As the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter, the temptation to stay inside and be cozy only gets stronger by the minute! If fall weather has you wanting to shut out the world, you can still enjoy yourself from your home’s comfort. Grab your favorite sweatpants and get inspired with these perfect cozy activities for staying in!
Plan a Cozy Girls’ Night In
Maybe you don’t want to head out on the town for dinner or drinks, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing your best gals! Invite your girlfriends over for a girls’ night in—comfy clothes required, and makeup optional! Make your own gourmet meal together or bake up a tasty dessert to share while you catch up on one another’s lives. If you have the space in your home, turn your gathering into a sleepover. Nothing says cozy like not having to drive home!
If you and your girlfriends are crafty, create something together that will add warm and cozy fall vibes to your homes — like a fall wreath to hang over your fireplace or a fall-themed sign for your front porch! If you want a little extra help, sign your crew up for a virtual private paint party with a Painting with a Twist artist!
Perhaps you’ve been dying to shop for some new fall wardrobe staples but can’t bring yourself to hit the mall. Why not host a clothing swap? Have your girlfriends come over and bring clothing, shoes, and accessories they no longer wear, and trade away! Light a pumpkin spice candle for ambiance and get all the benefits of browsing a cute boutique from your living room.
Cozy Night In Essentials for Friends and Family
Want to include the kids in your cozy night in? If the weather is mild in your region, gather up supplies for s’mores, and invite your friends and their kids to a backyard bonfire. Yes, you’re technically “outside,” but it still counts for a cozy night in if you never leave your own yard, right?
Would you rather stay exclusively indoors? Order pizza or takeout from your favorite restaurant (warm soup on a chilly fall night SCREAMS cozy!), then settle in around the kitchen table or on the living room floor for a round of board games. After dinner, whip up a fall treat like pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing, build a pillow fort, and curl up inside to enjoy your tasty treat together.
Romantic Night In Activities for Couples
There’s something about fall air that lends itself to snuggles and cozy nights spent with your better half. Rather than dropping a ton of cash on a fancy night out, stay home and enjoy each other’s company with a quiet, cozy date night in!
Host a wine tasting night for two with a cheese plate, assorted finger foods, or even locally made goodies to support a small business while you enjoy your evening. Many stores carry half bottles or even wine cans, so you won’t have to worry about half-empty bottles!
If you’re looking for an interactive activity to explore your creative sides together, purchase an at-home paint kit which can serve as your date night in a box!
Want to take full advantage of outdoor fall activities this year? Spend an evening making a fall bucket list with your partner or spouse, and include things like picking pumpkins, trying out a corn maze, or seeing a scary movie at a drive-in theater together. You don’t have to leave the house tonight, but hey, it never hurts to have those fun date night ideas for later, right?
Cozy Night In Ideas for Much-Needed You Time
Feeling introverted? That’s okay, too! Unplug from social media and give yourself the gift of sweet solitude. Hanging out at home alone doesn’t have to be a drag; In fact, it could be just the recharge you need. You could curl up and finish reading that book on your bedside table, take a yoga class online, or even unwind with a DIY painted masterpiece. Whatever you do, set the mood with chill lighting, comfy lounge clothes, and feel-good music. Ahhh, can’t you feel the relaxation already?
Enjoy All the Best Cozy Activities for Fall
Fall is the perfect time to slow down and reconnect with those you love. You shouldn’t have to leave your house to make plans with friends! Instead, invite everyone to a Twist at Home party with Painting with a Twist. You can pick up all the supplies you need from your local studio or have them shipped to your door, so you can stay in and still have a great time.
Our expert artists will guide you through creating your very own masterpiece, and you’ll be free to relax in the comfort of your home with your loved ones. Get ready for laughs, memories, and a creative pART-y with a Twist at Home kit!