41 Girls’ Night Ideas: Fun Indoor And Outdoor Activities

Liven up your playful pajama parties and make it an exciting night to be remembered.

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Girls’ night ideas can be difficult to come up with, especially for those with busy schedules and unique tastes in entertainment. But sometimes, you need this fun dose for socializing and to combat the stress of daily life. When your schedules are packed, taking a moment of relaxation to unwind with friends can make all the difference.

Planning too much for a girls’ night can prevent you from having a good time with your friends. So, take our advice and let us suggest some activities. Girls’ nights out aren’t planned; rather, everything occurs spontaneously. Therefore, you need to select group activities for the entire bunch to enjoy. Getting started is easy with these engaging, fun games. Check them out below!

Activities For Girls’ Night In

1. Have A Spa Night With Girlfriends

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This is a relaxing idea to lighten your mood and doesn’t need much planning. A few ideas are mani-pedis, facials, and hot-stone massages. If you feel like pampering yourself for some self-care, go for some things (like makeup) that are new on the market!

2. Watch A Scary Movie

Everyone does movie nights with their significant other. So, why not mix things up a little and do it with your girlfriends, too? Grab some snacks and pick out any latest scary movie you all are looking forward to seeing. If you want to get fancy about it, order some pizza or Chinese food for dinner and have everyone’s favorite drinks stacked!

3. Play Board Games

Board games are a great idea if you want to laugh and have fun with your friends and bond over silly gossip. Everyone loves to spend some quality time with the people they like, especially when they form stronger bonds while doing something so casual. Play simple games like Monopoly, Twister, or some other game that will get the competitive juices flowing.

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Keep the guest list under 10 to make the board games and the party manageable. You can interact and connect with your closed ones effortlessly.

4. Make A Wish List Of Things To Do

This idea hardly takes any planning but is super fun. It always brings out your passion and enthusiasm to do new things. You can split your list into things that are easy to do and difficult to do.

For instance:

Easy: Go to the movies on weekends, go camping overnight, take a road trip for one day.
Difficult: Travel to a new country, buy a new car, achieve financial stability over the next 2-3 years.

5. Have A Dance Party

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Put on your favorite playlist and be prepared to sweat it out with all your friends. Nothing beats the feeling of uninhibited dancing to your favorite songs with your closest girlfriends. A dance party is perfect for those who love staying in shape.

6. Engage In Creative Pastime

Bond with your friends over arts and crafts. Painting nails or empty glass bottles and even baking cupcakes can bring out your creative side without stressing you out. Plus, these activities can be a teaching moment for your friends who don’t know much about the craft, and there will also be souvenirs to take back home.

7. Cook Dinner Together

Cooking with friends is one of the best ideas because everyone loves to eat – and there’s nothing better than eating together as a group. You can cook something as simple as spaghetti and garlic bread or roast marshmallows over the stove. You can also turn to online cooking channels if you wish to experiment with something new and challenging.

8. Awaken Your Spirituality

If you are into meditation or want to explore your spirituality, all you need is a clean and clear space, some candles, and maybe some yoga mats. Pick out any spiritual guidebook or an online guided meditation video and start meditating. There’s nothing more relaxing than some mindful breathing exercises and connecting with your inner self.

9. Fancy Costume Party

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Plan ahead and prepare for an eclectic costume for your next girls’ night out. There are plenty of fun costume ideas to choose from, such as Disney characters or the Spice Girls. It can be a great photo opportunity; you can take amazing photos together to preserve your memories from the night.

10. At-Home Karaoke Night

Organizing a karaoke night has never been easier. If you don’t have a karaoke machine, connect your computer or phone to external speakers and play online songs with lyrics on any music app. You can also make an impromptu dance routine as you sing. It will surely be a lot of fun for everyone involved.

Going out once in a while and enjoying a night of fun and frolic with friends is something we all deserve. Let’s look at some ideas for a girls’ night out.

11. Binge-Watch Childhood Movies

Go on a trip down memory lane with your favorite childhood animation and horror flicks on your favorite streaming platform. Have each of your girlfriends pick out their movie and snuggle up on the couch in your pajamas for a relaxing and nostalgic movie night.

12. Organize A Book Club

Indulge your inner bookworm and organize a book club where everyone speaks about their favorite authors and books. Hold a small trivia quiz to test their knowledge or take an online quiz to find out which fictional character you are.

13. Put On A Play


If you miss going to the theater for some brilliant plays, don’t worry. Just do one at home with your girlfriends. Create a play with a proper storyline, characters, plot twists, costumes, and props. If you want to go old school, enact scenes from your favorite Greek or Shakespeare play for a memorable night together.

