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As we settle into shorter days and colder nights, one of my favorite ways to wind down is with a movie night. Sometimes, it’s just me, a glass of wine, and a sappy romance. Other nights, I invite friends over to hang out and munch on popcorn while we debate over a thoughtful Oscar contender or sob into mugs of hot chocolate (The Fault in Our Stars, anyone?).
No matter what’s in your Netflix queue or who’s on your couch, we’ve got the best warm and fuzzy brews, bites, and blankets to cuddle up with. Check them out below!
The key to a successful movie night has just as much to do with your “theater” as what’s playing. You need a comfy environment to set the mood. Deck your living room with fluffy throws and pillows, and light a candle or two for a twinkly, fresh-smelling glow. Pro tip: If you don’t have enough room on the couch, set up a sea of pillows and blankets on your floor so everyone can stretch their legs.
Every movie night needs snacks. Whether it's popcorn getting you though the sixth season of The Office or stress-eating queso while watching The Shining, these recipes are perfect for any show or movie.
Eat by the handful:
Finish with something sweet:
It doesn’t matter whether the thermostat reads 35°F or 65°F, you want the warm comfort of chamomile, cider, or coffee. Bonus points if it includes cozy spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, or nutmeg.
A hot happy hour:
Something to sip in:
If you already have a movie in mind, then by all means press play. But my friends and I are notoriously bad at making movie decisions, so we came up with a method for selecting a title. One person holds the remote, closes their eyes, and the group counts to 10 while he or she clicks up, down, left, and right through a category. Sometimes we’ve landed on beloved classics, while others meant a night of B-list hilarity—but no matter what, we spend our movie nights in actually watching a movie.
What's a part of your favorite night in? Share movies, snacks, and more in the comments below!
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