Everything You Need To Host a Movie Night

The one thing I love more than a night out is a night in. A real night in, with no social media, no work, no glancing at People.com or Amazon, I mean a night in with food, drink, pamper treats and a great girlie movie. The last girls night in that I enjoyed was with my mom, we had Prosecco, Chinese food, heaps of chocolate, and a double bill of Legally Blonde and  Bridesmaids in the DVD player. But just what constitutes the perfect girls movie night in?

Enjoying a girls night in.

Enjoying a girls night in.

Step this way and I will tell you what I love to do to unwind with the girls.

1. Choose your perfect films. For a girls night in you need some classic chick flick movies, films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Grease, Dirty Dancing, The Devil Wears Prada, or anything with Sandra Bullock or Reese Witherspoon. But for the ultimate girlie movie night, it will have to be Sex in the City – the first movie. It has it all, tears, laughter and shoes. Make it even more memorable by watching it on a super large screen 4k TV the nearest thing to Cinema in your own home.

Sex and the City

2. Choose your food. A great Chinese takeaway is my favourite, King Prawn Curry with fried rice is my meal of choice. But sometimes it is also lovely to raid the supermarket nibble aisles for peanuts, doritos, Percy Pigs, Pringles, literally any finger foods and nibbles that can be put in bowls and munched, continously throughout the evening.

3. Drinks. You are not leaving the house, you are not driving anywhere, so you can enjoy a stress free, guilt free drink. I love  sweet Vermouth, so long Martini’s with lots of ice would be my favourite choice now it is no longer Pimms season (my other fave). As the nights turn chillier, you could opt for a Bailey’s hot chocolate with lots of frothy cream.

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4. Pamper. It’s movie night, you’ve got your pj’s on, so why not enjoy some pampering treats? Put on a deep cleansing mask like Kiehls Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Mask, and chill out while it does its job. You could also enjoy a manicure or pedicure, taking the opportunity to try out new products or techniques.

How would you spend your perfect movie night?

New Ways to have a Girls Night Out and a Girls Night in

The cliche of a girls night out on the town, with lots of wine, heels and clubbing is fun when you’re younger – and even when you’re older, on the odd occasion. But lets face it, it’s gets boring. Night outs on the town always tend to end the same way, either you have to get a taxi back early because the baby sitter needs to be relieved, or you stumble home drunk after some ill advised dancing in a club full of youngsters and suffer through a monumental hangover for the next three days.

 No one wants to completely shelve the drinking and dancing nights out with the girls – after all, much fun is often had and it’s great to dress up once in a while – but sometimes you just want to do something else with your friends, something that doesn’t necessarily involve massive expense and too much booze.

Girls night out Hollywood style

Girls Night Out Blogger Style

 I’ve come up with some excellent ideas for alternative girls nights out – and girls nights in!

 Book group

Yes, we know book groups have become a bit of a cliche, but they shouldn’t be underestimated when it comes to having fun. For those who aren’t big readers, it can be a way to get into books you wouldn’t normally have tried, and even if you’re not into them, arguing about why you think it’s rubbish can be just as much fun. Best of all, it’s an excuse to get your very busy friends together at a dedicated time every month, in the same room, where you can catch up, chat and have a laugh – and it doesn’t have to break the bank.

 Knitting circle

It’s become clear that crafts and knitting are no longer the mainstay of the old and infirm. It’s been cool to crochet for a while now, and the added benefit for getting involved with any kind of crafting is you can make your own stuff. Baby blankets, scarves, presents, toys… all of these are within your grasp. The relaxation and sense of achievement that comes from actually making something of your own is also a plus, as is the fact that you can get all your crafty friends together and make a night of it. Wine is always an option too!

Hitting the bingo hall

Bingo is classic entertainment and, over the last few years, thanks to the popularity of  best bingo uk  it’s lost its stigma as a game for oldies. Getting a group of friends together and hitting the local Bingo house can be so much fun – and you get to win some cash as well! Food and drink tends to be cheap and it doesn’t cost much to play loads of games in a session, so it’s good value for money and definitely one for the competitive friends in your group!

 Pick a film

Going to the cinema is inexplicably expensive these days – parking, a ticket and a drink can easily set you back over £15. Why not get the girls around to yours and take it in turns to pick a film – whether a classic or a new release – to enjoy as a group. The money you’ll save from not going to the flicks could be spent on wine and nibbles and it’s a guaranteed fun night out and in for everyone.