Our guest blogger, Dana Mullin, is the marketing and communications director at Crop-A-Doodle. My daughter had her first slumber party this weekend. We hosted 11 girls and I am pretty certain all had a blast! I have a tendency to overdo birthday parties. Lets just say, we had a stage AND backdrop for our rock star theme, thanks to my handy and creative parents! There is just something about comfy clothes, acting silly, a good chick flick (for this party it was Monte Carlo, with Selena Gomez), karaoke and dancing, and, of course, junk food to bond a group of friends! At age 9, they are just discovering the meaning of bonding, but watching this group of third graders reminded me of the importance of female friendships.. At 36, with a hubby, family and career demands, I am thankful for my girlfriends and, of course, for Girlfriend Getaways! Crop-A-Doodle-Do in Arcadia, Indiana, the Ultimate Scrapbook and Spa Getaway, is the perfect escape to share with your gal pals! Plan a getaway- escape with your girlfriends to reconnect, laugh and be silly, and be catered to with delicious, elegantly prepared meals and lavish spa services! There are three beautiful bedrooms in the charming farmhouse; the Tea for Two Room, the Three's Company Room and the Slumber Party Room! I have been fortunate enough to enjoy many girlfriend getaways at Crop-A-Doodle-Do and relish in the comforts and amenities nestled right here in northern Hamilton County. Crop-A-Doodle-Do is the perfect place to reconnect with friends. Many groups spread across the country take advantage of Crop-a-Doodle-Dos convenient location and meet in the middle to enjoy an escape with childhood and college friends from all over the U.S.! My daughter and her friends finally settled in to sleep around midnight, unwilling to let the night go, and sent the first scout to the kitchen around 6:45 a.m. They fell asleep giggling and woke up giggling! I know I am still recovering from the rockin slumber party. Which reminds me I am also thankful for Daylight Savings Time. Sweet Dreams! Book you dates now for your next girlfriend getaway at Crop-A-Doodle-Do.