A Complete Guide to Throwing the Ultimate Girls Night In

When was the last time you hung out with your girl friends? As you grow older, it becomes much harder to stay in touch with your closest friends. All too often, work and family life get in the way of spending time with them. If you’ve been missing your girl friends, take this as a sign to start planning the ultimate girls night in together! 

The world might be a little quieter than usual due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host an unforgettable girls night in with your closest friends. With video conferencing apps like Google Chat and Zoom, it’s easier than ever to connect with friends no matter where they are. To help you plan the best girls night in of your life yet, we’re offering a full planning guide just for you. Prepare for a night filled with the best ice cream in NYC, games, bonding, and more! 

8 Fun and Creative Ideas for the Perfect Ladies Night In

Settle in and get ready for the best night ever with movies, games, and the best ice cream in NYC (no matter where you live)!

group of women spending time togetherThe clubs may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a fun girls’    night in with your best friends!

1. Make some custom ice cream cocktails

Yep, you heard that right. You can now purchase special cocktail kits that combine two of the greatest treats ever: ice cream and booze. You don’t have to throw an in-person ice cream cocktail party either. Just video call your group and enjoy some fun ice cream cocktails virtually. 

Tipsy Scoop’s boozy ice cream packs are the ultimate girls night in party favors! Wine, tequila, sangria, bourbon, and other alcohols are infused with popular ice cream flavors to make fun combos like:

  • Strawberry White Sangria Sorbet
  • Spiked Mint Chip
  • Dark Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel
  • Strawberry Chocolate Kiss Martini

Once you finish one — or two — pints you’ll wonder why no one thought of creating delicious alcohol-infused ice cream pints until now. 

2. Throw on a movie or binge some TV

While you enjoy your spiked ice cream, you can turn on Netflix or Hulu for a fun film and TV marathon. If you’re doing your girls night in virtually, you can use Teleparty to stream some of your favorite films and TV shows online. 

Not sure what to watch? Here are our favorite films and TV shows according to their genre!


  • Bridgerton
  • Emily in Paris
  • Someone Great


  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • Mindhunter
  • Gone Girl


  • Black Mirror
  • Outlander
  • Doctor Who


  • Midsommar
  • Hereditary
  • The Haunting of Hill House

3. Host a little tasting party

Do your friends love cooking? Have them bring in dishes of their favorite foods for a little tasting party! You can stick to a cohesive theme that stipulates what kind of dishes people should bring or you can make it a free for all and let people bring anything they want. If you plan on enjoying some booze-filled ice cream later, this tasting party can be a fun prelude to it! 

4. Organize a gift exchange

Why wait until Christmas to treat your best friends? The pandemic has been mentally draining for everyone, so take this girls night in as a chance to remind your friends how much you value and care about them. You can bring a little party favor for everyone or if you’re on a budget, you can schedule a secret gift exchange. Make sure you set a price limit for everyone to follow. 

You can exchange gifts in-person, which is best if you are throwing a girls night in with roommates, or deliver the gifts right to the recipient’s house so you can host a virtual gift exchange. 

5. Bring out some games

Cards Against HumanityWho doesn’t enjoy playing a fun little card game?

Girls night is the perfect time to bring out some games! While going on a movie and TV marathon is fun, it doesn’t hurt to take a little break and play some classic games like Cards Against Humanity or Clue. If you don’t have any board games at home, that’s ok. You can find a number of fun group games on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Many of these games like Among Us and Uno can be played online, making them perfect for your next virtual game night! 

6. Practice your crafting skills

Crafting is a fun way to unwind while also expressing your creativity. Before getting together for your girls night in, look up some interesting craft ideas to try with your friends. They don’t have to be elaborate. You can just fill in adult coloring books if it pleases you. But if you’re feeling adventurous you can try creating amazing pieces like a knit scarf or a crochet animal. When you leave, you’ll have a new accessory or decoration for your home!

7. Create a mini spa

The past year has been stressful. Schedule a mini spa session into your girls night in so you can relax and unwind. You can order fun products like:

  • Face masks
  • Scented candles
  • Moisturizer
  • Pillows

Make sure you create a spa playlist to listen to while you and your friends pamper yourselves. 

8. Make time for a mini book club meeting

If you and your friends love reading, you can schedule a little book club meeting into your girls night in! There are so many wonderful books to read right now. Not only does reading help pass the time, but having a regular book club to attend gives you something to look forward to every week. 

Planning a girls night in can get a little stressful. But these tips are sure to help you throw one that your friends will love! If you’re throwing a completely virtual girls night in, many of these ideas can easily be arranged for an online setting. This allows you to continue to practice social distancing while also enjoying some quality time with your best friends. 

Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in NYC

The best ice cream in NYC has an extra ingredient — booze. 

Warning: this ice cream cocktail will make you a little tipsy.

Have you ever tried alcohol-infused ice cream? If not, you’re really missing out. Tipsy Scoop offers fun and creative ice cream cocktails filled with popular booze like wine, sangria, tequila, and vodka. If you live in New York City, you can pick up some Tipsy Scoop—the best ice cream in NYC—or have it delivered right to your doorstep. But don’t lose hope if you live nowhere near the Big Apple. Tipsy Scoop also offers special delivery services for states around the U.S. Shop our most popular pints now!

Disclaimer: We are still in the midst of the pandemic and therefore need to continue practicing certain safety precautions. This includes wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and getting tested if you experience any symptoms. If necessary, you can still try many of these fun girls night in ideas for video chat!