14. Paint An Art Piece

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Unleash your creativity and spend the night painting with your friends. Draw an object from your surroundings and ask your friends to guess what you painted for a night of laughter, fun, and unforgettable memories.

15. Build Your Fort

Turn your girls’ night into a fun slumber party with a blanket fort. Gather cushions, blankets, and boxes to create a massive fort in the bedroom. Decorate it with a faux fire pit, tables, and chandeliers to create an intimate and beautiful ambience.

16. Make Your Own Cocktail

Put your mixology skills to test and experiment with different cocktails at home with your girls. Gather the alcohol, ingredients, and equipment for making your cocktails. Customize your cocktail according to your respective preferences and top it off with some umbrellas and fruits for a delightful cocktail night.

17. Organize A Photoshoot

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Set up a photo booth in your backyard for an Instagram-worthy photo shoot. Put up fairy lights, buy some props, and rearrange your backyard furniture for a wonderful backyard shoot. You can set up a theme to make the photoshoot more exciting.

18. Make A Dance Video

Invite your girls and practice a trendy dance routine for a TikTok video or instagram reel. Set up the camera and shoot your own dance video. Do not forget to record some behind-the-scenes fun to watch later.

19. Repurpose Your Clothes

If you have too many old clothes that you no longer wear but don’t want to throw them out, it’s time to repurpose them. Ask all your girlfriends to bring some of their old clothes and sewing kits. Chop the clothes and stitch them into new, trendy outfits.

20. Read Your Palms

Bring out your inner astrologer and engage in some fun palm reading. Dim the lights, light some aromatic candles, and fill out an online form to get a detailed reading. Even if you don’t believe in astrology, it is a fun way of spending time with your girls.


Going out once in a while and enjoying a night of fun and frolic with friends is something we all deserve. Let’s look at some ideas for a girls’ night out.

Plans For Girls’ Night Out

1. Splash Into A Pool Party

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Decide on a warm evening and get your snacks and drinks to organize a low-budget pool party. You can also invite your friends over for a dressing-up session and make it an all-day affair. Head to the nearest community pool with a few movies and a portable music player at around 8 or 9 pm. It is bound to be a great night, filled with laughter and hilarious moments!

2. Gear Up For A Long Drive

Since you will have the whole night, plan a long drive during the evening with your friends. Choose a short distance so you can’t even feel the night going away. You can bring along some snacks and soft drinks to enjoy on the way. There are many options for food while driving, like fast food, drive-through restaurants, or some roadside stalls. Don’t forget the sing-along long-drive playlist!


3. Try Your Luck At Casino Night

Get together one evening and go for a girls’ night out to a casino. You can enjoy several games like poker, blackjack, and roulette. Try your luck and play for hours while catching up on each other’s lives. You can also grab some snacks or dinner at the casino while having fun with your friends.


4. Organize A Garden Tea Party

If you aren’t into wild girls’ night-out plans, take your friends out for a garden tea party (either outside or at your home). Make it an open invitation for your friends to dress up in lovely outfits and have the time of their lives. You can also choose some unique entertainment options like treasure hunts, which are available at reasonable rates.

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5. Go For A Cocktail Night

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It is, by far one of the most popular plans for a girls’ night out. Organize yourselves into a group and pay a visit to a nearby lounge or bar. You can get grooving on the dance floor for some fun time while sipping on your favorite cocktails.


Ensure to rent a limo for party hours or book an Uber for a cocktail night with your gals to avoid the ‘drinking and driving’ situation.

6. Attend A Live Concert

Get your earplugs and head to a live music show nearby. If there are no shows around, you can head to your local bar to catch a live performance by musicians or bands from your town.

A blogger shared her girls’ night out experience of attending an outdoor music concert, where a jazz and high school band and a Grammy winner performed. The experience was further improved when they also had a picnic while listening to the music. In her blog, she mentions, “The tables were beautifully decorated and it was quite a festive air. An interesting aside… food was not served that evening. Instead, tables got together and planned a picnic (i)!”

7. Shop Away

If you have been planning a shopping spree for a while, girls’ night out can be the day for it. Head out to your favorite mall and have some fun while shopping. After all, friends who shop together stay together. You can even head to a few local shops in the town to pick up jewelry for an evening party.

8. Participate In A Cooking Class

Bring out your inner master chef for this exciting girls’ night idea! Enroll yourself in an entertaining and informative cooking class led by personable, friendly chefs. You get to learn the basics of cooking while enjoying a wonderful time with your friends.

9. Get Bowling

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If none of the above suggestions suit your taste, and you feel there’s just too much excitement and energy rushing through your veins for the girls’ night out, look no further! Plan a fantastic bowling night with your friends. Get some snacks and drinks along to enjoy while cheering for each other. A little competition harms no one!

