Make Your Own Excuses

There are so many ways to start:

Gather a few women together, order a few books, and start having fun! 40 Excuses to Get Together with the Girls books make great gifts. Start a group with your mom, your adult daughters, your grandmother, your aunts! Welcome a new retiree into the life of leisure with a book! Newly emptied nests? Or just a celebration of sending the kids back to school….40 Excuses is a creative way to spend more time together — while exploring new activities!

Starting your own group? Download the leader’s eguide Making the Most of Making Excuses today and plan memorable get-togethers based on your favorite excuses!

Work 40 Excuses into your next event: Women from age 23 – 85 have laughed their way through 40 Excuses workshops, conference events and retreats.

A Day of Play or Kick-off Workshop: Do you have a group of women who would love to get together more often — if only they had an excuse? If you have ten women and a living room (or pub or conference room) we’ll bring the fun to you. Whether you want a kick-off workshop to start you on your own three-month journey — or a day of play full of laughter and activities, we can do it.  Great fun for women’s clubs, fundraisers or just girls’ night in!

Sing — or Laugh — Around the Campfire: Planning your next women’s group retreat? We can weave the 40 Excuses theme into your weekend agenda, with activities designed to build teams and friendships for church groups, board members, etc. (Marshmallows included.)

A Different Kind of Conference Speaker. Move beyond a dry, one-sided presentation and get your conference audience involved! They’ll laugh. They’ll tell secrets. (They may even sing.) Then they’ll go back to their home organizations with ideas for programs and activities to last the year. It’s easy to adapt individual excuses for monthly club programs.

Nanci is based in Portland, Oregon, but can arrange events much further afield. Contact her with your ideas at