The 16 Best Girls Night Out Ideas

Last updated 28 June 2023

Are you searching for the ultimate guide to plan an unforgettable girls' night out? Look no further! From thrilling adventures to creative activities, we've rounded up the top 16 ideas for the best girls night out, that guarantee laughter, bonding, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Get ready to discover the perfect formula for an unforgettable and fun-filled evening with your girlfriends. Plus, we’ll share some tips on how to maximise the fun factor on your girls night out!

What should you do for a girls night out?

1. Get Creative at a Paint and Wine Class

Guided by talented instructors, you'll be taken on a step-by-step journey to create your own masterpiece while sipping on your favourite drinks.

Suitable for absolute beginners, the combination of artistic expression, socialising, and a touch of liquid inspiration makes paint and wine events the perfect choice for a girls' night out.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $37-$59
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2. Go Dancing

Dancing is the ultimate girls' night out activity, as it not only allows you to let loose, showcase your moves, and groove to the music, but it also counts as exercise!

So grab a wine in one hand, pop your handbags in the middle and dance around them like its 1999!

💰 Approx. cost per person: Some nightclubs have a minimal cover charge, most are free entry.

3. Go Bowling - Seriously!

Bowling is an underrated choice for a girls' night out, offering a perfect blend of competition, action, and plenty of time to chat.

Look for bowling alleys in your area that offer a lively atmosphere, well-maintained lanes, and additional amenities like music, neon lights, and a lively snack bar to enhance the overall experience.

Lace up your bowling shoes, grab a ball, and get ready for a night of laughter, friendly competition, and unforgettable moments with your friends!

💰 Approx. cost per person: $15-$30

4. Take a Pole Dancing Class

Embark on a sizzling and empowering girls' night out with a pole dancing class that promises a blend of fitness, fun, and fierce confidence!

A pole dancing class is an exciting and unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling empowered, connected, and ready to conquer the world!

💰 Approx. cost per person: POA

5. Heard of Bar-Hopping? Try Food-Hopping!

Why settle for just one restaurant when you can embark on a delectable food-hopping adventure for your girls' night out?

Indulge in a culinary journey where you can savour mouthwatering appetisers at one bar, relish a delightful dinner at the next, and satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent desserts at the final stop.

Explore your local area and prepare your taste buds for a night filled with delicious discoveries and culinary delights!

💰 Approx. cost per person: $70-$100

6. Paint in the Dark

Paintvine's After Dark paint party is an experience you have to see to believe! Imagine ultraviolet lights, neon paint, and a whole lot of fun.

After Dark puts a unique twist on traditional painting sessions, where you can enjoy a night filled with laughter and artistic expression, all while spending time with your favourite gal pals.

Who knew you could have so much fun in the dark?

💰 Approx. cost per person: $47-$57
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A girls night out at a Paintvine glow in the dark painting glass

7. Comedy Club Night

Get ready for a night of laughter and pure entertainment with your girls at a comedy club, the perfect destination for a fun-filled girls' night out!

Sit back and let the comedians tickle your funny bone with their side-splitting jokes, creating an evening of laughter that will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $22-$100

8. Fish and Chips on the Beach

Gather your besties and head to one of New Zealand's beautiful beaches, and enjoy a scrumptious feast of fish and chips complemented by a glass of semi-chilled wine.

Picture this: the sun slowly setting, toes in the sand, laughter echoing, and conversations flowing as you savour the crispy goodness while sipping on your favourite wine.

This playful and relaxing experience creates the perfect backdrop for a night filled with joy, bonding, and unforgettable memories with your closest friends.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $10-$20

9. Volunteer Together

Elevate your girls' night out to a meaningful and fulfilling experience by volunteering together. Not only will you make a positive impact on the community, but you'll also create lasting memories, strengthen your friendships, and have a fun-filled night while working towards a greater cause.

You can find fun volunteering options from Collaborate’s website to arrange a girls' night out that combines laughter, camaraderie, and the joy of giving back to make the world a better place.

💰 Approx. cost per person: Free
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10. Cocktail Making Class

Shake things up and have a blast with your girls at a cocktail making class, where expert mixologists will teach you the art of crafting delicious cocktails with flair.

