There’s no better way to relax than with some delicious treats, yummy drinks and good company. However, if you’re the host of a girls’ night in, all this might seem like a challenge — especially if it was a last-minute decision. Take a breather and check out this list of easy recipes you can make in a flash. This way, you can partake in the fun alongside everyone else.
Mix up a Batch of Drinks
Don’t let the drinks stump you. It’s sometimes hard to cater to all tastes, but these recipes are sure to please any crowd. Go for an alcoholic option, as well as an alternative, so each of your girlfriends can indulge. This Rosé All Day Punch takes only minutes to make — mix your favorite rosé, a touch of vodka and blackberry juice. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. For the rest of the crowd, serve some Lemon-Basil Mojito Mocktails as well.
Both of these drinks take minimal effort and are delicious at any time of the year.
Put Together Some Simple Snacks
When you only have a few hours to prepare, you’ll want to go with food that’s both tasty and simple. Create a charcuterie board. All you need are a few types of cheese, meats, crackers and spreads. Serve a few light sides, like these Brussels and Leeks with Glazed Bacon or a bowl of hummus with some cut-up vegetables. Try not to overthink this part. Remember, the easier, the better.
Don’t forget dessert — it’s a girls’ night, after all. These No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Pops take about 20 minutes to make. Decorate them with sprinkles and icing for a bit of fun. Another easy choice is popcorn — drizzle with caramel and chocolate for a sweet treat.
Keep the Decorations Low-Key
Skip the streamers and balloons this time around. Instead, if you have the time, pick up some cute plates, napkins and cups and call it a day. Arrange your food and drink spreads on your dining room table for easy accessibility. Fluff up pillows and place cozy blankets all around your living room. Light a few candles for a warm glow. The goal here is to make the space look as inviting as possible.
Narrow Down a Few Activities
These occasions are the perfect excuse to catch up with friends, but activities are an excellent way to keep everyone entertained. Put on a sappy romantic comedy or play a game of Clue. Catch up on the most recent episode of “The Bachelor.” Take this time to pamper yourselves — set out nail polish and face masks so each guest can relax the right way. If you and your friends are more of a crafty bunch, make a few memorable scrapbooks.
Whatever activity you choose, keep it uncomplicated. Ask a few of your girlfriends to bring some supplies, so it’s not all on you.
Have a Carefree Night
A girls’ night in is a terrific way to decompress and reconnect with your friends. Make it as stress-free as possible with these tips and tricks.