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43 Fun Girls’ Night Ideas & Amazing Squad Goals for a Really Fun Night Out!

Getting the girls together but don’t know where to go? These exciting girls’ night out ideas will help you make some memories!

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Let’s all be honest with ourselves: girls’ night out is one of the most important events of the week. We all need time to catch up with friends, gossip about the latest events in our lives, and just relax. But what do you do when the usual girls’ night out ideas get stale?

Now, having a wine and movie night is fun every once in a while. But do you really want to do that every time you get together with your gal pals?

Our advice is not to stick to the same old routine each time—that’s a good way to make a fun thing go bad pretty quickly.

So, before your fun runs out, read this feature to find some crazy, creative, and fun girls’ night out ideas! With these new suggestions, you can get back to making lifelong memories every Friday night.

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Girls’ night out the right way

We can’t tell you enough how vital it is to have frequent girls’ nights. While it’s fun to drag our boyfriends or husbands along and go out as couples, there is something special about getting your best girlfriends together and letting loose.

Although we all want to do this as much as we can, sometimes we just run out of ideas on what to do in order to make girls’ night eventful and fun.

But fear not! Here are some awesome and exciting ideas for your girls’ night out that will make you forget all about those boring wine nights.

1. Painting party with a twist

We’re sure you’ve probably heard of the trend of pairing wine drinking and painting. If not, then the idea is you have a couple glasses of wine and paint in a class with all your friends. Well, you can do the very same thing at home, too! [Read: 43 really fun things to do at home when you’re bored, broke, and alone]

What’s the twist? How about instead of painting a copy of a picture, you hire a sexy male stripper, make him sit there in all his half-naked glory, and do your best to paint him? Talk about a fun night!

2. Fake bachelorette party

This might be a little immoral, but what the heck? You deserve a fun night with your friends! And what’s more fun than a bachelorette party?

Throw on some penis attire, have someone put on an old veil, and be prepared for fun and free drinks! After all, if none of you are getting married soon, what other chance are you going to get?

3. Movie night with drinking games

As the name suggests, why not choose a movie and create a unique drinking game tailored to that movie?

For instance, you could watch a chick flick and have a drink for every romantic comedy cliché you see. Or you could watch an action movie and do a shot every time a villain details his next move.

The possibilities are endless!

4. DIY-athon

More commonly known as a Pinterest Fail Party, choose a craft or two from Pinterest, follow the instructions to the letter… and see how effective your chosen craft is. Extra points for anyone whose creation is unrecognizable compared to the original idea!

5. Teenage sleepover!

Want to hearken back to your teen years, but haven’t worked out time travel yet? It’s okay! You can still bring back your teenage years with a nostalgic slumber party.

Order some pizza, bring your PJs, and settle in for a night of nail painting, makeovers, and girl talk.

Of course, being adults, your nail painting could be punctuated with cocktails, and your girl talks dotted with some more “mature” content! [Read: Girly drinks – 33 best and most common staples every girls’ gotta know]

6. Make a music video

Whether country music is your jam, or 70s rock gets you going, throw on some genre-appropriate attire, grab some hairbrushes, and rock on. Lip sync, dance, throw your hair around—imitate the behavior of your favorite band and record it all.

If nothing else, then you’ll have something to laugh about down the road.

7. Thrift store competition

Take your friends to your nearest thrift store and race to see who can find the highest heels, the worst dress, or the most distinctly 80s item.

A thrift store competition requires only a handful of change and a whole lot of creativity, so what’s stopping you from trying out this girls’ night out idea?

8. Pole dancing lessons

Although this is one of the pricier options on the girls’-night-out-idea list, what’s better to do with your girls than learn how to work a pole like a pro?

Throw on some leggings and a cute top, and learn how to dance like a real sexy showgirl. [Read: The girl’s guide to strip clubs and female strippers]

9. Have an extra photoshoot

If your Insta profiles are looking a little barren, then take some Insta-worthy pics of each other with a super extra photoshoot.

Get all glammed up, do your nails and hair, and snap some selfies or group photos. It doesn’t matter if you’re not going anywhere special—your followers will think you are! And who takes better snaps than your besties?

10. Candle and soap making

The internet is full of recipes for candle and soap making, so why not have a go at making your own?

With only a few ingredients and plenty of patience *and perhaps some wine*, you can spend time with your girls whilst creating something useful for your bathroom.

11. Adult toy party

Another potentially risqué option, an adult toy party allows you to explore aspects of your sexuality you might not have thought about before. Plus, you’ll have your girlfriends there to egg you on.

As a bonus, you might even learn a thing or two about existing bedroom favorites that you hadn’t thought about before.

