Let's face it, all moms could use a break once in a while for a mom's night out! A time to get away from the kiddos to recharge and refresh is vital! Getting everyone's schedules to match up is half the battle - so it's always nice to find new and fun things to do together besides just grabbing a cocktail or a bite to eat. Check out this list of ideas for a girls nights out around Indianapolis! You'll want to get out your calendars and start making plans ASAP! Know of a great spot you and your mom friends love around Indianapolis?
Country Moon Winery
Beth Wood: Country Moon Winery in Noblesville offers free tastings of their wine as well as vineyard tours on Saturdays. During the week you need to make an appointment for a tasting or tour. Country Moon's wine is sold by the bottle or glass. Visitors are invited to take a walk through the woods, enjoy outdoor seating with a view of the vineyard, or reserve the patio for a private party.
Buck Creek Winery
Beth Wood: Located on the south side of Indianapolis, Buck Creek Winery and tasting room features over 30 wines in their rotation. Buck Creek grows their own grapes on their 4 1/2 acre vineyard in Indianapolis. Their tasting room is open daily for visitors to stop by and sample their selection. They also host a summer concert series on their lawn where you can enjoy their wine and live entertainment at the same time.
The Beauty Bar
Beth Wood: Start your girls night out with a little pampering from head to toe! This full service Aveda spa and salon offers its guests hair, skin and nail care. A full bar offering of beer, wine and champagne is also available on-site for your enjoyment. The "Fancy From Head To Toe" package includes a shampoo and style, and a gem manicure and a pedicure - the perfect way to get ready for your Girls Night Out!
Beth Wood: FORE! Go golfing at Topgolf! You can reserve your own "bay" where you can hit micro chipped golf balls at targets in the outfield to score points. The climate controlled bay makes golfing enjoyable year round. A full restaurant and bar with food and beverage menus, rooftop fire pits, 200 HDTVs and more can be enjoyed during your visit as well.
The Escape Room
Beth Wood: Put your heads together and use the clues you are given to "escape" the themed room you are locked in within the 60 minute time allotment. The Escape Room provides you with the clues, puzzles and keys needed to escape! Five different themed rooms are offered with different difficulty levels. Choose from: Introductory Level: The Race 1, The Race 2 or Escape From the Titanic; Intermediate Level: Night At The Castle or 1776; Advanced Level: Stalag 21 American P.O.W. Before or after your "escape" you can enjoy adult beverages in The Lounge. Please see website for reservations!
Cost: $29 per person
Beth Wood: Plan an evening of meal prep with your friends and take home a months worth of dinners for your family without having to worry about the planning, shopping, chopping or clean up! Choose tasty and healthy meals your family will like from the online menu. Next, book your time to go into Dream Dinners together and prep your meals. Freeze your meals at home and take them out weekly to cook. Most can be heated in less than 30 minutes. Spend quality time with your friends while knocking out the chore of meal making!
Cost: $5-$40 per meal
Chateau De Pique Winery
Beth Wood: Visit Chateau De Pique's tasting room on the north side of Indy for your next wine tasting. Chateau de Pique produces 3,800 gallons of wine yearly in more than 20 varieties. Offering award-winning dry whites, bold reds, crisp blush, sweet fruit wines and more; there's something for everyone. Cheese plates available for purchase with your tasting.
Cooking and Brewing Classes - Great Fermentations
Beth Wood: Interested in cooking and/or beverage making? Then grab your gal pals and sign up for a class at Great Fermentations. Some different classes they offer are: Beginner Brewers Class - Basics of Brewing Beer at Home, Winemaking Class, Cheesemaking Class, Fresh Local Chef Cooking Class, Bread Making Class, Chili Challenge and much more. No matter which class you choose, you'll have fun learning new beverage making or cooking skills with your friends!
Cost: classes start at $20 per person
Wine and Canvas
Beth Wood: Grab your girlfriends and get ready to paint! Step by step instructions from a Wine and Canvas artist will help you create your painting masterpiece. Sip on wine, beer or cocktails and munch on snacks from the bar while you enjoy a painting class with your friends. Have fun seeing everyone's artistic abilities and interpretations. Painting materials are provided for each painter. You can take classes at their studio or at a rotating selection of restaurants around town.
