10 Ways To Take "Netflix And Chill" To The Next Level
Start writing a post

10 Ways To Take "Netflix And Chill" To The Next Level

Make your stream-a-thon night the best one yet!

10 Ways To Take "Netflix And Chill" To The Next Level
Huffington Post

"Netflix and Chill" has come to be carry a negative connotation among single millennials. It seems that 20-something women everywhere engage in a collective eye roll every time some creeper texts us and offers up a cliched, non-creative prelude to a night of unwanted advances under the guise of watching TV through our favorite streaming device. Well, fear not my fellow stream-aholics. I've offered some ways to have a corrective experience with people you actually like!

1. Have a stream and theme party for your favorite original series to celebrate its premiere

Add a playful element to break up your mundane Netflix routine. Invite some friends over, dress as your favorite character, make a signature cocktail and binge-watch 'till your heart's content! There's no reason that this can't be a social activity!

2. Revert back to childhood with a blanket fort

Want to add some cozy nostalgia to your stream-a-thon? Make the ultimate blanket fort and get your snuggle on! To make it more luxe, add some twinkle lights (pictured above), make some hot chocolate and some stove-top s'mores! Ahhhh!

3. Invest in a pocket projector and watch outside

Let's face it, Netflix has made it very easy to become a shut-in. Mix it up a bit by watching "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" in the great outdoors!

4. Elevate your snackage

I for one believe that good quality food adds a touch of class to any event. To change it up, take a break from greasy chips and pre-packaged food and try a more elegant wine and cheese pairing, or if you're feeling really fancy, a charcuterie or fondue. This is guaranteed to make you feel at least five times more adult!

5. Play a drinking game with friends

If you're of age, get some friends together and be prepared to laugh at the hilarity that ensues when you're watching your favorite series tipsy. There are a lot of great printable drinking games available for free on the internet (like the one above).

6. Light some candles

When the weather starts to cool, nothing is better than a yummy smelling candle. The Netflix experience can only be enhanced by a really great scent enveloping your nostrils.

7. Netflix and brunch

You do not need to go out to enjoy America's favorite meal! At home brunch is a great (and easy) way to get together with friends with a built in activity. There's no reason you can't watch "House of Cards" on a mid-Sunday with eggs Benedict and mimosas!

8. Camp out in the yard (if you have one)

Even if you don't like camping, you won't be far from home. There's just something about enjoying a movie or TV show under the stars (and knowing that if you need to pee the toilet is literally 10 feet away in your house).

9. Dive-in movie night (if you have a pool)

Pretty self-explanatory. Now you have another use for that inflatable pool swan you insisted was a good idea!

10. When life hands you dough, make pizza

Instead of ordering Dominos, make your own pizza! Not only does this technique save money, it's also great fun to have a built in activity to go along with your viewing. So, stop by your nearest Trader Joes, buy some pre-made dough, all the toppings your heart can desire and have a pizza party!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments