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When the temperatures drop, I have a far more difficult time leaving the house. Anyone else? All of sudden I become the hostess with the mostest and find any excuse possible to have people over!
I’m all about a good theme party so when I found out Cost Plus World Market was having their annual Friends and Family sale, I knew I had to take advantage of it to stock up on goodies for my next party. Not sure where to start with the sale? I’ve pulled a few of my favorite products together to get you started and on your way to hosting the perfect fall movie night. Check these out and make your own shopping list before the sale launches on Friday.
Tip 1: Pick a movie that fits the theme
Is there anything worse than wanting to watch a movie but being absolutely unable to agree on one? Don’t find yourself scrolling through the On Demand options when your friends come over. Pick 2-3 fall-themed films and have the group vote on what they want to watch.
Not sure what a fall movie is? A quick Google search of ‘fall films’ will produce classic film suggestions like You’ve Got Mail, literal picks like Legends of the Fall or just about anything relating to back to school. I’m willing to accept that nearly every Harry Potter film is a fall film because they go back to school in them. Right?
Tip 2: Elevate your go-to menu
Now that the movie is chosen, it’s time to pick the food and drinks for the evening. Is this my favorite part? Oh you bet. Skip the movie theater popcorn and elevate your food spread! A few of my favorite picks:
- Cheese and crackers. Bonus points to you if you make the cheese yourself. DIY cheese kits anyone?
- Flavored popcorn. Whether you lean sweet or savory, step up your popcorn game before serving your friends the movie theater classic. The flavor options are endless so whether you’re craving salted caramel or pumpkin (how very fall of you to opt for Pumpkin Food), you’ve got lots of options!
- Chocolate. This one doesn’t feel like it needs an explanation but if you don’t love nibbling on chocolate while watching a good movie, just know you are in the minority. Elevate your sweet snack offerings by going the bark route.
- Single-serving desserts. I have a thing for cake stands so when I saw these marble and gold ones I knew I had to put them to work. Seriously, these look like they rolled off my Pinterest ‘Home Decor Inspiration’ board and into Cost Plus World Market. Cake can be a pain to cut and pass around when everyone is lounging so instead, use your cake stand for cupcakes or a giant stack of cookies!
Tip 3: Make it cozy
It’s cold outside and your friends braved the weather to come over. That’s pretty darn nice of them. Make it worth their while by making your in-home ‘movie theater’ extra cozy. I’m all about plaid and wood this fall so I plan to stock up on plaid blankets, woodsy candles and easy-to-care -for green accents (I’m looking at you succulents and air plants) to complete the look. A large amount of decorative pillows is also encouraged.
There you have it, the 3 tips for hosting the perfect fall movie night. The best part of this advice is that it works for a group of friends, date night at home or a solo evening to treat yourself to fancy snacks and good TV! Ready to stock up on everything you need to elevate your menu and make your home cozy? Find your local Cost Plus World Market and head in to shop the Friends & Family event. I’ll be hitting up the Ann Arbor store down the street from my apartment to save an extra 30% on home décor, furniture, entertaining essentials and more as well as an extra 10% on food and beverages (even wine!) before the sale ends this Sunday.
Of course, once you stock up on all sorts of fall essentials for your fall movie night, you’ll be well on your way to hosting a number of other gatherings throughout the cooling months. For example, invest in a couple key pieces like Thanksgiving Plates and you’ll be all set to host Friendsgiving this year!
Ready to get shopping? Here’s a treat to shop guilt-free
What? Cost Plus World Market’s Friends and Family Event! Save an extra 30% off on almost everything, extra 10% off food and beverage.
When? 4 Days ONLY! Friday, October 6th through Monday, October 9th
Where? Online or in stores – so literally everywhere.
Click here to get your coupon: www.worldmarket.com/category/code/ff-social-media.do
Shop my Picks:
Black And Gray Plaid Throw Blanket | Faux Olive Branch Wreath |Faux Succulent Windowbox Vertical Garden |Birch Candles | Blush Element Salad Plates Set Of 4 | 20″X35″ White Mongolian Sheepskin Area Rug | Boho Fringe Throw Pillow |Round Rustic Wood Tray With Iron Handles |Ceramic Brie Cheese Baker Set |Olivewood 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set |Mixed Marble Cheese Board |World Market® Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbread |Salted Caramel Bark Tin | Pumpkin Crunch Popcorn Bag | Gold Stemless Champagne Flutes Set Of 4 |Gold And Marble Pedestal Stand