Cost: $35 per painter
Morty's Comedy Joint
Shows happen in the fall, winter, and spring. They take a break in the summer.
Beth Wood: Enjoy an evening laughing till your sides hurt with your girlfriends at Morty's Comedy Joint. Take in a comedian or other special event like open mic night, murder mystery nights and many more. Whichever show or event you chose to go to, you can enjoy a full menu of adult beverages and tasty appetizers, salads, Mexican favorites, sandwiches and entrees. Please see website for schedule of shows and events.
Cost: tickets start at $15
Ash & Elm Cider Company
Beth Wood: Ash & Elm Cider Company calls the recently restored, historic Neidhammer building east of downtown Indianapolis its home. Ash & Elm Cider Co. make quality ciders using apples from around the Midwest. They offer visitors flights and growler fills at their tasting room bar as well as house-made snacks and sandwiches. Check out their cider and food menus.
Knife Fight Cooking Challenge - Capital City Kitchen
Beth Wood: Grab a group of your girlfriends who love to cook, who love to compete, or who just want to have a good time and enter yourself in the Capital City Kitchen Knife Fight! This team building event will separate your party into two groups. Each group will be given a box of the same ingredients as well as a mentor chef. Work together to create a dish and present your creation to the judges. After the winning group is declared, relax and enjoy a dinner together prepared by the chefs at Capital City Kitchen.
Cost: starts at $75 per person.
New Day Craft Mead & Cider
Beth Wood: New Day Craft Mead & Cider's tasting room can be found in the hisoric Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. They make a range of varieties of mead and cider; dry to sweet, aged in bourbon and gin barrels, infused with hops and spices, and more. New Day hosts special events at their taste room such as First Friday Artist Receptions, Psychic Readings, Music Series and more so be sure to check their schedule when planning your visit.
Painting with a Twist
Beth Wood: Feeling artsy? Grab your friends and plan an evening of painting fun. You can choose from a ton of different themed paintings and enjoy adult beverages and light snacks while you socialize and paint with your friends. Each 2-hour class is led by an art instructor and all of the painting supplies are provided for you. Beer, wine and light snacks are sold on-site by the glass or bottle. Attend a class in Avon, Carmel, or downtown Indy with a few close friends or get a large group together for a night of fun!
Cost: starts at $35 per person
Naptown Roller Derby
Season runs Jan - June
Games on Jan 19, Mar 30, Apr 13, May 4, Jun 15, Jul 13 at 5 pm
Workshops on Jan 26, Feb 16&17, Apr 6, May 11, Jun 22 at 12:30
Beth Wood: Girl Power!!! Plan a night of fun watching the awesomeness that is Naptown Roller Derby with your friends! The Naptown Roller Derby is a competitive roller derby league that competes at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and is owned and operated by its skaters. There are three different teams that make up the league: The Tornado Sirens, Warning Belles and Third Alarm. The meets are action-packed and loud! You'll definitely have fun cheering on these talented ladies while you watch their epic derby skating skills! They even have workshops if you want to try out out!
Cost: $12 presale, $17 at door
Beth Wood: Grab your girls and head over to Cirqueindy to learn the art of aerial silk, rope, static trapeze, aerial hoop, yoga, acrobatics and more! Choose to attend a group class or schedule a private party for a larger group. Either way, you'll have fun learning something new while getting some exercise and creativity flowing.
Cost: classes are $20 - $25 per drop-in class, private parties are $125-$300
Beth Wood: Easley Winery creates and sells award-winning wines and champagnes made right in the heart of Indiana. Easley Winery offers 20 or more wine and champagne varieties depending on the year and season. Easley offers daily wine tastings in their tasting room as well as weekend winery tours. Stop in to sample some of your favorites while learning more about the process of making great wine.
Peace Water Winery
Beth Wood: Peace Water Winery Tasting Room has two locations one in the Arts and Design District of downtown Carmel and one right in downtown Indy. The Peace Water Winery donates 50% of all of their profits to local and national charities. Peace Water handcrafts their wine in Napa Valley to produce sparkling rose, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, zinfandel and more. Visit their tasting room for a glass of wine inside or outside on their new patio space. You'll often find live entertainment on the weekends.
