Is there anything better than curling up on the couch with a good drink and gossiping with the girls? If you want to have more girl’s nights in, why not take a bit of time to create the perfect night in? Whether you make sure to choose the right girlfriends to attend or prepare delicious appetizers, these tips for planning a girl’s night in will work every time.
Choose Friends That Get Along
We all have some girlfriends that shouldn’t be in the same room together. To make your evening more enjoyable, don’t put two girls in the room that are going to be snippy all night. If one of the friends who wasn’t invited gets offended, simply explain that you know that she doesn’t like one of the friends and you didn’t want her to be uncomfortable all night. You can always plan something special to do with her another time. Regardless, choosing girlfriends who get along for your invite list will ensure people will want to attend the next girl’s night in.
Invite some New Girlfriends
Introduce your girlfriends to other new friends! Invite some new women to the group to keep the conversation fresh and fun. Select women (like the point above) who you believe will get along and enjoy meeting each other. Make sure to introduce them to each other and include them in conversations so they don’t feel left out. Think of things they have in common in advance so you can encourage their connections and discussion.
Try a Theme Night
One of the easiest ways to plan an event is to choose a theme. For example, you might choose a romantic comedy that everyone loves and then make drinks and appetizers that match that movie. If you are watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding, grab a blue and white checked tablecloth, put on some greek music and serve delicious Greek appetizers and Ouzo.
Find New Drink Recipes to Try
Whether you go with a theme or not, go online and find new drink recipes for everyone to try. For example, if your girlfriends love a certain candy, see how you can incorporate those flavors into a cocktail. You might even make more than one cocktail recipe and see which one is the bigger hit. The key is to have fun, try new things, and see what works for the next girl’s night in. Don’t forget mocktails or fancy waters for pregnant girlfriends or designated drivers.
Stick with Appetizers
Last, but not least, stick with appetizers for a girl’s night in. Appetizers are easy to make, easy to eat, and can be snacked on throughout the night. You can even make trays of appetizers and keep them in the fridge and bake them throughout the night so you always have something fresh and tasty coming out of the oven. If you’re watching more than one movie, choose a different appetizer for each movie.
A great girl’s night in is the perfect way to spend an evening with your girlfriends. Best of all, it’s so much more affordable than hitting the local club or going to your favorite restaurant. It also gives everyone the chance to cut loose and truly enjoy themselves.
More girlfriend inspiration for a Girl’s Night In (or a GNO – Girl’s Night Out!)
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- Creating a Girls Night Out | Making Time for You