Who doesn’t love the idea of a girls’ night out or, better yet, a sleepover? There’s no denying that we all have busy lives. So, when you and your girlies finally have a weekend off, planning a night in or a night out with them can be a joyful idea.
But are you unsure of how to celebrate with your beautiful girls? Fret not! We bring you the best girls’ night ideas that you can implement to catch up and unwind with your friends.
Girls’ Night In Ideas
A girls’ night in is always a great way to catch up with your friends and enjoy some fun activities without spending a lot of money. Check out these cool ideas.
1. In-home spa
Work stress puts pressure on all of us, and when that is coupled with running errands, it gets pretty bad. An in-home spa is a way to refresh and rejuvenate with your friends. Ask your buddies to carry bathrobes and pajamas, and then indulge in some manicures, facials, and pedicures.
2. Classic movie marathon
When it comes to good rom-coms or chick flicks, no girlfriend of yours can say no. Choose the best films that you all have been meaning to watch and have a movie marathon. Dim those lights, bake some popcorn and keep a box of tissues ready for those tear-jerker moments in the movies. These are great movies that you shouldn’t miss out on.
- Legally Blonde
- Breakfast At Tiffany’s
- Roman Holiday
- To All The Boys I Have Loved Before (Trilogy)
- My Best Friend’s Wedding
- Eat, Pray, Love
- Devil Wears Prada
- Sleepless In Seattle
- The Notebook
- Pretty Woman
- The Princess Bride
- 50 First Dates
- 13 Going On 30
- Silver Linings Playbook
3. Wine tasting
A fancy wine tasting is a lovely idea, and when coupled with cheese tasting, it becomes a match made in heaven. Ask your friends to bring their current favorite wine and some cheese to go with it.
You could also create your charcuterie (shar-koo-tuh–ree) board, which refers to preparing smoked or cured meats. If any of your friends are vegan, swap the meat with vegan meat and the cheese with some hummus and veggie sticks.
4. Breakfast at midnight
Like Taylor Swift said in her song “22,” breakfast at midnight is always a good idea for a perfect night, and you would not want to miss out on it. So, prepare poached eggs, fluffy pancakes, bacon, and some orange juice, gather around the TV, and put on a classic show that gives you the hint of nostalgia.
5. Karaoke night
A karaoke night is always an option that you cannot go wrong with. So bring out the karaoke machine and whip up some cocktails for the party to double the fun.
6. Camping in the backyard
If your friends have camping supplies that they have not used for a while, it is time to take them all out. You would not even have to venture out into the wilderness, which is why it makes it so accessible. Bring some s’mores and marshmallows to go with the campfire.
Hosting a book club meeting with all the girls who love to read is great fun. Choose any book that you all have read recently, and it’s okay if some of your friends haven’t had the chance to do so. Either way, invite them over for some chatting and tasty snacks.
8. Art night
Bring out the blank canvases, colors, and paintbrushes and paint away. It’s messy, creative, and an excellent way to relax. Get into your overalls, follow a tutorial or two on YouTube, and draw anything you wish.
9. Craft night
Hosting a craft night is a good way to showcase the hidden talents of all your friends. Some might be a master at origami, or they may love to knit, while others may have an eye for making scrapbooks to capture memories.
10. Straight out of Pinterest
If you have Pinterest boards with ideas that you have meant to try out for a long time, now is the time to do so. Bring the necessary supplies for your project and get on with it.
11. Potluck dinner party
Organizing a dinner party with your friends by asking them to bring a favorite dish of their choice sounds like a great plan. If you are someone who does not know how to cook, ask your friends to bring in ingredients to try a new recipe.
Giving each other makeovers and dressing up with nowhere to go is the perfect reason for having a photo shoot with your girlfriends. Turn a small corner of your room into a studio with a white background, some studio lights, and props and voilà.
13. Guilty pleasures
Indulge in some guilty pleasures such as watching reality TV shows or just talking about your favorite celebrities with a tub of ice cream in hand wearing your coziest pajamas and fuzzy socks.
14. Y2K makeover
Fancy turning yourself into a Y2K girl? Then, having a Y2K makeover with your friends is your best bet. Recreating iconic looks from the 90s and the early 2000s means you have to include shiny jackets, wide-legged jeans, small butterfly clips, tennis skirts, velour tracksuits, cropped tees, and retro sunglasses. Also, keep a camera ready to take some Instagramable photos.
