Check out this list of Mom’s Night Out activities for you and your mom friends!When moms hang out it often happens on the playground, in the school drop off line, after the recital or grabbing a quick cup of coffee while the kids are taking part in whatever-activity-is-today. Columbus moms deserve REAL time to connect. To have fun, to unwind, to enjoy each other’s company in an environment that doesn’t smell of school glue or sweaty socks. Enjoy this list and have fun!
Katie G.: AR Workshop is a boutique do-it-yourself studio offering hands-on art classes. Grab the ladies and head to a studio to create a new, unique decoration for your home while enjoying some girl time. All materials and instruction are provided and projects include wood signs, canvas pillows and even knit blankets. Projects are customization, as you get to choose your own colors, stains and more. Food and wine can be brought in and enjoyed during your class.
Cost: $40 - $70/per project
Board & Brush
Katie G.: What Mom wouldn't love a new decoration for her home? At Board & Brush in Powell, guests will be making their own wood sign to display in their home. Customers start with a wood palette and will learn how to distress, sand and stain the wood. Then they will use stencils to design the sign with a monogram, special event date, holiday saying or anything else they would like. Workshops can be easily booked online.
Cost: $65 - $90 per project
Funny Bone Comedy Club
Katie G.: Get your laugh on with your girlfriends at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Located at Easton Town Center, the Funny Bone has been bringing famous and rising stand-up comedians to the city for 30 years. Get great seats to the show and receive priority seating when you attend the pre-show dinner at the club.
Cost: varies by show, tickets can be as low as $7, most are $20+
The Wine Bistro
Brittany Kozielski: Head out with your mom buddies to one of the several Wine Bistro locations in Columbus. If you go out on a Monday or Tuesday night you won't have to pay the corking fee.
Ronald McDonald House - Make Dinner
Katie G.: If you have some friends who enjoy cooking and would love to give back to the community, then consider cooking dinner at the Ronald McDonald House. The RMHC welcomes groups and organizations to their kitchen to make dinner for the 125-150 guests staying at the house each day. It's a really fun and rewarding experience to volunteer at the RMHC and would make a great girls night out! All groups are responsible for covering the cost of food during their meal. You can work with their program Team Cuisine to help with menu planning or plan your own menu.
Cost: working with Team Cuisine is $350+
Brittany Kozielski: Looking for something a little different for a moms night out? Why not plan an event to go see a show at the Lincoln Theatre? Get dressed up and have a fun night with the ladies at the theatre.
Cost: varies by show, as low at $15 per person
Room Escape Adventures
Brittany Kozielski: If you want to have some time with your friends where you are cut off from the outside world, why not try an escape room! Room Escape Adventures Columbus is 60 minutes of entertainment and mind boggling puzzles that you have to solve with your best buddies. Book now to be locked in a room with your mom friends and perhaps a zombie or two.
Cost: $28 - $32 per person
Katie G.: Grab the girls and head to one of several restaurants or bars throughout Columbus for a Paint Nite event. Instructors will walk you through the steps to create a 16"x20" canvas masterpiece. It takes about two hours to complete and guests are welcome to grab a bite to eat or a cocktail while painting. Check out the Paint Nite website to select your location and see what artwork you'll be painting.
Cost: $45 per person
Katie G.: Shadowbox Live is a combination of comedy, rock and roll, musical theater and pure entertainment. Shows run Thursday through Sunday nights throughout the year. Food and drinks are available before the show and at intermission and served by the performers in the show. You must make your reservations over the phone or in person at the box office. Check out their helpful FAQ page before your first visit.
Contact for pricing.
Seabolt & Co.
Learn the latest makeup trends, from skin care to smokey eyes, over cocktails with friends at Seabolt & Co.'s 3-hour makeup class.
Cost: $120/person at a group makeup class or $600 to host you own class for up to 6 participants
Denmark on High
Kelly T: While sharing drinks with the girls may seem like a typical Mom’s Night Out, Denmark is the place for a unique cocktail experience. House drinks and classic favorites change with the seasons. Enjoy yummy snacks while you sip. Relax and enjoy the fun atmosphere of this 2nd floor lounge.
