Sometimes, we all just crave a night at home. Whether the partying has gotten too much, we’re feeling a little introverted or we just can’t stand the thought of blowing $60 on a single trip to the movies, a night at home is always a good idea. When most people think about spending a Friday night at home, they often turn to thoughts of streaming movies on Netflix or firing up the PlayStation for a round of Call of Duty, but you can do that any time.
A night at home shouldn’t be forgettable, so it’s good to try something a little alternative so you can enjoy the benefits of staying in whilst also experiencing something memorable. Here are some alternative ways to spend your evening at home.
Create a Seriously OTT Meal for Yourself
Good food is the most “treat yo self” thing you could possibly do. Rather than flicking through your old Chinese menus to order the same thing you always do, invest a little effort in cooking yourself a veritable bounty. Go all the way and prepare a tasting menu for yourself, complete with wine pairings (if you’re feeling flush), and you’ll find that you’ll appreciate your own company and skills more than you thought.
Have Your Future Revealed
A night in alone is best spent on a little self-reflection and personal enrichment. There’s no better way to do this than to get your fortune told by a real-life fortune teller. These days minimal effort is actually required, as you can get a qualified fortune teller to tell you everything you wanted (or feared) to know about your future through totally online platforms like TheCircle. Go for something truly original on your next night in, by having your entire future laid out bare for you.
Do a little DIY
There’s always something around the house that could use a little fixing and even if there isn’t, there’s always something you can build yourself. A DIY project is the perfect way to enjoy a wholesome night at home, and it will leave you feeling productive, calm and like you’ve just learned a little something. It will also prove a chance to tick off any nagging things from your to-do list. So don’t hesitate, spending your next night in with some music blasting, a toolbox in hand, fixing up your home.
Plan a Vacation
This may sound like a potentially ruinous way to spend a night at home, given that vacations aren’t the cheapest of things. However, planning one costs nothing, and even if you aren’t planning on jetting off any time soon, putting together your dream vacation is a really fun way to spend an evening. Download a vacation planning app, research your dream destinations on Lonely Planet, plan your route across the world meticulously, and you’ll finish feeling inspired, educated and with something to look forward to.
If you have any alternative suggestions for how to spend a night at home, let us know in the comments section below!