Recently my girlfriends and I have had a lot of fun things to celebrate (birthdays! babies! boys!), so I wanted to plan a badass weekend getaway for my friends.
I am by no means a domestic goddess, but I wanted to be a killer host, so after some thought I figured I could make up for my lack of domesticity with RAD goody bags that would have everything my girls would need for a sun soaked weekend in Palm Springs. After finding the boujie-est Airbnb possible, I got after the task of identifying the must-have items for a weekend survival kit. OH, and don’t forget the drinks, junk food, and sunscreen. Read on to earn the title of “hostess with the mostest”.
1. Tote Bags
A good host doesn’t expect their high maintenance girls to haul their crap to and from the pool in multiple trips. Be a true friend and throw a large tote bag their way so they can make it to the Vitamin D quicker with all their essentials in tow. Quick tip: My girls LOVED the large sized totes because they can literally fit everything they’ll ever need.
2. Beach Towels
The second you hold a Society6 beach towel in your hand, you’ll know why your girls need one. These huge, cozy, durable towels were a pool-side staple all. weekend. long. With so many different designs to chose from, each of my girls got a unique towel so there were no mixups and they could use the towels to call dibs on the prime sun-soaking spots.
3. Can Coolers
These were the ultimate heroes of girls weekend. Is there anything worse than going to take a sip of your ice-cold drink only to find it’s piping hot? No. No, there isn’t, so thankfully these can coolers kept our canned drinks cold for.ev.er, even in the unforgivable heat of Palm Springs. I’ll never do a pool/beach/lake day without one again. Pro tip: shop the can cooler collection
My girls love to have a place for everything so the pouches were lifesavers. We used the small pouches for pocket sized items like chapstick, hair ties, and cash monaaaay. The medium pouches were great for stashing makeup, cell phones, and sunnies and the large pouches were ideal for sunscreen and snacks.
I honestly debated throwing these in the bags because I didn’t know if they were a girls weekend necessity, but I’m SO glad I did! If you’re wondering what the hell we could possibly need them for, let me tell you. Weekend packing lists, endless games of M.A.S.H (yeah, like the middle school classic), as a makeshift weekend photo album with polaroids taped in the pages, junk food shopping lists, etc. etc. etc. Literally endless possibilities.
Story + photos by Wesley Bird