Welcome to Blogmas day 15 and you know what that means… It’s ONLY 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!! I thought today would be a great time to share with you the things I do when having a cosy night in and the essentials for having the best winter night in!
Now everyone knows I love a good candle and especially this time of the year. In all honesty, most of the candles I pick up this time of year are anything cinnamon scented. I say this but honestly, anything that smells Christmassy to me is a win this time of year. Any excuse to have my room smell like Christmas is a good excuse to me. Lighting a few candles just makes everything feel that little more cosy and homey. It is also such a simple way of being more festive and who does not want to be more festive.
It turns out I actually own one too many blankets but you can’t go wrong with a good movie and cosying up in a blanket. I just feel they are a necessity. Especially when at my mummas she has a lot more fluffy blankets and you can never say no to being wrapped up in a fluffy jumper watching a film.
As you all know I am a book geek so any excuse to curl up in a ball and read a good book is always a favourite. At the moment I am currently reading Paige Toon- One perfect Christmas. If I am not in the mood to read a good film is normally my next go-to. Since it is December you best believe that I will be watching as many childhood classic Christmas films as I can fit in during the festive period. (we all know what I really mean is I have been watching Christmas Films since November.) A go-to for me is normally ELF, Miracle on 34th Street or A muppets Christmas Carol.
Drinks and snacks:
As it is December and it is cold/freezing most of the time it is about the right time to have a hot chocolate stash in the kitchen. So for a cosy night in I tend to turn to a hot chocolate or a cup of tea. If it is a night where I want a more sweet treat I will add whipped cream and marshmallows to the Hot Choc! If we have them in the house we also add Candy Canes. This is my favourite thing to do because when they melt they give the Hot Chocolate a festive peppermint flavour!
I also really love making a really simpleHot Spiced Apple… It just feels like the most festive drink ever!!
Snacks wise I like to keep it simple with popcorn or chip sticks (salt and vinegar flavoured crips.) Or as I have already said at this time of year we tend to have a stash of Candy Canes so I will just go for one of those.
What is one of your essentials for a winter cosy night in?