Girls Night in Toronto (That Isn’t Just Dinner & Drinks)

You don’t need me to tell you how expensive life has gotten in the last few years. The cost of living has increased, and living in one of the most costly cities in North America does not help the equation. One of the best parts of living in such a vibrant city like Toronto is the magnitude of things that there are to do. There is always a new restaurant or bar to try, an event going on, a concert to attend, and the list is endless.

Living in Toronto, I find that going out for drinks and dinner with my girlfriends has not only gotten expensive but also redundant. A dinner out can cost upward of $150 CAD a person, so I’m always looking for unique experiences to have with my friends to switch it up, spend less money, and try and do something different. Here are some of the fun activities I’ve tried in the last year or so that make for a perfect girls night.

Sushi Making at Roll This Way

Make your sushi dinner at Roll This Way in the East End. Their Sushi 101 class is about $85 and is an introductory class that’ll teach you how to make your sushi. The class is around 90 minutes long, plus eating time, and all the tools are included. You’ll make 28 pieces of sushi in total and learn how to make Maki, Uramaki, Temaki, and Nigri. They offer both a vegan and regular, seafood menu, and you can order alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. This sushi-making class is a ton of fun. It is interactive, and less traditional than a normal dinner out.

Cocktail Class at Reid’s Distillery

Located right near Roll This Way is Reid’s Distillery. This distillery is a gorgeous spot and hosts all sorts of events throughout the week. One of my favs is their cocktail-making class. This class is great for a bachelorette, a date night, or just a fun activity to do with your girls. It’s an interactive class where you’ll learn bartending skills while making three unique cocktails. The class is about 90 minutes long and then you can hang out in their lounge afterward to enjoy your cocktails. We had so much fun in this class and the cocktails we made were delicious!

Painting Ceramics at Clay With Me

I remember when I was a kid, going to pick out a piece of ceramic, painting it, and having it finished in the kiln was a popular activity we did for birthday parties. Did you ever think it could be just as fun as an adult? Clay With Me is located on the Danforth and allows you to drop in and do just that. Pick from a variety of different ceramic pieces, and paint to your heart’s desire! The prices of the ceramic pieces range, and then you pay for the “studio” time. Leave your piece with them to fire in the kiln and pick it up in a week.

Cake Decorating at Cafe Pastel

Cafe Pastel is located on Dundas West and they host a variety of cake decorating classes each month ranging from more advanced skills to beginner. I did their Bento Cake Class. The cake itself is provided to you, and you’ll learn the skills on how to assemble and decorate it. The classes are small (max 10 people) and you will get to decorate your cake however you like. The different classes range in price but the Bento Cake Class is $65. You’ll take home your cake at the end to enjoy!

Candle Making at Let’s Make It

Located in Stackt Market or Richmond Hill is Let’s Make It, a cute little spot for all things DIY. We did the candle-making workshop where we made two candles, a room spray, and a wax melt. However, they also offer classes to make things like spa products, soap, and body scrubs. The Candle Making class costs $55 and you can book in advance or drop in. You will get to choose from a variety of essential and fragrance oils to create your signature scents and be able to decorate the candles with dried flowers. Our candles turned out amazing and they smell so lovely when lit! I definitely can’t wait to go back to do another workshop.

What are some fun activities that you’ve tried in Toronto lately? Share them with me in the comments to try.

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