After a long, hot summer, we're welcoming fall with open arms! And with the season of sweaters, crunchy leaves and everything pumpkin spice... a cozy fall movie night is also on the program.
But for your home movie night to be a blockbuster success, you’ll need a couple of elevated essentials that go beyond the boring old standards.
Whether you’ve got a living room packed with kids, a hot date you’d like to snuggle with, or your trusty four-legged friend waiting on the couch; here’s everything you need to feel spoiled rotten!
Don't press play on your next movie night without these 5 must-have essentials:
5. crazy-good Popcorn
It goes without saying that popcorn must be the star of the show… But if you find the salty snack a bit ho-hum, you're probably not doing it right!
Don’t be tempted to take the easy road with microwave popcorn… If you’re a true movie buff and gourmet, there’s nothing more delicious than whipping up your own seasonings and flavorings to sprinkle on a bowl of hot, freshly-popped kernels you make yourself!
It’s super simple to pop your own kernels in a big saucepan on the stove, or you can get a nifty popcorn machine that really only costs a few bucks more than a single bucket of popcorn at your local movie theater!
Not only does this result in tastier popcorn, but it’s a great activity to do with your family. By making your own popcorn at-home, you can avoid all the nasty chemical flavorings added to microwaved packages. Instead, let your imagination go wild and drizzle freshly melted butter over your popcorn, then sprinkle it with truffle salt or homemade cinnamon sugar for a luxurious treat.
4. luxe Sweet Treats
Sure, you’ve got popcorn, but it’s no fall movie night without some sweet treats to snack on as well. With Halloween upon us, I’m sure you’ve got some chocolates or tart candies handy for tossing around the living room when the movie hits a slow point during its middle act.
If you’ve got younger kids that get a bit fidgety, set up a “make-your-own sundae” bar so you can break up the movie with a fun intermission.
And for a more “Netflix & chill” kind of vibe where you need to impress, some chocolate-dipped strawberries or a freshly-baked blueberry pie with ice cream is sure to sweeten up your company.
3. BEAST Tumbler for Spill-Free Drinks
No fall movie night is truly complete without a comforting cup of hot cocoa or fizzy soda, but you’ll need a leak-proof tumbler that keeps spills off the sofa! For uninterrupted couch potato time, you can pick up a BEAST Stainless Steel Tumbler to keep your hot cocoa steaming or bubbly beverage chilled right through to the rolling credits.
These stainless steel tumblers are vacuum-insulated, fit nicely in your hand, and have an easy-sip spout so you can pop the lid closed and doze off without worrying about spills. Pick it up in 20oz, 30oz, and 40oz sizes and you'll never get thirsty from all that salty popcorn!
2. Snuggly Pajamas
It’s getting dark out much earlier, and the temptation to sneak into your PJs at 6pm is higher than ever. Don’t fight it – hop into some comfy pajamas in materials like flannel or wool, depending on whether you prefer to be cool or warm at night.
Once you’re in your pajamas, you can safely fall asleep on the couch near the end of the movie and not have to worry about being uncomfortable in your day clothes.
1. A Plush Blanket & Your bestie
If a horror movie is on the program, you’ll definitely need a cozy blanket to hide under during the scary bits!
Even though the winter freeze is still a few weeks off, there’s nothing better than snuggling up under a big blanket with your significant other, bestie, or furry friend. Even better, try to look for a heated blanket that can warm you up so well you’ll forget it’s fall at all!
BONUS: Don’t Forget the Wine!
I’m guessing you’ve probably got a nice bottle of vino chilling in the fridge for such an occasion, and a fall movie night is the perfect chance to spoil yourself.
Put your feet up, treat yourself to a splash of sauvignon blanc or a spicy mulled wine, and enjoy your indulgent night off in front of a film!
All you need to do now is agree on a movie… But that tricky decision is up to you! As long as you have these essentials, you’ll be well situated for a perfect, fun night chilling with your family, friends or date. Stay cozy!
Fefe | Greens Steel Lifestyle Contributor
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