Planning The Ultimate Girls Night In…

Girls Night In

Hello lovelies…

As our long summer evenings are all but a distant memory, it’s now the season to dig out your onesie, round up your gal pals and opt for a cosy night in. What could be better on these chilly autumn evenings than curling up in front of a roaring fire as you giggle uncontrollably with your besties? So to help bring on the season of jolly nights in & sparkling slumber parties, here’s a few pearls of inspiration for hosting an evening your ladies will love…

 The Attire

Super-ultra-comfy is the dress code for this posse party. You’re not hitting the clubs, pubs or that new fancy-shmancy restaurant… the furthest you’ll be shuffling is into the kitchen to top up that wine glass. That’s right ladies, kick off those stilettos and don your cosiest pair of slipper socks. Forget the little black dress – it’s all about the little pink onesie tonight!

 The Nibbles

Unless you’re hosting a pyjama party the eve before your slimming club weigh-in (BAD idea) then this isn’t the night for hiding your snack bowls. It’s okay to let your hair down once in a while and stock up on goodies – as long as it’s all in moderation. If you’re planning on ordering takeaway food but watching the calories is still priority, then why not opt for something with lots of veg or healthier side orders such as boiled rice rather than fried. Don’t forget to provide lighter snacks throughout the night such as homemade popcorn, various vegetable sticks with creamy dips, chocolate covered strawberries, frozen yoghurt with a drizzle of syrup etc. Whoever said you can’t be naughty & nice all at once?

 The Drinks

What girly night in wouldn’t be complete without a colourful tipple or two? And nowadays there’s more choice than ever with freezable cocktails and brightly coloured Spritzers lining shop shelves. However if you’re planning on staying a little more sober for the occasion then you could opt for virgin cocktails, alcohol free beer, shandy, ice-cream floats, milk shakes, hot chocolate… you don’t need a head-melting hangover to have fun, just a great set of mates!

 The Entertainment

Avoid scheduling activities and just go with the flow, however keep in mind a few really fun things to do such as board games, box sets, movies, mini make-over, Charades, Twister. You could go for a theme such as Nintendo Wii Dance Challenge Night which combines fun & exercise all in one go – perfect for health & fitness fanatics. If something a little more relaxing is on the cards then there’s probably nothing more suiting than a good old pamper party consisting of face masks, manicures & make-up. Don’t forget to throw in a few classic episodes of Sex And The City… give them a night Carrie & the gals would be proud off.

 Finishing Touches

Don’t forget to lace your space with a few little essentials to help set the mood. Strategically placed tea-lights, scented candles and battery operated fairy lights can really make for a cosy crib. It’s also a good idea to have all your glasses, snacks and entertainment goodies at hand so you don’t have to dig things out things or hunt for a missing DVD half way through your evening.

What’s your must have’s for spending a great night in with friends? Have you any interesting games or treat ideas? As always I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

Cheerio chums…

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