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Spring Fling Giveaway from Gracious Bridal

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner Viveca! Want to get away? Girlfriend getaways are all the rage—really.  Even the Chicago Tribune noted in a recent article, “Women are signing up in droves to vacation together.” Why? Well, as we can attest from a recent girlfriend getaway, vacationing with a group of girlfriends is a great way to remember who you are. It’s a great way to strengthen your bond with girlfriends you don’t see often. It can be more relaxing than vacationing with your family; you don’t have to take care of your girlfriends, they will let you shop in peace, and they share your enthusiasm about everything from mani-pedis to Manet. Finally, it’s just plain fun.

With summer coming up, our friends at Gracious Bridal want to help you get away with your girlfriends in style. They are giving one lucky GirlfriendCelebrations reader a fabulous Printed Oil Cloth Garment Bag in Orange Toile, along with the matching Passport Cover, Luggage Tag and Cosmetic Bag.  Total value of this package, which includes shipping, is $87.85. Gracious Bridal has been a great girlfriend to our website, offering our readers several giveaways over the years. They have excellent taste, and their wedding favors and gifts are also perfectly suited as party favors for many girlfriend events.

How to enter

Girlfriend getaways run the gamut from adventurous to indulgent, and we’d love to hear about yours! So to enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us about either:
-your favorite girlfriend getaway,
-a girlfriend getaway you have coming up
-a destination you think would be perfect for a girlfriend getaway
Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. U.S. shipping addresses only, please. We’re keeping this one open for TWO weeks, so you have until 11;59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 to enter.
Good luck, girlfriends!


  1. Lake Austin Spa is a fantastic girlfriend getaway destination. And blissfully, I’m headed there this weekend with the same girlfriend I went there with 5 years ago! It’s amazing…

    Comment by Rachel Lane — March 25, 2010 @ 12:41 am

  2. OMGEEE!!! 6 girlfriends and myself went to Pigeon Forge and rented a beautiful luxury cabin. We played games, had jello shooters, shopped, drunk ;-) , we had a party the first night and had a blast. The cabin had a theater in it so we watch comedy shows and cracked up! We never get the chance to see one another without our kids so we thought we would plan a last minute weekend getaway and it was awesome. Hopefully we can do it again this summer… this time we just might get a stripper LOL

    Comment by Adrienne Goines — March 25, 2010 @ 9:30 am

  3. My favorite girl getaway was when my best friend and I went to Lauderdale by the Sea in Florida. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we found this cute place and had a great time relaxing on the beach each day and swimming in the ocean at night. We even went back and did it again the following year!

    Comment by Jessica K. — March 25, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

  4. My friends and I slipped off to the states to do some shopping and some serious girly chats in our pjs and the hot tub. We had a big house on a lake for the weekend. We all slept in the same room – all 6 of us! yikes :) it was fabulous and would love to do it again!

    Comment by Lisa W. — March 25, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

  5. I’d love to go to NYC with a couple of gal pals and do some shopping and what we do best – EAT!!! And we love trying out new drinks with our meals! OR wouldn’t it just be great to go to Disney w/o the kids?! Ahhhh, yes that would be so nice!

    Comment by Irene K — March 26, 2010 @ 9:54 am

  6. My best girlfriend getaway was last Spring in Charlotte, NC. I spent four days with my best friend from high school. We slept till noon – lots of shopping, eating, dog walking … I felt 16 again. Our best friends keep us eternally young that is just a part of their gift. I need to go back!

    Cheers – hope everyone makes time to catch up with a girlfriend or two this weekend!


    Comment by Viveca from FatigueBeGone — March 26, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

  7. I think Mackinac Island MI would be a wonderful get away– a lot to do and see there.

    Comment by Karin — March 26, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

  8. One of these days I’m doing a lovely relaxing spa weekend with my buds. Somewhere fancy.

    Comment by Bluestem — March 26, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

  9. My favorite girlfriend getaway is Siesta Key, Florida. White sand, clear, warm water, drinks on the beach, shopping nearby.. how can it get better??

    Comment by Sarah — April 6, 2010 @ 8:28 am

  10. Five of my girlfriends and I are going to The Beach water park in Cincinnati. We all swam together in college and can’t wait to have fun in the sun this August!

    Comment by Katie — April 7, 2010 @ 9:23 am

  11. I think one of the best girlfriend getaways is Napa. I have yet to go with girlfriends. Eternal wine, beauty and great food.

    Comment by Lisa — April 7, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

  12. I am sooooooo excited to win the Spring Fling Giveaway! Thank you so much and I’ll drop you a note when it arrives!



    Comment by Viveca from FatigueBeGone — April 13, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

  13. Each year, 5 former coworkers get together for a girls weekend/gathering of the goddesses. We take turns hosting, as we live within 5 hours of each other. The hostess of the year plans the activities, often surprising the others with something fantastic. This year our fab host asked us to bring a “western” outfit and arranged for a professional photographer to come to take our pix! Yippee-eye-yeah-oh!

    Comment by Jean — July 26, 2010 @ 10:20 am

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