Have Fun With These Girls Night Out Ideas

85 ideas that are perfect for your next ladies night out!

When life gets crazy, we sometimes forget to give ourselves a little freedom to recharge our batteries. As a result, we are left feeling worn down and exhausted! One of my favorite ways to have a little “me time” is to plan a fun night out with my besties! And because we’re all about creating stronger relationships here at The Dating Divas, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite girls night out ideas just for you and your girlfriends! So if you are wanting to plan an unforgettable night with your friends, you have come to the right place. We have gathered all of our favorites for you in this round up, so there’s certainly a little bit of everything here from easy activities and fun themes, to mouthwatering snacks! So get your scroll on, and get ready to have an unforgettable night that your guests are sure to love!

SUPER fun ideas for you and your girlfriends for your next girls night out! #girlsnightout #girlsnightoutideas #ladiesnight

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If you’re ready for an unforgettable night with your besties, just follow our simple steps. First, grab some of your closest girl friends, next start scheduling your upcoming girls night out using any of the following 3 categories of ideas, and finally and most importantly, have fun! Because with this many ideas, you’re sure to find one that you love.

1. Girls Night In Ideas

2. Themes & Girls Night Games

3.  Ladies Night Snack Ideas

Girls Night In Ideas

As we said before, everyone needs a ladies night every once in a while. So if you’re looking for ideas of fun things to do with your friends at night, then this first batch of ideas is perfect for you! But no one wants to spend days prepping, so these ideas are simple enough to be take the work out of planning while still fun enough that your friends will have a blast.

1. Movie Night – Sometimes the best ideas are the easiest ones, and that’s certainly how we feel about this first ladies night in idea that is sooo simple!

2. Bachelor/Bachelorette Viewing Party {Pink Peppermint Design} –  Binge watching some Bachelor definitely screams girls night out to me!  And in addition to this fun viewing party idea, we have cute invites to match.

3. Swap Meet – First, have each girl bring a handful of items from their own house that they are ready to part with and then exchange them with treasures from other guests.

4. Book Club – This is a great way to have fun and certainly learn some new things while you’re at it. For example, you could let someone pick a new book each month, or choose a different genre of book  if you really want to keep it interesting.

5. Guilty Pleasure Night – Have each girl bring over their favorite magazines for a night of celebrity gossip and fun! I mean what’s better than some magazines and snacks?


6. Fondue Night {The Dating Divas} – Above all, simple and delicious wins every time. As a result, this next idea is a smash hit for any party. Have each guest bring her favorite finger food to this ladies night for dipping in fondue.

7. Cookie Exchange {The Dating Divas} -What’s not to love about this girls night out idea? You get to try a bunch of different recipes and most importantly, go home with a unique plate of goodies.

8. Freezer Meal Party {Thriving Home} – This freezer meal party allows every guest to go home with a variety of  ready-made meals. Certainly, nothing is better than having a freezer stocked full of food when you have those busy days and no time to cook!

9. Baking Party {Perks of Being a JAP} – First, choose one main dish or a variety of dishes for a fun night in the kitchen. Then, throw in your favorite chick flick…now you’ve created the perfect girls night out!

10. Chocolate Tasting {The Dating Divas} – What girl doesn’t LOVE chocolate?! In other words, it’s that universal love for that rich brown stuff that bring us together and most importantly, makes this next idea the perfect night for any group of girls. {This ADORABLE Chocolate Candy Bar Maker would be the perfect addition to your girls night out or any fun party!}


11. Pillow Painting Party {Cutting Edge Stencils} – We absolutely love this next idea for all of you crafty ladies because it certainly allows you to put those skills to good use.

12. Painting Party {At Home on the Bay} – Host a paint night at home! Either choose the same picture for everyone or allow each guest to paint whatever she wants {But what if you’re not an artist? No worries! Did you know that make gorgeous paint by numbers for adults?! They do! And they are awesome}.

13. Craft Night {Erin Spain} – This idea is perfect for the holidays! So either choose the nearest holiday and select a craft that corresponds or just host a monthly craft night and rotate who chooses and hosts each month.

14. Crayon Candles {Brit} – Another unique idea that similarly allows you to take something home that is both beautiful and useful.

