The ideal Friday night with friends can be as simple as staying in, socializing, and sharing starters and cocktails. Pair that with do-it-yourself facial masks made in the Vitamix machine, and you’ve got the perfect girls’ night in.

Snacks to Share

If you’re hosting a get together, prepare appetizers in advance. Certain recipes—such as California Salsaand Guacamole—are great for making ahead of time and refrigerating to allow flavours to marry. A Vitamix-made fondue can instantly revamp a party spread and makes a tasty, versatile dip. Serve Traditional Cheese Fondue with veggies, crackers, or pretzels. Likewise, Hummus pairs well with any of these.

Personal Pampering

Treat your girlfriends to all-natural, homemade facial masks. The Almond Peach Mask is a combination of fresh peaches, yoghurt, honey, raw almonds, and refreshing cucumber. For a gentle exfoliant, try the Apricots and Cream Mask. Additionally, the three ingredients in the Natural Facial Mask are known to tighten pores and firm skin.

Lift Your Spirits

And what would a girls’ night in be without cocktails? As the masks on your faces dry, blend a batch of Whole Fruit Margaritas. Or, as a frozen cocktail alternative, try an Acai Pomegranate Blueberry Agua Fresca. If your guests prefer more of a dessert drink, the chocolaty flavour of a Grasshopperis sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. There are plenty of options for nondrinkers as well. The Orange Cider Refresher is a delightful twist on traditional apple cider, and you can never go wrong with a French Vanilla Shake.

Your masks should dry within 15-20 minutes. To remove the mask, gently wipe away with a damp cloth. Most importantly, enjoy your clean, exfoliated complexion and toast to a successful girls’ night in.