15. Golden era of Hollywood makeover
The golden era of Hollywood remains one of the most revered eras of all time. Visit the golden age by having a makeover party of your favorite film stars from that era and watch some classic black and white films.
16. Trivia night
A good old fashion trivia night is all beer and skittles. Get your friends to think of the most interesting questions that everyone will have fun guessing.
17. Out of a fairy tale
Ever thought about transforming your home into a place right out of a fairy tale? Well, you can, for your next party. Bring in some dried-out branches and wrap some fairy lights around. You could also decorate your backyard and your gazebo into a place where you and your friends can hang out.
18. BBQ party
A barbeque party in your backyard with some great concoctions for cocktails is something one can never go wrong with.
19. Whisky-tasting party
As fancy as wine tasting sounds, a whisky-tasting party is another idea you can go for if you don’t want to have wine. Remember, not to exceed your limits as the idea is to have fun.
20. Secret Santa
A popular gift-giving tradition during Christmas, a Secret Santa party, can be on your next girls’ night in. Tell your friends to buy gifts for those who have been assigned to them. Later on, everyone can have fun guessing who gifted what to one another.
21. Swap it out
Tell your friends to bring something of theirs’ to the next girls’ night in. It could be anything, be it makeup, clothes, food, accessories, or art stuff. It will allow everyone to try out new things that they haven’t—plus, if someone is creative, they might show up with something completely out-of-the-box.
22. Watch documentaries
There are several educational yet interesting documentaries that one can find on online streaming sites. Decide on the genre that everyone enjoys, and binge-watch all the interesting documentaries of that genre with your buddies. Add in glasses of homemade cocktails, and it becomes all the more enjoyable.
23. DIY old clothes
Pinterest has some of the coolest ideas for turning your old clothes into something stylish. For instance, if you have an old shirt lying around, you could make covers for your throw pillows or turn your old jeans into a tote bag. The possibilities are endless.
Confucius considered calligraphy as one of the “six arts” that help in the refinement of one’s disposition. So, get your art supplies ready and practice the art of calligraphy with your girl gang.
Girls’ Night Out Ideas
A classic night out with your girlfriends is a must not only to help you take the edge off the stress at work or home but also to feel reinvigorated.
25. Night of blind cocktail tasting
Ask your friends to order a round of drinks that everyone must try and guess what it is along with the ingredients. It can get quite funny because everyone will be sloshed from all the different concoctions of alcohol at the end of the night. Remember not to go overboard.
26. Night of fondue fun
It’s the Swiss who came up with the bliss of fondue. A pot filled with either melted chocolate or cheese — who wouldn’t want it?
27. Night at the museum
It might not seem like the best of ideas when it comes to a girls’ night out paired with a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant, but you cannot go wrong with this choice. If you and your friends are history aficionados, then you will appreciate it.
28. Orchestra night
A lover of classical music would jump at every opportunity to watch an orchestra show. Plus, if you have never watched one, you can give it a try. You might end up liking it.
29. Night out at art gallery
Planning a night out with your girls to have dinner at a fancy restaurant, then going to an art gallery to appreciate the beautiful creations put out by artists is something you should not miss out on.
30. A night of Broadway show
A night out to watch a Broadway show of your favorite stars is an enjoyable way to spend the evening with your girlfriends. Pair that with a drink at the bar, and you are good to go.
31. Pole dancing
The art of pole dancing was once considered surreptitious, but it has gained prominence with time because of how acrobatic it is. Hire a pole dancing professional who can teach you and your girls the tips and tricks of pole dancing for a good start.
32. Fortune telling
An amusing way of spending the evening with your girlfriends is by going to a fortune teller. It is least important whether you believe in psychic readings or not because getting your fortune told by a professional psychic is quite amusing.
33. Casino night
Dress up, hold a vodka martini in your hand, and gamble away your night at the casino. The casino’s floor is quite euphoric and ecstatic and might just be the thing that all of you need to blow off some steam. However, you should always remember to gamble responsibly.
34. Booze cruise
A night of cruising along with booze? Imagine you and your friends all onboard a cruise ship with unlimited alcohol. Who could say no to this golden opportunity?
