My Movie Night Essentials
I don't know about you, but these days, I much prefer a movie night at home over going to the cinema. Of course I do enjoy the odd cinema trip now and then but personally, now I have my own home, there's nothing better than getting snuggled up at home with Alex and Mia, sticking my favourite movie on and indulging into lots of naughty treats.
For me its always a special treat and a great "date-night in" idea.
So, if I'm having a movie night at home, what are my essentials for the evening?
Popcorn & Sweets
First of all, its a given that I've got to be stocked up on popcorn - Sunbites sweet and salty is current favourite of mine. Sweets? Chocolate raisins always go down a treat, although I do have a habit of eating these far too quickly, otherwise some mini marshmallows will do!
My Favourite Film
The most important part? You need your favourite film to watch. Luckily we've got the movies package with Sky so can pretty much find any of our favourites in their movie library.
I know the screens are usually huge at the cinema but you don't fret, I still think you can get that home movie sound and picture experience, especially if your watching on a HD 4K TV.
If you follow me on Instagram you'll notice that I have a huge obsession with candles, they are literally everywhere in my living room.
Recently I've been experimenting with moving furniture and homeware decor around in the living room and stumbled across these gorgeous marbled stone (kitchen) accessories in John Lewis which I have been using as a foundation for my candle arrangements.
Lighting all of the candles creates a cosy, warm ambience that you really can't recreate anywhere else but home.
Having a mid-week movie night? This is where those small 187ml wine bottles come in handy! If I'm having a movie night I'll always grab my favourite red wine tipple from the supermarket on my walk home from work. This is definitely one home movie experience you can't get in the cinema! (unless your going to an Everyman Cinema of course).
Do you ever feel super cold in the cinema? Whenever I go to my local Cineworld its actually bloody freezing! I end up watching the film shivering hidden under my coat. At home, no problemo!
There's nothing I love more than pulling on my warmest slipper socks and snuggling down with a fluffy, oversized throw.
A CompanionMovie nights home alone are alright, but its much more enjoyable when you've got a companion, or two! Mia (the cat) will always get cosy with us which is super cute and again - this is something I definitely wouldn't be able to have in the cinema!
What are your movie night essentials? Do you prefer trips to the cinema or movie nights at home?
(*) This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Panasonic and their new line of Ultra HD 4K TVs. All opinions expressed here are my own (*)