It’s a few days to end the month, and the weekend is here, you know what that means. It’s the end of a tiresome week so you and your girlfriends decide to unwind on a Friday evening at your favorite night spot, sipping on cocktails and worrying about how much weight you have gained but knowing you won’t do much about it.
Work, school, or motherhood, creates the need to relax with friends and enjoy some time away from the lengthy to-do lists and looming deadlines. Hanging around your friends in itself is a fresh breath of air as they are the few people who actually get you and understand how your mind literally works.
Here are some things to help you have an epic girls’ night out.
1. A sober friend
Ladies, if you are going out for alcoholic drinks, it is always advisable to have one of you completely sober or at least just slightly tipsy. You may ask why. Well, we all know how terrible things happen to girls out there. Some men out there do not really care about our health.
You can and should never trust someone you just met at the club, which is common nature to drunken people. Alcohol just causes you to be super friendly for no apparent reason and with all of you drunk as skunks; no one would make sense out of such a serious situation. So you will need someone sober to protect you.
2. Extra cash
This is Kampala; you never know what is going to come your way. You might have planned for a simple evening but ended up popping bottles of wine just because. It would be quite crazy to have all that fun just to realize you cannot pay your bills. Emergencies also do happen and that extra cash might come in quite helpful. Having extra cash will also save you from men using the “Can I buy you a drink?” pickup line.
Do not live above and beyond your means. Always discuss how much each of you is willing to spend on the night. Unless stated otherwise, it is assumed that everyone in the squad should contribute an equal share of money to cover for expenses. If you are low on cash, this is the time to open up to your friends instead of coming up with last-minute excuses.
4. A smart phone, at least one
It is common for many ladies to not carry their smartphones to the club especially when they have gone ready to party. It is quite obvious that drunkards and losing their phones are closely related. However, you should always have at least one and I cannot stress this enough, a fully charged smart phone.
It is 3am in the morning, you either want to go home to your bed so bad, or you are craving for a piece or pieces of Chicken Tonight’s wings. If you don’t drive, Uber or Bolt (Taxify) comes in handy in such a situation. We are usually skeptical of hopping into a random taxi as so many things can go wrong as opposed to taxi apps where all the details are shared with you.
Yes, you read that right! There are some girl codes for the club that all ladies should follow to the end. Do not leave your drinks unattended. Food poisoning is real, yo! You never know who is waiting to spike his/ her way to you.
Do not leave the club with a random stranger. Even when you feel an unusual bond to the person, I promise you, it’s the liquor. Your sober self wouldn’t make such a dumb decision and neither should the drunk you.
Stick together. Don’t mind about those always asking why ladies always go to the washrooms together. As much as you are adults that need no supervision, it is always wise to stay around each other the whole night. I mean what is the point of a girls’ night out if you’ll sneakily call your boyfriend at 11 pm to come to pick you up. Enjoy the time you have together with your girls. Make stupid decisions but ones that you won’t regret later.
Finally, drink water religiously throughout the night. It’s the only assurance of not having to deal with a hangover the following morning.