The Not-So Subtle Art of Girls Night: What to Eat, Drink, and Do With Your Adult Besties

The Not-So Subtle Art of Girls Night | She Saw Style
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The Not-So Subtle Art of Girls Night | She Saw Style

Ah, girls night. The mystical and magical, somewhat illusive event of romantic comedies and the hopes and dreams of a little girl all grown up.

They seem so challenging to achieve as an adult, yet when they happen, they can be the best thing for the heart and soul of a woman. Girls night is when secrets are spilled, friendships are deepened, and wine is consumed in abundance. It’s also so incredibly important for women of all ages. As kids, we crave laughter and time together, goofing off with nail polish and face masks. As adults, we laugh at the idea of a slumber party, thinking it was an event best left in our childhood.

What we sometimes forget is how vital these girls nights can be. They’re empowering and a wonderful way to explore outside of our comfort zone. That’s why I am bringing back the not-so subtle art of the girls night and sharing the ultimate guide to the best time you’ve ever experienced with your girlfriends.

*Special thank-you to Kaylyn and Joanna for joining me for these fun girls night photos. Our awkwardness made for the most insanely fun evening I’ve had in a long, long time! The Not-So Subtle Art of Girls Night | She Saw Style The Not-So Subtle Art of Girls Night | She Saw Style

How to make the most of girls night:

Plan in advance – but not too far in advance. So often we tend to fall into the vicious cycle of “let’s get coffee!” and four months later, you still haven’t gotten coffee. Girls night is way more important, so track down your key group of ladies, and find the best night for the majority, then MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Have lots of wine – Dr. Pepper and root beer may have been the drinks of choice as a child, but wine is where it’s at for adults. Depending on how many gals may be attending, you’ll want at least one bottle of red, one of white, and of course a rosé is necessary. Also keep sparkling waters or a lemonade on hand in case there’s anyone who doesn’t drink alcohol.

Along with alcohol, make sure there are snacks – some nice options would be good cheeses and crackers, popcorn, pita chips and hummus, and Oreos. Also having a food delivery app readily available on your phone is pretty necessary. You never know when someone will have an emergency craving for Chipotle or Chick-fil-a.

Icebreakers are awesome – but not the cheesy kind. If there are babes within the group who don’t know each other very well (or at all), you might hope that they’ll bond. Wine is certainly helpful, but having something in common to giggle over is really important. When I hosted my last girls night, I had us do a goofy photoshoot. It was awkward at first, but then the laughter from the awkwardness immediately broke the ice and we were all making plans for next time by the end of the evening.

Revolve around a movie – sometimes a theme isn’t a bad idea. Having the entire night’s focus be on “Clueless,” “13 Going on 30,” or “Bridesmaids” could create a really fun and unique atmosphere. Make snacks from the film, wear your pajamas, and watch the movie together with your girls. It’s almost inevitable that there will be little watching and more chatting about the film – but it’s an awesome way to bond.

Revert to childhood – face masks, manicures, and icing each other’s bras. Okay, maybe not that last part! 😂 Taking it back to being 10 years old can be a blast, and you get to escape the reality of adulthood for a little bit. Gossip about boys, wear a Jonas Brothers t-shirt, and just have fun!

Know that no matter whether there’s two ladies there or fifteen, it’ll still be one of the most special nights of your life – you’ll create memories you’ll never forget, new friendships will be made, and the laughter will be so good for you!

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  • Reply
    May 6, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Food, wine, and t.v. makes for the best girls night! Cute post!

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    Hillary Conheady
    May 6, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    This is just so fun!! And I agree, snacks are a girls night must!!

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    Anna English
    May 6, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    A good girls night in always ends up being such a fun time!

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    Kait Elizabeth
    May 6, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    This is so cute! Also, I think everyone should rock a Jo Bro shirt NO MATTER WHAT! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    May 6, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    This looks like SO much fun. I need the snacks no matter what occasion. 😀


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    Clare @ Oh These Are The Good Old Days
    May 6, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    awww i’m jelly. thanks for the inspo!! i am siting at work dreaming of my two best friends. gotta make it happen.

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    May 6, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Good wine always required for a great night with my besties! Bonus points if its Rose!

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    May 6, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Yup! I need this in my life! My BFF’s from high school and I still do sleepovers, but we live in different states.

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    Tara Fuller
    May 6, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    this is too cute! looks like the perfect night to me!

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    May 6, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    So fun! I love those wine glasses. This is sounds like a fun evening!


