How to Plan a Chic Virtual Girls’ Night In With Your Besties - By Iman Akilah



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June 19, 2020 3 min read

Outside may be opening back up, but there’s nothing wrong with getting cute to stay in and stay SAFE with your girls. A good turn up is in order since we’ve been locked in the house for a hot minute now, so celebrate the women in your life by getting together to share good vibes, good drinks, and good conversation. 

If you’re planning a super intimate girls’ night in for your favorite women in your life, you might as well make it a FUNCTION, right?! We’re sharing our top tips for how to make Girls’ Night In a night to remember. 

Grab your Joyce Dress, a bottle of wine, and let’s get into it! 


Step 1: Create your guest list  

So what kind of girls’ night in do you have in mind? Do you want to have an extremely small and intimate event with 5 or less of your absolute closest girlfriends in person? Or would you prefer to catch up with all your girls at once by hosting a virtual girls’ night on Zoom with 10 or more people? Decide on the people you want to be there the most and that will determine the vibe that you’ll want to create. 

Step 2: Pick Your Theme 

Every good event has a theme right? Pick your theme so your guests know what to expect -- and more importantly, what to wear. There are endless options when it comes to themes for girls’ night in -- from a wine tasting party to a spa night or even a movie marathon. It’s all up to you and what you know your girls enjoy doing! Once you pick your theme, send an invitation with all of the details to your guests, and don’t forget the dress code! If you want to get really dolled up to host a fab night in, we highly recommend our Joyce Puff Sleeve Dress. 

Step 3: Set Up Your Space

Now HERE’s where the fun REALLY begins! To ensure that your space has the perfect ambiance to set the vibe for Girls’ Night In, make sure to clean up thoroughly and do a little decorating. If you plan to have a few friends over, sanitize the areas where you will be spending the most time and make sure to have a few extra masks on hand, just in case someone forgets one. Also pull out your favorite seasonal or themed decor to really set the scene. If you plan to have a virtual girls’ night instead, make sure that your background is on point! Choose an area of your home that is cozy and has great lighting so that your girls can see you well on camera,  

Step 3: Prepare Food & Refreshments

Prepare to clink those glasses with your girls by creating a menu of wine, cocktails, and refreshments to keep the party going. If you’re hosting your friend in person and want to keep it classy, charcuterie plates and cheese boards are the way to go. But if you know that you and your girls are serious foodies, something cute and simple like a taco bar might be your best bet! Keep in mind any allergies or dietary restrictions your friends might have. 

In terms of drinks, here are SOME amazing cocktails that are Iman Akilah approved. Click for each recipe: 

Grapefruit & Rosemary Mimosa |Strawberry Mojito |Lemon Drop Martini 

If you plan to host your friends virtually, you can turn making cocktails together into a fun activity! Send your guests these cocktail recipes beforehand so they have enough time to pick up the ingredients beforehand. 

Step 4: Pick Your Outfit

Luckily, we’ve got this covered for you! Grab the Joyce Dress in your favorite color, give yourself a good face beat, and you’re ready to kill it! 

You’re Invited to Ladies Night In with Iman Akilah 

Saturday, June 20 | 1PM PST / 4 PM EST 

We'll have giveaways, good conversation, and style tips from our Creative Director 

Don’t Miss It! Join the sistahood on IG for more information.