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Ideas for things to do at church for ladies' night out

A ladies' night out at church is one way women can get together to enjoy a few hours away from the pressures of family, work and daily life. When organising such an event, you have many options for activities that ladies can engage in at church for some fun and fellowship with friends.

Contests

Engage the ladies’ competitive spirit with a game night. Pass out packs of cards of all kinds and have tournaments with games such as poker, bid whist, old maid, rummy, go fish, 21, pinochle, war and spades. Bring out classic board games or go new school with video games. Outdoor games such as a scavenger hunt, egg toss, water balloon toss and dodgeball work if your church grounds have lighting.

Pastimes

Let the ladies spend a few hours learning a new hobby. Hire an instructor to come to the church for the evening to teach beadwork, scrapbooking, drawing, calligraphy, etching, flower arranging, painting, découpage, photography or doll making with fabric scraps or corn husks. If there’s a lady in the group with sewing skills, she can teach the others crocheting, knitting, cross stitching, crewel, embroidery, making clothes or quilting. Or, rent musical instruments and let the ladies try learning to play the guitar or drums.

Crafts

Hands-on projects aren’t fun for kids only. Find how-to guides online or in the library, then walk the ladies through activities such as making lampshades, headbands, gift baskets, pillows, macramé, candles, bottle-cap crafts, mosaic, collage, greeting cards, stained glass, jewellery, or mats and baskets from grasses or branches. Pass out paints, brushes and terra cotta pots and let everyone create custom flower pots, and give away a vegetable or flower seed packet to the lady with the prettiest pot. Or, try woodworking, origami or making custom T-shirts with glitter, sequins, buttons, stencils, fabric paint, fabric markers, rhinestones, fabric glue and felt.

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