Ladies Night Plans
Girls just wanna have fun!
Cue Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – National Girlfriend’s Day is August 1st and we’re not letting this one pass us by without taking full advantage of it. Pucker up with some lipstick, stock up on your favorite Rosé, and gather up your girl gang for a night of endless fun. Getting together is just the beginning though, and you don’t want to get all glammed up just to get stuck with having no idea what to do or where to go. That’s where we come in! Whether you’re spending the night out on the town or would rather a low-key night at home, we’re here with the perfect plans that will offer you and your ladies a night to remember (even after all of the bottomless cocktails). Don’t let National Girlfriend’s Day pass you by without celebrating the friendship you have with your closest girls! Here are some of our favorite Ladies Night Plans, tested and absolutely approved for the perfect girls night in or out!
Ladies Night In
Host Your Own Wine Tasting
It’s all of the wine-filled, boozy fun minus dishing out the big bucks. Buy a bunch of cheap-ish wine bottles, invite your girlfriends over, and pass around glasses of each bottle while saying fancy things about their taste and aroma. Make it more realistic by dressing up and preparing some fancy appetizers, or go the simple comfy route and hangout in your PJ’s eating cheese and crackers.
Have a Glamour Night
Watch makeup YouTube tutorials, glam up, and spend the night snapping pictures of one another for perfect future “candid” Instagram posts. Not only will all your followers think your best angles were candidly caught at a fun party, but you’ll learn a new trick or two for ensuring you master that perfect celeb smoky eye and red pout.
Netflix and Cocktails
Have a movie marathon full of all your favorite rom-coms and gorgeous shirtless actors – Channing Tatum, Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds? Say no more! Prepare your favorite cocktails and take a sip every time “OMG how gorgeous is he?!” is yelled and the heart eyes are broken out.
Search Pinterest for fun DIY crafts and put your creative skills to the test! Who needs to spend $50 on that cute décor sign for your living room when you can make it yourself for free! Who knows – you may find a skill you never knew you possessed, or, worst-case scenario, you’ll just end up with a sign that has crooked lettering and misspellings.
Host a Potluck
Potlucks are great because it prevents one person from having to whip up tons of different meals for their friends. Pick a theme, such as Italian or Mexican, or just ask everyone to bring their favorite dish so you don’t know what dishes to expect. Grab some drinks, put on some music, and spend the night chowing down on tasty treats.
Ladies Night Out
Check Out Groupon
Groupon has a huge selection of things to do on a night out – and many of them are things you either never would have thought of, or didn’t know you could do so close to home! From paint nights, to wine tastings, to discounted spa days, you’re bound to find the perfect way to spend a night out bonding with the ladies.
Be Tourists for the Day
Find something in your hometown or in a nearby city that’s known for being a big tourist attraction but that you’ve never actually experienced for yourself. Grab your polaroid camera, put on a killer pair of shades, and find out for yourself what the fuss is all about. Some attractions may even offer tours for cheap, so check one out that sounds interesting!
Go on a Road Trip
Search the internet for cool things to do that are driving distance, such as apple picking or horseback riding, hop in the car, roll the windows down, and blast the perfect road trip playlist. If you’re with the right friends, the drive itself may be just as fun as your plans for the day!
Go Bar Hopping
Hanging at local dive bars is the perfect way to meet new people and try new beers, so why limit yourself to just one bar a night? Go to a bar that is closely surrounded by others, or have your Uber app ready to go, and bar hop the night away. By the end of the night you may even be willing to put your karaoke skills to the test!
Go to a Show or Concert
You know that band from your middle school days that you and your friends all loved belting out to? See if they’re playing any concerts and go relive your past! Or find a band trying to make it to the big stage playing somewhere for free and check them out – they may be the next big thing! No matter which you choose, shows are the perfect bonding experience to have with your girls by your side.