Don’t get me wrong, happy hour with the girls is one of my favorite things to do each week, and bringing a bottle of wine is always appreciated when we’re stopping by each other’s houses. Alcohol, whether we’ll admit it or not, is a cornerstone for so many of our social activities, especially being in our late twenties and early thirties. This realization recently had me thinking how difficult it makes it for those trying to cut back, avoid the hangovers or maybe even connect on a deeper level. It can feel like there’s not much to do with your friends without having a drink in-hand.
But for all of the time in between the parties, the wine nights and the happy hours, there’s a lot of life. And these moments can offer quality time with your besties that is healthier, more stimulating and ultimately fulfilling. In the past year, I personally have really taken a step back from going out all of the time, and now look so much more forward to catching up with my friends doing activities we love. That includes hiking, cooking, having an at-home spa night (I’m a product junkie) and volunteering together.
So instead of groaning about there being no things to do without drinking, get creative. Ask yourself, when was the last time you spent time volunteering together? Painting together? Cooking together? Check out my list of ideas for things to do with your girlfriends without drinking below, and tell me what you love to do with your ladies. Cheers, Kat