How many of us have said to our lady friends online or in passing, “Let’s get together soon!”? I know I do it all the time, and I really, really mean to. But life happens, and we all get busy. At least that’s what we say, but relationships with friends and family are important. If you’re looking for get-together ideas for ladies, here are some great, simple ideas to get you started.
Get-Together Ideas for Ladies in Bigger Groups
Invite friends who know each other, or invite ladies from your neighborhood. It’s important for your guests to have something in common; otherwise, gathering a group of random strangers isn’t going to be fun for them. Send an invite, asking everyone to bring a favorite dish to share at your home at a set day and time. The food can be homemade or purchased. Ask for RSVPs and find out what people are bringing to avoid duplicates. As the host, it’s best to provide a main dish, something like appetizer meatballs, finger sandwiches, soup, etc. so you have a staple the other dishes can complement.
Now, let’s boost the idea of a basic potluck.
You still provide the main dish and assign a couple of complementary sides. Then you ask the rest of your lady guests to bring something related to a theme. Some ideas: dishes made with Jell-O, veggies (or be specific, like zucchini), chocolate, cheese, etc. Just pick one idea. Then invite everyone to your Jell-O potluck, for instance, and explain how it will be done. Or you could do a potluck where everyone shares their favorite healthy dishes. That way it’s a testers’ table for people to try. This could be really fun and interesting. Depending on your group, you could specify keto, gluten free, paleo–whatever you’d like and would fit your friends’ personalities. In my neighborhood, I think the Jell-O one would be fun to do. Look at all the fun options.
Here are some other get-together ideas for ladies that you could do without serving a meal. Light refreshments would be perfect.
What’s in Your Purse? Game
This is a fun, simple activity that I attended a few years ago. A large group of ladies were invited to a fun evening and told to bring our purses but we wouldn’t be spending any money. Instantly our curiosity was piqued. That night we were divided into small groups and given a slip of paper with items listed and point values assigned to each item. Then we were told to search our purses and see if we could come up with each item. Some were basic, and our group scored lots of points. Other items were tricky or bizarre. Invariably, someone in the group had them. It was funny to watch as ladies rummaged through their bags for these obscure items. We laughed as some pretty crazy items surfaced. After we’d all finished our group searches and tallied our points, the hostess announced the group winner, and I think we each received some small, minimal prize. Then she awarded individuals for certain categories, like strangest item, funniest item, most-practical item. I remember that one of my friends won a prize because she had a crusty, old muffin wrapper. She’s a highly successful, organized businesswoman, so we laughed big time, and she was a really good sport. When asked how long it had been in there, she thought maybe a month or more. Too funny!
Want to play this game? I’ve made it easy for you. DOWNLOAD this 8.5 x 11 printable and keep score. High score wins.
NOTE: I’ve updated this game and have several themes available to use for baby showers and at Christmas.
Get-Togethers with Big or Small Groups
It’s easy to find service projects in the community, and some of them can be done from home. Get together with friends to make it more fun. I wrote this post about ways you can write to people in need. You can also tie fleece blankets for local children’s hospitals, and many police stations accept comfort blankets or stuffed animals to give to children in dire situations.
Dying to watch Jane Austen with friends? Here you go; Netflix has everything you need. Other ideas: both Grease movies, any holiday classics, and so much more. Not enough time to watch several movies? Just pick a good one. I once invited girlfriends over to watch Chocolat, and of course we indulged in chocolate yumminess.
Build a Campfire
Roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Make smores. Talk and visit. Bonus if someone can play the guitar and lead a group sing-a-long.
Go on a Group Hike
Whether it’s local or global, anywhere you go there are incredible hikes to enjoy. Since I live in Utah, I have many great options. Do a search on Pinterest and find hiking tips and trails for your state. Do a potluck picnic after. No stress. Everyone just brings items to share.
These are a few of my ideas. How about yours? What fun get-together ideas for ladies have you seen or experienced?
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Aanzah Sheikh says
nice ideas. in my freinds group we do one dish party after two months but only chit chat and enjoy food. havent introduce any games. i’ll try it in my next get together.
Getting together for any reason is awesome!
I will be having small get together, hopefully the group will continue getting together.
On 1st night we will have food and play a game of Mexican Train dominoes.
I think it is so important to plan get togethers. During quarantine, it’s tough. But reaching out and connecting in person should be top priority when the pandemic is over. Until then, we do our best. Good luck with your get togethers.
I like the purse idea the best. I’ve seen this done, but it is simple and inexpensive. Thanks for adding some creativity to my life!
Do those playing the purse game leave their items out on the table as they find them for all of us to check out? I was wondering how you see like the strangest or funniest item if we are going by list.
We just take the ladies at their word. If they say they have the item and check it off the list, it’s good. The strangest or funniest item goes up for a vote. So that one you show. Have fun!
KYLIE ABREU says
I love this. I am so really guilty of always saying lets catch up and it never happening
Love these ideas! My friends and I love going thrifting and to museums! Both are budget friendly and we spend most of the times together talking forever
Love your ideas too!
Mamie L. Pack says
These are simple and practical ideas. Love it.
I needed this purse game idea quick as I was just called to serve and the activity is 2-1/2 weeks away. Is it possible you can share the lists for the game?
Emma Sivewright says
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