Having a night in with your closest friends is one of life’s best gifts. After a long few weeks where you may not have seen each other, you’re bursting at the seams to share stories, catch up on life events, discuss new ideas that you just need to talk through together. If you can sometimes go a long time without seeing your friends, due to work/ family commitments, you need to get the night in just perfect. You want a night that is both relaxing and inspirational, to leave feeling empowered and bursting with ideas. Here’s a look at how to plan an inspirational night in with friends.
Snaps, snaps, snaps!
Made famous by Legally Blonde’s Miss Elle Woods, the snaps exercise is a must-do at any inspirational night in. You all sit together and anonymously write down positive things about each friend in the group and small bits of paper, fold up the paper and put them in the cup/ box. Everyone in the group passes around the box and picks out a piece of paper and reads out the positive message. This is a great way of all feeling appreciated and sharing what you love about each other. Sounds cheesy, but it is a great way to kick off an inspirational evening!
Food, glorious food
Food is one of those things that brings us together. If you want to have a great night in with your friends, you need to cook up some food that everybody loves, so that you can all sit around the table together and catch up over something delicious. Whether you look for a recipe online that you can cook, or you all bring a dish, make sure that your evening starts off with something fresh and delicious to eat. There’s nothing better than sharing a meal with the people that you love, you know?
There are so many incredible, inspirational movies to watch with your friends. Depending on what you’re in to, you could watch inspirational movies like The Secret or a title from Hay House. You could always watch a Hollywood classic like anything with Audrey Hepburn and of course there is always Bridget Jones. You can download torrent movies online if you can’t find what you’re looking for on Netflix, and if you want to go all out, then why not buy some bags of popcorn, and some other snacks? We promise that this guide isn’t totally about food, but, you know, who doesn’t love a bit of home-cinema popcorn?
Get the decor right
OK, so you don’t need to change your entire house up just for a girls night, but there are some things that you can do to make sure that your place looks just right. For example, putting fairy lights up and getting some fluffy throws at the ready will really help to make your home look cosy, and it will make your night as special as it can be. Getting some candles is also a good idea, as your living room will smell delicious, and the ambience will be just right.
Although not every member of your friendship group will be into drinking alcohol, getting the drinks right is key. Whether your friends prefer Prosecco, or you’re more herbal tea, it’s good to stock up on a few choise drinks. What’s better than having homemade juice, fresh flowering tea or kombucha created by you and your friends?
So, if you want to have a great night in with your closest friends, then keep these things in mind. If you do, you’ll be well on your way to having an inspirational night and be sure to leave brimming with ideas.
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”