How To Make Your Winter Nights In Extra Special

*This is a collaborative post

It’s official, the clocks have gone back and winter is well on it’s way. How will you make the most of your time now the nights are longer and colder? There’s nothing quite like celebrating the weekend with a cosy night in over the icier months. So, whether you’re enjoying a movie night with friends, a date night or some well deserved me-time, here are some warming winter tips to make your evenings in even more special. 

Treat yourself 
You may be staying in but that doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel fantastic. So why not treat yourself to some new nightwear? Whether you’re into comfy and cosy or you’re looking for something a bit more elegant, a new nightwear set will see you through the winter months. Cashmere knits are perfect for cuddling up on the sofa and will give a luxurious edge to your loungewear. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated why not opt for a pair of lace-trimmed satin or silk pyjamas. Take a look at the Dolce & Gabbana sale for some inspiration. 

Choose a theme
An all round favourite when it comes to getting together with friends at home is to throw a themed night in. Ask around your group for ideas and then choose the most popular. If you’re not feeling too adventurous then a simple wine and cheese night is always a good option. Ask each attendee to bring an item and enjoy! If you’ve got more of a sweet tooth then a chocolate theme could be the one for you. You could even ask each guest to cook up their favourite chocolate dessert, then get together to sample everyone’s creations. A themed movie night is another great way to get everyone together indoors. Think James Bond marathons with 007-style martinis on the side. 

Set the scene 
A great way to make those winter night’s in extra special is to set the scene. Create atmosphere by using lighting to make your home glow. Strategically placed candles will have a calming effect on any room, while finding a scent that suits you will help you relax the night away. If candles aren’t really your thing then why not try using string lights to create the desired effect? Wrapped around a fireplace or running the length of your window, a set of lights will give your room a tranquil sparkle. 

Relive your childhood
One of the best ways to get together with friends and family at home is to throw a traditional slumber party. Pick your room, grab your duvets and get cosy in your make-shift camp for the night. To make the evening even more enjoyable, why not choose a selection of your favourite childhood movies to enjoy and ask your guests to suggest theirs? Don’t forget to finish off your nostalgic night in with slumber party snacks like popcorn and other tasty treats.

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