I should host a mom’s night in event. A kid-free night of food, fun and friends! That’s exactly the break I need. Good idea, right?
1. I will have to clean the house. Like, really clean it. And, keep it clean. Which is impossible for too many reasons to list. Ugh.
2. In addition to planning the event, I will also have to make plans to get the kids out of the house for a few hours. Sigh.
3. What about the menu…should I cook? Should I order in? Extra-long sigh.
4, Wait, who would I even invite? I don’t have many local mom friends? What if no one comes? Sad emoji.
So, maybe this isn’t a good idea after all. I’m feeling exhausted and overwhelmed just thinking about it.
Mom, is this you? Have you ever felt this way? Throwing a mom’s night in event doesn’t have to be stressful, overwhelming, or time intensive. Here are our top 5 tips for throwing a super simple fun-filled mom’s night in event:
1. Wait until summer and hold the event in your backyard. Then just prioritize cleaning your bathroom and kitchen.
2. So you wanted a kid-free night? We get it. But think about it, if you’re stressed trying to figure out where to stash your kids, the other moms will run into the same problem. So scratch kid-free, make it kid-friendly. Ask the other moms to pony up a few dollars so you can hire one or two teenaged babysitters who can organize games to keep the kids busy.
3. Keep the menu fun and simple. If you’re up for some light cooking, consider a Mexican inspired taco or fajita bar. Not in the mood to cook…consider ordering a few pizzas and make a tossed salad.
4. Invite your friends and encourage them to bring a friend. Know a local mom, who hasn’t quite reached “friend” status yet – invite her too. Don’t miss the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and the chance to make some new friends.
5. And, don’t forget the games – for the moms that is! Moms need to play and have fun too! You can find tons of ideas for fun party games on Pinterest. Find games that can be easily modified based on number of players and time available to play. And, keep in mind not everyone will want to play. And, that’s absolutely fine, organize the games for those who want to play. Anyone who doesn’t will probably have fun being a spectator who will use the break in conversation as chance to go to the bathroom, check emails or Facebook. Also consider playing the Moms Confess “Have you ever….” BINGO game or Moms Confess card game. Both are guaranteed to help your guests laugh, vent and connect with one another.
So, what do you think? Willing to give it a try? If you do, make sure to come back and let us know how it went!