Now that autumn has arrived, what better way to relax on the colder, darker evenings than spending a cosy night in with the family?

A night in really doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, if you have the right supplies and set-up, it can prove to be the perfect evening! Here, you’ll discover how to make a night in a cosy affair.

Create the perfect setting

To enjoy a cosy night in, you’re going to need to get the setting just right. A thick, cosy blanket is an absolute must, along with comfortable clothing. You’ll also want to focus on the lighting. You can either use candles if you’re enjoying a cosy romantic night in, or fairy lights for a family night. Fairy lights look magical in the dark, giving you the perfect cosy feeling.

If you’re planning on watching a movie, why not invest in a surround sound system if you haven’t already got one? That way, it will feel like you’re actually there when you and the family sit down to watch your chosen film.

Stock up on snacks

No night in would be complete without snacks. Popcorn is a given, so you might want to stock up on a few variety bags. Or, you could invest in a popcorn machine if you plan on hosting regular family night’s in.

It’s also a good idea to get some delicious hot chocolate in to help add to that cosy feeling. Add marshmallows and cream to the hot chocolate to make it even more indulgent.

Stick on a family favourite movie

There are thousands of awesome movies you can choose from, so why not throw on a family classic? You could even enhance the experience by investing in movie merchandise. For example, think of how awesome it would be if you and the family sat down to watch Harry Potter together, wearing house t-shirts?

These are just some of the ways you can make a night in a cosy affair. As you can see, you really don’t need much to enjoy a night in front of the TV! It’s an affordable, yet enjoyable way to spend time together as a family. Or, you could use it as a great date night idea. If you are planning on hosting a date night, add cocktails for a more adult-friendly theme.