This post is sponsored by La Crema, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.
Hear me out—a girls’ night out is necessary for every mom. We deserve to dress up, feel our best, and get out of the house. We need to connect with friends, fellow moms, and take an opportunity to step into our pre-parent selves. But every now and then, the effort it takes to plan and get ready for a night out—not to mention the hefty price tag that comes with it these days—doesn’t sound entirely appealing. And while a girls’ night out offers good fun potential, an at-home girls’ night can be just as fun, and sometimes even more enjoyable. Being in the comfort of our own homes allows us to relax in a way we just can’t when we’re out. And nothing feels better than spending an evening with our closest friends with no reservations or time limits. If you agree, you may already be thinking about or already in the process of planning a night in and looking for creative girls’ night ideas.
Wherever you’re at in the process, we encourage you to plan something out of the ordinary for the group. Whether it’s an outdoor movie night or a theme night, there are ways to make a girls’ night in even more fun than going out! Plus, going the extra mile means having the crème de la crème of refreshments available. We wouldn’t dream of going into a girls’ night without having several bottles of our favorite wine, La Crema, on hand. Read on for our favorite fun and creative girls night ideas, and the best wine to pair with each activity.
Like all good things, it takes planning to execute the perfect girls’ night in. The evening can be as simple or elaborate as you prefer. You can opt for a simple wine-and-vent hangout sesh, or go all-out with a theme or activity—whatever tickles your fancy. Either way, when hosting a get-together, some things to think about are:
For those of us who might be a little tired of playing Candyland and Guess Who? on repeat, breaking out some more grown-up games with your friends can be a great girls’ night idea. You could use only your phone for a fun favorite like Heads Up, go adult-themed with What Do You Meme? or For the Girls, or try an old-school throwback with Scattegories, Monopoly, or Twister. If you’re going old school, consider making it an ’80s or ’90s theme night with a timely playlist and encouraging your friends to dress in their favorite trend (neon or flannel shirts, anyone?).
For a lively night like this, we’re going to need a lively wine. Get your hands on a few bottles of La Crema’s Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. With a taste as spirited as game night, you’ll find flavors of crisp apple, lemon, and pear, as well as hints of oak.
It’s no secret that moms deserve every ounce of relaxation they can get. Add in our best girlfriends, a few bottles of wine, and our favorite movies, and we’ve got a heavenly combination. Hand select a few classic movies that leave everyone feeling all sorts of nostalgia. Encourage everyone to wear their coziest PJs and get ready to pile onto the couch together.
A cozy night in calls for a 2021 vintage Monterey Pinot Noir from La Crema. The plush texture of this bottle has notes of boysenberry, black plum, and rhubarb.
Get the competitive juices flowing with everyone’s favorite take-out meal, an energetic wine, and trivia. Break your group into teams and use either an online trivia website/app or any number of trivia games for a fun (and competitive) girls’ night. Take it a step further by opting for a themed trivia with something like a favorite TV show or movie.
Nothing will get everyone ready to crush the competition than La Crema’s vibrant Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc. The exotic aromas of this wine incorporate lemongrass and passion fruit paired with flavors of ruby grapefruit, kiwi, and white peach.
Because we all deserve a little extra pampering, let’s take matters into our own hands in the most fun way possible—with the girls! Pick up supplies like face masks, nail polish, hair masks, lip scrubs, and the like. Spend the night relaxing, laughing, and catching up, and leave feeling your absolute best.
A relaxing night like this would be incomplete without a decadent Durell Vineyard Chardonnay from La Crema. The perfect blend of aromas and flavors like golden peach and citrus blossom are complimented by Meyer lemon curd and ripe nectarine. This bottle is excellently suited for a night all about relaxing and revitalizing.
Get the wine pouring and the creative juices flowing by doing DIY crafts with some good friends. This is a great option whether or not there are proclaimed crafters in the group or everyone is a novice. Do something as simple as a small cross stitch pattern, or something seasonal like a festive wreath. Everyone will go home with not only memories of a fun night together, but a craft that will serve as a reminder of time well spent.
Pair a creative evening with an equally creatively crafted wine like this 2021 Monterey Chardonnay from La Crema. It’s filled with aromas of apple, graham cracker, and lemon followed by bold flavors of Asian pear and orange-tangerine—a combination that will surely delight the senses.
This post is sponsored by La Crema but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.