Let’s face it, going out can be overrated. Fall has arrived in New England and as the cold weather sets in, sometimes staying home in sweatpants can be more attractive than getting dressed up and paying for expensive drinks. Here are some tips for how to have the perfect night in.
Every good night starts with the perfect bottle of wine. I am personally fond of the Barefoot brand because of its low price and light and sweet taste. It was recommended to me by a friend’s mother who owns an upscale restaurant and selects the wine for their menu. This moscato is one of my favorites and perfect for a quiet night at home.
Chick flicks with attractive men are also necessary for a night in. Any rom-com with Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon-Levitt works for me, but every once in a while it’s nice to have a good cry and watch Titanic too!
Who could have a movie night without excessive amounts of chocolate? Snacks are a definite must for any relaxing evening at home. Although baked goods are my favorite, popcorn, guacamole and ice cream are all crowd-pleasing options that are great for any gathering.
Of course, it is very important to set the mood with lighting. No one likes to watch movies with the lights on and a strand of Christmas lights provide just enough light to prevent injuring yourself in the dark without distracting from the movie. I also love my Scentsy candle since it is fire-safe and makes my apartment smell inviting. In my opinion, there is nothing like the smell of fresh-baked cookies and vanilla to help you relax after a long week.
Finally, it is time to put on your yoga pants, pour yourself a glass of wine, hit play on the movie and put up your feet and relax! There is nothing like a quiet night at home to help you refresh and recover from a long week.