We’re fans of a glamorous girls night out, but there’s
something special about a girls’ night in—namely,
Ryan Gosling rom-coms, covet-worthy food, and quality girl time. Read on for
our favorite tips for hosting a fabulous night in with your besties.

Prepare your place.

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Set the stage for your girly soiree by
adding a few decorative and functional items to your hosting space. Create an
elegant and casual environment with feminine accents, plenty of seating, and
our prettiest pillows
and throws.
Don’t hesitate to keep things simple; center your decor around a basic color
scheme for an effortlessly chic look. We love our throw pillows paired with
coordinating peonies—what could be lovelier?

Primp properly.

Getting ready for an event is half the fun!
Let your desired tone for the evening inspire your makeup look. Want to host a
girls’ night in worthy of Carrie Bradshaw? Swipe on a bold red-pink lipstick or
don some dramatic eyeliner. Seeking something a bit breezier and more natural?
Focus on creating a flawless base with glowing highlighter and a lightweight
foundation. If you want it all, we recommend trying Stowaway’s Everything Kit.
No matter which cosmetic look you choose, the night will be off to a better
start when you’re all dressed up.

Plan a no-fuss, delicious menu.

Greet your guests with an enticing meal. Pay
homage to your taste buds by choosing a simple, appetizing menu with a bit of
whimsy. We love the idea of an appetizer or snack spread for a relaxed, yet
decadent night. Combine classic appetizers like stuffed mushrooms and baked
brie with more casual, nearly naughty treats like French fries for a meal
that’s both fun and polished. With these ideas for amazing
snack and wine pairings, composing a heavenly spread will be easier than

Drink up!

No ladies’ night in would be complete
without some champagne and wine! Celebrate meaningful time with your girls with
the perfect glass. Pick wine to complement your dinner choices and for toasts
later in the evening. Having trouble choosing between red, white, or something
more adventurous? With the help of Bright Cellars and their personalized,
monthly wine delivery service, you’ll be sure to wow your friends with wine
they’ll love. Cheers!

Get crafty.

After dinner and drinks, inspire your group
of girlfriends with a DIY project that they’ll love to make and love to keep. Choose a pretty
project like Darby
Smart’s gorgeous decoupage milk
bottles—not only will your besties have a great time crafting, but they’ll
also get a delightful token to remember the night.

Give fragrance makeovers.

Makeovers are a girls’ night essential, but
we may not always feel like completely changing our look. Give the old-school
makeover a sophisticated upgrade by focusing on fragrance. Scentbird allows you to try a variety of
fragrances, so you can create a cast of perfumes you’re sure to adore. Break
out your collection and let your besties sample; they’ll love you for helping
them find their next signature scent!

Press play!

A movie showing and an array of delightful
desserts make the perfect finale to your night. Before you start the show, set
out a collection of treats for your girls to enjoy during the movie. Our sugary
staples include an indulgent chocolate
cake, snickerdoodle cookies, and anything from this list of sinfully
delicious chocolate recipes.
Pair your dessert course with a light-hearted movie—we’re partial to John
Hughes’ classics—for a sweet end to a special night.

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