5 Reasons Why Staying In Is The New Going Out

Five years into this parenting lark and I can happily admit that my perfect evening consists of my sofa, a gin and tonic and a good film or box set. Gone are the days where I’ll be hitting the town at 10 o’clock at night. These days I’m more likely to be slipping into my pyjamas instead of my stilettos and it really doesn’t bother me in the slightest. And it shouldn’t bother you either. Here are 5 reasons why staying in is the new going out.


Movie night

There’s nothing quite like getting hooked on the latest series on Netflix or Amazon. Curl up, get comfy, switch the tv on and that’s your night sorted. Your tv experience these days can be second to none thanks to the quality of HD televisions, Panasonic, in particular, have the best technology available to make your home cinema experience the best possible. Who needs to go out to the cinema when you can have it all at home? The popcorn is cheaper too!


No taxis or designated driver!

You can have a drink and don’t have to waste money on a taxi. Whilst I am not here to encourage excessive drinking. There is no harm in a tipple of your choice in your own home. The kids are in bed, it’s been a long day. Pour yourself a drink and kick back. Safe in the knowledge that you don’t have anywhere to be or anything to do. Invite your friends around if it’s the socialising you’re missing. There are many things you can do at home. Have a games night or a good old gossip. Get them to bring a bottle and away you go. Mines a Bombay Sapphire!


Eating in is just as fun

Instead of spending a fortune on a meal out, get creative in the kitchen with your significant other. Have some fun creating a new dish, you could even have a contest and cook something for each other. Hello Fresh or Gousto have a great selection of meals we’ve enjoyed preparing in the past and they even deliver the food. Winner. Failing that, order in your favourite takeaway. Treat yourself.


Pamper night

Who wants to rush around getting ready to go out when you can have a long, relaxing bath and then get comfy in your slouchies? Make the whole evening a pamper zone, face masks, nail painting, the works. It’s important to spend time on yourself and a quiet night in is the perfect opportunity.


Money in the bank!

You’ll save a lot of money. I dread to think how much money I spent on clothes, shoes, alcohol, entry fees to clubs, burgers at the end of the night and taxis Home back in the day. At the time, it didn’t matter. I was having a good time and it was fine. I didn’t have any commitments. Now, it’s an entirely different story, and I’d rather my pennies where I can see them.


So you see, going out isn’t the be all and end all. Yes, going out is okay once in a while but staying in has its advantages and wanting to stay at home for an evening isn’t anything to be ashamed of. More and more of us are doing it and openly enjoying it.


Now, where’s that remote control….


5 Reasons Why Staying In Is The New Going Out



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7 Comment

  1. Reply
    20th March 2018 at 11:29 am

    I am all for staying in. Snuggied on the couch sounds good. #triumphanttales

  2. Reply
    20th March 2018 at 6:17 pm

    My husband and I are such big homebodies. It thrills us to no end staying in! We save money, we binge watch, we work on our cooking skills, we can hear each other talk, we don’t have to get ready to go out and be seen in public. Love this!

  3. Reply
    20th March 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Apart from the face masks and nail painting… I agree with all of this! 😂😂 Had so many more good nights in with friends than out #triumphanttales

  4. Reply
    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    20th March 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I love a night in so much. For my birthday we have a weekend of eating and cocktails in comfy clothes and no makeup! x

  5. Reply
    Helen aka Welsh Mum Writing
    21st March 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I’m with you on the taxis, movies and money. I do miss a leisurely meal out in the evening though #triumphanttales

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    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    22nd March 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Jaki, and here I thought it was just ME! Glad to hear I’m not the only fan of a night in! #triumphanttales Thank you for hosting.

  7. Reply
    The Queen of Collage
    26th March 2018 at 11:55 am

    Love a good movie night but also love pub grub once in a while #TriumphantTales

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