35. Midnight swim
If summer is around the corner, then taking a midnight swim with your girls is a no-brainer. It’s fun and refreshing, and you can also sneak in a little pool-side party.
Attend a fundraising event or a charity ball with your group, or you could even raise money for the needy separately. Whatever it is, you will be helping the less fortunate.
37. Midnight stroll
Have dinner at a restaurant and go for a midnight stroll around the city. You could rediscover the beauty of your city at night when you have great company with you.
38. Long drive
Opting for a long drive at night is great. You will get major “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” vibes when you remember the last scene where Charlie says, “This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story, you are alive and you stand up and see the lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder when you were listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world.
And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.”
39. Comedy nights
Stand-up comedy shows or an open mic is an entertaining option. Order some drinks and snacks, and you will have one of the best nights with your girls.
40. Dinner at a fancy restaurant
The easiest option one can think of when going out with their girlfriends is dressing up and having dinner at a posh restaurant.
41. Night at the jazz club
Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and John Coltrane are some of the most famous jazz singers. Getting serenaded by Jazz is a great way to spend your evening.
42. Concert night
How about going to a concert with your friends? Nothing can be better than listening to live music.
43. Pottery classes
When it comes to pottery classes, they can be quite fun to attend because you will learn new art skills and bond with your girlfriends. But, if you cannot find any classes at night, don’t worry— switch on to YouTube pottery lessons.
44. Mixology classes
How about you and your friends attend a workshop on mixology? Nothing can be better than bringing the happy hours right to you. You could learn how to use different liquors to infuse it into something quite delicious, all while bonding with your girlfriends.
45. Dessert date
How about skipping the appetizer and main course to head straight for dessert? There are many to choose from, and a dessert after a night of drinking is a cherry on top.
A day of shopping and pampering yourself with your girls to give you company? Seems like a perfect day already.
47. Boho night
A night filled with all the prettiest Boho aesthetics is a perfect setting to have hot or cold beverages and snacks with your girls. A calming ambiance to go along with the mood is the perfect way to relax and catch up.
48. Night of board games and booze
Bring out all the board games and have an intense round of Monopoly or Cluedo! It will also be quite nostalgic since a lot of us grew up playing. Of course, the booze is optional even though they make things more zestful.
49. Arcade Night
An arcade night of all the coolest retro games is fun yet inexpensive way to spend your time with your girls. At the end of the night, everyone gets to vote for the queen of the arcade!
Foodie Fun Girls’ Night Ideas
If you and your girls love to try out new dishes and cuisines, here are a few ideas you can take inspiration from.
50. Online baking classes
With so many YouTube videos on baking, trying out a new cake or a cookie recipe is always a delicious idea. Plus, after baking, you all can sit and have it with a cup of hot chocolate.
51 Charcuterie Board
The Charcuterie board may sound fancy, but it’s not that difficult to make. This appetizer includes nuts, crackers, cheese, fruits, cured and smoked meat, and dried fruits. It is something that you can make when you are hosting a party and enjoy with friends.
52. Online cooking classes
If you were to be guided by a world-renowned chef on how to make 5-star dishes, you would not want to miss out on it. So, ask your girls to bring in all the necessary ingredients for a three-course meal and get on with the cooking.
53. Hire a gourmet chef
Don’t feel like going out for dinner at a posh restaurant? Well, fret not when you can hire a professional chef to have the same exquisite dining experience. Instead, invite your best friends over and choose the food you want to eat; the rest will be handled by the chef.
54. Try out a new cuisine
If there are any cuisines that you and your friends have never tried, then now is the time. You do not have to go out because you can make something new right in the comfort of your own home and then have a dinner party with all of your friends.
55. Burger Bar
Small, cute, and oozing with cheese, these burgers serve for a perfect slider. Get your girls to get all the ingredients, and you will have a plate full of these delicious snacks.
56. Skillet S’mores
A fun take on the idea of skillet chocolate chip cookie, this mouth-watering dessert will leave everyone hungry for more.
57. Taco Night
If you and the girls love Mexican food, having tacos for dinner will grant a ‘yes’ from everyone. It’s simple yet packed with flavors.
Whatever you plan to do on your next girls’ night get-together, you will always have a fun time when you have good people around you to give you company. So be it a night in or a night out, make sure to have a memorable time with your girls that you can cherish forever.