Emergency Kits: Girls' Night Out

By Lindsay Craven

Emergency kits might inspire fear at the first mention of their name, but they aren’t necessarily tied to instances of disaster. Thanks to handy sites like Pinterest and Etsy, there’s inspiration for ways to create kits for both real emergencies, or for those little emergencies that life throws at us daily. This column will explore ideas of items that could be essential for various types of emergency kits, so that you can be inspired and start your own. This month we bring you a kit to prepare you for a fun night out with your girlfriends.

While spontaneity is fun, girl’s night out requires a certain amount of preparation. You don’t want to get out and realize that you’re missing all the things that are going to keep you comfortable and carefree for the evening. First, you need to find something to gather your necessities in, and what better container than an adorable clutch that goes great with your outfit?

Your night out will require you to be active and alert, so you can keep up with your friends and stay the life of the party. Pack yourself a five-hour energy boost, so when you feel yourself starting to drag, take your energy shot and keep the party going.

Every woman loves how great those sexy pumps look when they head out the door, but we hate ourselves shortly after when our feet are screaming in agony. You can start the night as cute as you want, but make sure you pack a pair of comfy flats, so you can keep the night going even when your feet have had enough.

No one wants to walk into the bathroom and catch a smeared and tired version of what they were when they left the house. You’ll want to look fabulous all night long, so make sure to pack a long-lasting lip gloss in your favorite shade.

Anything can happen on a ladies’ night out. You want to be prepared for anything. Toss a small manicure set and tuck a mini-sewing kit and safety pins into your clutch and you’ll be prepared for a snagged nail, loose thread or a wardrobe malfunction.

Keeping your breath fresh is always a consideration during any night out. To add to the efficiency of your girl’s-night-out kit, make sure to grab a mint tin that has a mirror included, so you can do your makeup touch-ups or check between your teeth without having to make multiple runs to the crowded ladies’ room.

Any night out is accompanied by a fair share of germs, girl’s night not excluded. You never know when you’re going to make a bathroom stop, and the restroom isn’t well stocked. Keep a steady supply of pleasantly scented hand sanitizer in your clutch, so you’re never at the mercy of a nearby restroom.