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6 Things to Do With Your Girl Gang at Crooked Oaks

Summer break always seems to go by way too fast, so why not make the most of it with your friends? If you are looking to make unforgettable summer memories with your besties, look no further! There are so many things to do with your girl gang at Crooked Oaks—and yes, they will create those Instagram-worthy moments we all love. Here are some ideas for your next girls’ day.

Picnic by the Gardens

Are you as obsessed with this trend as we are?

Pop-up picnics are so chic and create a cozy, aesthetic space. They’re the perfect place for you to enjoy a charcuterie board and mimosas, finger sandwiches and tea, pizza and sodas, or whatever you’re in the mood for!

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, bonding with your sorority sisters, or showering a bachelorette before her wedding, this is the cutest idea for a picture-perfect garden picnic.

Take Outdoor Yoga Classes

Sometimes, a change of scenery is all you need to make the routine exciting again. If you need some relaxation and self-care, we have the perfect idea for you and your besties.

Grab your yoga mat and water bottle and set up an outdoor yoga class. Sunsets and yoga make for the most peaceful combo, so definitely try to time your session just right!

Whether you lead the class yourself, or hire your favorite yoga instructor to teach it, this is such a unique activity for an active girl group.

Have a Staycation

Don’t want to leave? You don’t have to!

One of the most exciting things to with your girl gang at Crooked Oaks is spending a night or weekend with us during a memorable staycation.

Our cozy overnight options include the lodge, breezeway bedrooms, and cabins. Glamping at its finest!

Express Yourself With Painting Classes

Find your painting inspiration in nature. We have no shortage of subjects here!

The Gardens, a Japanese maple tree, the pond, and so much more can provide a great reference point for your paintings so you will have the memory of your time at Crooked Oaks forever!

Painting classes are so much fun and you get to go home with a beautiful picture to hang up when you’re done. All you need is a couple of canvases, some paint, and paintbrushes, and you’re good to go!

You can also take a bunch of great photos of all the paintings together to post on Insta.

Schedule Photoshoots

What girl doesn’t love a good photoshoot? Put on your favorite outfit and come over to Crooked Oaks for a photo sesh with your girls.

Whether you are looking for a place to take sorority officer or new member pictures, or you just want to spruce up your Instagram profile, we have so many beautiful backgrounds (like our waterfall crafted by Coach Pat Dye) for any pictures you want to take. We promise it won’t be hard to find that good lighting!

Pick Out a Japanese Maple for Your Garden

The fun doesn’t have to end! Before you leave, stop by our nursery.

We have an adorable variety of Japanese maples—which you may recognize from around our grounds. There, we can help you and your girl squad figure out which trees are best suited to your yards.

That way, you can all go home with a souvenir reminding you of your amazing trip for years to come.


This summer, spend time with your BFFs. From picnics, to painting, to photoshoots, there are a ton of great things to do with your girl gang at Crooked Oaks. So, go ahead and start that group text—and we hope to see you soon!

If you have any questions about Crooked Oaks or would like to learn more about our grounds, give us a call at (334) 257-1519. You can also find out more about our scenic sights here on our blog.

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