How to Have an Epic Friday Night—at Home
Whether you’re trying to be less busy or didn’t end up making plans with friends, spending a Friday night at home, instead of out on the town, is a restful and relaxing experience. It’s the end of the week, so you’ve got the entire weekend ahead of you. Plus, if you were incredibly productive during the past five days, Friday night is the perfect time to reward yourself with something special. The best thing is you’ll wake up on Saturday morning hangover-free and ready to tackle the world! Haven’t taken a Friday to yourself lately? I highly recommend you do it soon—perhaps even this evening? To inspire you I’ve come up with 12 awesome things you can do at home tonight. If you’re scratching your head and thinking, “What on earth would I do at home on a Friday night?” just keep reading. I promise you it’s easier than you think, even if you live alone.
I’m a huge fan of throwing me parties. This is a party for one (or two if you want to make it a we-me party with your significant other) where you basically do all the things you normally would do at a party. Light candles, turn on some mood music, have a multiple course meal delivered from your favorite Indian joint. Open a bottle of champagne and celebrate life! Remember: what happens at a me party stays at a me party.
Turn off the television, pour yourself a glass of Pinot Noir, and grab a blanket. Then pick up the book you’ve been wanting to read and start reading it! Not into books? Read a magazine or browse one of your favorite cookbooks or coffee table books. Avoid reading anything that is work related or will make you think of your job. It’s Friday and you’re supposed to be relaxing!
Cook! Before you head home from work, stop by your local grocery store and stock up ingredients to make a delicious dinner. Make something you’ve never made before or treat yourself to making your absolute favorite dish be it pepperoni, sausage, and mushroom pizza or pasta carbonara. More of a sweets person than a savory person? Bake something. Whip up a batch of snickerdoodles to bring to a friend or make a banana bread to enjoy tomorrow morning for breakfast.
Pull out your stamps and embosser and make a bunch of Thank You and Happy Birthday cards. The next time you need a card, just pull one from the batch you’ve made. Paint a picture for a loved one. Color in an adult coloring book. Write a sexy story. Sew something. Make a college. The creativity possibilities are endless.
Everyone has a friend who lives in another city, state, or country. Reach out to this friend and set up a phone call, Skype chat, or FaceTime. Skype is great because you can see your friend and don’t have to hold anything. It’s almost as if you’re hanging out, right? Mix up a martini and have a virtual toast.
This is my favorite way to spend a Friday night at home: in front of the television. Binge on a show you’ve been wanting to watch or catch up the shows you missed during the week. If you’re more into movies. Watch movies. Pick a director, style of film, or actor and have a marathon. Spend your evening with Sandra Bullock and watch The Proposal, While You Were Sleeping, and Practical Magic.
What Friday night ideas would you add to this list? Share with us below.
Opening image: Cheetah is the New Black