Whether you call it girls night in or girls night out, it’s always bound to be a good time. For the past 3 years, my Mom has orchestrated a girls night in at her home. Each year, all of the female members of our family of all ages (there are a bunch!), and all of our female family friends are invited to come to a themed party full of food, games, and lots of laughing.
We had a pajama party, and everyone was encouraged to come in their best (or most comfortable) pair of pajamas.
My mom, the cake decorator and confectionary professional, made all kinds of goodies for us to eat. Some of our guests decided to “sponsor” our night this year, and they brought veggies platters, chicken wings, and lots of other delicious items.
This year for girls night in, I was in charge of bringing a few prizes, some really fun games and creating a signature cocktail, that I christened “Lady’s choice.” Recipe coming soon!
Luckily, I played a few awesome Hasbro games this summer at my favorite conference, and just had to bring Jenga Tetris and Boom Boom Balloon.
I even added in a favorite game of mine, Sour Apples to Apples.
And we played. Yes, we had a hula hoop contest! We have it every year.
We also played musical chairs, simon says, and even “Hands Up in 85.” Did you ever play that when you were a kid?
One of our favorite traditions is making a toast to all of the awesome things everyone has accomplished during the year, and of course, toasting the host! We tend to make at least 20 toasts by the end of our girls night in.
Next year, we’re going to have a cool spa theme and everyone is very excited about how we are going to make it an epic gathering. And since having a spa theme was my idea (ahem) I’m VERY eager to get my relaxation on. I’m thinking mani/pedi and a few masseuses on call for the night.