make a day/night/weekend of it

make a day/night/weekend of it

To extend one's plans in order to spend more time in a particular place or doing a particular activity. Since we have to drive up there, why don't we make a day of it and visit some wineries on the way. We have a guest room. You guys should stay over and make a weekend of it. A: "Me! I want ice cream!" B: "Me, too!"
See also: make, night, of, weekend

make a night of it

Fig. to spend the entire evening or night doing something. (Especially when one had intended to devote only a little time to the outing.) We went out to have a bite to eat and were having such a good time that we decided to make a night of it. I did not want to make a night of it, so I left early.
See also: make, night, of

make a day of it

Also, make a night of it. Devote a day (or night) to some pleasurable pursuit, as in Now that we're at the beach, let's make a day of it, or Since they missed the seven o'clock train, they decided to make a night of it. [Mid-1600s]
See also: make, of

make a night of it

see under make a day of it.
See also: make, night, of