With my gang of girls

Debarati Palit
Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Women say that they like partying with their girlfriends because it not only gives them a much-needed break from their hectic schedules but also some ‘me-time’

Remember the American romantic comedy Sex and The City and how Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (played by Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (played by Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (played by Cynthia Nixon) found ways to party with each other? Partying with your own gang of girls can not only be fun but can give you a much-needed break.

Usually women are stuck either partying with their husband’s friends and their wives who necessarily are not her friends or stay back home to take care of the kids. Rarely do we have family members telling us to just go out and let our hair down.

Preeti Jai Kishor, a mother of two, says, “Since I have got married, I have been partying with my husband, his friends and their wives. We are group of five couples and wherever we plan an outing, its the five of us and our kids. Over the years, I have become friends with them (my husband’s friends wives) and now we party separately. We go out for lunches and movies,” she says.

With New Year around the corner, each one of us is busy planning where, how and with whom we want to party. So has the mother of two Sonali Jadhav planned everything? “This year I was sure that I will spend New Year’s eve with my friends. This will give me the much-needed ‘me time’. I am planning to go to night clubs and party till wee hours of the morning. This is necessary because I take care of my kids and I need that break,” she says, adding, “This will be possible because of my husband. He is very supportive and has no issues with me partying with my gang of girls. He realises the fact that each of us need that ‘me time’.”

Shweta Mohapatra, who plans regular parties with her friends, says, “Most women in the housing complex I live in are of my age. So we kicked off pretty well. We keep planning kitty parties and get-togethers on weekends as our husbands work in the IT sector. My husband takes care of both the daughters and hence I party without worrying about them.”
She adds that such parties help her rejuvenate. “Along with taking care of my daughters and home, I am a teacher. My week goes by running after one thing or another. I hardly get time for myself. These parties helps me find some time for myself and with friends whose company I enjoy. We play games and chit-chat,” she adds.
Priyanka Saha, a mother of one, likes to party with her girlfriends once in a while. She plans to do so on New Year’s eve too. “For me it’s simple. It helps me to de-stress. I spend most of my time fussing over my son and his studies and rest on my work. When I go out with my friends, it helps me unwind. I was watching a recent video of Facebook which recommended the same. I would suggest that women should go out with their girlfriends.”
If you are planning a night out or party with your gang of friends, here’s are some tips which help:
・ Take a cab instead of driving. So that you do not have to worry about drinking and driving.
・ Share the cab number and driver details with family.
・ Book tables or buy passes in advance so that you are not disappointed at the last moment.

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