Girls Night In

A girls night in, is basically one of my favourite things to do. Maybe it’s just a sign I’m getting old, but I would hands down feel that a night in is far preferable to a night pushing and shoving to get to a busy bar to try and shout over music to hear what my friends are saying. Ok, yes – that does make me sound old. That’s not to say that I don’t love a good night out – but the ratio of nights out/in is usually in the favour of in when it comes to seeing the girls. That’s partly because my blog life does tend to get very busy, so when I see the girls it’s good to actually be able to chat and gossip!

I’m sure most people are well and truly versed in the whole ‘girls night’ thing, but I thought I would share my ultimate ‘formula’ to the perfect girls night in – since according to a recent survey 70% of women prefer a girls night in.

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A selection of friends – Duh. Yes, you need your friends for a girls night in. Or else it’s just a night on your own. Not much fun to gossip alone now is it?!

Three parts pizza (or other ‘naughty’ food) – I think a ratio of around 2/3 of pizza (plus maybe a touch of garlic bread for a full-on carbicide session) is ideal per person. More if you’re hungry. Alternatively you can supplement pizza for any of the following:

– Popcorn

– Kettle Crisps

– Various chocolate based options

– Vegetable crudites and hummus dip (not my personal preference, but a girl likes to have options)

Two parts girly films – the sort you have all seen a million times and love, but can recite line for line. So you can watch and enjoy – but can also chat inbetween without losing track of the oh-so-complicated plot… My personal girls-night favourites: Mean Girls, Clueless and Sex and the City. Possibly throw in a bit of The Devil Wears Prada too.. why not.

A dash of Prosecco – I find it makes any night with the girls better. If in doubt, add some bubbles I say. Of course if you’re not old enough to drink, diet coke does the job, or schloer for that almost-like-wine feeling. I sometimes will drink it out of a wine glass, just to feel more grown up (yes, I am that cool).

A generous serving of face masks – A touch of pampering is always welcome. But it’s not appropriate to start shaving your legs or waxing your ‘tash at a girls night (hey, each to their own if that’s what you and your mates get up to!). But a face mask sesh is always fun. My personal current favourite all-rounder mask is the Organic Surge ‘First Class’ mask.

A handful of nail varnish – Painting nails is always a feature at girls nights. My girls love to have a riffle through my excessive beauty collection and pick out some shades to try. It’s always nice to have that time to do a proper mani routine too – cuticles, filing, oil…the works. Before even getting on to the paint job.

And voila! There we have my ultimate recipe/formula for the perfect girls night in. Let me know what yours is…and what your fave girls night in films are!

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12 Comments

  1. January 29, 2014 / 9:47 am

    I love a girls night or a night in period. I guess I am getting old too but I really prefer them over going clubbing. I’m actually having one with my girls this Friday and I foresee lots of gossiping, alcohol (probably wine) and snacks. We don’t really tend to watch movies or do any beauty-related things but we still have lots of fun of course.

  2. January 29, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Sounds a perfect night in! You can never beat Mean Girls! I also love watching How to lose a guy in 10 days and Bride Wars with the girls x

    • Jen
      Author
      January 29, 2014 / 11:15 am

      Yes, Bride Wars is a great one! Me and one of my best friends (who is also engaged and getting married just before me…and we’re each others bridesmaids) watched that not long after getting engaged – so funny!

  3. January 29, 2014 / 10:07 am

    I did this with one of my girls on Monday. Although it was more of a girls day in after the girls night out! Watched Devils Wears Prada & Mean Girls, treat our faces with TWO Ren face masks, eye patches, nose strips, the full hog! Didn’t take long to shift the hangover and a lazy day was just what we both needed! Love a girlie day/night! x

  4. January 29, 2014 / 10:17 am

    Sounds perfect! I love a good girls night in….
    What a fab choice of films….I love all of them!
    When my friends and I get together it usually involves pizza, a lot of wine and karaoke….hehehe

    • Jen
      Author
      January 29, 2014 / 11:14 am

      Karaoke! Nice, that was what we did on our last big night out. Started as just lunch…then turned into a night at Lucky Voice screaming our heads off singing until 3am! But a night in is just as good!

    • Jen
      Author
      January 29, 2014 / 11:12 am

      Of course, every night is better with a touch of prosecco!

  5. January 29, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    This does sound like the perfect night in. Got to have lots of food and lots of laughs.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

  6. Vicki
    January 29, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    I love a good Girls night in. Girly film, manicures & late night gossip session

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