Apr 112017

Now that my son is older, I find myself looking for things to keep myself busy while not breaking the bank. My friend and I decided to look for inexpensive and/or free things to do, and that was the inspiration behind our Adventure Girls Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/adventuregirls0608/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Adventuregirls0608/). We love to get out and do things, but New England winters are tricky so we had to find things indoors to do.

One of my favorite places to find bargains is Groupon. You can find almost anything on there, and we found a Plant Nite that piqued our interest.

I will be the first to admit that I do NOT have a green thumb; I have killed pretty much every plant I’ve ever had, and quickly. I wasn’t, however, letting that deter me from trying this out. These nights are located all over the US and there were lots here in Massachusetts to choose from. We wanted to stay close to home with the often-uncertain weather conditions here in New England during the winter, so we chose a local restaurant.

There are several types of containers: glass, plastic, hanging glass, wood, metal ceramic, and wreaths, just to name a few. The plants, decorations, and all necessary supplies are included. You can make herb gardens, hanging glass terrariums, apothecary jar terrariums, and fairy terrariums in addition to simple planters. They use succulents, which I’m told are hearty plants. We chose the yin and yang glass planter, but next time I may want to go with a wooden one. There is literally something to suit everyone’s taste.

It was just my luck that my usual adventure girl got sick and couldn’t attend, but I asked another friend to go with me as they do not let you reschedule with less than 48 hours’ notice. You can eat and drink while making your planters, but we chose to get there early and have dinner. You sit in groups, so it’s great if you bring a few people along. It was just the 2 of us, and the tables sat 6. Not to worry, though. Our hostess had a few ice breaker games and within a few minutes, we were all comfortable with one another.

Making our planter took about an hour. Instructions on how to take care of the plant were provided during the night and on a card provided on our table. We could personalize with our choice of 2 different types of crystal and many “wish rocks”, which we could also write on if we wanted to. It was a fun night and something I’d like to do again. Oh yeah, and we take goofy pictures at the end, which I love! Check it out at https://www.plantnite.com/.

About Rachel

My name is Rachel and I'm the single mom of a 14 year old boy. I am a Registered Nurse nurse caring for our nation's veterans. I'm a amateur photographer and a self-proclaimed "adventurer"; I am always looking for for free and inexpensive ways to enjoy life.

  93 Responses to “Plant Nite”

  1. Way to think outside of the box on how to keep yourself busy! I would have NEVER even thought about doing something like that. Then again, I have NO green thumb, ha ha!

  2. That is so cool! I love how it turned out. P.S. I’m a huge fan of succulents. I have a VERY brown thumb, but even I can grow them.

  3. I need to do this. It looks beautiful, and succulents are impossible to kill. That’s awesome for me because my thumb is so brown, it’s almost black.

  4. This looks like such fun! Would love to do something like this and i don’t have a green thumb (its more black, whoops!) would be great!

  5. This looks like a lot of fun. I will have to check out Groupon and see what activities I can find in my area.

  6. These are so pretty. I think maybe I could keep these alive.

  7. It looks pretty! I love succulents in glass. No green thumb needed 🙂 Great pic of you two.

  8. This is such a cool class. I need to check and see if there is anything like this near me.

  9. Ooh, what a fun learning experience. I love how the planter turned out and taking care of the succulents should be nice!

  10. Woah! That is really neat. I love succulents.

  11. It appears you had a great time at Plant Nite! It’s nice someone else could accompany you in place of your other friend.

  12. What a great idea. We don’t have a lot of plants but I really like the smaller low maintenance ones and how fun that you put this together.

  13. My daughter loves succulents and has planted a couple of them. Since she moved out I am not sure whether or not they are still living but they were doing good when I last saw them.

  14. What a fun way to spend an evening and the planter looks great. I’d never have thought about a plant nite but it sounds great.

  15. There’s a Plant Nite near me and I’ve been wanting to go for a while. I need to get my girlfriends together and plan a night out.

  16. What a fun night out!! I love that you got to make something to take home with you!!

  17. This is such a great idea! My boyfriend and I just moved into a new apartment and I’ve been wanting to create a terrarium. This came at the perfect time for me! Plant Nite sounds so fun!

