If you just don't have the energy to go out on the town this weekend, you might want to consider hosting a cozy movie night at home. Invite your friends, family, or that special someone over to nosh on snacks, watch the latest DVD releases, and relax on the couch with these great movie night tips.

  • Choose the perfect films. Consider who will be attending your movie night, and then choose your showings from there. You might want to screen some family-friendly comedies, vintage classics, or action-packed blockbusters — or even a mix of all three.
  • Make sure your electronics are up to speed. No one wants to wait around while you attempt to set up a complicated DVD player, so make sure that your equipment is functioning ahead of time.
  • Create a cozy seating area. Even if you don't have a large sectional sofa to seat all of your guests, you can create a cozy viewing pit by filling your living room with pillows, blankets, or even an air mattress. Encourage your guests to sprawl out wherever they like!
  • Curate the snacks. Sure, you can microwave a few bowls of popcorn, but why not go all out and match your snacks to the movie's theme? Dole out some fun candies for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, or order in an Indian feast for a showing of classic Bollywood films.