistle with a set of false eyelashes and those hottie-tottie pumps in the event that an emergency Girls Night Out suddenly comes to fruition.
Now that I'm thinking about it, I may want to add a pair of Spanx to that outfit.
The guest list is set and I've poured myself
New York City. Far enough away from the kids and the husbands yet close enough to rush home barring any natural disaster. And by natural disaster I clearly mean, someone forgets their breast pump or comes down with a serious case of Separation Anxiety.
Having grown up just minutes from Manhattan, I'm a sucker for the city's trendy bars, five star restaurants and fast-paced nightlife and what better place to let a few moms loose on the town?
Did you know us moms have some pretty sweet dance moves? And I'm not talking about the Hokey Pokey or the Chicken Dance. Believe it or not, our dance moves excel far beyond those showcased during Saturday Morning Storytime at the local library.
Speaking of dance moves, Hpnotiq is currently hosting a super fun “Live Louder Dance Off” contest, where people can win a trip to Vegas just for entering their cutest dance video or photo. That means that YOU, yes YOU, can submit your photos or videos (by clicking those hyperlinks) of you and your girlfriends shaking what YOUR mamas gave you and maybe, just maybe, you'll be selected as the winner of a Girls Night Out VEGAS STYLE.