  18. Great you were able to still go and enjoy yourself. These are things I would enjoy doing. Right now we are into these painting classes.

  19. I LOVE this idea!!! I can’t wait to try this, so cool! Calling my girl friends now! 😀

  20. This looks so cool. I need to try and do this.

    I kill plants too. Oops. I try so hard, but they usually die.

  21. This is actually the best idea I´ve seen this week! this is such a nice and cool art and you make it feel really easy!

  22. Wow that is really cute! That is such a great idea! I have a black thumb and kill EVERYTHING haha!

  23. What a great idea for a girls night! I’ll be scouring our Groupon to see if they have anything like this!

  24. Wow! Never heard of this. What a great twist for a girls night! Now if I can find some friends to do this with. Lol!

  25. Wow! Really cool. I love this kind of idea! super love it!

  26. I am so with you and killing practically every plant I have cared for but this is really cool and thinking outside the box

  27. It’s such a smart idea to use the paper like that! I would have never thought of that! I really want to try making one of these of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. That looks so cute! I too am a killer of plants, I have tied over the years and everything seems to just hate me lol

  29. What a great idea !! I would love to do that with my daughter. I am going to look to see if they have that by me. Thanks !!

  30. I like this idea! Succulents in glass looks so nice .. Love it green thumb is not required.

  31. Okay this is kool im sure my mom will love this! Im not a person of plants so lol I’ll let her know

  32. It sounds like a lovely thing to do. I’ve always been curious about succulents and arranging plants. It would be nice to give this one a try.

  33. A friend was going to one of these and I wasn’t able to go! I’m bummed now seeing yours – will have to try to catch another – I love these little plant displays!

  34. What a cool idea for a fun night out. The idea of the construction paper dividing the sides of the rocks is so smart.

  35. Love this! Succulents are so beautiful! I would love to do this for a fun project this spring! I love the glass bowls too!

  36. OMG this is such a smart idea. I love a fun and simple project for sure. Totally going to try making these.

  37. This looks like a lot of fun. I would love to make one of these to keep on my table. I will have to grab the supplies next time I am out.

  38. This looks like a really fun evening out. I like going out and creating things, or enjoying an experience. I don’t have a green thumb and ugh this just reminded me I haven’t been watering my hibiscus plant darn it.

  39. My friends and I just bought a groupon for plant nite! We can’t wait to use it in a few weeks!

  40. This is such an awesome idea. I’ve been to painting nights and mine always turn out awful and then I have to take it home. This is something I could definitely do and enjoy.

  41. Nice! I’d love to experience a Plant Nite too. I will have to check if they have it in a place near me. I have a green thumb and I love growing succulents. I might have to take my sister with me. She loves plants but does NOT have a green thumb. She tries, though. When asked how her plants are doing, her canned response is, “They just keep on dying. I just keep on buying.” 🙂

  42. Ha! I’m known to have a black thumb myself. These look so cute and easy though!

  43. I know how tricky those winters can be, it’s why I moved. 😛 I love this idea of cheap get togethers with girlfriends!

  44. I love doing gardening type stuff. Inside is even more fun because you have to get more creative.

  45. Sounds like you had a lovely night. We enjoy gardening ourselves. Goals in life would to have a garden of our own one day.

  46. Your planter is so cute – I’m glad you got to go despite your other friend not being able to come. Sounds like a fun night out!

  47. When I was younger I definitely didn’t have a green thumb (I could kill a weed) but as I’ve gotten older, I’m learned to love planting things. One day I want to have an entire garden.

  48. I dont have a green thumb at all either. I think succulent are so cute.

  49. Groupon is a no-brainer to head to first for deals. And – I also do not have a green thumb. Generally I buy fake succulents (haha) but this looks like I could handle it!

  50. Bummer about her getting sick but hurrah you had a fill-in! I think plant night would be fun!

  51. I’m going to one on Monday and I can’t wait. It should be a lot of fun!

  52. Oh that looks like fun!! I wished that we had things like that here. We have a beach, so I guess they assume we can do that year round, but that’s so not true! I’d love a place like this!

