AD, GIFTED | I don’t know about you, but I love watching movies. Whether that’s catching the latest cinema release, binging the horror movie selection on Netflix or watching one of my old favourites on TV. It’s a great way to spend a night in and one of my favoruite rainy day activities too.
But if there’s one thing one I prefer to the cinema its the comfort that comes with a home movie night. You can go for a bathroom break without too much disruption to anyone else, you can pick your own snacks, wear whatever you like, and there’s even a pause button. 😉 So, with today’s post, I’d like to share my essentials for an ‘at home’ movie night.
Movie Night Essentials
Something to Watch
OK, so this one is obvious. You can’t really have a movie night without a movie, right? But the hard part is finding the right one – are you in the mood for a romantic comedy? Feel good, family movie? Or, like me, a horror? If you’re having difficulty choosing why not try IMBD or Rotten Tomatoes for reviews on the latest blockbusters.
Is it just me or are cinema seats really uncomfortable? I always end up with either a stiff neck, numb bum, or a sore arm from leaning on it, which is why comfortable seating is a must-have when I’m watching movies at home. A comfy sofa for cuddling on with some supportive cushions are ideal, but if space is an issue, you could also use cushions or bean bags on the floor for more seating options.
A Cosy Blanket
I’m all about comfort and there’s nothing quite like snuggling up under a cosy blanket when it’s cold outside. Especially recently with the storms, we’ve been having. Honestly, I can’t have a movie night without this essential. Whose with me?
Again, I like to be comfy when I’m watching a movie. So pyjamas are the ideal option paired with some fuzzy slippers or socks. Bonus points if your pyjamas (socks or slippers) match the movie – like these Star Wars ones (exact) – mine are a little faded!
Like, the concession stands at the cinema, having a good range of snacks on hand is ideal for the perfect movie night in. This could be something savoury like popcorn or a sweet treat like these Rocky Road Bars by Mummy Meagz. * Available from Holland and Barrett.
For someone that’s dairy-free, these are a Godsend! As it can be difficult to find something chocolatey that actually tastes like chocolate. As the choices are limited. But these Rocky Road bars fit the bill, they’re not too overpowering or bitter which seems to be a common theme with dairy-free chocolate snacks. They have a melt-in-your-mouth texture and definitely satisfied my chocolate cravings. They come in four flavours – original, sea salt cinder toffee, orange (shown above) and mint (not pictured). The toffee one was my favourite!
Depending on the kind of evening you’re having and the time of year, there are so many drink options to consider. Such as mulled wine or cider during the Christmas period, something warming (like hot chocolate) in the Autumn and Winter months, or chilled fizzy pop in the Summer. Of course, there’s always alcohol too.
Turn the lights down low and light a few candles to set the mood. I prefer fragranced ones – Home Bargains do some great alternatives to Yankee Candle. I think everything seems so much cosier with candlelight. While we’re on the subject of lighting why not drape some fairy lights around your room too?
What are your movie night essentials?