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June 8, 2024

10 Ways To Plan The Perfect Girls Night Out

Hey ladies, who's ready to kick off an unforgettable girls' night out? It's high time we unleash our inner divas, gather our sister squad, and revel in the joy of just being together as women and celebrating our lives to the fullest!

But let's be real, a night on the town can often leave our wallets feeling much lighter and our options feeling very limited. Crafting a night that's truly memorable and hassle-free can seem like a daunting task. Until now!

Fear not, though! Let's craft the perfect recipe for the ultimate girls' night out, right in your own backyard or living room!

a group of friends enjoying girls night out with cocktails

How To Plan The Perfect Girls Night Out With Friends

1. The Guest List: Choose Your Accomplices

Gather your closest confidantes, those friends who absolutely know you inside and out, the ones who have been there through the thickest and thinnest of times. With a select group of around 10 girlfriends, each moment becomes a treasure trove of shared stories, inside jokes, raucous laughter, and heartfelt conversations. This intimate setting allows for deeper connections to flourish, creating an atmosphere where laughter flows freely, and every smile feels like a precious gem. So let's curate our circle of kindred spirits and revel in the magic of true friendship, making memories that will last a lifetime.

2. Set The Mood: Choose A Theme! 

When planning your girls' night at home, kick things off by selecting a theme that resonates with your group of gal pals shared experiences and interests. Whether it's a common mantra, memories of being sorority sisters or work colleagues, or bonding over the same nail salon visits, find that connection and let it inspire your event's theme.

Once you've chosen your theme, elevate the excitement by encouraging your guests to fully embrace it through their attire. Imagine them stepping into glam-tastic outfits, dripping with elegance and accented by sparkling jewels. Set the stage with a red carpet entrance, complete with a step and repeat to capture every glamorous moment. Let accessories take center stage, making a bold statement that reflects the theme's vibe.

On the flip side, for a more relaxed and casual ambiance, opt for a contrasting theme that celebrates comfort and camaraderie. Picture everyone lounging in their favorite thrift store chic couture, from cozy onesie footie pajamas to spa-inspired outfits or stretchy yoga pants. Alternatively, add a playful twist by suggesting they wear their significant other's most comfortable t-shirt and slippers, injecting humor and nostalgia into th

Whichever direction or theme you choose, take it all the way to the limit girlfriend! Let's make that magic!

delicious cocktails are a must during girls night out parties.

3. Cocktails: Honey! It's Happy Hour! 

To kick off your girls' night in with a toast to friendship, start by shaking up something truly special: a delicious, inventive, and fun signature cocktail.

Ditch the ordinary and elevate your at-home adult bevvies beyond the standard fare. Discover the world of extraordinary seasonal craft cocktails created by top mixologists, where innovation meets style. These hand-crafted libations blend a selection of premium spirits with fresh ingredients and stunning garnishes, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate, create lasting memories and leave you craving more.

Explore the latest trends in mixology, where creativity and thinking outside of the box reigns supreme. Dive into cocktails that push the boundaries of flavor, blending somewhat unexpected ingredients and techniques to create liquid masterpieces that will leave your friends talking about it for months. Whether it's strategically layered drinks or smoky, herb-infused delights, each sip unveils a new dimension of taste and pleasure that will make your girls night in something special.

Beyond just tantalizing your taste buds, these artisanal cocktails offer a glimpse into the passion and skill of the mixologists behind them. So, embrace the adventure, step out of your box, and let your taste buds embark on a remarkable journey of flavors. Cheers to friendship and unforgettable moments!

3 ladies enjoying music and dancing outdoors during their girls night in party.

4. Pick a Party Playlist: Set The Night To Music 

Get ready to unleash your inner dancing queen, girl! Whether you're all about shaking it to the latest chart-toppers, getting your groove thing on to young country jams, bouncing to the beats of rap and club music, or exploring the international rhythms of reggae, salsa, or even flamenco, it's time to let loose and show off your moves!

Craft a vibrant playlist that spans at least 4-6 hours, carefully creating a mix of tunes that perfectly align with your theme and vibe. Start off with some lively tracks to set the mood, gradually building up the tempo as happy hour transitions into a dance party. Slow things down during meal or grazing times, creating a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy some delicious bites and refreshing drinks. Then, revitalize the energy as the evening progresses, ramping up the beats for a night of non-stop festivity.

Make sure your playlists are fresh, upbeat, and filled with songs that exude a fun and festive vibe. If there are any signature songs that hold a special place in your heart, plan your playlist to include those gems as well, transforming your girls night out into a living room karaoke session where you all can sing and dance your hearts out together.