  53. I am in love with terrariums and cool plants. I think this is a very cool concept for a girl’s night.

  54. I love working in my garden and it gives me so much joy to see a flower bud. If the weather here was just more or less stable (I mean warm), I would try and grow orchids too. Right now, I am happy with my succulents. Pretty soon, I will have pretty flowers growing in the yard! I would love to have a plant nite activity too. I wish I’d learn how to make those adorable fairy gardens!

  55. This is so cool. planting is becoming a thing and that’s amazing. i would join but i have a black thumb.

  56. It’s nice that succulents were used, they’re so easy to maintain and they’re really beautiful. I love that they can live both indoors and outdoors. This is really awesome.

  57. Very easy, pretty and fun thing to do. I love pot gardens and cacti.

  58. This is a cute idea. I have a black thumb though!

  59. I love plants but I’m their number one enemy. I tend to do better with some kinds of succulents so I hope you do too.

  60. This sounds like such a fun thing to do with friends. Many of us enjoy gardening and this is a great way to bring us together.

  61. I;m not really a green thunb kind of person, although I have grown some vegetables. Very frustrating though. Maybe I would be better with succulents.

  62. I will have to ask around if there is a similar activity like this in my area. It would be so cool to be able to learn how to properly care for plants and to make your own dish garden.

  63. This is a good idea for a GNO. Nice little plant.

  64. This is such a neat idea, absolutely love it – I love terrariums and plants of all sorts! Looks like you’ve had a wonderful time too x

  65. Plant nite looks epic and it would definitely remind me of my roots. Especially as the Maderians (Portuguese) love their plants x

  66. I’ve become a bit obsessed with succulents lately. I really want to pick up a few for my home. I like that they are low maintenance because most plants don’t do well in my home.

  67. My thumb is so ungreen that I kill succulents too! Either way Im sure I’d enjoy a plant nite!

  68. This is great! I always wondered how to put one together. Will pin this so I can do it this Spring

  69. This turned out amazing. I love Groupon too.

  70. oh I have some of these glass bowls so going to have to give this a try out for myself

  71. This is beautiful! I love bringing the outdoors in. This would make a great gift or addition to the workplace.

  72. What a fun girl’s night out. I would love to do something like this with one of my friends. I will be checking our Groupon for ideas on my next adventure.

  73. Loved this idea & surprisingly, it was the different colored stones that caught my interest first, and then I looked around at the plants. Goes to show just how important color is to influencing what we look at. Thanks for sharing

  74. I love bringing nature indoors. This is a great craft to do with the kids for Earth Day. Perfect for April!

  75. This looks like a really fun night! I’m definitely not green fingered, but would love to improve my skills starting with a class like this 🙂 Groupon is the best.

  76. My kids have been wanting to do something like this. We are going to have to give it a try over this long weekend.

  77. This is great for me. I have black thumbs and I can’t keep any plant alive.

  78. How much fun! I did something similar during my Canyon Ranch trip and it was super cool!

  79. That looks like a fun event for parents and kids. Definitely a fun night.

  80. This is a really fun and green activity. And the beauty is you can do it indoors. Will give this a shot, though do not have a green thumb!

  81. This is such a fun activity! I am all for getting creative for an evening, that is a great way to spend a night!

  82. Always looking for fun creative ideas for a girl’s night out. This looks like a blast!

  83. Love this idea! Sounds like a very fun activity for a girls night out!

  84. Very nice! It keeps the room together and needs little attention…

  85. It sure sounds like you had an amazing time there! It’s a great way to catch up with girlfriends while you learn how to do the arrangements. I wouldn’t mind going here with friends.

  86. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to get some gardening done right at home. I love the deals that you looked for to make it affordable.

  87. Ahhh love this! It came out so awesome 🙂

  88. I love Groupon and we use it all the time in our family too! This would be a fun activity for my kids to do as well! Perfect way to get the season going!

  89. This looks like such a fun time! I love succulents!

  90. This turned out so cute! I’ve been wanting to make one of these!

  91. that’s such a cute idea. i need something new for the house, i may need to try this out.

  92. These are so fun to make. I love that they have a plant nite, which is different than a paint nite.

  93. Oooo what a cleaver idea!!! Honestly I suck at all things doing with plants, but this does look easy enough that I can’t mess it up!