How To Host The Perfect Girl’s Night In

We love celebrating special moments with our girls. Although we love a good GNO, sometimes it’s way more fun to stay in and throw a fabulous party at home. Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day, a birthday, or the fact that it’s Friday, here’s how you host the perfect & stress-free girls get together for Galentine’s Day or to celebrate each other’s friendship any time.

Get your invites out

Skip the text invite and make the invitation super official with a cute e-invite. For this party we chose a free Paperless Post flyer! They have the cutest customizable templates that will go perfectly with your theme, you can even add fun gifs and stickers.

We suggest sending out the invites at least 2 weeks in advance to give the busy ladies in your life enough time to plan ahead.

Stressed about cooking? Order Rouses catering

Y’all know we love to cook, but when you’re hosting a party for a bunch of ladies and you’re wanting to have the most #extra party ever, shopping for ingredients and cooking can get very stressful.

Instead, we highly recommend that you choose to cater your party from your closest Rouses Market. You can get everything you need through their catering offerings making it an easy one stop shop. Their specialty cheese selections are to die for, they have an amazing wine selection, and everything is always super fresh. Your guests will be impressed by all of the different apps, party trays & desserts!

For our Galentine’s Day celebration, we went for a wine tasting theme so we chose a cheese plate, Italian meats plate and different small bites that would complement the Chloe Wines we’d be having.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Almond Petit Fours drizzled in pink and red
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Mini Meatballs with BBQ Sauce and Mini Corndogs with Mustard Dipping Sauce
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Italian Meat Tray & Cubed Cheese Tray with Port Wine Cheese Ball
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King Hawaiian Cubano Tray

Ordering Rouses Markets catering was such a breeze; you can simply call the store of your choosing to place your order, give them a date and time and it’ll all be ready for you to pick up at the concierge’s desk. Also, for the babes on a budget (like us), their catering options and in-store offerings are very VERY affordable! #blessed

PS: Whatever your theme is, we highly recommend ordering their mini corndogs. The babes LOVED them.

Shop for ‘grammable decor

Of course you’ll want to capture the memories from your Girls Night In! Don’t forget to shop for cute decorations and props that will make the photos extra cute.

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Our event was extra ‘grammable thanks to the lovely resident community room on the 20th floor of Four Winds Apartments in the CBD.

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Think of a fun and unique hashtag, and add it somehow into the decor to make the theme extra special.

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As a fun gift (and future conversation piece) for our girls we had copies of How to Fall in Love, A Novel at every place setting. We can’t wait for all of us to read it. Join our unofficial book club and purchase it here.
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Our set up also included jewelry boxes from Badass NOLA Babe, Cristy Cali!

Prep a good playlist

A good themed party needs to have a good playlist to go along with it! Thankfully Spotify has curated playlists for literally every theme and mood. Search away ladies, and you’ll find great playlists for your party. We suggest having a pre-selected queue of songs so you can avoid stressing about having the perfect tunes when the guests arrive.

Have fun

You don’t have to wait till the party to start having fun, treat yourself to hair and make up so you can be extra relaxed by the time your gals arrive. Buff Beauty Bar is the perfect place to get ready for any special occasion. From makeup and blowouts to spray tans and manis, their talented team offers anything you could need to feel beautiful. Plus, they’ve always got the rose and bubbles chilled 😉

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Loved our blowouts and make up by Buff Beauty Bar!

At the party, focus on the fun conversations, the tasty catered food, and the good wine! Anything else can wait. Put your phone away (except for photos) and give your girls your time and attention. After all, you worked this hard to be the perfect hostess so you deserve to enjoy every second of your party.

Have fun, Babes!

XOXO

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The Huji app takes the cutest photos with vintage filters!

We partnered with the brands mentioned above to throw our Galentine’s Day party. All opinions are our own.

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