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.


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!

Post in collaboration with Ladbrokes Bingo.



  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
      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
      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
      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.


  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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