The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
Katie G.: The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar is sure to keep you entertained on your next moms night out. At this sing-a-long piano bar you will sing, dance, laugh and have fun. With two pianos on stage, the entertainers "face-off" against each other in a high energy show that combines music, comedy and audience participation in a show like you've never experienced before. Reservations are recommended on Friday and Saturday nights and can be made by calling or booking online.
Cost: $6 cover Fridays & Saturdays after 8 pm, otherwise no cover
Short North Gallery Hop
1st Saturday of each month 4 - 10 PM
Yoli B: Ladies get outside and explore new neighborhoods all while soaking up the culture that Columbus has to offer! The Short North Gallery Hop takes place on High Street with the over a dozen established art galleries and non traditional pop-ups opening for the night time crowds. In addition to the art galleries the event also has vendors, street performers as well the many restaurants and bars ready to serve you!
Kelly T: At Studio 614 you and your mom friends can let your creativity come to life! From string art to pallet painting, canvas painting, and arm knitting you will find a class to unleash the artist within you. Paint and sip your way to fun. Classes are held in studio and at venues all across Columbus.
Cost: $35 - $60 per class
Kelly T: Get ready for a laughter filled night of comedy, improvisation and hilarious antics. This is sure to be a great night out with the girls, especially with skits that rely on audience participation. With only six shows a month you will need to plan your night accordingly. At only $5 per ticket you can’t go wrong!
Cost: $5 per person
Vertical Bliss Fitness
Step outside of your comfort zone and try a pole dancing class with friends! Let loose, get exercise and have fun at what will surely be a memorable girls night out!
Cost: $20 per class
Sew to Speak
Kelly T: A mother-daughter owned business that is sure to deliver a unique experience for your girls. Sew to Speak offers beginner sewing classes and beyond. Classes include learning how to make a tunic, a patchwork bench cover, a T-Shirt memory quilt and many more creative options. Some supplies are provided but you will receive a list of items you need to bring once you register. Check out their calendar to see what classes are currently offered.
Cost: $30 - $300 per class
The Party Studio
Brittany Kozielski: Looking for a fun moms night out but don't want to sit at a bar? Why not try a painting night with your favorite gal pals. You can either make a private event if you have enough people and pick your own painting or you can sign up for a night that is already on the calendar and have some fun painting with your friends. You will create memories and a great painting that you can hang next to your kids art work!
Cost: $35 per person
The Blowout Bar
Start the night (or just spend a precious hour of relaxation) with friends at The Blowout Bar. A blowout includes a hair wash and scalp massage and blow-dry technique that will hold the style for days. Any busy mom will appreciate a little pampering, fun with friends and the added benefit of effortless, styled hair for days!
Cost: $40 for a blowout
Savior Cooking + Wine
Katie G.: Grab your girlfriends and head over to Savior Cooking + Wine in downtown Powell for a night of cooking, wine and fun. Designed for the novice to advanced cook, the professional chefs at Savior will guide you through cooking techniques and skills to help you in the kitchen. A variety of classes are offered and private events can be booked (like a Moms Night Out!). See their calendar for details and to sign up.
Cost: $40 - $175 per class
Kelly R.: Spend an evening at Dream Dinners investing in some quality time with friends and the future promise of stress-free dinnertimes at home. Book a session with your friends, and show up at your scheduled time to assemble a month's worth of freezer-ready meals in just an hour. Dream Dinners handles all of the prep and cleanup. View current menu options and sign up here.
Cost: around $30 - $42 to make 6 servings of a meal (must make 30 servings min to participate)
Ronald McDonald House - Handbag Hullabaloo
April in Dublin, 5:30 pm
May in Powell, 11 am
Katie G.: What woman doesn't love handbags? The Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio hosts the Handbag Hullabaloo event several times a year as a way to help sick children. This exclusive event is only open to a limited number of guests. At the event, guests will participate in raffle drawings for a chance to win a designer handbag. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served as well as a silent auction and prize drawings.
Cost: $100 per person
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