Time with your girlfriends can be just what the doctor ordered and can be as relaxed or as wild as you’d like. After a difficult year when we haven’t been able to see our friends much, a girls’ night in could be the perfect way to get everyone together for some quality time. Here are some of ideas for a great girls’ night in.

Girls Night In

Keep It Casual
There are plenty of occasions where you can dress up fancy, but a girls’ night at home is better as a casual, comfy affair. Save your themed 80s night for a bigger party. Instead, invite everyone to come over in their comfy clothes or even change into their pajamas when they arrive for an old-school sleepover. That way, everyone can be cozy and comfortable.

Add Special Details
Just because you’re dressing comfortably, doesn’t mean you can’t make the house look nice or add some special details. Choose a color and use this for things like flowers, napkins, or other decorative touches. Get out your fancy glassware or dishes so you have an excuse to use them.

Don’t Panic About The Food
Don’t try to cook a multiple-course feast if that will stress you out. Only cook what you feel comfortable doing. Finger foods or platters that can be grazed on throughout the evening can be the best option. You also shouldn’t feel bad about buying some pre-made snacks or dishes too to save yourself time and stress. Another good option is to make it a potluck night and ask everyone to bring a dish with them.

Choose some drinks for the evening. Ask everyone to make a bottle of wine, mix cocktails like this delicious bees knees cocktail, or make something seasonal, like a mulled wine in the winter.

Make It Cozy
Make sure everyone feels comfortable, cozy, and relaxed. Make sure you have plenty of places for everyone to sit, even if you have to get some floor cushions or bean bags to add extra seats. Put out plenty of blankets for the girls to curl up under. This would be great for a movie night too.

Relax and Have Fun
Even though you’re the host, make sure you relax and have fun too. When you’re the host, it’s natural to worry about whether or not everyone is having a good time. Try to remember that it’s just a girls’ night and everyone has come because they want to spend time together. Everything else is just a bonus, so if a recipe doesn’t turn out well, you knock over the drinks, and the movie you chose is bad, everyone can still have a good time just because you’re all together. Try to relax and enjoy yourself too.

A girls’ night in is a fun, low-pressure event to host to ease you back into hosting duties after a long time when you couldn’t have people over. Make some fun recipes, mix some cocktails, and get the girls over.

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