If you are hosting your first girls’ night in for a while, or even if you are a seasoned professional, it’s always a good idea to switch it up now and then. Here are some great ideas to help you get in the swing of things.
Firstly, you need to make sure your guests are well nourished. Baking a cake together can be a fantastic way to bond with your friends. That way, you know there is always dessert. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just make a basic sponge and throw in some ingredients such as chocolate chips, raisins or cherries. Just remember to take it out of the oven so you can eat rather than cremate it.
For your main course, why not order a pizza? It will save you any cooking that way. If you are feeling more adventurous, you could always cook a big chili or curry and let everyone help themselves.
Cocktails are a must for a girls’ night in. You can make the traditional Long Island iced tea or Bloody Mary, but you could also go for something a little more exotic. Ask everyone to bring a different drink and have some fun trying and creating cocktails. There are plenty of virgin cocktail ideas for your non-drinking guests too.
A girls’ night in will usually involve trying out some new makeup ideas on each other. Winter is an incredibly dry season, so sharing skin care tips and trying these out will go down really well too. Then it is time to move on to the manicure and pedicure stage of the evening. The aim is to make sure that everyone is feeling fabulous by the end of the evening.
Music can range from anything from background music to something louder if your guests want to dance. Classic cheesy pop can create a great soundtrack to your evening as this will be music that everyone knows regardless of their personal tastes, and they will usually know the words too, so they can sing along if they want to. Pick something with a good beat that is easy to dance to in case your guests decide that dancing is the order of the evening.
Nobody wants to dress up to have a girls’ night in. A lot of people opt for wearing their hair up to make it easier to apply skin and make up products. Some of your guests will choose to come bare faced so that they don’t have to take off their makeup to apply anything new. Others will not want to come out of the house without makeup on regardless. Either way, dressing down rather than dressing up will be most appreciated by all. You could even ask them to wear their pajamas and turn it into a slumber party to save on cab fare.
While you and the gals don’t have to dress to the nines, there’s no reason not to make your girls’ night more interesting. If you and your girl friends love to dress up, why not hold an impromptu fashion show and photoshoot? Take out that billowy cape you wore for Halloween, those pretty dresses, and fashionable jumpsuits, and just have fun.
Hopefully, this guide has given you all the advice you need to make your girls’ night in a great success.