Last Friday I put together a Girls Pajama Movie Night for our youth group. It was lots of fun to plan – so I thought I would share it. We just wanted a night to hang out and have some girl bonding time… so what better way to do that than to have a movie night in our pajamas, with some snacks, nail polish and face masks too!
Firstly, I had divided up all the tasks for the night between: decorations/set up, games and food and then I asked if any of our leaders were willing to be in charge of any of those tasks.
I took on the task of set up and decorations. One of our students came over and helped me make all the decorations. We decided on a polka-dot theme 🙂 and on the colors, red, pink and turquoise. We made circle garlands with paper, string and double sided sticky tape to hang on the walls. I scored this great polka-dot disposable table cloth and polka-dot trays at a dollar store.
We had a special table for products to pamper ourselves with – face masks, nail polish and other products. We also had what I call a “Nail Inspiration Board” with ideas and how-to instructions posted. You can find some of these DIY instructions on my “nails” pinterest board.
Our first ice breaker for the night was a Crazy Hair Competition. We put out a box of hair accessories, curling irons… etc. and told everyone to have a go at it.
After we had voted on who the winner was – we decided to take a stroll outside to show off our hairstyles in public.
For our second ice breaker we played a youth group favorite – Ninja!
We kept food simple with popcorn and root-beer floats!
And we watched “You Again” which was a great, clean movie. It is also a good movie to talk about bullying, pride and forgiveness.
Over all it was a great night to just have fun and get to know each other a little better… I guess for girls, seeing each other with crazy hair and face masks creates a special bond 🙂 I find that it isn’t so easy for girls to really develop great friendships with one another especially in high school, so we really hoped that events such as this would encourage good Godly relationships and build community.
Do you have any special memories from a girls night?