Getting dressed up and heading out to a new bar or restaurant can be fun, but a simple movie night at home can be even better. Whether you’re planning a family movie night, a get-together with friends to watch a spooky movie and make fun of whoever can’t handle the scares (unless it’s you) or a romantic date night at home, these are the movie-night essentials you’ll need to ensure a cozy, fun night on the couch.
Matching Printed Flannel Pajama Set
The best part of staying in is getting to change out of your work clothes and into something cozy. No matter how cheesy some people may find matching pajamas, no one can deny how comfy they are. They also make for a great Instagram photo — because if you don’t Instagram the movie night, did it even happen?
Let the debate over what to watch begin! For first-time Disney+ users, we recommend bundling with Hulu. Disney+ has every Disney movie, along with the Marvel and Star Wars films. Hulu has its own huge catalog of films in all genres. With both streaming platforms at your disposal, you’ll find something for everyone.
If your streaming services don’t have what you’re looking for, Vudu is a great alternative. You can rent or buy just about any film you can think of. Vudu is supported on most smart TVs, game consoles, and phones, making it super accessible. It also offers the option to buy or rent films in 4K.
The most crucial ingredient to a perfect movie night is a bowl of popcorn. The buttery and salty snack has been the classic movie treat for over 100 years. This large popcorn bowl is made of bamboo, which makes it incredibly durable. You can even customize the words on it to whatever you desire, such as your family’s last name.
The weather is starting to get chilly, so cozy up under a warm blanket. We challenge whoever uses this super-soft, 5-foot-long, machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant blanket not to fall asleep during the film.
Movie theaters aren’t the only place you can watch a film on the big screen. Impress your family and friends with this 1080p projector from Epson. You can easily connect your laptop or Blu-ray player with an HDMI cord to create the illusion you’re at the theater — but without the long lines and annoying moviegoers who talk during the entire film.
If you’re going to buy a projector, you’ll also want something to project onto. A simple white sheet would suffice, but it can be hard to hang up. This projection screen is easy to set up both indoors and outdoors. If the weather is nice, set up some chairs and blankets along with the screen to create an outdoor theater in your own backyard.
With just a few simple items, you’ll be ready for the perfect at-home movie night. Everything listed above can be found on Rakuten, including the streaming services. Cozy up with friends and family knowing you saved money and earned some Cash Back in the process.