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Girls Night Ideas – Tips for Hosting a Gal Pal Gathering

There is nothing I love more than a good girls night. There’s just something so magical about it! Check out my tips to host the best girls night ever!

Tips for Hosting the Best girls night ever

Girls nights are honestly one of my favorite things of all time.  Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging out with my boys, but there is just something magical about a great girls night.  

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Tips for Hosting the Best Girls Night Ever

I’ve compiled a list of ways to host the best girls night ever, and I wanted to share them with you!

mulled wine recipe1. Drinks.  

First, let’s get this party started.  If it’s a big group of girls, or even just one of your besties, a great drink is sure to move things in the right direction.  

I like to have a variety of options at a girls night, because you never know who is going to drink what!  Here’s a list of a few of my favorites!

  • Feeling tart and tangy?  Try my Homemade Lemonade.  Who doesn’t love lemonade!?
  • If you want something healthy, check out my tutorial for How to Make Strawberry Water.  All of the flavor, and none of the calories?  Yes please!
  • Do you have a sweet tooth?  Try my Blueberry Mint Lemonade. Plus, It looks really impressive, so all of your girls will be amazed by your mocktail mixology!
  • Have some pregnant girls coming? Serve these tropical mocktails instead of booze.
  • And I think I’ve saved the best for last… If you want something boozy check out my mum’s recipe for Slow Cooker Spiced Wine (pictured).  The spiced wine is boozy, delicious and so easy to make – you just throw everything in a crockpot and it’s ready!

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2. Plan An Activity.  

Nothing gets a girls night going like bonding over an activity.  You’ve already picked your drinks and you’re socializing and catching up, and now it’s time for something fun to do together. Here’s a list of tried-and-true girls night activities.

  • Watching a movie is always a great “go-to” for me.  The chick-flick-ier the better.  Helloooooooo The Notebook and The Blind Side!!!
  • You could all play a board game together:  Monopoly, Scrabble, Twister, Jenga (always fun when drinking), boggle, whatever your heart desires!
  • Let’s take it back to childhood – play a “silly” game: Two Truths and a Lie, Never Have I Ever, F#*k Marry Kill, Would You Rather, etc etc etc!  Anything nostalgic!

These Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are the best of both worlds!!3. Food.  

Now that you’ve picked a fun activity, we should probably start cooking something up for everyone!  If you’re in a hurry you can just pick up some cheeses and meats and lay them out on a nice cutting board, but if you really want to wow your girls, try out one of these recipes:

  • Need something cute and quick?  These Caprese Salad Jars are amazing.  They take literally less than five minutes to throw together and are delicious AND healthy.  Win win!
  • Want something with a little more spectacle?  Maybe some homemade Chinese food would do the trick.  This Homemade Chicken Fried Rice is sure to wow everyone!  And it’s a good one to make in bulk if you have a lot of girls coming over.
  • Craving Mexican food?  OMG then you MUST try these Easy Chicken Fajitas!! You can set up a fajita bar and the girls can make their own fajitas.  It would be so fun!  Plus, they are easy peasy. No need to worry about making something complicated!
  • You should definitely make one of those recipes, and you should (even more definitely) follow it up with these drool-worthy Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies (pictured).  I love them, and I GUARANTEE all your girls will too!

spa times makes a girls night in special4. Spa Time makes a girls night in special.

Drinks?  Check.  Games? Check.  Food?  Check.  Spa Time?  Ohhhhhh that needs to be checked off the list!  

There is nothing like pampering yourself (and your friends) to make a girls night the best ever.  I feel like we are normally running through life so quickly we forget to pamper ourselves!  Let’s not forget it for girls night though.  Taking a little “me” time is a definite way to improve any girls night.  The best way to pamper yourself?  Skin care products!!!  

  • Alright.  Anyone who knows me know that I SWEAR by Philosophy’s face cleanser.  Swear by it, like, I-don’t-use-anything-else-ever, swear by it.  It always gets all my makeup off (even waterproof) and leaves my skin feeling fresh.  
  • All I want in a moisturizer is something that keeps my skin hydrated and isn’t greasy and heavy, and is a good value, and lasts for a really long time, and works like magical fairies have sprinkled fairy dust on it…I mean is that too much to ask?!?!!?  
  • Sometimes I forget that I love girly things…but then I find myself falling in love with a thing called a ‘mud mask’, and I remember just how much I love all the girly things.  hahaha.  The girls will love this.
  • Adding a few fun spa experiences to the night will make the girls really love this night out. Time to pamper each other!

Now that you’re hydrated, amused, fed and relaxed, take a minute to just soak it all in.  Honestly, girls night would mean nothing if it didn’t involve all the amazing women you share it with.

Take a minute to sit back and relax and be grateful for all your lovely ladies! 

Do you have any great girls night ideas?  Please share them in the comments!

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