85 Girls Night Out Ideas

Your Ultimate List of Girls Night Out Ideas!

What girl doesn’t need a girls night out!?

When life gets crazy, we sometimes forget to give ourselves a little freedom to recharge our batteries.

Girls night out is great opportunity to unwind, catch up, and have fun with some of your closest friends. And, although it’s easy to gather together last minute, sometimes planning a night full of activities and snacks can create amazing memories and stronger friendships.

This round up of 85 girls night out ideas offers you a variety of ways to celebrate with bonding activities, fun themes, and tasty snacks!

85 ideas for girls night out! AWESOME list of ideas for party themes, fun girls night out activity ideas and delicious snacks that everyone will love! Or if you are planning a girls night in, a lot of these ideas will work for that, too! #TheDatingDivas #GirlsNightOut #GirlsNightOutIdeas

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Grab some close girl friends and start scheduling your upcoming events using any of the following 3 categories of ideas (hint: click on the link to be taken straight to each category):

  1. Fun Girls Night Out Ideas
  2. Cute Girls Night Out Themes
  3. Yummy Girls Night Out Snacks

35 Girls Night Out Activities

35 Activities for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In
Girls Night Out or Girls Night In Ideas

1. Movie NightA simple but easy night to throw together for the girls!

2. Bachelor/Bachelorette Viewing Party {Pink Peppermint Design}Will you accept this invite?! A viewing party is TOO much fun.

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

4. Book ClubEach month, pick a different genre of book to keep it interesting.

5. Guilty Pleasure Night – Have each girl bring over their favorite magazines for a night of celebrity gossip and fun!

Game Ideas for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In

6. Fondue Night {The Dating Divas}Have each guest bring their favorite finger food for dipping in fondue.

7. Cookie Exchange {The Dating Divas}Cookie exchanges are the best! This one is perfect for the Christmas season.

8. Freezer Meal Party {Thriving Home}Freezer meal parties allow every guest to go home with a variety of freezer ready meals.

9. Baking Party {Perks of Being a JAP}Choose one main dish or a variety of items for a fun night in the kitchen.

10. Chocolate Tasting {The Dating Divas}What girl doesn’t LOVE chocolate?! Host a chocolate tasting extravaganza.{THIS Chocolate Candy Bar Maker would be PERFECT for a fun party or girls night!}

Girls Night In Ideas

Girls Night Activities and Girls Night Games

11. Pillow Painting Party {Cutting Edge Stencils}This unique idea lets you go home with something to show off.

12. Painting Party {At Home on the Bay}Host a painting party! Either choose the same picture for everyone or allow each guest to paint whatever she wants. {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 is perfect for holidays! Choose the nearest holiday and select a craft that corresponds.

14. Crayon Candles {Brit}Another unique idea that allows you to take something home that is both beautiful and useful. Crayons, here!

15. Pinterest Party {Catch My Party}Gotta love Pinterest! Select a craft off Pinterest and give it your best shot.

Ladies Night Games

Ideas for Girls Night Our or Girls Night In

16. Mani/Pedis {That’s Pretty Ace}Either allow guests to paint her own nails or set up a system where you take turns pampering each other. A kit like this would be perfect!

17. Make-up TutorialsHave a professional or a friend teach make-up tips and tricks. You can get a great makeup kit like this with LOTS of makeup options and mirrors for everyone.

18. Thrift Store Game {Sweet Makes Three}Hit your local thrift store and find the best item!

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

20. Christmas Wrapping Party – Wrapping gifts can be such a chore! BUT, doing it with your closest friends can make it fun! Just bring lots of wrapper paper,bows, and ribbons.

Things to do for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In

21. Favorite Things {Dating Divas} – Grab a few of your favorite things and people for this event! Full rules are listed in the link!

22. Girls Night Coloring Book Session {The House that Lars Built}They say coloring is a great stress reliever! Give it a shot with a coloring book like this.

23. Glue Design T-Shirts {Holly Hox} An adult form of tie-dying! You’ll need a water soluble pen and some Elmer’s Glue Gel, along with some fabric dye. Who knew?!

24. Quilting – It might not be as common, but it is still such a useful skill to know. 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 and can be used at future girls night out parties.

Girls Night Games

Games for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In Ideas

26. Bowling – A classic game that is sure to be a good time. And to switch up the classic game, try our fun Bowling Ideas!

27. Yoga – De-stress with a yoga session with your closest friends. You could grab a DVD or, to get a little more intense try Zumba!

28. Giving Back – Find a service project or volunteering opportunity! A perfect, feel good way to spend time together.

29. 5K – They always says you are more successful at reaching a goal when you do it with another person! Try a 5K with friends.

30. Target Scavenger Hunt {A Bushel and a Peck} What girl doesn’t LOVE Target!? What about a night searching your local Target store for goodies?!

Activities for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In

31. Conversation Ball {Joel and Kitty}Write questions on a big ball and toss it around for a fun conversation starter and way to learn more about your favorite gal pals!

32. Bunco Night {The Dating Divas} – This post is no longer available but you can still get together and have a fun bunco night!

33. Flaming Snowballs Game {Messes to Memories}Compete against your friends to see who can eat their ice cream while the candle is lit.

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.

35. Mall Scavenger Hunt {The Dating Divas}Take girls night to the mall for a fun scavenger hunt.

20 Girls Night Out Theme Ideas

20 Girls Night Out Themes


Parties for Girls

36. 80’s Ladies Night {Moms and Munchkins}Who doesn’t love the 80’s!? Even if you’re too young for the 80’s, partying 80’s style is always a hit!