10. Experience Wine Tasting

It can turn out to be a great idea for wine lovers. You can enjoy different wines in the company of your friends while learning about the process of winemaking. Some delicious snacks can also accompany the exquisite pours.

11. Go Camping

Why not turn your girls night into something fun by going camping. Set up your tents, light a bonfire, roast some marshmallows, and play some music while watching the beautiful night sky together.

12. Go To An Amusement Park

Spend the day riding your favorite rides at an amusement park. If you and your gal pals are feeling particularly adventurous, get on the roller coaster and experience the beautiful world from the top while screaming your lungs out together!

13. Visit A Night Museum

Book a night museum tour for your gang with food and drinks. It will be a fun way of spending time with your girls while getting amazed by beautiful pieces of art and ancient artifacts. You can later hit a club for some drinks and music.

14. Attend A Stand-Up Comedy Show

Double the fun on a girls’ night out with a comedy show. Book front row seats and enjoy a night of fun and laughter. If you are lucky, the comedian might roast or talk to any of you.

15. Visit A Psychic

Get a glimpse into your future by visiting a psychic. Peer into the crystal ball or pick out the tarot cards to see what your future holds. Whether the predictions are true or not, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time with your friends.

16. Attend A Local Sporting Event

Gather your girl gang and buy tickets to the local sporting event. Sit on the front row, cheer on your favorite team, and enjoy some delicious nachos and beers with your girls.

17. Visit A Trampoline Park

Let out your inner child by paying a visit to a trampoline park. Tie your hair, wear comfortable clothes, and we guarantee you a day of laughter and relaxation. Show off your moves and catch a few poses on camera with your friends to mark the day.

18. Go Sightseeing In Your Town

You can keep things simple by exploring the local tourist attractions in town with your gals. Savor the famous dishes and snacks your town has to offer. Go on a shopping spree in your local market. Get your steps in while seeing the sights.

19. Attend An Opera

If you and your girlfriends have never attended the opera, now is the time. Carry opera glasses and dress in elegant outfits for a memorable night at the opera. Later, go for a lovely dinner at a fine dining restaurant to finish your girls night on a high note.

20. Participate In A Ballet Class

Ballet is an elegant dance form requiring great body control and grace. While you and your girls may not be the most graceful, it’s all about having a fun time and indulging the little girls in you. Who knows you might discover your hidden talent for ballet.

21. Go On A Cruise

If you live near the coast, board a cruise ship with your BFFs. You can either stay on the cruise for a few hours or spend the night on it. Eat at the restaurant, get drunk at the bar, and test your luck at the casino.

Be it a relaxing spa day, a movie night out, or simply playing board games whole night, these girls’ night date ideas are all about bonding activities for your tribe. Whether pre-planned with venue, theme, and a dress code in place, or an impromptu on the spot extesion of your incessant chatter, a girls’ night together is more about connecting while having fun. Drinks, shared stories and experiences, fun, and laughter makes the night memorable for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a girls’ night last?

You can plan for a girls’ night to go on for as long as you prefer. However, when planning a girls’ night, keep in mind your location, environment, and comfort of your friends. If it is a sleepover at someone’s place, it can last the entire night. However, if it is a night of clubbing out late, be careful if the area is safe enough for you to stay out beyond a certain timeframe.

Why is a girls’ night out important?

No one understands a girl better than another girl. After several days of overtime at work, dealing with a dysfunctional family, or overwhelming interactions with your romantic partner, it would feel great to let your hair down and confide in your girls. Girls’ nights are the best way to let loose with the girls while sharing your biggest concerns or spicy gossip with them. It also helps build healthy and lasting relationships with your girls, who will always have your back.

How often should you have a girl’s night?

Considering your busy schedules, having a girl’s night at least once in 1-2 weeks will work wonders for your mental peace.

Key Takeaways

  • Girls’ nights out can become really special when they are more spontaneous than tightly planned.
  • Spa sessions, dance parties, cooking together, conducting game nights or dinner parties are some fun activities to enjoy a girls’ night in.
  • A pool party, bowling, garden party, getting cocktails, going on a shopping spree, attending a live concert, and enrolling in art classes are some engaging ideas for a fun girls’ night out.
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JoAnn MooreMaster Wedding Planner

JoAnn is a Master Wedding Planner, a Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, a Certified Green Wedding Planner, and a Certified Sandals Specialist. She has 25 years of experience and has also authored a book titled “Laughing All the Way to the Altar.” Many of her weddings have been featured in Bride’s Magazine, Premier Bride Magazine, The Knot Wedding Magazine, and The...read full bio

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