Not every girl wants to go out for a party. If you or someone you know is planning a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, or just a get together for someone who would rather stay home than hit the town, we have the inspiration you need. A girls’ night in is the perfect way to party in the comfort of your own house. Get dressed up, keep the food casual, and decorate with pretty flowers. Even if there’s nothing to celebrate, it will give your guests an excuse to get dolled up and enjoy a night of fun with friends. You won’t want to miss this styled shoot photographed by Whitney Hunt.
I love a good girls night out – the drinks, the dancing, the inevitable stiletto blister – but a girls night in can be just as much fun. You can kick off your shoes, wear pajamas, or just a favorite pair of jeans and tee shirt. The goal is a relaxed night in bonding with your girls. Whether it’s a bridal shower, bachelorette party, or just because, here are some ideas for your next girls night shindig.
1. Wine Tasting
Bring the vineyard home with an indoor wine tasting. Ask guests to bring their favorite bottle of vino then hide the labels and do a little blind tasting. Or purchase a swatchbook like Max McCalman’s Wine and Cheese Pairing and learn something new. Don’t forget to offer cheese, crackers, and spreads.
2. Night Out…In
Book a hotel room, decorate accordingly, sip bubbly and relax in the Jacuzzi.
3. Swap Party
Pick a theme like clothing/accessories, books, or baked goods and create a swap. Guests bring items they’re willing to part with and everyone gets to swap.
4. Movie Marathon
Movie nights are perfect for girls nights in. Go adult slumber party style with popcorn and cocktails. Pick a movie theme like 80s romcoms or bridal-inspired and have everyone dress accordingly.
5. Talent Show
Who knew the bride-to-be could break dance with the best of them? Get the girls together for a talent show and discover those hidden gifts they’re hiding. Maybe it’s juggling, fortune telling, or handstands. Whatever it is, it’s sure to be entertaining!
6. Game Night
Pick up a game like What’s a Dame To Do?! and answer hilarious questions like, “You see your ex at the grocery store and you’re not looking your best. What do you do?” Write down the answer and let everyone guess.
wine tasting via Celebrations at Home | hotel room via xoxo Stephanie Marie | clothing swap via Chaotically Creative | popcorn via Koko Luxe | juggler via Women Make Waves | What’s a Dame To Do via Amazon