‘Tis the season for getting all your best gal pals together and watching some Hallmark Christmas movies. Whether you’re on team “so bad they’re good” or team “no, I actually like them”, most of us can agree that two things happen once a Hallmark Christmas movie comes on: one, we can predict the ending, always, and two, even if we don’t want to watch them, they inevitably suck us in after being on for a mere five minutes. Here is how you can have the coziest, most fun night in this holiday season.
Hot. Chocolate. Bar.
This is an absolute must. When making hot cocoa for a large crowd, we recommend making your cocoa in a slow cooker so you can keep it warm in-between cups. On your bar, you’ll want to have some cute Christmas mugs for everyone, crushed cookies, marshmallows, candy canes, pirouettes, holiday sprinkles, cinnamon, and of course, whipped cream. Don’t forget the spoons!
The most important part of a gathering, if you ask us. Since this is a movie party, you’ll want movie-watching essentials. We recommend an array of popcorn, such as butter with optional seasonings available, kettle, and caramel. And, of course, it’s not a Christmas movie party without baked goods! You can prepare a massive Christmas cookie platter or opt for a large charcuterie board with all kinds of holiday favorites like peanut butter balls, rice krispy treats, chocolate-covered cherries, peppermint bark, and so much more.
This one is easy, unless you want to go the extra mile, you can just rock with your Christmas decorations.
We get it, baggy sweatpants and oversized sweatshirts are the coziest when it comes to cozy wear, but we love the idea of telling everyone to wear Christmas pajamas with matching Santa hats because come on it’s the holiday season after all!
All the Cozy Vibes
Remember being a kid and going to a sleepover and everyone was strewn about the living room, some were laying on the floor, some were curled up in blankets in a chair, but it just felt warm and cozy? Recreated this as an adult by having a ton of pillows and blankets out for your guests. Then light a few scented candles, ditch the harsh overhead lighting, and you’ve achieved maximum hygge.
Because what’s a party without games? All you have to do is print off Hallmark Movie Bingo cards and well, you know how the rest of it goes. For the winner have a little gift set aside like a Starbucks gift card or a cozy night in gift basket.