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We Smell A Great Girls Night Idea…

But we need a little help from our friends! Our reader Onika wrote to us last night with an urgent query. She wants to put together a “fragrance” – themed girls night and she needs some help. Here’s what she says: “I’m trying to plan a get together with a group of women. We are all friends. I want to do something unique. I came up with this idea to have a fragrance party. I really don’t know where to begin. All I know is that it has to be unique and fun. Can u please guide me on invitations, food and drinks, games and prizes, gifts and how to put the agenda of the party in order. My date is Dec. 13, 2008. I don’t have much time….PLEASE. I hope u can come up with some great ideas for me..Thank you so much..May God Bless You..Onika”

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Real Girlfriends: A Chocolate-Flavored Girls Night to Remember

Hey girlfriends! Did you know today is National Chocolate Day? What a great excuse for a snack! And speaking of chocolate, you may remember a couple of weeks ago we told you about our girlfriend Vicki’s idea for a Pink Elephant Chocolate Exchange. Vicki hosted this fun, multigenerational party for a girlfriend with breast cancer, and it was a big success. Well, since we published that post, Vicki was kind enough to send pictures and more details.  When our readers share their stories with us, we feel truly honored, and touched enough to want to share them with you. Today, being National Chocolate Day and still part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, seemed like the perfect day to remind you about this great girls night idea.

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No Attitude, Just Gratitude at This Girls Night In

October is coming to a close, your Halloween plans have already been made, so what’s the next girls night on your calendar? Let us make a suggestion: November is the perfect time of year to invite your girlfriends to a gratitude party. November is the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. (our Canadian girlfriends have already celebrated Thanksgiving), and it’s also when holiday preparations begin in earnest. With the days getting shorter, bad news and politics filling the air with tension, and the holidays coming at us like a freight train, it’s time to combat your feelings of anxiety with appreciation. Did you know that grateful people tend to be happier, more helpful and forgiving, and less depressed than their less grateful counterparts? Luckily, appreciation is a skill that can be practiced. It’s safe to say we all feel grateful for our girlfriends, so girlfriends and gratitude should be a natural pairing. Here’s how to create an evening of comfort to nurture your friends.

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Dance Your Girls Night Away!

When was the last time you went dancing with your girlfriends? Well, how about tonight? Dancing is fun, freeing and relieves stress, and it’s great exercise. Going out dancing is a time-honored girlfriend tradition, and it’s especially good when your respective guys don’t like to dance (cue Abba’s “Dancing Queen,” flashing disco ball, and girlfriends dancing in a circle). But if you don’t feel like hitting your local dance club, we have some other ideas for ways to get movin’ and groovin’ with your circle of friends.

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Tell A Gal P.A.L. – and Stop Domestic Violence

Good morning girlfriends! As you’re getting back to your routine, stop and think of someone–at work, at church, in the neighborhood–whose evening might not have been so pleasant. A whopping 74% of us know a girlfriend living in fear because of domestic violence.

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A Little Pink Party to Support Friends With Breast Cancer

As Breast Cancer Awareness month continues, would like to help you support your girlfriends with breast cancer, the best way we know how—with a little pink party! Not just for October, this party works perfectly ANY time of year to support a friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer, to honor a breast cancer survivor you love, or to raise money for a special breast cancer organization. The issue of breast cancer really touches us all. As Becky Olson and Sharon Henifin, founders of, state, ”One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The other seven will know her.” If you know someone affected by breast cancer, you surely want to help her feel less lonely and isolated, but you may not know how. By gathering together we can truly help—one party at a time—by celebrating and supporting our sisters, girlfriends, mothers and daughters touched by breast cancer. (By the way, please check out Becky and Sharon’s website. It offers tons of useful information to girlfriends trying to help someone with cancer. Their “hat shower” idea inspired us as we worked on this party plan!)

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Plan Your Pumpkin Party!

Good Monday morning, Girlfriends! It’s not too late to plan a Halloween-themed girls night. In case you missed it, check out our pumpkin party here. It’s got all the details you need to celebrate a harvest of good friends–including invitation wording, menu ideas, links to recipes, pumpkin decorating resources, and fabulous party favor suggestions. Enjoy!

This Weekend, Grab a Girlfriend and Go To…

Your local animal shelter! October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. This is a perfect time to find that pet you’ve been thinking about. Why not take a girlfriend and go for it? You both may come home with a new furry friend to love. When you think about it, adopting a pet can be a great friendship-strengthening activity for you and your gal pal. Imagine the possibilities:

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Girlfriend Getaway of the Month: Four Seasons Westlake Village

By Melissa Mellott [Editors note: Our guest writer Melissa Mellott of Spa Defined is back with a heavenly suggestion for your next girlfriend getaway! Melissa attended a cooking class at the Wellness Kitchen of the California Health and Longevity Institute at the beautiful Four Seasons in Westlake Village, California. She learned that spa cuisine can be comfort food too! Read about her relaxing yet educational experience...and then book your next girlfriend getaway!] Read the rest of this entry »

A New Piece of Jewelry

Hey girlfriends, you may notice our website is sporting something new in the right-hand column–a “best of the best” badge from Alltop. We’re kind of proud of this little piece of web jewelry–it means we’re now included in Alltop’s categorized list of RSS feeds. Alltop describes itself as an “online magazine rack”–but what you need to know is this: It’s a great place to go and browse lots of cool, hand-picked websites and blogs, all at once, in the category of your choice. GirlfriendCelebrations is listed in two categories–”Women” and “Fun.” So thanks, Alltop, for the honor, and girlfriends, please pay Alltop a visit and get an up-to-the-minute snapshot of new postings on the web.