Your guide to the best PowerPoint night with your squad

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If you've ever been on TikTok, you've probably seen the PowerPoint night trend. Ever wondered how to host one yourself? We've got *all* the deets below.

Step 1: Pick your squad

PowerPoint nights are the *perf* way to meet up, no matter how big or how small your crew might be. Want to have a close-knit group of BFFs over? Sounds good. How about the girls on your volleyball team? Perfect! 

Whether you're looking to throw an energized party-in-full-swing or a simple cozy evening to kick back and giggle at inside jokes, get ready for a fun night in.

Step 2: Make your slides

What's a PowerPoint night without PowerPoints? Depending on the vibe that you're going for, you can whip up anything from a 20-slide analysis in MLA format to a neon blue Comic Sans presentation.

We recommend using Google Slides (you can find the *cutest* templates on Slidesgo!) or Canva.

Step 3: Choose a theme

Weirdly specific but hilarious themes are the name of the game. Here are some of our faves to get you started:

How each friend would lose (or win!) the Hunger Games

Your friends as random pictures from your camera roll

Who you'd cast in a live-action Tangled

Ranking *all* of the Girl Scout cookies

Step 4: Don't forget the snacks!


Our go-to snacks include candy (you can never go wrong with a huge bag of KitKats!), popcorn to munch on as your bestie talks about her Bachelorette bracket, and chips and salsa (duh).

Or, if you want to go all-out and DIY, check out this recipe for the *yummiest* homemade brownies you'll ever make.

Tag us in your PowerPoint night photoshoots @girlslifemag!


by Zoe Yu | 10/18/2021