Ultimate Guide to a Girls Night In

by Sarah Scoop
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Homebodies, this one is for you. Fire up the Netflix, grab your favorite pjs and uncork a  bottle of rosé for the party to end all parties. And guess what, you don’t need an exclusive invite or pair of pumps to join in on the fun. Because sometimes one unforgettable girl’s night in is worth countless splashy soirees.

What to Wear

I know, I know. The entire appeal of a girl’s night in is that you don’t have to roll out the Spanx or dust off the push-up bra. But, you can still add some flavor to your lounging attire with (almost) no effort required. Dress up your trusted stretchy pants with a colorful graphic tee. Graphic tees often give us the guts to say what we’re really feeling, but might never voice aloud. Take the opportunity to be ironic and dress your leisure ware with a cute statement necklace or hoop earrings. Because, why not?

What to Binge Watch

Ladies, this is your time. Your time to watch every silly guilty pleasure that makes you laugh or cry no matter how predictable. Whether it be way too many episodes of your favorite TV show or a movie you’ve seen a thousand times, here are a few of our top picks:

Sex and the City
 13 Going on 30
One Tree Hill
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The Holiday
Gossip Girl
The Notebook
Broad City

The Devil Wears Prada

What to Binge Eat/Drink

Now you’ll need some wine while you watch. You can’t go wrong with simply cracking a bottle of your favorite. But, you can also spice up your various vino with a few fun cocktail and mocktail recipes. Cocktail Builder allows you to type in what random alcohol you’ve got in your pantry and suggests speciality concoctions for your dinner party or girls night extravaganza.

When it comes to grubbing with the girls, appetizers and small plates are key. You can lose count of how much bruschetta or dip you’re consuming and just indulge. Make the food part of the fun by making mini pizzas or sitting around a serving of fondue. The trick is to make the snacks easy (no fine china here) and tempting (diets start tomorrow).

Quick Stay-In Snacks

  • SkinnyPop Popcorn
  • barkTHINS chocolate bark
  • LARABAR nut and fruit bars
  • Good Thins crackers

What to Do

Don’t worry, no cheesy pillow fights or frozen bra suggestions. (Unless you’re into that sort of thing.) No, for the ultimate evening, you’ll want to get creative. Incorporate slumber party classics like blindfolded makeovers and 80’s dance parties with a few modern ideas. Join in on the lip sync battle trend by dressing in outlandish costumes and making your traditional karaoke a full-on performance. Warning: embarrassing Snapchat documentation entirely possible. Or have an Instagram-worthy photo shoot with makeup tutorials and stellar lighting you know your best girlfriends will find for you.

So, who’s ready for a night of rose, rom coms and relaxation? Share your favorite past or exciting future girls night plans in the comments below! 

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