Who doesn’t love nighttime? The sun has gone down. Work has finished for the day. Everything is nice and cozy. Basically, there is freedom to do whatever you want. Now that COVID-19 has changed the way we live our lives (there’s much less socializing and a whole lot more time spent at home), people are looking to get creative when it’s dark outside.
So, here are 10 epic ideas for you to try at night!
1. Create a home theater
In the old days, movie theaters used to be filled with people – you couldn’t find an empty seat! However, home theaters are the ‘new thing’, as more people have opted to create them inside their homes. The good news is this: you don’t need to spend a lot of money to achieve it. At a minimum, you need a good-sized TV (preferably 4k or 8k), powerful speakers (with surround sound effect), and excellent lighting that creates the ‘movie theater mood’. Once you’ve got all this, you can start (legally) streaming whatever movies and shows you like. Systems like www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/home-theater/all-home-theater/ can be a good investment. Make sure to use a good provider, like Netflix.
2. Use incense and candles
Incense and candles are a popular feature in households around the world – and with good reason (they smell amazing). They’re also incredibly accessible, as there are thousands of online stores that sell them for cheap. So, if you want to make your night’s extra cool, buy some lavender candles or some ‘Dragon’s blood’ incense. Once you try it, you’ll wonder why you’ve spent all these years without lighting a variety of different scents in your home.
3. Have an online casino night
Casinos have become increasingly popular in the online world, as people bring the magic from Hollywood movies to their own home. From slots to poker, people have a blast. You can play through most devices, from your phone to computers – whichever you prefer! If you want the realism factor, you should get your tuxedos and dresses out while you play (just remember, you aren’t actually James Bond). Visit www.spincasino.com to get started.
4. Stream music
Streaming … It’s taken over and is here to stay. Although there has been a major resurgence for vinyl, the primary source for listening to music remains streaming. There are a handful of amazing providers to choose from, too – who all offer something different from the other. If you’re an iPhone user, your best choice is probably Apple Music. If you prefer HiFi sound (which basically means high-quality listening) you should use Tidal.
However, there are a couple of other good choices, like Spotify and YouTube music. Make use of their free trials and you’ll be able to decide easier which platform is best for your tastes!
5. Become a nighttime photographer
These days, many phones have cameras that can shoot high-quality photos and video in darkness. This is great for nighttime, as it provides you the opportunity to take some amazing shots that you wouldn’t have been able to years ago. So, if your phone has night photography settings, make sure to take advantage of it.
6. Go crazy with polymer clay
Most of us have fond memories of playing with clay at school. It’s a lot of fun and super relaxing. Thankfully, you can easily buy polymer clay online (or in stores), allowing you to recreate the magic of sculpturing at home. After a long day working you can spend the evening making necklaces from polymer clay, or perhaps miniature Pokémon figures (Pokémon is still as popular as ever!). The amazing thing about polymer clay is that it’s cheap and you can create whatever you want with it.
7. Get some LED lights
Gone are the days of boring lighting in homes. Instead, LED lights have taken over homes – creating beautiful moods when it’s dark outside. LED lights are available in pretty much any color you want. If you like some moody red, nothing is stopping you from adding red LED lights to your bedroom. It’ll make your bedroom feel extra cool at night.
8. Throwback with books
In life, many things come and go – never to be seen again. However, throughout the world’s technological evolution, books have stood the test of time. Yes, even though many people thought ebooks were going to take over, the fact remains that you just can’t beat the feeling of holding a physical book in your hands.
Reading a book at night is a great way to unwind and relax. Take a look online and browse the latest fiction and non-fiction releases – you can even support the environment through buying preowned versions.
9. Have some skincare fun
Skincare is a funny subject. Some people have religious routines, while others wash their face once a month. Whichever side you are on, don’t ignore the opportunity to get creative at night with skincare. There are plenty of face masks on the market (in a variety of colors) that you can wear. You can also buy specific moisturizers for nighttime; the opportunities are endless.
And finally … 10. Enjoy classic board games
Board games – a key part of everyone’s childhood. If you want to have a break from technology, get out a good old board game like chess or monopoly and have a board game night! You’ll be surprised at how fun they still are.