Even though we love going out and painting the town red, sometimes a girl just needs a night in. When we trade our 5-inch heels for bare feet and a soft rug, we always keep it fabulous! Here are our top tips for turning a night at home into a night to remember.
Calling All Your Girls
The first thing you need to do is put out an AGB – an All Girls’ Bulletin. Text your closest friends or, better yet, make some cute invites to send out. When your girls hear about all the awesome activities you have planned, they’ll be as excited as you are to spend a relaxing night in. Just remember, good friends always lead to a great time.
Setting the Mood
When planning your night in, the right atmosphere is essential. The first step is to make a kickin’ playlist including all your favorite songs. We highly recommend including a few 90’s boy bands for a fun twist of nostalgia everyone will love. Don’t forget the lighting. It’s always fun to go sans light bulbs in favor of tea lights or scented candles for a luxurious, upscale feel.
The key to a great girl’s night in is feeling pampered. We know that nothing gets the gossip flowing quite like a relaxing mani-pedi session with your friends. To really get the salon feel, have everyone bring in their favorite polishes to swap. Go crazy with the colors and enjoy a fresh new look.
One of the most important ingredients for a good girl’s night is the movie. Look through your DVD collection or dive deep into your Netflix queue for that hidden gem you haven’t watched in years. Whether you’re measuring in belly laughs or tear soaked tissues, the right movie can really pull a group of friends together.
The best part of a night in is skipping the $12 bar food in favor of some delicious snacks with your friends. One of our favorites is dipping fruit & even graham crackers into a bowl of Skinnygirl Peanut Butter Fruit Dip. (See recipe below) The delicious combination of salty and tangy will keep you satisfied all night long (did we mention it’s simple to make?).
No need to start a tab, the best cocktails can be whipped up right in your own kitchen. It’s always fun playing bartender when you have a great group to drink your delicious libations. One of our girl’s night staples is the Skinnygirl Cosmo. After a few sweet sips, everyone will be loosened up and ready for fun. Just don’t forget the best part of skipping the bar – no line for the ladies’ room!
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