Women often tend to overlook their own needs in favor of taking care of those around them. Whether it’s your spouse, your children, or the big project at work, there is always something demanding your attention. Every now and then it’s time to make yourself a priority and plan for a ladies night—a night to unwind with your girlfriends, enjoy great snacks, fun games, and good conversation! Here are 8 great ideas to get you started planning your own Girl’s Night In!

Book Club

Gather up the girls and read the latest novel that’s all the rage, then plan an evening to get together and discuss. Whether it’s historical fiction or a sci-fi vampire tale you’ll bond with the ladies over conversations about the book—see our post with tons of tips on planning and hosting your own book club here.


Bunco is a group dice game that is sweeping the nation. Gather up 11 other ladies and take turns rolling dice and mix and mingle. It’s easy to learn and fun to play! See the official Bunco rules here to learn to play.

Movie Night

Gather up your favorite chick flicks and invite your best girlfriends over to enjoy them together! Don’t forget to supply plenty of tissues if the movie’s a sad one!

Swap Meet

We all have closets that need cleaning out, why not plan an evening with friends to trade unwanted clothes and household items? Everyone brings those items they no longer need and gets to go home with new goodies! Any unwanted items at the end of the night can be donated to a local charity so everyone wins!

Craft Night

Pick a project (Pinterest is a great place for inspiration) and invite the ladies over to make something! Whether it’s scrapbooking, knitting, or making some DIY decor, you get to bond while getting those creative juices flowing!

Wine Tasting

Have everyone bring a bottle of their favorite wine and enjoy an evening trying some new tastes! As an alternative, make it a theme night and choose a variety of wine or country of origin to explore. Don’t forget to check out our wine pairing suggestions when planning your menu!

Learn Something New

Hire an instructor to teach you and your girlfriends something new! You could learn some fancy napkin folds, or have a chef come demonstrate a new recipe, or hire and instructor to teach the latest dance or self defense techniques. Whatever you do, you’re sure to have a great time learning together!

Recipe Swap

Plan a potluck recipe swap night where everyone brings a favorite recipe to and copies of the recipe to swap—it’s a great way to try some new foods and expand your recipe stash at the same time!

No matter what kind of girl’s night you plan, enjoy your special time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life relaxing and chatting with your friends!