37. Clothes Swap {Oh Happy Day}This idea is a win-win for every guest! Each person brings things they want to part with to swap with others.

38. Girls Night Out Party Pack {The Dating Divas}This darling printable pack has all the decor and games you need for the perfect girls night!

39. Breakfast at Tiffany’s {Surprise Inc}Classic idea for a modern night!

40. 90’s Flash Back {Groomed Home}Tamagotchis (<— yep, you can TOTALLY get them off Amazon!) and Bubbalicious, sounds like a girls night to me!?

Girls Party Theme Ideas

41. Glam Hollywood {Catch My Party}You don’t need a reason to dress up!

42. Garden Party {The Crafting Chicks}Gather together to start your own fairy, mini, or herb garden.

43. Boho Chic {Inspried by This}This is just gorgeous and great for a relaxing evening, catching up with friends.

44. Spa Party {Pretty Mayhem}This idea is all about being FRESH! Fresh foods and a fresh face.

45. Tea Party {Life Made Sweeter}If mornings work best, gather ’round for some tea and pastries.

Party Ideas for Girls

Party Themes for Girls

46. Night in Paris {The Prop Market}Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy a fun evening sharing French food with friends.

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. Have everyone bring their own, or get a set!

48. PJs & Pearls – Dress up, dress down! Have fun with your girl friends doing whatever you please.

49. Gatsby Party {Style at Home} – Darn, this link is no longer available but how fun is it to dress up Gatsby style?! Maybe watch the movie as well! Don’t forget the costume!

50. New York, New York {Cake Ink Events}NYC is all about fashion and fun, and so should your night.

Girls Night Out Themes

51. Tropical Girls’ Night {Pizzazzerie}This gorgeous idea 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}Perfect for a movie night in! Line up tons of goodies to make the ULTIMATE popcorn feast.

54. PJs & PancakesNo need to dress up. Wear your PJs and eat breakfast food while you bond with your friends.

55. Taco TuesdayGather the girls on a Tuesday night for Tacos! An easy and tasty idea!

30 Girls Night Out Snack Ideas

30 Snacks for Girls Night Out or girls Night In

Appetizers for Girls Night Our or Girls Night In

56. Cheese Plate {Iowa Girls Eats}This display of food is just gorgeous!

57. Spinach Dip with Rolls {Messes to Memories}The perfect combo of rolls and spinach dip!

58. Cheeseball Recipe {Messes to Memories}Cheeseballs are a classic appetizer dish. You can’t go wrong here!

59. Cannoli Dip {Allrecipes}That old link is no longer available but we found a very similar one! and boom, dessert is served… as an appetizer!

60. Creamy Artichoke Dip {Messes to Memories}Artichoke dip is always an easy go-to!

Appetizers for Girls Night Out

61. Antipasto Skewers {Baker by Nature}Skewers are a great way to get a variety of finger foods in one sitting.

62. Blue Cheese Grapes {The Endless Meal}A unique combo with awesome flavor.

63. Fruit Cones {My Random Insanities}A healthy, yet sweet, snack.

64. Over the Top Hummus Platter {How Sweet It IsHummus is an easy go-to that provides for many.

65. White Queso {The Baking Fairy}What a great variation on your typical queso! Sounds rich and delicious!

Food and Party Ideas for Girls

Snacks for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In

66. Pastry Pinwheel {Celebrations at Home}Easy finger foods to grab while you chat.

67. Califlower Pizza Bites {Dashing Dish}Made with a cauliflower crust, these pizza bites are a healthier option.

68. Summer Bruschetta {Messes to Memories}Bruchetta is the perfect dish for sharing!

69. Burger Bar {Dear Musketeer}Aren’t these little burgers the cutest?

70. Taco Bites {Tostitos}Add these to your Taco Tuesday event!

Finger Foods for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In

71. Spinach Artichoke Bites {Everything Recipes}Anything bite size is a hit for a large group.

72. Chili Lime Shrimp Cups {Inspired Taste}Perfect for your tropcial or luau party!

73. Fruit Pizza Bar {Thriving Home}A great twist on a favorite dish!

74. Mini Burritos {The Girl Who Ate Everything}Another great option for your taco night event!

75. Popcorn Bar {Pen and Paper Flowers}Popcorn with all the fixings!

Girls Night In Ideas for Food

Dessert for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In

76. Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars {Delighful E Made}A kid-like treat for adult tastes!

77. Waffle Bar {iHeart Naptime}A perfect addition to any PJ party!

78. Neapolitan Cupcakes {Cooking Classy}Add these pretty treats to a Hollywood Glam or Paris themed party!

79. Skillet S’mores {Messes to Memories}It may be sticky, but it will sure be a hit!

80. Truffle Spoons {Very Best Baking}The perfect treat for the Cookie Exchange.

Treats for Girls Night Out or Girls Night In

81. Pistachio Ice Cream with Nutella Fudge Swirls {How Sweet it Is}Did I hear Nutella?! A winning combination here.

82. Cookie Shot Glasses {Wanna Come With}How fun are these?! An edible cup!

83. Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars {How Sweet It Is}Anything chocolate stuffed is sure to be a hit.

84. Muddie Buddies {All Recipes}Everyone loves muddie buddie!

85. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies {Messes to Memories} – Hands down, a delicious take on a classic cookie!

This collection of ideas will keep you and your gal pals busy for months! For other party planning needs you may have, check out:

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