3 Themed Girls' Nights You Should Host This Fall


Hi Atlanta Girl Gang,

Marissa (Almost Balanced Foodie) here. Actress and foodie who cannot resist a good theme. Some of my past themed get-togethers include, Babes & Bites, Cheese & Company, Champagne & More Champagne, Spring Sings and Hot Wings, and Holiday Tunes and Macaroons…just to name a few.

Now, themes do not always have to be based on snacks. In the midst of recently launching this blog and learning how to build a brand, I am constantly looking for ways to get inspired.  If your hang is you and company of like-minded boss babes, throw out an activity or two. Book swapping, goal sharing, accountability partnering, etc. And adding a themed app/snack never hurts. With Fall right around the corner, I can already smell the motivational pumpkin spice. 

Let’s get specific.

A few examples to get you started:

Girls, Goals, & Goat Cheese

Whip together some cheese spreads with crackers or some sort of a crunchy element. Have guests bring a bottle of wine along with 3 short term goals and 3 long term goals. Give each gal the spotlight and have them share with the party. As a host, you can make an excel sheet and keep track of everyone’s goals and follow up. OR assign accountability partners and follow up that way.

“Hi, my name is Marissa. I support other women. I also support snacks.”

*Accountability is important on one’s path to success, especially in a team setting. However, I recommend being careful with it. As if there isn’t enough pressure to make our dreams a reality. Having one simply “check-in” and see where you’re at with your goals, reminds one to keep it up!



Parks & Pages

Refresh outside with your girls for a monthly book swap.

Requirements: A book that inspires you. Have attendees prepare to share why they chose that book. Number each book and have attendees draw. Obviously, bring snacks or meet near a coffee shop or café. Currently reading: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert ***creative living without fear.

Advice & Slice


Brainstorm a topic or activity you desire to learn more about. Present the newfound info at your gathering. OR ask a member of your tribe with a different set of skills to share a bit of knowledge. This is a fun and inexpensive way to learn something new.

Examples: yoga, recipes, travel, make-up, hair, photography, socials, blogging, branding, just to name a few.

If you don’t want to get specific with the “advising” part of the gathering, have a giveaway. All attendees will put their business cards in a pile and draw one. The attendees drawn will exchange or discount their services to cardholder. This is a fun incentive for guests. Also, a great way to network/promote what you do.


Don’t want to plan solo? Not enough time to squeeze it all in? Collaborate with a pal to brainstorm unique themes and ideas. Co-hosting will allow you to divide and conquer the event. 

Collaboration can also be a way for you to branch out and meet new people. If you team up with a new friend/acquaintance you may not know half the guest list. This doesn’t mean “Oh great now I need to make name tags.”   You can still keep it casual, while expanding your network.

Hosting a themed shin dig is a way to get creative and think outside the box with your party planning. It challenges and encourages your friends to get motivated by sharing experiences. And it’s cheaper than therapy. JOKES. Kind of.

Thanks for reading. Cheers.

Foodie Girl


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