"If you're looking to hygge (yes, it can be used as a verb), you'll want to light your fireplace, heat up some tea, pull on the wooliest socks you own, and throw together some comfort food. But not just any old comfort food. Hygge recipes should be totally decadent and warming, yet still pretty easy to make." ~ 13 Healthy Hygge Foods, Self
I suggest making it a weekly event!
But at least once a month, call your closest friends & invite them over for comfort food & sweet treats. You provide the sweet tea and hot chocolate and let them do the rest.
Pajamas means that when they go home, they can go right to bed & sleep off the carb coma. :)
I would call it serotonin night, for all the good feelings that togetherness + lighthearted fun + sweet comfort food will create. Light candles, have a fire going in the fireplace and let the light add a little cheer, too.
If you're an introvert like me, let me point out that these could be your two closest friends.
Throwing a big party is more stress & pressure than it's worth when you prefer smaller gatherings or just a friend or two.
Variation: make it a family night, where you eat breakfast for dinner or let the kids stay up a little later on a weekend night to eat a sweet treat.
Make it hygge!
"Hygge is a movement, a feeling, and a state of mind that we need now more than ever, and eating our way toward togetherness seems like a pretty great way to start." ~ Vogue
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, hygge lifestyle blogger & connoisseur of delight writing about how to create a hygge lifestyle, with hearthcraft, comfy capsule wardrobe tips and cozy home decorating ideas. More here.