4 Holiday Traditions for Friends

Posted on 08 December 2016

4 Holiday Traditions for Friends

The holidays often mean we have all those obligatory events like going to family parties, neighborhood get together's, school concerts, and church events. With all of this going on, where does the time with friends fit in? We all need that time to unwind, de-stress, and keep the holiday spirit alive so a girls night with our favorite gal pals is the perfect solution! Here are 4 girlfriend traditions you should totally try out this coming holiday season!

1. Wine & Dine Together

4 Holiday Traditions for Friends

Plan a happy hour with your friends! Many restaurants feature holiday food and drink specials this time of year, so why not check them out with your girlfriends and possibly find your new favorite spot! For all of you Dayton locals, here are some favorite restaurants in or near the Oregon District to check out!

  • Lily’s Bistro - always featuring seasonal and diverse American food. It is a great place to get fancied up for in your favorite winter ensemble but has an unfussy atmosphere to let you feel relaxed and have a great time with your friends!
  • Wheat Penny Oven & Bar - this homemade, revolutionary pizza shop is right around the corner from the Oregon District on Wayne Ave. Talk about embracing love and happiness during the holiday season, these chefs share those in every bite of their gourmet pizzas!

These fabulous restaurants are located just a few blocks from each other, so if you’re feeling really adventurous with your friends, you could even check out both in one night!

2. Girls Shopping Trip

4 Holiday Traditions for Friends

We admit it, going out to stores during the holiday season can be CRAZY, so why not take the stress out of it and make it an enjoyable ladies day out?! Take a whole day with your friends to go out shopping for all those items still left on your Christmas list for friends and family. While you’re at it, buy yourself a Christmas present! Who says you don’t deserve to treat yourself with a little something nice after a hard year of work and/or school?! Taylor Monroe Boutique has the perfect gifts whether you are treating yourself or buying something for a loved one!

3. Gift Exchange

4 Holiday Traditions for Friends

What better way to show your girlfriends how much you appreciate them than by doing a Secret Santa gift exchange?! Maybe you are buying for one friend in particular as their Secret Santa, or doing a big gift exchange and need something that no matter who the recipient is, they will LOVE it! Some perfect gifts for this occasion are a beautiful and cozy scarf, a winter hat and gloves set, a yummy smelling candle, or that perfect jewelry accessory to spice up any outfit! Taylor Monroe Boutique has all these items to make your shopping easy!

4. Movie night

4 Holiday Traditions for Friends

A chick flick night with your girls is a tradition even outside the holiday season. Prepare the sign ‘No Boys Allowed’ and invite the girls over! Get some popcorn and snacks (and add some wine if you want - we aren’t judging) and you’re all set for the viewing! If you are trying this idea during the holiday season, bring out all those favorite Christmas movies and let the nostalgia set in! Want to get out of the house instead? No problem! The Holiday Season is always a time that lots of great new movies are released, so grab your girls and your perfect set of hat and gloves and hit the movie theater!

The balance of having fun with both your friends and family makes the holidays much more enjoyable! For now, enjoy the rest of the holiday season and don't forget to check out some of our items on the website. Also, keep up with our Instagram page for more updates! @shoptaylormonroe



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