Essentials for a Festive & Cozy Night In on Christmas Eve
Happy Blogmas Day 24! It is officially Chrsitmas Eve! So for the second to last blogmas for 2015 I thought I would be very cozy and show you some essentials of a night in. I don’t really do much on Christmas Eve so I thought it would be cool to show you what it looks like for me. I don’t now why but it was never a big thing in my family so I started my own thing and just have my Christmas pajamas on and watch some Christmas films which I made a list of mine here and have some nice time in. So here are essentials items for a festive and cozy night with me the night before Christmas.
These are some of my essentials so far. I will be probably just finishing up my blogmas post and pampering myself. As I said I don’t really do a huge family and traditional Christmas Eve dinner or anything special. I guess it is a little sad but I grew up not having one so I kind of got used to it. What I remember from growing up and still living in the US I wore Christmas pajamas and just watched any movie that was on Disney or ABC Family until I went to midnight mass with my mom and falling asleep half way through it and then coming home to open one gift my parent’s got me because you know santa hadn’t come until I fell asleep for the night. Maybe when I have my own family I can start the traditional Christmas Eve and do the whole dinner and all that fun stuff but for now I like my way since I am still young and trying to get my way. So hope you enjoy a look at my night in and a little fun shoot in front of my tree in my living room.
Festive Pajamas | The more festive the better. I’ve been all about pajama’s no matter what time of year but it feels so much funner when they are holiday themed.I got some from my cousin Lynn last year for Christmas which was technically too late to wear but this year I can wear them and yes I started wearing them November 30. I bought some more this year and plan on getting some more and you know I will.I have a lot of snowflakes and then Christmas colored polka dot ones. The more comfortable the better and I love the long ones and the fleece ones as well. I do plan on wearing mine all day though.
Christmas Jumpers | Again the tackier and uglier the better. I got only one this year and maybe might buy some when they are on sale. I do love my sequin and don’t worry I do have an outfit post on this. To be honest it really is too hot for a sweater and was so hot shooting this but it is all in good fun. I’d love to know what yours is like and what you are going to wear.
Fun Accessories | Last are the cute accessories. A reindeer headband that I had one similar when growing up with bells and when I saw it in store I immediately bought it. Next a festive bow and I mean of course bows. I have a red one and I just bought a velvet red one for the actually occasion. I do want to find a glittery red one so if you see one let me know and send them my way. Also the santa hat is a classic as well and I have mine with flashing lights and the traditional one too. I had one growing up with my name on it too so I should maybe make one again since I don’t have it anymore. Lat year I had light light bulb necklace and earrings which was fun so I might have to find it to wear again. Is there any kind of accessory you wear during the holidays?
My next essentials are Snacks, Movies and Christmas Music. You can’t have a night in without these. I love my snacks and most importantly cookies. Any cookie I love and I just included this because my aunt gave this to me early and I am saving them for Christmas Eve specifically. To match the cookies I love either milk or some Nutella hot chocolate and having it in a festive mug makes it more yummy. My fave Christmas album which I have been blasting on repeat is the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Album. I already mentioned my favorite movies in a separate post so I won’t add more but it will be fun watching them on my TV and it is right next to my tree making it more festive.
Wrapping last minute Christmas gifts, painting your nails and scented candles is last on my essentials for the evening in. I’m the worst with last minute stuff and so I’ll be watching my movies and sitting in front of the tree on the floor wrapping my families gift. I know I will be doing this as I type this because I have a few more to buy and wrap. I do love painting my nails. I might have to go out and buy a red polish because I forgot mine at my cousin’s house from last Christmas but I do have a glitter polish to look like snow so I am painting my nails white and putting the glitter on the tips. I had to add my fave candle and though it isn’t a Christmas scent which I have not found one I like this year this cookie scent is heavenly.
Lastly, a cute cuddly puppy is also nice. She decided join me for the photo shoot in front of the tree. Then she proceeded to get comfortable in my lap and stayed there until I took her off.A furry friend does help with the night in and especially if they are a lap dog like mine. I kind of ant to incoprate her more in my blog no that I have had several with her lately. If you have your own dog or one at home than do they like celebrating with you and if you buy them gifts because I so do and it is so fun.
That is it for today’s blogmas. I made it all the way through and so happy for getting blogmas done. I have tomorrow’s post left and I know it is sad but I will take a break with blogging like I always do and will enjoy the preparation for New Year with my family and of course I will be doing a post on that like I always do but next year. It was quite a ride and I just love doing blogmas.I won’t be too sappy this time but I feel like it will be worse tomorrow. I hope everyone has a lovely Chrsitmas Eve and enjoy yours.
What is your favorite essential for a cozy night?