I love entertaining. Some drinks, a few appetizers or good food, and the company of lovely friends or family. There’s nothing more you need. And I’m that kind of girl who loves dressing up the table, getting all of my decoration out to get the table looking beautifully. Simple, elegant or all the way with lots of colours, I love it all. And as long as the company is feeling comfortable at our home, I’m happy!
Usually we have friends or family coming over for a drink, a nice BBQ or a good cooked meal, but I was thinking… wouldn’t it be great to host a girl’s night in? You know, like the good old days where your girl friends from school came over to sleep at your place and you could stay up late. Giggling, watching cartoons in your pyjama’s, eating crisps in front of the tv as much as you could… This time there are no parents involved but still a lot of giggling. Wouldn’t it be nice to catch up again with your female friends with food and wine? Or even better: cocktails?
Friends are good for you. They listen to your problems, laugh with you and comfort you. Why not thank them for always being there by throwing a little party at your place? Here are some great ideas and tips on how to host a perfect girl’s night in. Remember, there are no rules, whatever you feel like doing, is fine!
Pick a theme
It could be anything to organise a get together with your besties! You could throw a wine-tasting evening, a movie night, a creative workshop, or a game night where you can play cards or any other game (Pictionary is especially funny when you had something to drink…*wink*). Or when you have a large kitchen, you could cook together.
Choose your favourite movies
When doing a movie night with drinks and food, you can check out more film titles (and cool cocktail recipes or menus) in Westwing’s The Perfect Hostess-guide (only in Dutch, sorry to my foreign readers!).
No guys or kids allowed
A very important tip! If your boyfriend or husband wants to stay sane, you’d better get him out of the house. Haha! And the kids too. Imagine if you and your girlfriends wake up the kids with your laughter or noise. Be sure you have the house to yourself!
Decorate your home and table
Feel like Carrie and her friends of SATC when you’re sipping your glamorous cocktails out of beautiful glasses. Decorate your home to the theme you picked, light up the fire place when it’s cold outside, light all the candles and set the table for a great night of food, fun and friends. And when you’re done eating, get desserts ready in front of your favourite movie!
And last but not least, have fun!
Ladies, enjoy the company of your best friends! Especially us women, who are constantly busy juggling and finding balance between our careers and our lives as a mother and wife, it sometimes gets difficult to keep up with our friends. And like I mentioned, they’re good for our health. Our best friends lift us up and a good night spent with them, will charge our batteries even more. So enjoy every minute of your girl’s night in!
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