From book clubs to movie marathons to just plain gab fests, more women are gathering to have “girls’ night in” events around the country. How do I know? Because I have attended several wonderful events (even before it was a thing). Throw in a few rom-coms. No zombies or car crashes, or just a little old-fashioned comedy among good friends. A little wine and fondue. Perfection. Apparently, we were ahead of our time. There is now a Girls Night In website, complete with tips and tricks, party theme ideas and recipes. As a veteran of the concept, I can tell you exactly what you need to make your night in successful.
- Invite a close circle of friends who are comfortable with each other. (Hint: no political conversation allowed).
- Prepare the space to make sure everyone can see each other. Add throw pillows and afghans to warm up the room. Fire in the fireplace. Candles burning. You get the drift.
- If it’s a movie marathon, make sure you have the room set-up so everyone can see the television screen. TVLiftCabinets with 360-degree swivels are great for this type of event. With a touch of a button, the swivel moves into the perfect position. And when the movies are done, one more touch of the button, and the television disappears into a beautiful cabinet.
- Some flavorful appetizers and a fabulous dessert are just the ticket for a special girls’ night in. No fussy foods. Wine is always a good choice, but creating a themed cocktail to match the evening is also a nice touch. Simplicity is the key.
- Send the ladies home with a goodie bag to celebrate the evening. It could be a copy of one of the movies you watched together, a book of poems, some home-made treats, a little bubbly – just a little something to celebrate good friends.