15. Pinterest Party {Catch My Party} – Want to get really creative but don’t want to come up with the idea? There’s only one place to go – Pinterest! So pick any craft you want, gather supplies, and give it your best shot.


16. Mani/Pedis {Sprinkle Some Fun} – For this next girls night out idea, either allow guests to paint their own nails or set up a system where you take turns pampering each other. For example, a kit like this would be perfect and you could use it over and over again.

17. Make-up Tutorials – Have a professional or a friend teach make-up tips and tricks. For instance, you could have everyone bring their own makeup or you could get a great makeup kit like this with LOTS of makeup options and mirrors for everyone.

18. Thrift Store Game {The Dating Divas} – If you’re wanting something super easy, this one is already done for you! Hit up your local thrift store and see who can find the best item. Most importantly, don’t forget to take pictures of this one!

19. Spa Day – Turn girls night into a girls day at the spa! For instance, you could try out some of these relaxing DIY ideas!  {And you could try this at-home spa!}

20. Christmas Wrapping Party –  Wrapping gifts can be such a chore! BUT, it’s amazing how doing it with your closest friends can make it fun! So bring lots of wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons, and get to work.


21. Favorite Things {Dating Divas} – You’re going to want to grab a few of your favorite things AND people for this event! It’s such a fun way to get to know everyone a little better and after that, you get to go home with a bag full of fun things. Full rules are listed in the link!

22. Girls Night Coloring Book Session {The House that Lars Built} – If you want an easy girls night out idea, they say coloring is a great stress reliever! So give it a shot with a coloring book like this.

23. Glue Design T-Shirts {Holly Hox} – An adult form of tie-dying! Most importantly, all you need is a water soluble pen, Elmer’s Glue Gel, and some fabric dye.  So easy…and who knew?!

24. Quilting – It might not be as common, but it is still such a useful skill to know. So find a friend or mom that knows how and make a night out of it!

25. Create DIY Glass Charms {Centsational Girl} – These are fun to make AND after that, you can use them at future girls night out parties. Win-win.


26. Bowling – A classic game that is sure to be a good time. However, if you want to switch up a little, try our fun list of Bowling Ideas!

27. Yoga – De-stress with a yoga session with your closest friends. You can have one of your friends teach some moves or grab a DVD.

28. Giving Back – If you need an idea you can feel great about, then this is it. Just find a local service project or volunteering opportunity and get to work. Meanwhile, it’s the perfect way to spend time together.

29. Run a 5K – They always say you are more successful at reaching a goal when you do it with another person, so this idea is perfect to do with a group of girlfriends. In addition, it will give you a little extra motivation toward your health goals.

30. Target Scavenger Hunt {A Bushel and a Peck} – Every girl LOVES Target! So what’s not to love about a night searching your local Target store for goodies?! Just make sure to not get carried away and buy ALL the things.Wink.


31. Conversation Ball {Joel and Kitty} – First, write questions on a big ball. Then toss it around for a fun conversation starter. Now you have a fun way to learn more about your favorite gal pals!

32. Bunco Night {The Dating Divas} – I absolutely LOVE bunco, so I had to include this kit with the cutest printables to make your own bunco night a huge success!

33. Flaming Snowballs Game {Messes to Memories} – Certainly, everyone loves ice cream! And this fun idea takes almost no prep! So compete against your friends to see who can eat the most ice cream before their candle burns out.

34. Whose Line is it Anyway Game {The Dating Divas} – Our very own Girls Night Out kit has a fun “Whose Line is it Anyway” inspired game that will have you laughing out loud.

35. Mall Scavenger Hunt {The Dating Divas} – Take girls night to the mall for a fun scavenger hunt. Just be sure to schedule some extra time to buy yourself some fun items too!

Themes & Girls Night Games

If you love throwing a party, then you are going to love this next section. In other words, these fun ideas are all about going the extra mile to make your girlfriends feel special. So we have put together the cutest themes for you to use for your ladies night and also some awesome party games to match. With these great girls night out ideas, your next ladies night will really stand out!


36. 80’s Ladies Night {Moms and Munchkins} – First of all, who doesn’t love the 80’s?! But even if you’re too young to remember the era, partying 80’s style is always a hit!

37. Clothes Swap {Oh Happy Day} – Each person brings something they want to part with to swap with others. As a result, this idea is a win-win for every guest!

