Amanda Sorena

Blogger, Writer, Urban Adventurer

A Five-Step Guide to Planning Your Bad Moms Night Out


When the trailer for Bad Moms released, my Facebook feed blew up with moms all sharing the link and vowing to see the flick with their fellow over tired, over stressed mom friends. Well, the time has come! The movie releases on Friday, July 29 and pre-tickets are already on sale. Since we all know it takes a ridiculous amount of lead-time to plan a night away, we best get started.

Text your friends

Seriously, do it now before you forget. None of us will answer our phones because we have too many small people asking for snacks every five minutes. Decent phone conversations are a thing of the past, and repeating that process over and over to contact multiple friends? No way. Start a group text ladies. I know, once we mark our calendars, fears of a sick kid or a business trip will come up, but let’s live recklessly, shall we. Get it on the calendar!

Get a sitter

Your husband owes you a night out and should happily support this endeavor. If that is not an option, it is still summertime. There has to be some responsible college kid home from school who is willing to make a few bucks while watching your sleeping children and enjoying your HBO account. It’s worth it. Plus there’s an app or website for that.


When is the last time you had a meal where no one asked you to take them to the potty or cut up their food? Chances are it has been too long. This isn’t just a matinee movie while the kids are away; take this opportunity to set up a dinner reservation at that place you’ve been dying to try! Short on time? It doesn’t that take long to down a few happy hour drinks. (PS: We recommend ride sharing with Uber or Lyft if your night is taking a turn like this!)


Reviews aren’t out yet, so I can’t say for sure, but with a cast of moms like Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kathryn Hahn, I have really high hopes for many laugh-so-hard-you-pee-your-pants-a-little moments during this one. “Bad Moms” was written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore of The Hangoverfame, if that gives you any idea of what to expect.


I would suggest you try to find a place to go out afterward, but let’s be real. If you’re out until 10 or 11pm and have had a few glasses of wine, you’re going to be exhausted. Hopefully after a night out with your friends you can return home with a smile on your face, kids fast asleep (without any help from you!) and a renewed spirit.

Now let’s go see Bad Moms.

Photo credit: STX Entertainment

Originally on published on Mommy Nearest 

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