85 Fun Girls Night Out Ideas that are Unique and Cheap!

We all know how important it is to schedule time for yourself! 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!

 

There’s certainly a little bit of everything here, from easy Girls Night In Ideas and Fun Girls Night Themes, to Ladies Night Snack Ideas. Just click on these handy links to see the ideas for each!

Friends having a girls night out and taking selfies. | The Dating Divas
Group of friends taking selfies of their girls night out.
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Unique and Spontaneous Girls Night Out Ideas

Everyone needs a girls night out OR girls night in every once in a while. So if you’re asking yourself, “what do you need for a girls night in?” or “how do you plan a girls night out?” These ideas will teach you everything you need to know!

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?

Chocolate fondue with fruit tray for a fun girls night out idea. | The Dating Divas
Delicious chocolate fondue for ladies night in.

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!}

Super colorful rainbow paint set and brushes set up for girls night out. | The Dating Divas
Paint night for a unique girls night.

11 . 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}.

12 . 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.

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.

Nail polishes all set up for a fun girls night in. | The Dating Divas
Nail night for a fun girls night out idea.

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, this mani / pedi kit 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 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.

Tons of girly items for a favorite things party for girls night out. | The Dating Divas
Girls night out favorite things party.

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! 

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.

Girls night out yoga with friends. | The Dating Divas
Yoga night with the ladies.

26 . 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.

27 . 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!

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.

Ladies night in bunco night score cards and invitations. | The Dating Divas
Bunco is PERFECT for girls night games.

31 . 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!

32 . Conversation Ball

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!

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

These fun ideas are all about going the extra mile to make your girlfriends feel special. 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!

Girls night 80's themed glasses and accessories. | The Dating Divas
80’s themed girls night 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!

Girls night out pedicure and spa night. | The Dating Divas
Girls night in spa night and pedicures.

41 . Spa Party

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.

42 . 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!

43 . 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!

44 . Boho Chic {Talking With Tami}

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?

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.

Ladies-Night-In-PJ-Party | The Dating Divas
Funny late chats on girls night in.

46 . 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.

47 . Gourmet Dinner Date {The Dating Divas}

Your foodie friends will certainly love this girls night in idea filled with fancy and delicious food.

48 . 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 fancy nail polish set with some fun new colors!

49 . Gatsby Party

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!

Pineapple center piece for a tropical girls night in party. | The Dating Divas
Pineapples and fun tropical decor for tropical girls night.

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! That’s what makes this next category my particular favorite. 😉 And these delicious recipes will certainly have your guests swooning.

Super good cannolis for girls night snack ideas. | The Dating Divas
Delicious cannolis for the best girls night out ideas.

56 . 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.

57 . 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.

58 . 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!

59 . Cheeseball Recipe {Messes to Memories}

Cheeseballs are a classic appetizer dish and this recipe definitely does not disappoint.

60 . Creamy Artichoke Dip {Messes to Memories}

Artichoke dip is always an easy go-to!

Salad kabobs for a ladies night in snack idea. | The Dating Divas
Salad Skewers for a heathy treat on girls night.

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!

Stacked and yummy burgers for girls night out snack ideas. | The Dating Divas
Burger bar themed ladies night.

66 . 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.

67 . 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.

68 . Cauliflower Pizza Bites {Dashing Dish}

These pizza bites are a great low-carb option.  And most importantly, they are seriously delicious!

69 . 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.

70 . Taco Bites {Tostitos}

Add these to your Taco Tuesday event because tacos are always a good idea!

Colorful fruit pizza for girls night out snack ideas. | The Dating Divas

Yummy fruit pizza cookies to eat during a girls night


Beautiful and colorful fruit pizza for ladies night in.

71 . Fruit Pizza Cookies {Thriving Home}

A great twist on a favorite dish…and they’re bite sized!

72 . 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!!

73 . 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!

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!

 

Smore's skillet dip with graham crackers for a delicious ladies night dessert. | The Dating Divas
Girls night in skillet smores dip. YUMMY.

76 . 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!

77 . 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.

78 . 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.

79 . Neapolitan Cupcakes {Cooking Classy}

Add these pretty treats to your Hollywood Glam or Paris themed party. These will certainly wow your friends!

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!!

Cookie shot glasses for a girls night out treat. | The Dating Divas
Super cool and tasty cookie shot glasses.

81 . Cookie Shot Glasses {Wanna Come With}

How fun are these?! Not only is it an edible cup, but it’s also filled with deliciousness!

82 . 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.

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 ideas, check out these posts:

 

About the Author: Kaela

I am passionate about laughing, fitness, baking yummy treats, and of course marriage! ;) My husband and I pick up every summer and move to a new state for his job, which is perfect for us because we LOVE adventure and to travel! Our favorite places to go are Disneyland (of course!) OR Harry Potter World. The way to my heart is Dr. Pepper with LOTS of ice, video games (I'm a kid at heart) and Hot Cheetos. Yummy!

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