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    May 6, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    This sounds like such a fun girls night! I wish my girlfriends lived closer to me, our get togethers are too few these days! But slumber parties with them are always amazing!

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    May 6, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    You girls look like you’re having so much fun! Girl’s nights are the best!

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    Sabrina | The Budding Optimist
    May 6, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    You gals are so adorable! My ideal girls night is Netflix, chips, cheese and cured meat!

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    May 7, 2019 at 1:16 AM

    This is such a fun post and you ladies are so cute!! Love a great girls night, even if that just includes my daughter and I lol!

    cute & little

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    May 7, 2019 at 3:39 AM

    I’m still waiting to find myself the right group of gal pals, but I still believe nights like this are somewhere in my future! I can’t think of anything better than a movie night with all your closest friends!

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    May 7, 2019 at 7:49 AM

    Clueless! I basically need to use any reason I can to watch this movie. It’s my favorite. My husband didn’t believe me when I told him I knew everything and then he wasn’t very impressed when I proved him wrong. It’s definitely a girls’ night movie!

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    Taylor Mobley
    May 7, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    I love this!!!! My girlfriends are my favorite people and girls nights like this are the best.

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    Lina Melo
    May 7, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Wow nice blog post!

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    ashley hargrove
    May 7, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Oh my gosh this is so much fun!! Looks like y’all had such a blast shooting this!! I wish I could wrangle up my girlfriends to do something like this! haha

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    May 7, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Girls night is the best night! I love all the suggestions you shared too! Looks like you all had the best time together.

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    Mandy Gragg
    May 7, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    I’m always at such a loss on what to do for girls nights, this is FABULOUS!! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try something like this!

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    Laura Botkin
    May 7, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    A girls night sounds so fun! I am going to have to plan one with my friends!

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    May 7, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    We’ve had a couple of girls nights with wine and Disney movies – it’s always been a great time! This post makes me want to plan another one now.

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    May 7, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    I should have read this post before I had an impromptu girls night last Saturday! At least we had the wine and food part down though!

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    May 7, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Aww this sounds like fun! I love all of these tips, especially the one about reverting back to childhood 🙂 A girly movie is always a must too!

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    Sarah Lindner
    May 7, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Girls nights are the best nights! Movies + Rose + My girls = best times!

    xoxo Sarah

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    Perri Nicholson
    May 7, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Girls nights are AMAZING! They are few and far between right now with two rambunctious little boys in my house, but when they do come around, I cherish them. We are all about the girly movies!

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    Kait | Slumber & Scones
    May 7, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    This sounds like so much fun! I haven’t had a real girls night in forever, and definitely need to plan one soon.

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    May 7, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    This is such a great post! It’s true that planning in advance can help a ton for everyone’s schedules. It’s all about making the time for your friends ❤️

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    Kenzi - Life of a Sister
    May 8, 2019 at 5:54 AM

    This is such a cute post! I love having a girls night in, it’s always needed when you least expect it. It looks like so much fun in your pictures, I’ll have to get a few girl friends together soon!

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    May 8, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    This is so fun! These types of gatherings are so vital because they enable us to be ourselves, which can promote confidence in everyday life!

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    Laura S
    May 8, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    A girls night sooo much needed and these are such great tips!

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    Jasmine Vargas
    May 8, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    I love having girls night. It’s always fun when wine & food are involved. We love playing board games and just talk. It’s also a great way to catch up.

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    Laura Leigh
    May 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    These are the absolute cutest! Adore these shots. Nothing better than a wonderful girls night with your besties. Great tips and recommendations!

    xo Laura Leigh

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    May 8, 2019 at 10:12 AM

    So cute! Looks like you all had such a great time! Snacks are a must for sure 🙂

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    Azanique S Rawl
    May 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    There’s nothing a glass of wine and face masks with your besties cannot fix! How fun 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

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    Julia Comil
    May 8, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    The perfect way to spend a graet girl nights! Cheese snacks will make me really happy

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    Tonya Morris
    May 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    This is so cute! I am definitely in desperate need of a girls night!

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    Audrey White
    May 8, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    That rosé is always my drink of choice for girls’ night too!

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    May 9, 2019 at 11:44 PM

    Girls night is always fun with some wine and Netflix! I need some asap 🙂 you ladies look gorgeous and so fun

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    May 11, 2019 at 3:14 AM

    looks so fun, and i love rose!

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    Lauryn Hock
    May 13, 2019 at 11:47 AM

    This looks like such a fun time! It’s easy to forget how to relax and enjoy yourself when life is so busy all the time!

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