With hands-on guidance, tasty ingredients, and plenty of laughter, you'll learn the secrets behind creating impressive drinks, and create unforgettable memories together.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $60-$100

Friends drinking wine together on a girls night out

11. Sip, Sculpt, and Create Something with your Hands

Get your hands dirty with a sculpt and wine pottery workshop! Sip on a glass of wine while you shape and mold clay into unique sculptures, adding personalised touches and decorative elements under the guidance of expert clay-makers.

No prior experience is necessary, as professional artist instructors will be there to support you and your besties throughout the workshop.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $57-$67
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12. Sing Your Heart Out at Karaoke

Karaoke is an ideal girls' night out activity that brings laughter, entertainment, and a chance to unleash your inner superstar as you belt out your favourite tunes with your best friends.

It's a perfect opportunity to let go of inhibitions, and enjoy a fun-filled evening of musical bonding that will leave you with unforgettable moments to cherish.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $20-$40

13. Wine Tasting

From swirling, sniffing, and tasting different varietals to sharing laughter and toasting to good times, wine tasting brings a fun atmosphere where you can let loose, indulge in flavors, and create unforgettable memories with your favourite ladies.

No wineries in your town? No problem! Just head to your local bar and ask if they do tastings. Or line up a variety of flavoursome shots and get the party started!

💰 Approx. cost per person: $20-$40

A glass of wine is being poured for a girls night out wine tasting

14. Go on an Outdoor Adventure

Explore the enchanting glow worm caves of Waitomo, go horse riding through picturesque landscapes, or hike the stunning trails of New Zealand, creating an unforgettable night of bonding and shared adrenaline.

Immerse yourselves in the wonders of nature, create lasting memories, and experience the sheer joy of adventure with your closest friends.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $20-$80

15. Experience an Escape Room

Embark on a thrilling and brain-teasing girls' night out by venturing into the captivating world of escape rooms.

Create unforgettable memories and unravel the mysteries together as you work against the clock to escape.

💰 Approx. cost per person: $20-$40

16. Check out some Live Music

Ignite your girls' night out with the energy of live music, where you can dance, sing, and immerse yourselves in an unforgettable evening of musical bliss.

Experiencing live music is such a thrill and a great way to support young emerging bands. So get ready to rock the night away and let the rhythm move you!

💰 Approx. cost per person: $20-$300

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What happens on girls night out?

A girls' night out is a cherished tradition where friends come together for an evening of fun, laughter, and bonding. As the night unfolds, conversations flow freely, and the atmosphere brims with excitement.

Whether it's trying out new activities, exploring different venues, or revisiting favourite spots, a girls night out is a time to let loose and create unforgettable memories.

The night may start with getting ready together, sharing outfit suggestions, and doling out compliments. Laughter fills the air as inside jokes are shared, funny stories are recounted, and hilarious moments are created.

A girls night out is a time to escape the demands of daily life and focus on celebrating friendship. It's a safe space where genuine conversations flourish, secrets are shared, and support is offered.

Whether it's sharing dreams and aspirations, seeking advice, or simply being a listening ear, a girls night out fosters a sense of belonging and friendship.

How can I make my night out more fun?

Consider incorporating unique experiences into the mix. Attend a paint and sip event where you can unleash your creativity while enjoying a fun night out, or explore other activities like themed costume parties, outdoor adventures, or trying out a new restaurant or bar.

By seeking out these exciting and unconventional experiences, you can spark interesting conversations, and elevate your girls' night out to a whole new level of enjoyment and create unforgettable memories with your friends.

You can also try these ideas to make your girls night out even more fun!

  • Make a pact that you won’t check your phones all night - this can also help with avoiding drunk text regrets! Plus it can help avoid cringe after a night out.
  • Tell people you are tourists and ask them to recommend places to go!
  • Carry around a party prop all night.
  • Create an alter ego for the night.
  • Dare your mates to do embarrassing things.
  • Pretend you are on a hens do.
  • Have a themed dress-up night.
  • Get your hair and make-up done before going out.

Ready to book your girls night out?

Planning a memorable girls' night out is made easy with these top 16 fun girls night out ideas. From paint and wine nights to outdoor adventures, karaoke to escape rooms, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Make your girls' night out truly unforgettable by incorporating a Paintvine creative event into your plans, taking advantage of their diverse selection of weekly events held across New Zealand.

No matter which option you choose, these ideas are guaranteed to create a night that will be cherished as a memorable and fun-filled girls' night out.

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