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Beyond Bunco & Book Club

A Dozen Unique Ideas for Mom’s Night Out

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Moms need a monthly night out with their friends to relax and recharge, but a Bunco game or discussion of Mitch Albom’s latest book can become too routine. Try these ideas to transform your night out from run-of-the-mill to remarkable.


Mall scavenger hunt. Create a list of things to find in the mall, like a price tag for $12.99 or a couple holding hands. Use your phone to snap pictures of the items on the list within a set timeframe. Want more challenge? Expand the list with things to bring back, such as a perfume sample.


All About Me night. Ask everyone to bring a baby picture of herself, and see if you can identify your friends. Bring your wedding albums, and play a neighborhood version of TLC’s Four Weddings. Ask your friends to list (anonymously!) three things they don’t think you know about them, and try to guess who is who.


Project party. Have guests bring their unfinished projects like scrapbooks or Sunday School crafts to work on for the evening. It is much easier to finish projects while surrounded by good friends and conversation.


Volunteer night. Find a place that needs several helping hands, like a Ronald McDonald House, a food pantry or an animal shelter. Ask everyone to bring something to help the chosen cause, like towels for the animals or canned goods for the food pantry.


Pinterest party. Choose three seasonal crafts from Pinterest, and set up stations with all the supplies and a finished sample. Divide your friends into three groups, and rotate to complete the project at the each table.


It’s New to Me night. What do you do when you are tired of your old clothes or knick knacks? Instead of saving them for the garage sale that never happens, why not exchange them with your friends? For every item you bring, you can take one home. Donate any leftovers to charity.

See page 2 for six more fun ideas!

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