There are few more treasured times than a girls’ night in. A chance to reconnect with your best friends in the comfort of your own home - what could be better? Now more than ever, you want to cherish every moment, and you know how easy it is to keep saying you “have to catch up”, but life, work and family get in the way and before you know it, you haven’t seen your best girls in months and months!
So, you want to set up a girls’ night where you can talk, laugh and relax. But how do you set it up so it’s a roaring success? There are some things you need to get the perfect girls’ night in arranged but don’t worry, we have collected the top five essentials you won’t want to be without. Read on to find out more.
A quiet space
This might sound silly, but the most important part of your girls’ night in might just be the setting. For example, you don’t want to throw your girls’ night in only to have it interrupted by kids, partners, or the ringing of a phone. So, you should make it your mission to choose the ideal location that will allow you all the opportunity to switch off and reconnect with one another. Make a deal that you won’t be taking work calls, ensure that the kids are being taken care of, and make this time just for your friends. Choose whoever has the quietest house where you can kick back, relax, and not worry about real life for a little while!
While you might be thinking about the wine selection in advance, snacks are just as important. Make sure that you have a fantastic range of snacks to suit every taste so that you have something to nibble on while chatting and catching up. You might want to lay the snacks out beforehand, or possibly do this together once your friends arrive. It’s a good idea to have a selection of both healthy and less healthy snacks so you can indulge either way. A fresh fruit plate full of exotic tastes can be very exciting, but make sure you also get the popcorn and chocolate in, as well as a variety of teas, coffees and soft drinks for those who might not be drinking alcohol.
Some must-haves for relaxation
You know how hard it is to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life nowadays, so use your girls’ night in as a chance to relax in the company of the women you love the most. Pick up some fluffy robes, face masks, and nail polish - perhaps you could even grab a foot spa and some luxurious skincare products for full pampering. This is a wonderful way to ensure that you all have the best chance of feeling as though you are getting away from it all. It might not be a spa day, but chilling out in comfort with your besties is a pretty close second! Don’t forget some scented candles to set the mood.
Wine and other beverages
While we already mentioned offering non-alcoholic fare for those who won’t be imbibing, you probably will want to stock up on a good variety of wines. Make sure to check in advance what everyone’s favourites are and have a range of sparkling, red, white and rose. Check to see if any of the girls prefer spirits, as this could be a great opportunity to make some fun cocktails together as an activity. Even if they don’t turn out to be the most delicious things in the world, it’s a fantastic way to break the ice. Oh, and speaking of - remember the ice to chill down those creative cocktails!
Games and movies
If you haven’t seen each other for a while, it might feel awkward, to begin with. A good way to show that awkwardness the door is by having some games lined up. Even something silly like a card game can help to get the conversation flowing or fill a quiet moment later on in the evening. And once you have talked, eaten, and had some serious pampering, you can chill out with a favourite movie; just make sure that it is one everyone agrees on in advance!
Are you looking forward to your next girls’ night in? Make sure it is one to remember by keeping all of these essentials in mind. And if you want to make it an extra special one, check out our range of Purely Gourmet hampers and more.