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Girls Night Ideas for Strange Times

6 Girls Night Ideas to Get You through 2020

Let’s face it: 2020 has made everything weird, including hanging with your friends. Remember when you used to complain about how you and the girls always did the same things every time a get together is planned? Well, those days are long gone. And while you likely find yourself longing to have them back, it’s time to adapt to these strange times. The following are some girls night ideas that are pandemic-friendly and fun. Don’t forget your masks!

Staying at home is the new going out

Many of our favorite places to cut loose are shut down or close early. Staying at home, and inviting friends over is the new going out. Date night ideas for a house party are a bit different these days. If the weather allows, keep the party outside. Think, back yard barbecues, wine and appetizers on the front porch, or even a picnic on your deck. If you want to keep it active, organize some outdoor games like croquet, volleyball, or Frisbee.

Girls Movie Night Out!

Movie theaters may be closed or hard to get into, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch your favorite badass female led Netflix series for girls night on the big screen! Purchase a large white sheet and one of these awesome home projectors. Then screen your favorite female led binge worthy shows in style.

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Make girls night cocktails

If you tend to channel Carrie Bradshaw and Co and head for the nearest cocktail bar to catch up over a Cosmo, why not spice things up a bit and learn to make your favorite tipples? Cocktail masterclasses are great fun, but you’ll have to get creative until the start up again. YouTube or search your favorite sips, invite the girls over to try their hands a mixology. There’s even a cool app you can download for your phone. It has tons of recipes to get you through to 2021. Try these cocktails.

Catch a gig

Why not swap the club for a pandemic sanctioned a live gig? You can buy no fee tickets online. Look out for listings on the Internet and Facebook. Sign up to mailing lists to be the first to hear when your favorite artists are coming to town. You could also make a weekend of it and book an overnight stay if you’re traveling to a different city or state for the event. 

Try a new exercise trend

It’s the start of the year, and most of us are thinking about ways to get in shape. Have your girlfriends try out a new fitness trend with you. The range of online classes on offer now is staggering. You can do anything from yoga and spinning to HIIT and dance. Exercising is much more fun with your friends, and you might just discover a new activity you love.

Get creative

Creative activities can be hugely enjoyable, but they’re also great for your mental health. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next girls night, you can stream online classes an learn how to paint or draw. Or just buy a whole bunch of art supplies and some wine and let the girls get inspired after a glass or two.

If 2020 has you stumped for girls night ideas that are as fun a pre-pandemic outings, why not try these activities for size? Switching up your social plans will enable you to spend quality time together and have loads of fun, and you might even find activities that stick after the world opens up again. 

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Annette Benedetti
Annette Benedetti
Annette is a writer, editor and photographer from Portland, OR. Her work appears in a variety of publications including Bust, Red Tricycle, Motherly and Domino. When she’s away from her desk she can be found teaching women yoga at wilderness retreats, exploring new cities across the states and hiking the trails at Mt. Rainier—one of her favorite places on earth.
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