Plan a Holiday Girls' Night In

Exchange small gifts like costume jewelry at your girls' night in.

It's not always easy to get together with your girlfriends over the busy holiday season, so host a fun girls' night in to catch up and enjoy some fun activities, good food, and toast to the season! A little planning and preparation is all it takes to host a fun night with the girls, and the event can even be an opportunity to enjoy a few indulgences. Here's a quick guide for planning a holiday girls' night in:

Girls' Night Holiday Pampering Session

Host a spa night with the girls so you can treat everyone to a little pampering during the busy holiday season. It's not always easy to book a spa day in the midst of holiday shopping and a busy social calendar, so host a spa-themed night with DIY manicure stations and facials. This will give everyone a chance to look and feel great over the holiday season.

Mini Gift Exchange

Another option for getting the girls together for a fun night in is to host a mini holiday gift exchange. Whether it's for nail polish, treats, or costume jewelry, pick a specific item, set a budget range, and assign everyone a recipient to shop for. This can be a fun way for attendees to make new friends and shop for (and receive!) budget-friendly gift items.

Holiday-Themed Snacks

You'll need to put together some snack plates and platters for holiday events you're hosting, so consider making up both sweet and savory dishes. Miniature desserts are sure to be a hit this holiday season and can be the perfect complement to red wine, beer, and cocktails you're serving this season. A simple dessert for a holiday platter is chocolate cookie truffle balls. Try this recipe for your upcoming gathering:

Chocolate Cookie Truffle Balls

Ingredients:

One package (16 oz.) chocolate cookies

One package (8 oz.) full fat cream cheese

1 package white chocolate chips

Directions: Blend the crushed chocolate cookies with cream cheese until combined, then shape the dough into small balls that are about one inch in diameter. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for one hour or until firm. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave, then dip each ball into the chocolate. Set the truffles to dry on a sheet of foil or wax paper.

Holiday Cocktails and Drinks

Remember to always respect the legal drinking age. Learn more about the Anheuser-Busch pledge to drink responsibly. Set up a small table for a DIY cocktail bar and include some holiday-themed drink mixers for guests to pick and choose from. You could make up a premixed pitcher of holiday favorites like the 'Peppermint Stick' made with white crème de cacao, peppermint schnapps, and real cream. Serve beer in fun, holiday-themed pint glasses. For a more traditional holiday drink, serve mulled wine made with real fruit.

Content by Sabah Karimi.