Girls Night Out

Gather Your Besties for Fun, Shopping, Food & Drinks

Rebekah Hoffmann - Contributing WriterJuly 4, 2014 

Grab your girlfriends and head on out for an evening of fun at the “Girls Night Out” Lipstik Show from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 at The Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon.

There’ll be delicious food to sample, wine and spirits to taste, an abundance of fabulous items for shopping - and great prizes to win. Best of all, admission to Girls Night Out is free, with no preregistration required!

It’s a special night, just for us ladies, to relax, socialize and celebrate.

This year’s event, Lipstik’s 14th annual, has been redesigned for maximum fun, explained Melissa Mason, Belleville News Democrat Vice President of Advertising and unofficial queen of Girls Night Out.

“There’ll be no windows (vendors), no garage doors, no roofs.... just fun stuff to see and do. It’ll be more like a happy hour kind of thing.”

Girls Night Out is also being held mid-week to avoid the schedule conflicts many encounter on weekends.

“Saturdays don’t work for a lot of people during the summer. They have kids in sports, family gatherings and weekend trips. This will allow them to come, too, and be a great way to break up everyone’s week.”

And you don’t even have to pick up tickets or register ahead of time.

“This year we’re keeping it really simple. Just show up, walk in for free and be ready to have fun. You’ll (still) be able to win great prizes.”

Following along with the evening’s “simple” theme, there won’t be a center stage and speaker schedule as there has been in years past. The emphasis instead will be on everyone just hanging out and enjoying a great night with friends, old and new. Girls Night Out will feature many local vendors and home-based businesses - all showcasing their best products and services.

Expect to find fashion items, shoes, purses, jewelry and fragrances as well as home accessories, cooking tools, specialty foods/mixes and more. You’ll even be able check out some great options for your next new vehicle!

There’ll be something for women of all ages and interests.

Among the companies that will be participating are Scentsy, Mary Kay, Premier Designs Jewelry, Sips n’ Splatters, Jack Schmitt, Mastermind Vodka, Pampered Chef, Anton’s Catering, Sugar Doodles, It Works Body Wraps and many more.

In addition to the many free food samples and drink tastings available at vendor booths, there will be a bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the show.

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