Friday, August 23, 2013

10 Ideas for Girls' Nights

"It is a sociological fact that women need women.  We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other."

Such a beautiful quote from a beautiful person, and I totally agree.  Women need other women.  And that's why it's so important to make it a priority to spend time with your girlfriends.

Going out to dinner is definitely a good thing to do with friends, but here's a list of 10 other fun ideas. (And yes, my brain is working in lists this week; see Monday's post here and Wednesday's post here.)

1.  Favorite Things
          Everyone brings their favorite thing (beauty product, recipe, gadget, etc.) to share with the group.  It's interesting to find out what others love using, and will give you new things to try!

2.  Bowling:
          When is the last time you went bowling?  It's so fun, and will give friends a chance to chat and make memories.  Raleigh has an upscale bowling place called Sparians that is really nice.

3.  Nail/Movie Night:
          Bring your nail polish and paint each other's nails while watching a fun movie.  I was able to get together with a great group of girls a few weeks ago, (see my cute nails here), and it was so awesome to laugh, talk, and get my nails all fancy.

4.  Recipe Night:
          Decide on a specific ingredient or type of dish (dessert, main dish, side), and have everyone bring over the dish and the recipe to share.  It's a great way to eat yummy food, and will send everyone home with a new recipe.

5.  Netflix Night:
          Pick a series that no one has seen before, and start from the beginning.  It might take a couple of months, but it would be fun to watch a series with a group of friends.  

6.  Book Club:
          I love being around other book lovers.  I always want to talk about my favorite books with other people, so what a great way to do that with a book club.

7.  Craft Night:
          Take care of those Pinterest ideas, and have a girls' craft night.  Work on the same project, or bring supplies to work on an individual project.  This would be especially fun with the holidays coming up.  There's so many fun fall projects already floating cute is this?

8.  Fitness Class:
          Get a group together for a fitness class you've been wanting to try or that you love already.  I've been wanting to try hot yoga for a while...might be time to get a group together!

9.  Themed Party:
          Decide on a cute theme that everyone is excited about (a tv show, an awards show, a holiday, or a season) and plan a party/dinner around it!

10.  Get a Treat:
          I'm always up for dessert.  Find new places with a yummy dessert menu and get a group together to try it out.

What are you favorite things to do for a girls' night?

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!
Linking up with Lauren.


Lindsay Erin said...

Totally agree. I was always the girl growing up that hung with the boys because I was a tomboy. I am so happy that I have established wonderful friendships with women since then because we truly do need them.

Buttergirl Diaries said...

These are so great. I had never thought of some! I am really loving #1 Favorite things and #9 Themed Party. A themed party would be SO fun and you could really make it girly and pretty based on the color scheme. That would be a really great pinterest idea. I may have to run with that idea soon :) Thanks for this list. It rocks!


beth said...

what fun alternatives to the typical "going out to dinner". i really like the idea of recipe night, and especially the netflix t.v. series night (which gives you a great excuse for even more girls nights)!

rebeccalately said...

A movie/nail night sounds like so much fun! I love girl nights that are relaxed like that, where you can chit chat and have fun :)

Unknown said...

book club is my favorite way to enjoy ladies night!

TheTinyHeart said...

These are all such great ideas! I am terrible at bowling but I always have fun when I go :)

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Helene in Between said...

girls nights are my favorite! these are great ideas!

Unknown said...

Great Ideas! I'm totally going to apply some of these with my group of girls. Hope you have a great weekend!

Kayla Peveler said...

These are adorable!! It's so so so important for us women to have other women to spend time with!! Cannot wait until we can finally have ours and watch a ridiculously girly movie night and eat way more chocolate than we can handle! ;) happy weekend, dear!!

Kristen said...

I love all of these ideas!!! But I'm pretty sure craft night will always be my favorite ;)

RoselyC said...

Great ideas. My friends and I usually do lunch either at a restaurant or at one of our homes and end the day by going to the movies. Its fun how time goes by so fast whenever you spend time with friends.

K&R said...

trreats are always a must! haha, at least in my book.


Caroline said...

Don't know what I'd do without time with girlfriends! We usually like combining a few of the above (nails, Netflix, etc.), but build a giant blanket fort first (what are we, three?!) and then get everything done in there! Cozy, and you'll get loooots of giggles!

Anonymous said...

LOVE these! :)

Kelly said...

Love these ideas, bowling is so fun and super underrated!

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Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

Oh girl, I just wrote a long blog entry about this!!! LOVE THIS! The ideas are awesome. Coming by from the link up. Have a great weekend!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

I love love love girls nights! So much fun! Your ideas are so great, I'm crazy about the craft night and a themed night for the oscars (or a movie it something) sounds great! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Susannah said...

What fun ideas!!! I will definitely have to do some of these! :-)

Megan said...

Great list! I've wanted to go to Sparians for a while now, but just never have. I also would love to be a part of a book club because I love talking about books, I just never feel like I have the time for it.

Allison said...

Love these ideas. And that quote is so true...we NEED our girlfriends! :) My girlfriends and I had a "nothing" party where we just celebrated nothing. We brought whatever we wanted and ate, played games, etc. Love girl's nights!

Dawnelle @ Just Dawnelle said...

Okay I'm kind of in love with that quote. I need a girls night I think... PS I love the Netflix series idea! How fun would it be to watch a new/old series with a bunch of girl friends?

Unknown said...

Great ideas! I always like a girls night to include a glass of wine! Even if its after a fitness class :)

Laura Darling said...

I love the favorite things idea! SO clever!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Fun ideas!!

rooth said...

Awww, I miss my book club so much - that's one of my faves

Krista said...

This is a great list of ideas! I've been wanting to do the Pinterest craft idea for a while. Hopefully once life calms down a bit I can plan one of many things to try :)

Rach said...

You come up with such brilliant ideas! I want to have a girls' night with you! :)

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