7 Tips For The Perfect Girls Night In
You're never too old for a sleepover with your BFF. The difference is now, instead of flipping through Tiger Beat and sipping on sprite, you can shake up fun cocktails and stay up as late as you want watching netflix! And as fun as it is to hit the town girl your girl-squad, sometime's it's more fun to just relax and spend some quality 1-on-1 time with your girl. Here are a few ways to make your next Girl's Night In perfect:
Get Creative With Your Cocktails
Though I'll admit that a nice bottle of red wine is never a bad option, mixing and making cocktails is so much more fun! (and can easily be mocktails if that's your style). Lulu and I mixed up these yummy basil grapefruit gin cocktails that are my new favorite! And they're so simple!
- 4-5 spoonfuls of basil simple syrup (recipe here!)
- 1 part dry gin (Hendricks is my choice, but whatever you prefer!)
- 2 parts grapefruit juice (make sure it's the real stuff and not 'juice cocktail'!)
For more cocktail inspiration, I have a whole board HERE!
Keep The Food Simple
Since you're busy shaking up cocktails, keep the food easy! Order in a pizza, or binge on hummus and pita bread (my fave). Then, don't scrimp on the popcorn and desserts! This is no time to diet people, bring on the icecream!
Make It A No-Phone-Zone
There's nothing worse than trying to spend time with someone, and they;re staring at their phone (I'm guilty too!) so switch the tech off and really pay attention to the person you're with! (unless of course, you need to Instagram stalk someone's ex-boyfriend, that's totally acceptable).
After dinner, (or before, who cares!) slip into something super comfy, so you can focus on having a fun night with you gal-pal, and not how your jeans are too tight. My recommendation: always PJ's.
I'm a huge fan of fancy PJ's, there's just something about slipping into the silky fabric, and wearing an adorable matching set that feels so good! Christabell Sleepwear was nice enough to send Lulu and I our own sleep sets, and I think I've worn them every night since I got them!
I got the Buongiorno set, and she picked the Nobu set! They're so silky soft, and so cute! Highly recommend treating yourself to a set!
Or pillow-fighty! Nothing beats whacking your bestie with a pillow, or blasting Spanish music and dancing it out! (or both!) This is how Lulu and I would always cure a bad day when we were roommates, and the tradition continues!
Grab a Mask
Once you're full on pizza, and tired from your random dance party, relax with face masks! I'm obsessed with sheet masks and multi-masking! (basically, put a drying mask on your T-zone and a hydrating mask everywhere else) Check out a few of my favorites below!
Pick The Perfect Flick
Do you go classic and flip on Gilmore Girls? Maybe throw on something horror and snuggle up together if that's your style. Or put on a feel-good like Notting Hill. Pick something to fit you and your bestie's style, and then pop the popcorn!
(Bonus points if you try a TV show-themed drinking game, like this hilarious Gilmore Girls one!)
Settle into bed and snuggle up with your BFF, because there's nothing like spending quality time with your best gal!
Photos by David Western