Girls Weekend Getaway – Make It Personal

Whether you’re celebrating an empty nest, an autumn wedding, or just extending a homecoming celebration because you want to, girls’ getaway weekends are the perfect way to kick back, relax, and let your inner circle know how much you appreciate them. A special gift to commemorate your weekend getaway; a matching nighshirt or scuffies for poolside, or even a cute cosmetic bag can be a reminder of a fun weekend away, and let your friends know how much they mean to you.

Who Needs a Reason for a Weekend Getaway

There is an endless list of reasons to getaway with your besties:

  • Bachelorette Party
  • Last Child Leaving the Nest
  • Bookclub Retreat
  • Returning to the Working World
  • Milestone Birthday Celebration
  • Old Friends in Town for the Weekend

Abby Draper of The Huffington Post’s Blog reminds us, “every woman needs a good ‘girls weekend’ every so often.” The one thing all the above ideas have in common is a shared history or experience among the guests. If you’re the weekend planner, don’t sweat. It doesn’t need to be a “destination weekend” and can even just be a slumber party in your own neighborhood, as long as everyone is getting away from home, work, and a break from the norm.

Making the Getaway Memorable

If you’re the weekend planner, consider providing a momento to the whole group. It can be something as simple as welcome baskets for each room with items commonly left behind. Like the “Oops I forgot Basket” filled with toothpaste, lip balm, moisturizer, etc. Or you can give a gift that will be used time after time and will bring back memories of a great weekend escape with the people who know you best.

Matching nightshirts and slippers are great for an evening catching up over a glass of wine, and can even double as poolside coverups if your destination is a sunny getaway.

Where Should We Go? – Getaway Destinations

As with the list of reasons, the destination options are endless. Does someone have a vacation home or timeshare in an area that is particularly beautiful in the season? Maybe everyone needs to get away from the cold or the heat and heading to a faraway escape is the perfect idea. But maybe a local resort that’s a short roadtrip away can get you there in a heartbeat so you can start enjoying your time together faster! Consider a local spot and enjoy all those touristy things you hear about but never really do.  Travel and Leisure features a great list of Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways. Is there one near you?

The Most Important Factor – Enjoy Yourselves!

Don’t schedule a weekend of stress. Pick a location everyone can enjoy, from budget to activities to distance. Build a bit of a schedule, make dinner reservations and plan an activity or two, but leave plenty of time to just enjoy each other’s company.

What makes a girls weekend getaway memorable? Good times shared, connecting, and making new memories together. When you plan a weekend like this, you want your friends to know that you care. Adding a personal touch, with gifts from Jacaranda Living, can offer a touch of elegance and thoughtfulness to your next getaway.  You may even find that you’re considered the hostess who knows how to really celebrate friendship!


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