Making the most of summer with your bestie!


Girl Friends Day is just around the corner, so we want to help you celebrate with the most important ladies in your life! With summer in full swing, there are plenty of lovely seasonal events and activities to get involved in with your bestie, so we want to share the top five things you can do with your best gal pals to make the most of the good weather, long nights and summer food selections! 

Our first suggestion is an event that is perfect for those summer nights curled up on a blanket with a lovely picnic with your friends – outdoor cinema events have started to pop up all over the country in recent years, showcasing some of the classic chick flicks of our generation and beyond, including Mean Girls, Dirty Dancing and The Greatest Showman to name a few! A quick web search can show you all the upcoming outdoor cinema events in your local area, so all you have to do is grab your best mate, get the food and drinks in, and set a date for a great night in the great outdoors!

Speaking of food, throughout the summer there are hundreds of food festivals being held in the most beautiful locations across the UK, so you can test out some of the most interesting tastes and flavours from food stalls from across the world on your doorstep! Facebook is a great stop to check out where your friends are wanting to visit, and a great source of inspiration for local events, so you and your besties can make the day of it and try all the delicacies that can you handle!  

If you’re wanting to try different tastes, but are on a budget, why not try your hand at your own fantastic summer food spread, and have a friends and family garden party, allowing you to treat all your favourite people to delicious food, drinks and fun! Picking a food theme is a great idea, so you can match games, drinks and decorations to said theme to create a wonderful garden party concept – pick a theme to fit with your budget, and you won’t have to worry about the cost either!

If you’re looking for something with a little less organisation and prep, but love the idea of making the most of the good weather at home, how about trying a cocktail making masterclass in the comfort of your own home!

 From a Cosmopolitan to a Tequila Sunrise, The BBC Good Food website has a range of quick and easy cocktail recipes that can be a fun addition to any girly night in! Round up your favourite ladies, and give them all the opportunity to create the cocktail of their choice – to make it even more interesting, put a time limit on it amongst your pals, and see who can make the most delicious cocktail in the quickest time – of course, you can be the judge on this one! 

If you fancy a quieter night in, how about asking all your girls over for a quiet night with a pizza, face masks and all the best chick flicks you can get your hands on! Treat them to a pair of High Waisted leggings from our collection for the ultimate in comfort during your cosy night in in front of the television – the perfect treat when the weather’s not good enough for spending time outside in the garden!

 Whatever you choose to do with the favourite ladies in your life, be sure to treat them this summer! We’re giving you a helping hand, in celebration of Girl Friend’s Day on the 1st August, by offering you and your favourite lady a chance to win a spa day at a local location to you, so you can enjoy a relaxation and pamper day with the most important woman in your life (we know, deciding that will be a tough one!) All you need to do is click the link for the competition post here, and tag your best friend, telling us exactly why you love them and everything they do for you, and we’ll be picking a winner at random on the 1st. Good luck!