Your one-stop guide to a girl’s weekend away – Studies show that investing more time in your female friendships have the ability to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. In fact, hanging out with your best girlfriends can actually release Oxytocin – the chemical which makes us feel loving and cuddly. That’s why embarking on a girl’s weekend away after a stressful period of time can feel like the ultimate cure. Are you feeling tempted to book that getaway yet? Good! Here’s everything you need to know when planning your trip.
Planning your girl’s trip away
A ‘girl’s weekend’ is not defined as any particular form of holiday. It can range from a party weekend, relaxing in a spa, to finding yourselves be at one with nature. Whichever theme you choose, ensure that you are appropriately packed for your activities of choice. Refer to our ultimate checklist below!
After you have chosen your location, it’s time to book accommodation. For city breaks in the UK, budget hotels such as Travelodge and Premier Inn are excellent reliable choices – you know exactly what you’re getting, and for a great price! However, if you’re looking for something a little more private, a holiday home can equip you with the freedom to make as much noise as possible, with that added luxury and comfort!
Finally, you are going to want to sort your travel. If you have a friend who can drive – excellent! However, if you don’t have that privilege then it’s time to get hunting down the best deals. The coach is always significantly cheaper than the train, but it can be less comfortable. If you own a railcard, you can get some great deals on train tickets!
The ultimate checklist
Going out outfits – if the reason you’ve planned this weekend is to party, it is vital that you wear a statement piece to commemorate the occasion. `If you find yourself with nothing to wear last minute, it’s still not too late to place an order for next day delivery!
Overnight essentials – make sure you pack all the essentials. Makeup and curlers are a must, but don’t forget the basics such as contact lenses, a toothbrush, and painkillers! Ensure you remember your handbag essentials too – debit card, ID, tickets, and emergency cash.
PJs – If you are looking forward to a more relaxed getaway, why not suggest for you and your girls all get matching Oodies? They are guaranteed to keep you warm in any accommodation, especially if you’ve booked a holiday home and you find that the heating unexpectedly stops working at night!
Casual outfits – casual outfits are a must, even if all you have planned for the weekend is partying! You won’t want to walk down for breakfast in your get up from the night before! Hoodies and joggers are comfortable options and can also be worn for the journey home.
Make up – packing enough makeup is essential to creating the perfect look – you want enough variety so you can play around with colours and different techniques. The HBO sitcom Euphoria has taken the world by storm and has become particularly notable for its unique makeup looks. Why not follow a Euphoria inspired makeup tutorial with all your girlfriends? You as a group will look unstoppable!
Whichever way you choose to spend your girl’s weekend, you are sure to have the best time if you are surrounded by the right company, so don’t be disheartened if your plans go awry. It’s time to let your hair down and enjoy yourself!