Five Girly Mate Date Ideas to Enjoy This Summer

Summer is the time of year that most of us get really social- with great weather and long days it provides plenty of opportunity to meet up with the ones we care about and make some memories. Here are some ideas for mate dates if you and your friends enjoy doing girly things.


Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is an old British tradition that’s recently come back into fashion. If you’ve never been to one, it involves a light lunch of delicate pastries, finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream. Afternoon tea is usually offered with tea, coffee or a sparkling option like champagne or prosecco! They’re held everywhere and most cafes and restaurants these days offer some form of the tradition, but if you choose somewhere with nice surroundings it can be a lovely, elegant afternoon and a great way to spend time with your girlfriends.


Another fun way to meet for lunch during the spring and summer is to dine outdoors and enjoy a picnic! If everyone brings something along you can all share, and sit out in the sunshine in a pretty park or gardens. It’s easy to tailor picnics to specific eating plans, there are low fat options and loads of recipes online for things like gluten free, wheat free or meat free options. If you’ve had a food intolerance confirmed from somewhere like Everlywell food sensitivity tests, you’ll know it can sometimes be difficult eating out and avoiding your triggers. So making your own and all dining together could be the perfect option.


If you want an elegant and relaxing day spent together then what could be better than a trip to the spa? Enjoy some pampering treatments like manicures, pedicures, massages and facials. Go for a swim in the pool and chill out in the jacuzzi or steam room. Spas can be expensive but if you look on sites like Groupon you can often find them reduced so it’s well worth a look.

Beach day

When the sun is shining, what could be nicer than a day to the beach? Pack up the car with supplies, pick up your girls and go on a road trip to the nicest beach nearby. You can enjoy ice creams or fish and chips on the promenade, go on the funfair and mess around in penny arcades once you’re done paddling in the sea and topping up your tan! There’s always loads going on at the beach at this time of year and makes a really fun day out.

Retail therapy

As members of the female species, it’s fair to say that most of us enjoy a spot of shopping. It’s even more fun when you’re shopping with friends, they can encourage you to try things you might have overlooked, and you have someone there to give you a second opinion. Meet up at the best shopping centre you have nearby and enjoy the day moseying around the different shops and boutiques.