Do you make time to relax at home with a Movie Night? It is healthy to rest and relax our minds and bodies and take a break from reality watching a movie for a couple of hours.
That is why I’m including this post as part of my month of Health & Wellness program.
My favourites are usually drama but I also like something light hearted or a romcom. I do watch an action one for my husband as he sits through romantic movies with me!
With the introduction of Netflix and Stan in Australia and other forms of streaming there are endless options. You might want to watch a movie or maybe a Television series. Some of my favourites are The Bletchly Circle, Designated Survivor and of course, anything similar to Downton Abbey.
Create your own Gold Class Movie Night at Home
I love going to Gold Class at the movies but it can be expensive. You can create the same atmosphere at home and save money at the same time. Here are some tips to get you started:
Set the mood
Dim the lights, and find a cosy spot on the couch or favourite armchair in your comfiest clothes. It is winter in Australia so cool evenings are quite conducive to snuggling up. Perhaps light some scented candles and switch your smart phones to silent.
Prepare the refreshments
Now if we were going to Gold Class at the Cinema I would order a glass of bubbly to start with some nibblies and then about half way through the movie some savoury food such as satay chicken skewers and a glass of red. At home, we usually make an antipasto platter antipasto platter and enjoy a glass of red wine. Of course, popcorn or other snacks are just as good – whatever you enjoy.
Select your movie or movies if you are having a movie marathon
Make sure you have agreed on what movie or series you want to watch. You don’t want to waste the night deciding on what to watch.
Relax and Enjoy
You have your mood set, the refreshments to hand and the movie ready to go. All you have to do is click play then sit back, relax and enjoy.
Take a break from reality for a while – your mind and body will love you for it!
You can see from this image my list of movies I’d like to see and also how I create the Gold Class atmosphere.
Although I’m not affiliated in any way with Pureflix.com you might want to check out their selection of family friendly movies their current free trial on offer.
Do you have movie nights at home? What do you do to make it special like Gold Class?