To take the party to the next level, consider having a karaoke machine on hand. It's a surefire way to get everyone involved, spreading tons of laughter and creating unforgettable memories during your epic girls' night out in. So get ready to dance, sing, and revel in the joy of friendship, because this night is all about making those lasting memories together that you'll cherish for years to come!

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5. Power Nosh: Nibbling All Night 

Say goodbye to traditional sit-down dinners and dive headfirst into the world of power noshing, girl! This concept revolves around a mouthwatering menu featuring 6-8 small dishes, tapas, or hearty appetizers enjoyed throughout the evening. Opt for a menu that perfectly complements your theme or keep it casual with a gourmet pizza party—after all, who can resist pizza?

As the fabulous hostess you are, it's essential to cater to everyone's needs. Prior to the gathering, reach out to each guest to inquire about any food allergies, dietary restrictions, or ingredient aversions they may have. By accommodating these preferences, you'll ensure everyone can indulge in the night's culinary delights worry-free, elevating the experience and making everyone feel included in the noshing festivities.

So get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a variety of flavors and culinary delights as you power nosh your way through the night, savoring each delectable bite. With a thoughtful menu and consideration for everyone's dietary needs, your girls' night will be a gastronomic journey to remember!

Game night is the ultimate way to inject excitement, liveliness, and a festive spirit into your celebration with friends. Since this VIP event is all about you and your inner circle, feel free to let loose, have a blast, and turn up the fun!

Choose interactive games that create friendly competition or allow for wagers, letting the excitement soar. Adult-themed card games like Do Or Drink, The Best Friend Game, For The Girls, or Drunk Confidence promise uproarious laughter and juicy gossip, perfect for keeping the good times rolling.

To up the excitement, prepare prizes for the evening's winners. Whether it's the game champion or the person with the best outfit, get creative and have fun with it! Prizes can range from simple tokens like lottery scratchers to lighthearted gag gifts that bring smiles and laughter. And why not consider a small luxurious treat tucked away in a Tiffany's box to make the night even more memorable?

Remember, the goal is to have a fantastic time, let loose, and create unforgettable moments with your closest friends. So gather your game-loving crew, prepare for laughter-filled antics, and embrace the joy of competition, camaraderie, and rewarding each other with well-deserved prizes. It's game on, girl!

PAY IT FORWARD: Embrace the power of giving back and entertain with purpose by donating the winnings from your evening of fun to a cause that truly matters. Dedicate your generosity to a favorite charity, a women's organization, or any other feel-good cause that resonates with you and your friends. By doing so, you'll make a positive impact on the world right from the cozy confines of your own home.

Imagine the joy and positive impact on the world that comes from using your gathering as a catalyst for change. Not only will you and your friends enjoy a memorable and enjoyable evening, but you'll also collectively contribute to making a difference in the lives of others. Whether it's supporting those in need, championing the rights of women, or uplifting a cause close to your hearts, your collective effort will create a ripple effect of positivity and social impact.

So, gather your friends, have a blast, and know that the joy and laughter you share will go beyond the confines of your gathering. Together, through your donations, you'll sow the seeds of change and make a meaningful difference in the world. It's entertainment with a purpose—a truly remarkable way to bring joy not only to yourselves but also to those who benefit from your generosity.

7. Entertainment

Add a touch of mystery and excitement to your girls' night by arranging some "secret entertainment" that you keep under wraps until the big reveal. Entertainment options are as diverse as your gal pals friendship circle, offering potentially endless possibilities to surprise and delight the ladies. Whether it's a live vocalist, musician serenading you, an interactive cooking experience with a talented chef from AWG Private Chefs, or a thrilling escape room challenge right in the comfort of your home, the choices are boundless. Let's party!

Keep the entertainment brief, around an hour to two or so, to add a dash of excitement without overshadowing the rest of the evening's festivities. From adult-themed comedians to exotic pole dancers or even a sip and paint session, let your imagination run wild and choose something that resonates with your group's vibe. Whether it's laughter, creativity, or a touch of mystery, this secret entertainment is sure to elevate your girls' night in to a whole new level of fun and excitement.

women outdoors enjoying eachothers company during girls night out, one is holding a beer.

8. Alternative Venues - Progressive Party Option 

Elevate your girls' night out with a progressive party experience, especially if a few friends live within walking distance. This unique adventure keeps the evening dynamic and full of surprises.

Start the night at your place, where you can begin with delightful hand cocktails and delectable nibbles. Enjoy hours of laughter, conversation, and bonding in the comfort of your own home. When the time feels right, it's onto the next venue.