12. Hit up some local free concerts

Most cities *and even some small towns* offer free concerts and festivals that are the perfect setting for a fun girls’ night out.

Food trucks, good music, and even some craft booths make this girls’ night out idea an easy hit.

13. Blindfold wine tasting

Get your best gals together, grab a few blindfolds, sample from at least five different bottles, and see who can guess the most types of wine.

Although this requires something of a refined palette to win, it’s an excuse to drink lots of wine with your best friends. And who could say no to that? [Read: 40 ways to have fun with friends, beat boredom, and create new memories]

14. Stroll the aisles at a record shop

If you’re looking for a fun and nostalgic activity to do with your friends, then why not take a stroll through a record shop?

Record shops are a great place to find hidden gems and discover new music. You can also browse the shelves and reminisce about your favorite albums from your childhood.

15. Take a pizza tour of your neighborhood

This is a fun way to try different types of pizza and support local businesses. You can start by making a list of all the pizza places in your area, and then narrow it down based on your preferences.

Once you’ve chosen a few places, you can start planning your pizza crawl!

16. Get your DIY on at a local shop

We already suggested having a go with a Pinterest fail party, but maybe that’s not up your alley.

Maybe you actually want to try your hand at a new skill and learn something practical under the supervision of a real pro. If so, grab the girls and head to a DIY workshop! [Read: 50 crazy and impulsive things to do with friends you won’t ever forget]

Go to a studio and enjoy a fully set-up session. Maybe you want to make jewelry, or maybe you want to paint pottery. Either way, there’s a shop for you. There are even shops that focus on specific crafts, such as knitting or crocheting.

17. Host a PowerPoint night

If you’re looking for a fun and laughter-filled activity to do with your friends, try hosting a PowerPoint night.

It might sound like one of the lamest girls’ night-out ideas you can imagine, but this is a great way to share your sense of humor and creativity with your friends!

You can make slideshows about anything and everything, from your favorite memories to your most embarrassing moments.

18. Do a pop music workout class

This is a great way to get your heart rate up and have some fun with your friends at the same time. There are classes set to any type of pop music you can imagine, so pick out one that suits you and your besties.

We’ve even heard of a class set to the music of Mamma Mia!, where you can sing and dance along to Abba as you work out.

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19. Book an online cooking class

We promise that some of our girls’ night-out ideas don’t involve getting sweaty. But this one will bring the heat to the kitchen and really spice up your lives!

With a cooking class, you can learn new recipes and make a delicious meal to enjoy together. Don’t worry if you can’t cook, either—there are classes for all ability levels.

20. Have your own night at the museum

Many museums now offer after-hours events that are perfect for a girls’ night out. These events typically feature DJs, drinks, and open access to select exhibits.

If you can’t make it to an in-person event, there are also many museums that offer virtual tours. You can explore museums from all over the world without ever leaving your couch!

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21. Hit up a bespoke cocktail bar

If you and your friends are tired of drinking the same wine on your weekly girls’ night, then check out a sophisticated bespoke cocktail bar for some fashionable drinks.

You’ll feel like you’re in Sex and the City as you sit sipping Cosmos with your closest friends.

At some bars, you can also learn about the art of mixology and create your own cocktails

22. Have your fortune told by a psychic

As with any psychic activity, make sure you’re responsible and know what to expect. But if you’re a little on the spooky spiritual side already, why not book in for a psychic reading? You can spend the rest of your girls’ night out working out what those super mystical signs meant.

Who knows, maybe your friendship was always written in the stars! [Read: Good friends are like stars – 18 ways to build lasting friendships]

23. Bowling

If you’re looking for a fun and competitive activity to do with your girls, why not go bowling? Bowling is still as fun as it was when you were kids! So, challenge your friends to a game or two and see who comes out on top.

Or, if you’re feeling a little futuristic, add a nightlife vibe by going glow-in-the-dark-bowling. [Read: The secret signs your friends are ruining your relationship]

24. Play tourist in your hometown

Here’s something you’ve probably never done: pretend you’re on vacation without ever leaving home. Soak up the sights as if you’re tourists, and explore new parts of your town that you never knew existed. You never know what you might discover just around the corner!

We take for granted the places we live in, but there can actually be a world of unexplored fun right on your doorstep! Don’t assume that just because you’re a local, you know about all the good local spots.

25. Sing it out at karaoke

You might not feel brave enough to belt it out at a karaoke bar on your own, but if you’re with a gang of your besties, it’s a totally different story. So why not try out one of the classic girls’ night out ideas and do some karaoke?

Trust us, you’ll enjoy it more than you think!

26. Have some laughs at a comedy show

Nothing beats a good laugh, and there’s no better way to get your fill than by attending a comedy show with your girlfriends.

