Some moms don't like the idea of "Mom's Night Out" - often abbreviated MNO. To many moms, it can seem like these girls' nights evolve into time that is "clique-y," with too much gossip and stress, leaving a mom feeling less renewed and more like she time warped back to high school.
At Hawaiian Shaved Ice, we think that there's definitely a way to have a mom's night out that is focused on happiness, friendship, catching up, and freeing yourself from all the needs that come with the job title of "Mommy." When you return home as a more relaxed mom, your kids and partner benefit.
Here are some of our team's favorite activities for Mom's Night Out:
- Dinner and a Chick Flick- because watching Bad Moms is awesome when you're with a bunch of girlfriends
- Go to a Concert - sometimes you just need to dance and sing (and maybe act like a screaming teenager at a Justin Timberlake concert)
- Paint and Wine Night - this works either at a store that specializes in these activities or even just in another mom's home
- Mom's Night In - sometimes it's easier and more relaxing to stay in, so pick one person's house and binge watch a TV show like "Sex in the City," "Grey's Anatomy," or "The Crown"
- Grab some coffee and get blow outs - you can all go back home not only refueled but also with your hair washed, dried, blown out, and styled
- Go bowling - a pitcher of beer and ugly shoes are always a good time with good friends
- Manis and pedis - yes, this is a classic but you can't argue with a good thing
- Antique shopping - who knows what you might find when you're all scouring the stores
- Book club - meet monthly and discuss a book/topic. A great book to start with could be Rachel Hollis' "Girl Wash Your Face."
- Ice cream and shopping - some of our favorite things go perfectly together
- Escape Room - find a local escape experience and pool your mom brains to try to solve all the riddles and clue