How To Have The Perfect Night In

I love having a night in. If my 21-year-old self could look at me now she’d be crying. I love to sleep, I love staying in, I’ve even started to learn crochet – I’ve changed so drastically since my university days. My 21-year-old self is still in there, I still love a good glass (or several) of prosecco and getting dressed up and dancing, however, I can’t quite bounce back like I used to so having the perfect night in becomes more and more favourable.

Gone are the days of binge watching Dexter on my laptop, now you need to be watching something on a big screen in order to not strain your eyes. I’d recommend a big daddy of entertainment like the Panasonic UHD 4K TV. It’s been designed to ‘deliver picture quality accurate to the filmmaker’s original vision’ and it’s a whopping 65 inches. You’ll never have to take out a small loan to fund a cinema trip ever again when you’ve got it right at home.

How to have the perfect night in

Build your fort

Preparation is key, mise-en-place and all that jazz. Get your setup done before you start ordering food or loading up Netflix.  What kind of night in do you want to have? A cuddly romantic night in with your other half? A slightly wild night in with the girls? Your setting changes dependent on that. If I want a cosy evening with my boyfriend, the duvet makes it’s way downstairs, all the cushions on the floor and the candles and fairy lights get thrown on too. I try to make it as cosy, warm and hygge as possible.

Pick your entertainment

Hands up if you’ve ever sat down with dinner for it to be freezing by the time you found something enjoyable to watch with it. That’s me, all the time, regardless if I’m with people or alone. This needs to be done probably the week before for me however I’m sure any normal person doesn’t have to go that far. Do you want to binge watch a series? Watch a film? My go to recently has been re-watching the Gilmore Girls series and I’m loving it!

It doesn’t all have to be about what you watch, it can also be about what you play. No I’m not talking about monopoly or mahjong, I’m talking about games! My boyfriend is an avid gamer and he tries to get me involved all the time, now whilst I won’t be picking up a pad to play FIFA, we’ve played such silly games like Overcooked which are so fun. The size and picture quality of the Panasonic UHD 4K TV is perfect for a night of gaming.

Get your feast ready

Oh, my favourite part! Nothing beats food and nothing beats a great night in more than ordering a takeaway. It’s a perfect treat to add to any night in. Pizza is a brilliant sharer food, you don’t even need cutlery so it’s a winner when the girls come round. When it’s me and my boyfriend it’s Chinese or Indian all the way with every trimming they have. This is the most acceptable time to be eating three different carbs in one sitting.

A perfect night in is not complete without snacks. I tend to raid the 3 for £1 sweetie aisle of Tesco and load up on popcorn and crisps because I’m aiming for my 5-a-day carb intake.

Get comfy

There’s nothing worse than being uncomfy in your clothes, this is the main reason why I never wear jeans (they’re so restrictive). I love nothing more than popping on some fleecy pyjama pants and fluffy socks, then removing them halfway through the night because it’s still only September and you’re now roasting.

Getting comfy also involves making sure you’ve got everything done first so you can sit back, relax and have the perfect night in.

Enjoy!

What are your tips for the perfect night in?

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Julie Grealey
    September 20, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    You never mentioned what to drink on a night in with the pizza and snacks x

    • taneshajade
      September 22, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      That’s true I didn’t! Prosecco for me haha 🙂 xx

  2. September 21, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Fantastic tips! I love a cheeky glass of wine on a night in too 🙂

    • taneshajade
      September 21, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you Emma! Oh without a doubt a bottle will be opened 🙂 xx

  3. September 21, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I love a good night in too!! Is much rather stay in and watch Netflix with a bottle of wine and pizza than go out now – my 21 year kld self would be raging too 😂. Ps that to is hugeeee love it!

    Laura x

    • taneshajade
      September 21, 2017 / 9:46 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one haha! Craving pizza and wine now! xx

  4. September 21, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Amazing post!
    Love the pictures and i love the idea of bringing down the fairy lights. I reckon everybody must have trouble picking something out on Netflix there’s just so much, we’re working through Sherlock right now.

    • taneshajade
      September 22, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you Rosaleen! Isn’t there? Too much choice renders me useless!

      Oo sounds great, I hope you manage to get through even more this weekend! xx

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