Shopping at Endeavor Boutique
Beth Wood: Love to shop? Then grab your girlfriends and head to Endeavor Boutique! You can shop for cute and trendy clothing, accessories, home decor, gifts and more at this adorable boutique. Occasionally they host ladies nights where you can spend an evening shopping with snacks, wine and special promotions.
Cost: free (plus the cost of anything you might end up buying!)
Tappers Arcade Bar
Beth Wood: Bring back the nostalgia of going to an arcade and playing classic video games for your next girls night out. Tappers offers all of the classic games you know and love like: Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Pong, Qbert, Frogger, Galaga, Space Invaders and more. They also offer guests a selection of regional craft beers. Have a drink or two and relive your youth playing the games you grew up on! Extra bonus... the games are free to play!
The Jazz Kitchen
Beth Wood: Take in a night of live jazz music and delicious food with your music loving friends! The Jazz Kitchen is an Indianapolis staple and features a full dinner menu and live entertainment on most nights. Special events include weekly Latin dance nights, Mardi Gras parties, holiday events and more.
Cost: cover ranges from free - $25
The Cake Bake Shop
Beth Wood: It doesn't get much more girly than this! Plan an afternoon or evening together at the Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple. You'll feel like you stepped into a Parisian cafe when you take in the whimsical and classically designed tea room and bakery. Munch on delicious cakes and other baked goods while you sip champagne with your besties! More than just cakes, you can also enjoy a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries, coffees, teas, wine, bubbly and more! Afternoon Tea is also offered. Reservations are encouraged.
Board & Brush
Beth Wood: Do your and your friends love checking out all of the DIY projects on Pinterest? Turn your love for all things DIY into actual pieces of art for your home at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Westfield. Sign up for one of their many classes offered throughout the week and create fun and unique DIY wood signs of all shapes, sizes, colors and art themes. You can sign up for a class or book a private event for a larger group of girlfriends. Bring in your own wine and snacks to enjoy while you create!
Cost: classes start at $65
Punch Bowl Social
Beth Wood: Punch Bowl Social is so much than a bar and restaurant. You and your favorite group of gal pals can spend an evening drinking, dining and playing! Choose from bowling, darts, a vintage arcade, shuffleboard, billiards, ping pong, foosball, karaoke and much more! Besides being a great destination for a fun evening out, Punch Bowl Social is also a popular brunch or lunch destination! Whatever you choose, you're sure to have a fun time!
A Cut Above Catering
Beth Wood: Grab your girlfriends who love to cook or love to host parties and head out to A Cut Above Catering for their fun cooking classes! You can have fun with your friends while learning valuable cooking tips and tricks. You can purchase a glass of wine or beer during the event.
Cost: $45 - $65 per person
Mallow Run Winery
Beth Wood: Mallow Run Winery was voted the 2008 Indiana Winery of the Year and is located 15 minutes south of Indianapolis in Bargersville. Mallow Run has 8 acres of vineyard on the property, a large lawn full of picnic tables, and an 1870s barn making it a great setting for enjoying their locally made wines and ciders. Mallow Run often hosts an active calendar of special events: live music, sip and stitch, cork and canvas, pizza and wine nights, zumba or yoga and wine and much more. Be sure to check their events calendar when planning your visit!
Beth Wood: Blackhawk Winery is a farm-based winery located in a pastoral setting off of highway 31, between Westfield and Kokomo. Blackhawk offers daily tastings, bottle sales, and vineyard tours. The pastoral farm setting and 5 acres of vineyard are also a beautiful location for special events. Blackhawk often hosts live music and other special events so be sure to check their calendar of events when planning your visit.
Traders Point Winery
Beth Wood: Traders Point Winery is one of Indy's newest wineries located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. They offer over a dozen wines ranging from sweet to dry to accomodate most any palette. Trader's Point winery produces wines on location and includes a tasting room where you can try some of your favorite wines. Wine flights available.
Beth Wood: Hopwood Cellars in Zionsville offers visitors their award-winning reds, whites and more seven days a week at their tasting room. They also feature small bites such as cheese, prosciutto and French bread to enjoy with your tasting. Hopwood often hosts live music and other special events so be sure to check their schedule before your plan your visit.
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