Throughout my late teens and early twenties, I thought a weekend that didn't involve some kind of nightclub, bar crawl and being on the dance floor until the early hours was basically a complete write-off. As someone that loves getting glammed up I'll probably always enjoy the occasional night out, but these days I do tend to favour nights in more. Whether it's the cost, the disgusting toilets or looking after 'that' friend who doesn't know their limits when it comes to alcohol (we all have them, and if you don't then you're that friend!) getting the girls around for a night in instead seems like a pretty easy choice. It's less expensive, there's no queuing involved and the whole event can take place in your pyjamas- what's not to love about that?
Play a Game
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The perfect start to the night, comfy pjs, face masks and mani- pedis all round. Probably best to leave things like eyebrow reshaping and hair dying for a more sober occasion, my friend went home with one waxed arm once after a girls night in; I have no idea why we didn't think to do the other one.
If you want more of a relaxing, quiet girls night in then a film night is always fun. A great chance to re-watch cheesy chick flicks with some scented candles on the go and a glass of Prosecco- what could be better?
You could set up a 'Come Dine With Me' type of competition where you each cook a course and score each other, or all pitch in to make a tasty meal. Things like fajitas, nachos and tacos are a good choice as it's less formal and you're all able to just help yourself. If it all goes drastically wrong or if cooking isn't really your thing, there's always the option of ordering a trusty Dominos!
What are your girls night in essentials?