In our most recent issue of MyWRC Magazine, we highlighted the importance of female friendships. Having a solid group of friends who love you, support you, and give you truth is absolutely invaluable. And it’s even great for your health!

Wednesday, August 1 marks National Girlfriends Day and we encourage you to show your girl squad how much you appreciate them! As with any relationship, it’s important to show and share how much you cherish your friends. Whether it’s a sister (who you can also celebrate on Sunday, August 5… aka National Sisters Day), mother, classmate, neighbor, or co-worker — we have a few ideas for spending time and honoring your girlfriends.

Send her something

With technology around every corner, writing handwritten letters seem to be a thing of the past — but could be an unexpected surprise that brightens up a friend’s day! Take a moment and write down a few thoughts like: your favorite memory together; a moment with them your thankful for; a quality about them you love, etc.

With texting and video chats as primary forms of communications, this is a nice change of pace to show that you care. You could also send a bouquet or another gift you know they love as the perfect surprise.

Celebrate with food… and drinks!

Who doesn’t love going out with their friends? Enjoying each other’s company & catching up on what’s new over great food and drinks is priceless.

Several of our Community Sponsors have great Happy Hours worth celebrating.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar, with four locations locally, has a daily Happy Hour from 11am-5pm and 8pm-close that includes $1 off Wells and Domestic Drafts. The Pier location also does a daily Happy Hour from 3-6pm and includes Buy One, Get One Half-Off on Select Appetizers, $4 Select Liquors, and 50¢ off House Wine and Draft Beer.

O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar has great daily Happy Hour as well, from 2-7pm and 11pm-12am and includes 1/2 off glasses of wine & well drinks, $1 off drafts, and $7 martinis. Plus other deal days, like Martini Monday ($7 Signature Martinis) and Wine Down Wednesday (50% off bottles of wine on the 3rd Wednesday). Consider supporting local businesses that support us when you go out with your girlfriends.

Spend some quality time together

Whether it’s hanging out on the beach or hanging out at each other’s house — nothing is better than a little Q.T. with your girlfriends. Invite them over and watch a movie, play a game, cook a new dish — whatever you all enjoy doing! At home spa days are also the perfect way to relax and “wine” down.


No matter what you choose to do, National Girlfriends Day is a great time to show your girlfriends how much you treasure them and your friendship. Even it’s only a phone call telling them you’re thinking about them!