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Shecky’s Girls Night Out – Our Video and Report!

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Be real. Be wise. Be you. Presenting GirlTalk…Taking it Deeper™ on GirlfriendCelebrations!

Hey, Girlfriends! On this National Women’s Friendship Day, we have something very exciting to share with you!

GirlfriendCelebrations is partnering with Christine Arylo, author of Choosing ME Before WE: Every Woman’s Guide to Life and Love, to bring you GirlTalk…Taking it Deeper™ - a monthly series you can use to connect with your girlfriends on a deeper level.

What is it?

GirlTalk…Taking it Deeper™ is free content you subscribe to. By joining the GirlTalk… Taking it Deeper™ community, you’ll receive everything you need to take your girlfriend get-togethers to a fresh, energizing new level. Basically, Girtalk…Taking it Deeper™ is a “conversation technology” designed to give you ideas, personal experiments and a structure for creating dynamic, inspiring, and empowering get-togethers with other women on a regular basis…all based on a meaningful monthly topic relevant to today’s women.

The topics are subjects you’ve likely heard before—relationships, beauty, money, creativity. The difference is the depth of connection, understanding and energy you’ll receive. Christine has developed a unique and powerful conversation structure to help you have your own GirlTalk gatherings.

We will be forming our own GirlTalk…Taking it Deeper™ group and doing it right along with you, and we really can’t wait to get started!

How does it work?

On the first Monday of each month, starting in October 2009, we will provide Christine’s new GirlTalk topic to GirlTalk subscribers. Click here to subscribe! (Please note, if you are already a GirlfriendCelebrations newsletter subsciber, you will need to re-enter your email and update your preferences.)

We give you the topic, the tools, and the how-tos. All you have to do is create the space, invite your friends, and abide by the Girltalk…Taking it Deeper™ mantra: be real. be wise. be you. We’ve created a complete guide on how to throw a successful GirlTalk…Taking it Deeper™ get-together, which you can download HERE. You’ll enjoy your Girltalk…Taking it Deeper™ gathering sometime during the month, and leave with a “dare” to complete before the next get-together.

See our FAQs page for more information on what to expect with the monthly topics.

In October, we’ll be kicking things off with the topic “FUN”: As women, we have been conditioned to work and work, give and give, and when that’s all done, if we haven’t passed out from exhaustion, we can have fun. It wasn’t always this way; there was a time when fun came easy. What would life be like, if FUN was a priority, or a must-have, just like breathing?

How can you get started?

We are extremely proud to be providing this high-quality content to you, absolutely free, and we hope you will join us in the journey! It’s easy and it’s free! Here’s all you have to do to get started:

1. Sign up for GirlTalk emails here

2. Download the GirlTalk Guide here

3. Find out more in our welcome and FAQs

4. Set a date and time for your October gathering, and make a list of women to invite (you’ll find more on this in the Girltalk Guide.) Then wait for your October email to get started!

A Final Word From Us

We started because we wanted to make it easier for women to have fun and meaningful times with their girlfriends. We know you enjoy the party plans, posts, and girls night ideas we bring you each month. We will continue to bring you the best party ideas for girls night out, girls night in, girlfriend gatherings, and girlfriend getaways. But, we’ve been searching for a way to give you more. If you’ve ever been to a girls night, bunco group or book club that deteriorated into gossip, man-bashing, and complaining, then you’ll understand why many girlfriends think, “there’s got to be more to friendship than this!” In Girltalk…Taking it Deeper™, we think we’ve found a great solution for girlfriends who want a structured way to take friendship deeper, learn more about themselves, and truly tap into the power of female friendship, while having a heck of a lot of fun along the way. We’re excited to hear your feedback on this program. Let’s Girltalk! Read the rest of this entry »

Real Girlfriends: An Oprah Show Adventure!

Having an adventure together is a proven way to get closer to your girlfriends. Appearing on Oprah together definitely qualifies! We couldn’t wait for Melissa Mellott to share this Real Girlfriends story and we know you’ll enjoy it.

by Melissa Mellott

I have an amazing group of girlfriends – educated, funny, quirky, beautiful … and single and looking for love. Conversations in a week can look like a scene from Sex in the City – talk of careers, mishaps from blind dates (”did he really say that?”) and bikini waxes (”what’s a landing strip”?) and analyzing our love lives, all done in the “privacy” of over-the-cubicle comments (during breaks of course) or in a cozy coffee shop sipping a cappuccino.

Camera ready!
Camera ready!

Recently while browsing the Oprah website, I came upon a link: “Do you need dating advice?” Given recent conversations with my girlfriends, I think I double-clicked in a millisecond. After a quick two minutes of venting dating dilemmas on the Oprah site (it was great therapy), I moved onto another distraction.

You can imagine my surprise when I got a call the next day from Jason, an Oprah producer, who asked if my girlfriends and I would want to be on that Friday’s LIVE show via Skype to talk about dating with Steve Harvey, the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. And in a matter of a couple days, three of my (Oprah-crazy and boy-crazy) girlfriends were prepping with Jason for Friday’s LIVE show via Skype.


“And Skyping in from my favorite city Santa Barbara are Melissa and her friends with dating questions” was going to be the introduction, according to Jason, as he prepped us through the Skype session.

Getting ready to Skype
Getting ready to Skype
Giddy giggles, high-pitched voices, talk of what we would wear and ask, all had us 30-somethings being such … girls. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Girlfriends: Don’t Miss this Charity Spa Event!

Girlfriends, you’re invited to a Ladies Night Charity Event on May 13, 2009 at Juvenesse Spa in Chicago. Champagne, nibbles, two mini spa services and more surprises are included in your $15 ticket. Network with new friends, and enjoy with  your gal pals! Plus, all proceeds from this event go to Peace Journey, a 501c3 organization that guides global friendships among children of the world through technology and education. Thanks to for organizing this great event—we can’t wait to see you there! Hurry, space is limited. Click on the postcard for registration info.

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Girlfriends Make Life Better™ – Get the Jewelry!

Hey, girlfriends, we’re sporting another new piece of website jewelry and you can, too. Check out our adorable new badge! If you agree with us that Girlfriends Make Life Better, you can grab the code from our right-hand column and display the badge on your site. Let us know in the comments, and we’ll be sure to link back to you. Have a great weekend!

Girlfriend Celebrations - Girlfriends Make Life Better!
Girlfriend Celebrations - Girlfriends Make Life Better!

Our Facebook Fan Page is Here!

Do you believe Girlfriends Make Life Better™? Then you’ll want to check out the new fan page we’ve created just for our followers on Facebook. Come on over and become a fan of GirlfriendCelebrations! This is a great way for you to keep in touch with us and with other like-minded girlfriends. You can post pictures of your girls night outings, write on our wall, and see all the latest giveaways, polls, and other news. Plus, becoming a Facebook fan makes it easier to share our unique girls night party plans with your girlfriends on Facebook. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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