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?
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.
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.
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?