The Average Girl's "How To" Guide

Advice on how to live a well-balanced lifestyle

Tag: Fun

How To: Take Things To The Next Level

by Shannon

Fake mustaches, man. They work for pretty much everything.

Example: Last night I was set to play a pretty intense game of Diplomacy, which is basically Risk, but with a 100 per cent greater chance of ruining friendships.

Now, the game on its own would already be fun. But you know what made it more fun?

Fake mustaches.

Not only will you look pretty sexy, but you will definitely weed out which of your friends are cool, and which ones refuse to put on a fake mustache. (Which means you should borrow money from them, and then immediately stop being their friend.)

I will say, as a woman, when you put a mustache on, you find out a lot of things about yourself. – Carrie Brownstein

How To: Be Really Hungover On a Sunday

by Rachel

Watch “The World’s End” and despite the crazy plot twists allow it to inspire you to take the Golden Mile challenge: 12 pints at 12 pubs (or just 12 drinks if beer ain’t your thing). You will have one helluva fun night worth the pain in the morning.

How To: Realize You Had A Great Night

by Shannon

You wake up in the morning and find a hammer in your bag and think, “It wasn’t a dream.”

However, the part where the radio hosts came up to you and said you had a great voice for radio definitely was, because you asked someone if it happened and they thought you were ridiculous.

How To: Make a Delicious Campfire Dinner

by Rachel

They are called Mountain Pies. I had never had them, or even heard of them until about 2 months ago camping with some friends, and I haven’t been able to get them out of my head since. It’s a cast iron mold that you put a slice of bread on one side, put in some pizza toppings (or whatever toppings you wish), then put the other slice on top, close the mold, and stick it in the campfire. And it’s one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted.


You can experiment with different combinations for fillings. Pizza is the go to and is super delicious. Use sauce and cheese and whatever pizza toppings you like. It comes out like a little pizza pocket! We also did a breakfast version, you can put a raw egg in and it will cook through! Plus, a meat (which I would cook first if it’s raw) and cheese etc. I have also tried strawberries and brie for a nice breakfast or dessert version. We tried a s’more version with bananas, which was delicious but it’s hard to keep all the marshmallow in and finally, mars bar chunks. Delectable. Man, it was a feast of a camping dinner and totally worth buying the moulds. They are about $25 at TSC stores, but if you catch them on sale you can get them for about $16-17.

Your camping dinners will never be the same!

There’s Always Gonna Be Another Mountain Pie

How To: Occupy Children for Hours in the Pool

by Rachel

Attach the two ends of  one noodle to the two ends of another noodle (we stuck the tubes of cheap snorkels in the center holes of the noodles to attach). This creates a big enough ring for a flailing, jumping kid to fit through. Have a really good swimmer hold the noodle a few feet from the diving board (or use a third noodle to keep afloat). Then, the kids jump off the diving board and aim to jump through the hole! It’s a good way to get kids afraid of the diving board to start jumping off. Especially if there are adults doing it too and making it look super fun! My 3 year old niece was afraid to jump off the diving board all day until we invented this game. Eventually my husband was just lifting her out of the pool and directly onto the diving board, she couldn’t get enough! It’s fun for adults too, since kids play in pools for HOURS it can get pretty boring. For an adult to fit through you pretty much have to do a 10 out of 10 dive, but it’s challenging enough that you’ll be fighting for a spot with the kids on the diving board!

You’re Never Too Old to Do Goofy Stuff -Ward Cleaver


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