Remember those pajama parties in college where you ate lots of food and laughed until you cried? You can’t think of those fun times without thinking of hot wings, chips, and dip. Food is an essential part of a fun night with friends. Whether you’re curling each other’s hair or planning your dreamy all-girls trip, you’d want some delicious food ready for munching.
So, to help you plan your next ultimate girls’ night, here are some yummy food ideas.
Pizza, Pizza, and Some More Pizza
Everybody loves a good slice of cheese and pepperoni. When pizza’s chewy and crunchy texture meets its heavenly scent, it’s tough to resist. If you want to stir things up, get some fun flavors like Mac & Cheese pizza or BBQ chicken.
You can bake together, too (if the host opens their kitchen to your messy baking session). Make it a challenge by seeing who has the best-looking topping arrangement or who can make the best-shaped pizza. Now, settle on the couch for a movie marathon and let the calories care for themselves!
DIY Nacho Bar
Tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, jalapeños, sour cream, and some extra cheese — let’s get the party started! With a nacho station, you can make your unique dish. Everyone gets to try different combos and make their personalized version of the classic. Don’t forget some chicken pieces, black beans, and olives!
If you girls only want to enjoy flavors and not ruin your fresh manicure, you can hire a private chef for the night. For instance, if you’re in Florida, search for catering Bonita Springs FL, on Google, and you’ll find something that fits your needs.
A party can never be complete without desserts. Whip out your baking equipment and make some cute cupcakes. They’re easy to make, and when you frost them with colorful sprinkles or chocolate, you can turn them into real art pieces. Some flavors that always bring out the sweet tooth are red velvet, vanilla, and carrot cake. How about you pick a theme and make one flavor for each girl?
You can also fill your cupcakes with surprises like lollipops and little notes. This way, every girl can find out how special they are. So, round up your supplies and start decorating.
One board, multiple flavors. This one is for cheese and cracker lovers! A charcuterie board is a great way to serve foods you can’t normally find together. Get some prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, brie cheese, grapes, olives, and others of your choice. Arrange them on a large board and let your girl gang go wild with snacking!
If you’re looking for a no-cooking item to liven up your night, buy a charcuterie board. Just make sure you get one big enough to fit in all the goodness!
Have you ever heard about the Italian version of “build-your-own”? Bruschetta is a classic favorite and works perfectly on any girls’ night. Get some fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and a few of your favorite toppings like olives or pepperoni. Once you toast the bread and top it off with the ingredients, serve it on a platter for everyone to dig in.
You can add a variety of bread, from focaccia to crostini and even baguettes. Just make sure you provide some butter, too, in case anyone wants it!
Chilly nights are perfect for some warm, gooey cheese or chocolate fondue. Prepare cubed bread, fruits, and veggies to dip in the fondue pot. You’ll also need skewers and toothpicks to make the experience even more fun.
If your cravings don’t stop, add some savory bits like baby potatoes and sausages. Then, for the dessert die-hards, add marshmallows and cubes of pound cake to the mix.
Three-Cheese Pasta Bake
Nothing beats a creamy cheese pasta bake when it comes to comfort food. It takes barely any time to prepare, and you can make it ahead so you can enjoy the party without worrying about cooking. And, of course, it’s so filling. Just one big pot, and you’ll be down for the night.
Choose your favorite pasta shapes, like penne or fusilli, and add a mixture of cheese (cheddar, parmesan, and mozzarella) to make the perfect blend. Once you mix the pasta with a creamy sauce, top it off with some breadcrumbs and bake in the oven. Throw in some veggies to make it healthier too.
Salads and Sandwiches
For a light yet tasty snack, serve up some salads and sandwiches. You can use your favorite salad recipes or mix whatever you have in your fridge. Sandwiches also provide an easy way to keep your girls fueled up without getting full. Load them with cheese and veggies and some other fillings of your choice.
We recommend trying the classics like Caesar salad and tomato mozzarella sandwich. And don’t forget the condiments! Ideally, you’d want something everyone likes, so get some ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise to go with the spreads.
Create your mixology station and let the girls create their favorite drinks. You can choose one main ingredient like vodka, whiskey, or tequila and let them go wild with the flavors. Cut up some of your favorite fruits like oranges, limes, and lemons to give the drinks a special touch.
And if you’re into mocktails, get some sparkling water, cranberry juice, and ginger ale to make the perfect non-alcoholic creations.
If you’re looking for specific suggestions, try making Moscow Mules, Margaritas, or Strawberry Daiquiris.
Playing games like Charades or Cards Against Humanity only got tastier with these food ideas. So, grab your girls and let the ultimate night begin! If you’re hosting the night, we recommend stocking your fridge with sparkling wines beforehand. Who knows, you might even create new memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
And, of course, don’t forget the selfie stick — you don’t want to miss taking pictures of your favorite people. Have fun!