Top Five Friday
5 Tips for a Fun Living Room Camping Stay
Staying home is quite the trend this summer. Not like we have a choice, really. Since we want to help you live a better, simpler life, we thought we could give you the greatest indoor activity idea of all time: indoor camping. This week’s Top Five Friday consists of 5 Tips for a fun living room camping stay!
Prepare the “campsite”
Since you’ll be camping in your living room, you’ll want to make sure to turn off all electronics and lights. To make it seem as real as outdoor camping possible, force everyone to leave their phones behind, and get all the candles and flashlights you can find. It’s not everyone who has a tent, so feel free to make your own using sheets and your comfortable sofa for more stability. If you’re a fan of nights under an open sky, omit the tent and the sheets, and simply install your sleeping bag on the floor! That’s definitely a fun way to camp!
Make your campfire
What’s camping without a campfire? If you have a fireplace in your living room, we definitely recommend that you start a fire. Not only will it add to the whole camping experience, but it also allows you to roast marshmallows…. Smores, hello? If you don’t have a fireplace, don’t worry: your camping stay won’t be terrible. Simply make yourself a DIY campfire out of cardboard for maximum realism, or simply don’t. Plus, you can definitely make yourself some smores in the oven, so that’s not a problem!
Play a nature soundtrack
What’s camping without weird, if not scary, noises? Find a soundtrack of nature sounds or calm melodies to make this whole indoor camping stay even more fun than the real thing! Hey, you go all in, or you don’t. But we definitely recommend that you do; it’s a lot more fun when you give it all you got!
Get the food
We mentioned smores earlier, since camping simply isn’t camping without them. Make some. For dinner, grill some hotdogs on the barbecue with a side of ice-cold beer (if you’re of drinking-age)! Have some trail mix available for anyone to munch on, and prepare a large quantity of hot chocolate for later. And make some popcorn!
UNO, Wink Murder, Who Am I? and Scrabble are perfect camping games. If games aren’t your thing, ghost stories are always good to tell. But if you choose to go with the latter, maybe consider the audience you’re dealing with. You wouldn’t want to scare your date, and you certainly wouldn’t want to scare your 4-year-old. Just some quick advice.
TOP FIVE FRIDAY
We hope you took not of these small joys and that we share some of them! Every Friday, we release a Top 5 of things we hope will make your life a bit simpler and better. After all, that’s what Cozey stands for. See you next Friday!