Girlfriend Slumber Party - Norman Style
Escape your everyday routine, unwind and immerse yourself in the arts, boutique shopping and tons of fun with your best friends.
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Gather your favorite friends and make lasting memories with a sizzling slumber party packed full of Norman style. The award-winning Montford Inn & Cottages provides the ultra-comfortable backdrop for marathon chats until midnight, movie screenings and relaxation in the form of private whirlpool tubs.
Day One - Unwind
Afternoon - Stop by La Baguette, a French bistro and bakery and pick up a sweet treat to share as a kickstart to your weekend of pampering. Check in to your cottage or room at the Montford Inn and begin to let your cares drift away as you and your friends share your decadent afternoon snack and begin to catch up.
Evening - Select a restaurant from the more than 100 offerings in Norman and savor a tasty dinner Sooner style. Then return to the Montford Inn and let the party come to you tonight. The Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau can help you arrange a Learn to Play Bunko Party right in your cozy digs. Enjoy your bunko slumber party and chat as late as you please, then turn in and rest up for tomorrow's adventures.
Day Two - Art and Culture Immersion
Morning - Leave your pajamas on for the Montford’s formal breakfast before embarking on a day packed full of art and culture. Then head to The Crucible Foundry and Sculpture Garden where you'll marvel at breathtaking bronze sculptures and see how they’re made. The Sculpture Garden is filled with fanciful photo ops for you and your friends. Then continue your exploration of the arts at the Ring of Fire Studio and Gallery where you'll find incredible blown glass pieces and Firehouse Arts Center where you'll find an exhibition gallery and a gift shop teeming with works of art for you to peruse.
Afternoon - After lunch, head to the University of Oklahoma campus for an afternoon of world-class art viewing at the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art. Housed in a spectacular building, the museum’s extraordinary collection includes major works by some of the most beloved artists of all time including Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Pierre Renoir, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams.
Once you've shopped until you're ready to drop, it's time for a little pampering.
Evening - Take in a performance at the historic Sooner Theatre. This treasure of Spanish Gothic architecture features Spanish coats-of-arms adorning the auditorium ceiling, stained glass windows and stained glass chandeliers which create an atmosphere of simple elegance that accents the productions presented here. The Sooner Theatre spotlights nationally and regionally known performing artists, complementing the numerous local performing arts events such as ballets and concerts, which fill the season's calendar. Return to your room for a restful night, or turn it into a late night gab session by renting a classic movie to finish your day of arts and culture.
Day Three - Shopping, Pampering and Nightlife
Morning - After your scrumptious breakfast, head to Campus Corner for a morning marathon of boutique shopping. You'll find everything from upscale clothing boutiques to collegiate wear and gift items.
Afternoon - Once you've shopped until you're ready to drop, it's time for a little pampering. Relax and let the professionals at Ihloff Salon & Day Spa or Le Visage Day Spa melt your stress away with their spa service packages.
Evening - It's time to hit the town for a lively night to wrap up your girlfriend getaway. Start out at the fabulous Riverwind Casino where you'll feel like you've been transported to Vegas. Riverwind features more than 2,700 electronic gaming machines and 55 poker and blackjack tables. Multiple restaurants and bars add to your gaming fun. Now that you're feeling like a winner, head back to Campus Corner for trendy night clubs and individual live entertainment venues. Go club hopping and hit the dance floors until the wee hours, or stake out a favorite spot to people watch.