Last night I hosted my second annual Pre-Hallows Eve. party for
a bunch of my mom pals. It's a night I start thinking about as soon
as school starts in the fall. This year I decided it would be a
"black party"...ya know, just like P. Diddy does that white party
every year? If you have no idea of what I speak, just google
Being the sole carrier of the double X chromosome in my family,
I use this party as an excuse to go over the top-girlie.
Everyone wears black, hot pink martinis are served and all of
the decorations are flocked in purple and black feathers, sequins,
glitter and glam.
There is something so sweet about a house full of giddy girls
with nothing on our to-do lists except to talk, laugh, talk, laugh,
talk and laugh some more. It reminds me of my sorority days
except way cooler because we aren't drinking from a funnel and
we're all going home to wonderful, mature, STD-free guys at the end
of the night.
A night of girl-centered chatter, loud dance music and getting
all glammed up just for the fun of it is good for the soul.
At least it is for my testosterone flooded spirit.
Our "girl nights" give us an opportunity to see each other
outside of the carpool lane or soccer sideline and remember that
underneath the baseball cap, parka, and exercise pants, we're
pretty hot mamas.
So, I'm wondering...what do mom nights out do for you and your
inner circle of friends?
And what's your favorite way to break out of the mommy mold and
have a little grown-up girl fun?
Dying to know.
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
See more of Meredith's stories here.
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