Head over to the next friend's house for games or entertaining activities. Engage in lively competition, interactive experiences, or shared hobbies that bring out everyone's playful side. This change of scenery injects new energy and fresh opportunities for fun, new cocktails and new nibbles.

As the evening progresses, move to a third friend's house transformed into a dessert haven. Indulge in sweet treats, savor decadent desserts, and celebrate your friendship together. Then bring out your dancing shoes, turn up the music, and let the rhythm carry you into the night.

Safety first! Avoid drinking and driving. Keep distances between venues walkable or consider renting a limo or party bus. Utilize ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft to ensure a safe journey.

By orchestrating a progressive girls' night out, you create an intriguing and unforgettable experience. Each venue change brings new adventures, shared moments, and cherished memories. So gather your girlfriends, plan logistics, and embark on a night of laughter, bonding, and exploration while prioritizing safety and fun.

massage therapy, two women pictured, one with hot oil being poured into her hand.

9. Wild And Crazy Isn't My Thing: Problem Solved! 

For those who prefer a more low-key evening, fret not, ladies! I've got the perfect alternative that promises relaxation and indulgence without sacrificing the fun.

Transform your gathering into a luxurious spa-themed pampering party, totally ideal for hard-working moms in need of some well-deserved TLC. Reach out to local professionals like massage therapists, estheticians, and nail technicians to provide their services right at your own house. Treat yourselves to 15-minute massages, revitalizing facials, foot treatments, mini mani-pedis, and quick nail touch-ups—all in the comfort of your own home.

Create a serene atmosphere with calming music, aromatic candles, and plush robes, where you can unwind, chat, and enjoy each other's company while being pampered. This spa experience not only helps you relax and rejuvenate but also offers a moment of self-care and indulgence in the company of cherished friends.

So, gather your closest pals, transform your space into a serene spa oasis, and prepare to be pampered like royalty. It's time to prioritize your well-being, recharge your batteries, and revel in the blissful company of your fabulous girlfriends. Get ready for an evening of relaxation, rejuvenation, spa pampering at home, and unforgettable bonding experiences that leave you feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the world.

layered chocolate confection featuring dark chocolate, vanilla mousse, milk chocolate mousse, and raspberry coulis

10. The Big Finale: Dessert Decadence

Who loves something a little sweet? I'm talking all things dessert.

Indulge your sweet tooth and elevate your girls' night experience with a delectable dessert tasting extravaganza! As the evening winds down, treat yourselves to a tantalizing assortment of 4-6 mini desserts that are brimming with beauty, flavor, and pure indulgence. Prepare a selection that includes both fruit and chocolate-based treats, showcasing a wide variety of textures, flavor profiles, and temperatures for a truly delightful experience.

Picture a table adorned with an array of miniature desserts, each a work of art in its own right. From delicate fruit tarts to rich chocolate mousse, creamy cheesecakes to luscious tiramisu, let your taste buds embark on a journey of decadence and delight. These bite-sized wonders are designed to tantalize your senses and create an explosion of flavors in every mouthful.

Experiment with a variety of textures, from creamy and smooth to crunchy and crumbly. Explore an assortment of flavor profiles, ranging from fruity and refreshing to rich and intense. Feel free to play with temperatures as well, offering chilled delights alongside warm, comforting treats.

As you and your friends indulge in this dessert-tasting experience, take the time to really taste and savor each bite, appreciating the craftsmanship and creativity that went into crafting these mini masterpieces. Engage in lively discussions about the flavors, textures, and what are your personal favorites. It's an opportunity to revel in the beauty of desserts while sharing your passion for all things sweet with your closest friends.

So, prepare a table adorned with these delightful creations, gather your girls, and embark on a journey of dessert exploration. Let your taste buds be your guide as you savor the artistry and decadence of these miniature treats. It's a sweet ending to a memorable evening, one that will leave you with a satisfied smile and a shared appreciation for the finer things in life.

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AWG Private Chefs have been voted Best Caterer and Private Chefs in the San Francisco Bay Area for multiple years running. Our team of event planners, mixologists, Certified Master Chefs, concierges have a combined experience of over 100 years in the hospitality, culinary and event planning industries.

Simply share with us your vision for your perfect girls night out event, and leave the rest to us! Book a consultation with one of our event planners today to plan the ultimate girls night in party today!

About the Author:

Rayna Hess is Senior Event Designer for AWG Private Chefs and owner of Eventfully Yours Event Designs. For over 25 years Rayna Hess has created, styled, and executed in-home micro-events, weddings, and large-scale corporate events nationwide. Her unique style and focus on exceeding every client's expectations have led her to be a highly recognized multi-award-winning event industry expert professional.

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