Whether you’re a fan of stand-up, sketch comedy, or improv, there’s sure to be something for everyone at a comedy show. So grab some tickets, and get ready to laugh your heads off!

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27. Hit up one of those fancy movie theaters with the comfy seats

Sometimes, you just want to relax and enjoy a movie. But why not do it in style? Treat yourself to a luxury night at a fancy movie theater with comfortable seats, popcorn, and copious amounts of wine. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long week.

28. Spend a night at the opera

Feeling fancy? If you like girls’ night-out ideas with a touch of class, spend a night at the opera. It’s a timeless way to experience classical music and culture. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to dress up and feel fancy.

29. Treat yourself to a fancy restaurant

Dress up like celebrities and enjoy a night out on the town at a fancy restaurant. While you’re there, you can order whatever you want and indulge in some delicious food and drinks.

Or, you can stick to tap water and order the cheapest things on the menu. It’s all about the fantasy!

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30. Let out your inner roller girl

D-I-S-C-O… Go back to the 1980s and hit up the roller rink! Even if you’ve never skated before, most rinks will have somebody to give you a little tutorial so you don’t fall flat on your asses. They’ll even let you rent some skates, too.

31. Watch a meteor shower

Of course, you need to check a map of the stars for this one. Or, download one of those cool meteor tracking apps to make sure you’re under the stars at exactly the right moment.

However, even if you don’t see a meteor shower, stargazing is one of the most beautiful girls’ night-out ideas out there. Not many people get a chance to just find a dark spot and gaze up at the stars. It’s a truly magical experience!

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32. Head to a gallery opening

Support local artists by checking out a gallery opening. If you’re lucky, you might find your new favorite piece of art. It’s also a great way to meet new people and learn about the art scene.

Just make sure that you don’t turn up anywhere exclusive without an invite, though—that could be awkward.

33. Grab some tickets to a sporting event

For your next girls’ night out, why don’t you ditch the high heels and go see a local sports game? Whether it’s hockey, basketball, or rugby, there’s bound to be one sport that all your girlfriends will want to see.

There’s nothing like cheering on your favorite team with your friends! So, get hold of some tickets and let your competitive side out.

34. Check out a symphony orchestra

Experience the beauty of classical music by attending a symphony orchestra. You’ll be surprised at how relaxing it is to lose yourself in the majesty of classical music.

Also, even though you don’t get to talk, don’t think you won’t have fun. It’s just like a musical spa day, right?

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35. Throw it back with an ’80s/’90s/’00s dance party

Put on your dancing shoes and let loose at an ’80s/’90s/’00s dance party. If you’re into nostalgia, you can check your local clubs and event spaces to see the next time they’re hosting a themed night. Or, just organize your own!

Wherever you get down, this is one of the best girls’ night out ideas to relive good times.

36. Chill out in a late-night coffee shop

Sometimes, the best girls’ night out is a low-key one. There are still plenty of cheap coffee places that stay open all hours, and there’s a special thrill to being out so late after dark. Just sit and sip until the sun comes up!

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37. Put it all on black at a casino

Of course, we’re not suggesting you engage in irresponsible gambling behavior. But we are saying gambling can be a lot of fun! Check out your local casino and place a bet.

However, always make sure you set spending limits and look after each other.

38. Scream your heart out at an amusement park

Nothing beats the thrill of a roller coaster. Or the excitement of a water ride. Or just the sheer joy of screaming your heart out at an amusement park with your besties! So grab your tickets, pack your sunscreen, and get ready for a day of fun and adventure.

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39. Test your gracefulness at a ballet class

If you’ve always wanted to be a ballerina, then now’s your chance. Sign up for a ballet class and test your gracefulness. Even if it turns out you suck worse than an elephant on stilts, it’ll be a fun experience! And your girls can laugh about it later.

40. Go on a booze cruise

What could be more fun than cruising around on a boat with your friends and drinking? Nothing, exactly! Hire out a boat, pack some prosecco, and sail the open sea until you can paddle no more.

Plus, if you pick the right spot, you might even get to see some sea life!

41. Have an Airbnb staycation for one night only

Rent an Airbnb for one night and enjoy some quality time with your friends. You can cook your own meals, watch movies, and just relax. Sounds super chill, right? We think this is one of the most relaxing girls’ night out ideas on this list.

42. Try your luck with a random Groupon

Who knows what you might find when you try your luck with a random Groupon? It’s a great way to save money and try something new.

You could go to a new restaurant, try a new activity, or even get a massage. Maybe you’ll love it, maybe you won’t. But that’s the whole point!

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Although there’s nothing necessarily wrong with the usual movie night, these 42 girls’ night out ideas will take your next party from boring to instantly fabulous.

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...