5 ideas for a night in..!

night in

I don’t want to brag with my amazing going out skills, but I have to admit I sometimes feel a bit down when it’s so cold outside that I don’t want to get even my nose out the door, let alone my whole body. And, by the looks of it, that dreaded time is here. Winter is coming soon and it’s not going to be pretty, so here’s some fun stuff you could do from the comfort of your home.

1. Create stuff.

Get a bunch of people in a room, make them each bring something unique and put your brains together to…make something. I bet you’ll be surprised at the amazing things that’ll come out of it.

Javier Perez is a great example of what you can create art with anything, from food to nails.

I’m not that fancy, so in my case, it was a couple of days before a friend’s birthday party and a bunch of us wanted to make it a bit more special than giving her ‘standard’ gifts. So we decided to make it all Disney themed, especially because her nickname is Pocahontas. Putting our not so amazing Photoshop skills together, we ended up dressing our friends in festive gowns and putting some sparkle in the party. This was the end result and the main attraction of the night:

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2. Be a cupcake!

Run around your living room in a cupcake costume or anything else that you can find from your wardrobe. Make sure you have a friend with you with a camera in their hands and let the giggles flow!

3. Board game night!

I feel like board games are so under-rated by everyone today! Yeah, you can sit around a table and get excited about earning fake money and dominating your friends, it still happens… And you can forget about the oldies and play revamped versions, like the Game of Thrones or Star Wars Monopoly. I, personally, wouldn’t settle for anything else than King’s Landing in all it’s glory.

4. Spa time!

Guys, if you’re ignoring this, you have no idea what you’re losing out on! It’s one of the easiest things you can do. Go for the cheaper alternative, look up homemade versions of fancy treatments and you’re in for an awesome night that will take all your worries away. I’ve found the best way of doing it is by searching ‘home spa’ on Pinterest…and voila! A whole world of easy peasy recipes opens up. Alternatively, here’s a great website if you don’t have Pinterest.

5. Have a book club.

I know, I know, we’re all exhausted from all the reading we already do for uni. But admit it: you have a favorite book that you could talk about for ages and ages. So why not try to find people with the same preference and have a passionate, real, very serious debate about it? Be it Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, 50 shades of grey or Game of Thrones (count me in for that one – if you didn’t already figure out the reference in the intro) – no matter what you like, I’m sure you can find people ready to debate it with a couple of well placed posts on Facebook.

I’m sure there are lots of other things you can do, so if you have any ideas…let me know in a comment down below!