After a long year of staying apart, we finally have an opportunity to get together with friends again. But what should you do to make your reunion fun and memorable? Read on to discover ideas for things to do for your girls’ night in or girls’ night out.
Girls’ Night In Ideas
Having a girls’ night in can keep things relaxed and give you all a chance to chat and catch up. No matter which of these girls’ night ideas you choose, make sure to ban screens for the night. Having everyone surrender their smartphones will ensure that you're all fully present for fun.
Have a Netflix Party
A Netflix watch party is an easy, inexpensive activity for a girls’ night in. You can open some wine, whip up some popcorn, purchase some movie theater-style candy, toss some cozy throws on the couch, and settle in for the night. With more than 3,500 Netflix movies available to stream on-demand, there must be something that appeals to everyone. You can also start watching a Netflix original series together. Binge a couple of episodes and then make plans to get together next month to continue.
Make It a Game Night
Gather up the board games and get the girls together for a fun evening. You can serve drinks and finger foods and offer various fun games for groups, such as Cards Against Humanity, Code Names, or Rummikub. If you all share an interest, select a game that reflects it. For example, if you're artsy, you could play Pictionary. Got some time to plan? Go online and hunt down some vintage board games from when you were kids. Ladies who grew up in the 90s will be surprised to find Heartthrob or Girl Talk waiting on your coffee table.
Turn Your Home Into a Spa
Give your favorite girls a chance to pamper themselves by throwing a spa night. You can apply facial and hair masks, give each other manicures and pedicures, and more. Just make sure to consider everyone's skin type. Opting for natural or hypoallergenic products can help to ensure that your spa treatments work well for everyone.
Girls’ Night Dinner
A girls’ dinner can be a great way to spend the night. Search Pinterest for girls’ night dinner ideas to find recipes that are crowd-pleasers. You can do the cooking yourself, have everyone bring something, or even cook together when the girls arrive; dinner in doesn't even have to mean turning on the stove. If cooking isn't your thing or you're pressed for time, you can get takeout. When the girls arrive, you can place your order. You can chat while you wait or maybe bake something together to enjoy for dessert.
Show Off Your Singing Skills
No matter what kind of music you love, there's a good chance that you can find karaoke videos of your favorite songs on YouTube. Everything from oldies to K-pop to country to rock is just a few clicks away. Gather the girls and spend the night showing off your singing skills.
Girls’ Night Out Ideas
Your girls’ night doesn't have to stay at home. With many businesses reopening, you can get out of the house and have a girls’ night together that way.
Things to Do Near Me
For unique experiences, try googling "fun things to do" or asking Siri or Alexa to search for you. The Internet is an excellent resource for finding festivals, concerts, performances, and other events that you and the girls may enjoy. You can also check the events page for your community and local newspaper to find new things to do.
Have Dinner Out
Why not take your girls’ night dinner to a local restaurant, so you can sit back and chat over good drinks and food? You could pick a favorite place or try somewhere new. Choosing a local chain or independent restaurant also means supporting a small business.
Hit the Lanes
Take the girls to the local bowling alley and see who ends up with the top score. In some areas, bowling alleys have special events like glow-in-the-dark lanes or 80s night. Check out the websites beforehand to find out what the lanes in your area have to offer and get an idea of costs. You may even want to reserve space ahead of time.
What do you girls like to drink? Scour the Internet for wineries, craft breweries, or distilleries and call to arrange a tasting. Some will offer the service for free, while others have package deals that include food or snacks. If you're going this route, make sure that you have a designated driver or rent a limo for the night.
Get Some Fresh Air
Gather the girls and head outdoors for the day or night. You could go on a hike, do some stargazing, ride bikes, or try kayaking. Consider giving each of the girls a small gift bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, and pest-fighting essential oil before you go outside.