We all need time to ourselves, and what better way to spend it than in the company of friends? I’ve never been one who enjoys going to bars, and I am even less inclined to do so now that I’m older. Sure, a girl’s night out is fun occasionally, but it can get expensive. My friends are I prefer a girl’s night in; much cheaper and often a lot more fun! Here are some ideas for Girl’s Night In:
Pinterest Night– I’ve done this many times. The rule was that we each had to pick a Pinterest project (sometimes we worked on the same thing, other times we did different projects). We tried out some great food, some not-so-great foods, and made some cool stuff. We typically also had a bottle of wine, but that is optional. I know that my Pinterest page has over 5,000 pins, many of which I will never make, but I have tried more than a few out this way. Give it a try!
Craft Night– At one point I had a group of friends who were a crafty bunch. Some knitted, some crocheted, and some scrapbooked (I am a crocheter and a scrapbooker). We had snacks and drinks, and we always chatted the night away. We had many laughs on those nights. We made it a monthly event and rotated houses each month.
Play Cards Against Humanity – I’m not sure if you have ever played this game, but I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. Of course, we have food and drinks; a glass or 2 of wine makes it that much funnier.
Movie Night – I have never done this because I’m a talker and people don’t usually like it if you talk through a movie, but a lot of people enjoy popping open a bottle of wine and watching a good chick flick.
Talk – There have been nights when my friends and I just sit around the table or on the couch and just chat. Let’s face it; life gets busy. We don’t always have the time to talk or catch up as much as we may like. Setting aside a night once a month, or even once every few months, ensures that we stay connected. Text messages are okay here and there, but nothing beats hanging out with your friends.
Book Club – I have never done this, but I do love to read. If you and your friends enjoy reading, this is a great option. You could choose the classics, new best-sellers, chick lit, or anything that sounds interesting. For some inexpensive/free eBooks, see my previous post.
Swap Night – I just came across this idea the other day, and I would love to try this. Everyone brings 3-4 items they no longer want (they can be anything, or you could limit it to clothes, household items, etc.). Everyone then “shops” from the items and then whatever is left at the end of the night can be donated to charity. What a great idea!!
What do you and your friends do for a Girl’s Night In?