38. Girls Night Out Party Pack {The Dating Divas} – With this darling printable pack, you’ll have all the decor and games you need for the perfect girls night! Most importantly, you can use it over and over again.

39. Breakfast at Tiffany’s {Surprise Inc} – This is a classic idea for a modern night, and these adorable photo booth props will have your guests swooning.

40. 90’s Flash Back {Groomed Home}Tamagotchis (<— yep, you can TOTALLY get them off Amazon!) and some Saved By The Bell…sounds like the ideal girls night to me!


41. Glam Hollywood {Catch My Party} – You don’t need a reason to dress up, but this glamorous idea gives you the perfect excuse to break out those cute heels!

42. Garden Party {The Crafting Chicks} – Gather together to start your own fairy, mini, or herb garden. Even your non-green thumb friends could do this one!

43. Boho Chic {Inspired by This} – This gorgeous boho inspired night is the perfect setting to sit around and relax while catching up with your girls. Who doesn’t love a gorgeous setting and great conversation?

44. Spa Party {Pretty Mayhem} – This idea is all about feeling FRESH! And these DIY spa ideas will help you create a great spa party with fresh foods and a fresh face.

45. Tea Party {Life Made Sweeter} – Sometimes nothing beats a good old-fashioned tea party. So have your gal pals, gather ’round for some tea and pastries.


46. Gourmet Dinner Date {The Dating Divas} – Your foodie friends will certainly love this girls night in idea filled with fancy and delicious food.

47. Nail Polish Bar {Something Turquoise} – If you plan on doing manis and pedis, set the mood by adding a theme to the entire night. Also, you could have everyone bring their own polish to share, or get a set with some fun new colors!

48. PJs & Pearls – Dress up or dress down! But most importantly, have fun with your girl friends doing whatever you please with this perfect excuse to get comfy chic.

49. Gatsby Party {Style at Home} – If  you’re searching for a little the glitz and glamour, then experience the roaring 20’s by throwing a Gatsby themed celebration. So put on your flapper dress, put on a cute boa, and watch the movie with your gal pals. Don’t forget the pearls!

50. New York, New York {Cake Ink Events} – Even if you live in a small town, this NYC themed party is the perfect way to bring the big apple to you!


51. Tropical Girls’ Night {Pizzazzerie} – This gorgeous night will make you feel like you’re on a tropical getaway and it comes with fun game ideas as well!

52. Luau Party {Catch My Party} – Ideal for summer, a luau is always a winning event.

53. Popcorn Bar {Happily Hughes} – If you want your next movie night to really be poppin’, then line up tons of popcorn and toppings for the ULTIMATE treat!

54. PJs & Pancakes – No need to get all fancy for this one, or even wear real pants for that matter. So put on your comfiest PJs and eat breakfast food while you bond with your friends.

55. Taco Tuesday – Gather the girls next Tuesday for tacos, because this girls night out idea is an easy and tasty idea that everyone will love.

Ladies Night Snack Ideas

Is it really even a girls night without delicious food? I mean, I love my friends, but I certainly know that the way to any ladies heart (well at least mine) is through her stomach! Consequently, that’s what makes this next category my particular favorite. And these delicious recipes will certainly have your guests swooning.


56. Cheese Plate {Iowa Girls Eats} – Charcuterie boards are a favorite around here, and certainly this display of food would be a crowd pleaser for even the pickiest of guests.

57. Spinach Dip with Rolls {Messes to Memories} – This perfect combo of rolls and spinach dip has my mouth watering, and the recipe is SO easy!

58. Cheeseball Recipe {Messes to Memories} – Cheeseballs are a classic appetizer dish and this recipe definitely does not disappoint.

59. Cannoli Dip {Allrecipes} – Give your guests a taste of Italy with this cannoli dip that is completely delish! Also, it’s the perfect excuse to eat dessert first.

60. Creamy Artichoke Dip {Messes to Memories} – Artichoke dip is always an easy go-to! Serve it in a bread bowl and really wow your girlfriends.


61. Antipasto Skewers {Baker by Nature} – Skewers are a great way to get a variety of finger foods in one sitting. But most importantly, no dishes!

