to not get "pampering girls' nights in"?

(88 Posts)
samandi Thu 07-Nov-13 10:33:59

Are they really that fun? Wouldn't it be more relaxing to put gloop all over your face when you're by yourself? How do you eat and drink while carrying out all those beauty treatments? What's the point of it all if you're going to stuff your face with ice cream and chocolate? And do all women really love ice cream and chocolate that much anyway? confused

Sorry there are a lot of questions, I am just hoping someone can explain the appeal and I'm wondering if they're really that commonplace :-)

mrsjay Thu 07-Nov-13 17:15:44

Unfortunately, it seems to have taken hold, and my DD's school PTA is having a "mums' pamper evening" soon, with all sorts of 'therapists' booked, presumably so you can get your face covered in gunk or your feet massaged while in the company of lots of women you don't even know very well.

good god , I went to a ladies fund raiser it was full of all that crap I was miserable and got drunk

squoosh Thu 07-Nov-13 17:17:28

Tell them you'll only go if they do anal bleaching.

harticus Thu 07-Nov-13 18:39:59

squoosh grin

fanjofarrow Thu 07-Nov-13 18:42:53

The whole things bores me to death too; I'd rather have a drink and play Football Manager.

To each her own!

fanjofarrow Thu 07-Nov-13 18:43:22

*thing.

Lavenderhoney Thu 07-Nov-13 18:48:15

I can't think if anything worse. I spend any pamper nights alone in the bathroom, with a glass of wine and lounge in the bath with a book dreaming of hot sex with James blunt ( that was for squooshsmile

Sitting around someone's house doing my nails seems a waste of time to me. I hardly ever go out. I want to do something fun and out with other people, without dc and in an adult environment, like a bar.

If I ever get asked to one, I'm going to go, take a bottle of bleach, rubber gloves and a sponge and ask if anyone wants their bum bleachedsmile for mn of coursesmile

Primadonnagirl Thu 07-Nov-13 18:53:57

Hope not too off thread but I hate it when magazines suggest having a group of friends round to swap clothes..you get rid of unwanted stuff and a new wardrobe for free!!!!!!!Yes , but what if...
...you are not the same size and shape of any of your friends
...you have completely different tastes
...you have completely different budgets..so they might be giving you a designer cast off but would they really want your George at Asda?!!
...you have a bit of OCD that prevents you wearing anything second hand!,
...and worst bit...you have no friends!

SatinSandals Thu 07-Nov-13 19:03:00

I don't understand why you have to 'get it'. There are lots of things that I don't get, such as football , just accept the differences.

GobbolinoCat Thu 07-Nov-13 19:24:21

wotta load of shite, us girlies stay in wearing pink fluffy robes, getting ourselves all sexy for the men folk, who are at the same time having a grand old time out at the pub!

Bollocks.

squoosh Thu 07-Nov-13 19:28:06

Oh Lavender every time I see James Blunt I think of that thread and all of you crazy women swooning over him!

BUT he's now on Twitter and is actually quite funny, so he's not as bad as I thought. His genitals and bumhole is all yours though!

fanjofarrow Thu 07-Nov-13 23:13:48

James Blunt sounds like Rod Stewart on helium.

Strumpetron Thu 07-Nov-13 23:16:35

Me and my best friend always plan these.

But we just end up stuffing our faces, watching shite telly and talking rubbish. Then toddling off to bed with the baby and talk in bed, in between trying to get her to sleep.

We're 22, how hardcore are we

Lavenderhoney Fri 08-Nov-13 06:06:13

Squoosh. Eww, I don't do bum holessmile

Rushes off to twittersmile

TheRealAmandaClarke Fri 08-Nov-13 06:29:56

I believe they are an urban myth OP.

TheRealAmandaClarke Fri 08-Nov-13 06:33:05

Make- yourself- beautiful party, preceeded by a pole dancing lesson and a cookery master class.
It could make you into the perfect wife.

I would actually like the time though for a relaxing bath, face pack and glass of wine. Alone. That sounds good to me.

TheRealAmandaClarke Fri 08-Nov-13 06:34:16

grin squoosh

samandi Fri 08-Nov-13 08:39:54

I don't understand why you have to 'get it'.

Well, I suppose my world is not going to cave in if I don't, but I was just interested in the appeal and wondering how common they are actually are - as explained in original post. I'm interested in lots of things - it's called curiosity.

samandi Fri 08-Nov-13 08:42:20

I have never even heard of these nights, I must live under a rock. Surely only teens do stuff like this?

I've never heard of grown women that I know personally having them either. But I see a lot about them in advertising and tv shows etc. So perhaps they are aimed more at teenagers, though the adverts, shows etc. often have grown women in them.

Katisha Fri 08-Nov-13 08:47:41

If there's a word that gives me the rage, it's "pamper".

notso Fri 08-Nov-13 08:56:13

I don't know anyone who's not a teenager that has them
but I've got no mates
Sometimes DH asks me if I'll look at a spot on his bum does that count?

Caitlin17 Fri 08-Nov-13 08:57:05

Katisha agreed re "pamper" Horrible word.

I just assumed that other than the Boots " here come the girls" ads they didn't exist outside an ad person's brain.

I go to people's houses and do the treatments for them. Pjs cocktails champers music films I've seen it all.

As I get repeat bookings I guess they are fun!

Although I do get fed up by Renee zellwegger movies it's a bloody laugh and I get paid and they all look gorgeous.

I never did them as a teenager either, but I have always loved football, maybe there's a correlation.

TheRealAmandaClarke Fri 08-Nov-13 11:19:02

So, which is best/ worst: a pamper party, an "Anne summers" party or a Tupperware party?

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