How to Host a Perfect Girls Night In

how to host a girls night in

Tips for how to host a perfect girls night in without any of the stress.

how to host a girls night in

Friends Are Good for Your Health

According to numerous studies, adults with a strong social support have a reduced risk of many significant health problems.

So, spending time with girlfriends is important and good for our health.

That’s why a girls night in is a great idea on many levels.

It gives you time to connect and nurture friendship in a more intimate setting.

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But, sometimes it feels like inviting friends over to your house is too much trouble.

Or that entertaining at home is just too stressful and the burden of a great dinner party falls on the host.

 I’m here to tell you that planning a girls night in doesn’t have to be stressful.

Here are tips for hosting a perfect girls night in for a stress free evening with your friends. 

Casual Entertaining

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The most important thing to remember is that you are inviting your good friends over.

They are not coming over to check if your baseboards are clean.

They are coming to spend time with you!

Also, nothing about a girls night in has to be perfect.

You are simply in charge of gathering your group in a safe place and having a plan.

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Best Tips for Casually Entertaining At Home

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  1. Delegate

Casual Entertaining is also about taken the burden off of yourself and delegating some of

the hosting on to your attendees.

The truth is your girlfriends want to help, and they will probably ask you what they can do

or what they can bring.

So tell them.

It’s ok to have someone bring a dessert or another person bring the appetizer or drinks. It’s also ok to tell your friends

exactly what you would like them to bring, if you have a vision for your ladies night in.

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2. Home Made isn’t Necessary

When it comes to the food, keep it simple. The worst thing to do is to leave the burden of preparing all of the food and drinks for the party on yourself.

Instead go with the tried and true. A great charcuterie board can make for an easy appetizer or a salad that everyone will enjoy.

If you want to make homemade food, stick to a simple appetizer or a single entree.

Don’t do too much, no one will give you a medal for preparing everything from scratch.

Instead you might be too exhausted from cooking all day.

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Fun Cocktail to Try for Your Night In

Pear Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

Pear Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

a pear vodka martini

Pear Vodka Cosmopolitan

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Pomegranate Manhattan Cocktail


3. Have Ideas

Every minute of the night doesn’t have to be pre-planned, but as a host it’s nice to have a few ideas for what the ladies can do.


  • Make it a vision board party. All you need to make a goal setting night is a stack of magazines, several scissors and poster boards. Everyone simply cuts images or words that resonate with them. 


  • Another great idea would be to turn your girls night in party into a memorable girls night with fondue or sushi making night. 


  • Clothing Exchange party is also a great idea. Each person can bring 5-7 items to exchange with others.

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4. Set the Mood

A proper girls night in deserve all of the decor and fun details. A few fun elements on the bar cart, faux florals for the table really create the mood for a fun ladies night in. As a host, it’s fun to dress up your space and make your guests excited for the evening.


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