62. Blue Cheese Grapes {The Endless Meal} – A unique combo with awesome flavor. So what’s not to love about these gorgeous morsels of deliciousness?

63. Fruit Cones {My Random Insanities} – A healthy, sweet snack, that’s also perfectly adorable. I mean, who wouldn’t want to eat these?

64. Over the Top Hummus Platter {How Sweet It Is} – Hummus is an easy go-to that can serve a huge crowd.

65. White Queso {The Baking Fairy} – Because who doesn’t love queso?! This next one is a great variation on your typical recipe. It’s rich and also delicious!


66. Pastry Pinwheel {Celebrations at Home} – If you’re all about easy (and I know I am), then these pastry pinwheels are the perfect addition to your next girls night.

67. Cauliflower Pizza Bites {Dashing Dish} – These pizza bites are a great low-carb option.  And most importantly, they are seriously delicious!

68. Summer Bruschetta {Messes to Memories} – We love this one because bruschetta is the perfect dish for sharing and it’s great for a quick and healthy snack.

69. Burger Bar {Dear Musketeer} – Everything is more adorable when it’s small, and that’s how we feel about these cute sliders. Seems like the perfect snack for a group full of hungry ladies.

70. Taco Bites {Tostitos} – Add these to your Taco Tuesday event because tacos are always a good idea!


71. Spinach Artichoke Bites {Everything Recipes} – Anything bite sized is a hit for a large group because you can have as many as you want without the guilt! So go ahead and treat yourself. You deserve it!!

72. Chili Lime Shrimp Cups {Inspired Taste} – These would pair perfectly with your tropical or luau party and it seems like a great excuse to eat shrimp!

73. Fruit Pizza Bar {Thriving Home} – A great twist on a favorite dish…and they’re bite sized!

74. Mini Burritos {The Girl Who Ate Everything} – You’ve probably already gathered that we like mini things around here. So trust me when I say, these burritos are as delicious as they are adorable.

75. Popcorn Bar {Pen and Paper Flowers} – You certainly can’t go wrong with popcorn and all the fixings! So pop to it!


76. Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars {Delighful E Made} – Finally, a child-like treat for your adult-like tastes!  In addition to being delicious, they’re also a sprinkle lovers dream.

77. Waffle Bar {iHeart Naptime} – Savory, sultry, and sweet, just like you ladies! This idea would be the perfect addition to your ladies night pajama party.

78. Neapolitan Cupcakes {Cooking Classy} – Add these pretty treats to your Hollywood Glam or Paris themed party. These will certainly wow your friends!

79. Skillet S’mores {Messes to Memories} – Bring the outdoors in with this delicious take on a classic treat. Although it may be sticky, it will be worth it!

80. Truffle Spoons {Very Best Baking} – The perfect treat for the Cookie Exchange or if you just want to take your hot chocolate game to the next level. So yummy!!


81. Pistachio Ice Cream with Nutella Fudge Swirls {How Sweet it Is} – You had me at Nutella! Certainly, you can’t go wrong with this winning combination.

82. Cookie Shot Glasses {Wanna Come With} – How fun are these?! Not only is it an edible cup, but it’s also filled with deliciousness!

83. Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars {How Sweet It Is} – Even if your girlfriends are picky eaters, anything chocolate stuffed is sure to be a huge hit. So, you’re probably going to want to make a double batch!

84. Muddy Buddies {All Recipes} -Nothing is easier than muddy buddies! And this recipe will give you a delicious snack in no time flat!

85. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies {Messes to Memories} – Hands down the most delicious cookie you will ever eat. So try them…we dare you to eat just one! But remember, we warned you!

This collection of  girls night out ideas will keep you and your gal pals busy for months, so get ready to party! For other fun group date and party ideas, check out these posts:

Bunco Group Date Night

Cupcake Wars Date night

Style Swap: Girls Night Out





About the Author: Meg

I am a very outgoing and extroverted girl who is always up for a spontaneous adventure! I have been married to my hubby for 11 years and have three children (two girls and a boy). I am PASSIONATE about a variety of things, but can often be found bursting into song and dance, crafting something, thrift shopping, hanging out with my girlfriends, planning parties, or spending time with my family. I love to laugh and have a sassy joke or comment for just about any situation...just ask my husband.

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