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    32 Things For Fun Nights In Now That It's Getting Cold Out

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    Temperatures are dipping lower and ya' know what that means!

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    We finally get to live at peak homebody because that's just what we do when it's cold out! The time has come for more game nights, movie nights, and no-one-call-me-or-text-me nights. Whether you're an introvert who loves staying in alone or a social butterfly who prefers to bring the party to the house when it gets cold out, this whole list is about to be your new jam. Consider this a giant stay-in-and-chill starter pack.

    1. A Jenga game because honey, you haven't had a really fun night in until you've been wasted (yes, even just hot chocolate–wasted) with friends circling around a table and music blasting as everyone enjoys the anticipation of those blocks crashing to the table. It sounds simple but yes, this game will make the night for kids and adults alike.

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    Promising review: "For the cost of this game, which is under $15, you really can't beat the amount of fun and suspense that it delivers. My fiancé and all of my friends love this game very much as well as my parents which tells you that all generations love this game. This is probably one of the best 'board games' around. If you have little kids, then this would definitely teach hand-eye coordination. It's definitely durable given the amount of times the tiles have come crashing down going every which way. This game has suspense with no real danger, appeals to all ages, is simple to play, and it lasts forever. You can still play it on a coffee table or dining room table. You don't need to clear a place on the floor. One thing I would suggest is changing the box size, you would think that the box would be the exact shape of the game so the pieces aren't rattling around in the box. All in all; it's a great game for a great price that you can't beat. Definitely a must-buy to keep in your home for a rainy day or for a family game night." —Nicholas Ramsey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88+ (available in classic and jumbo sizes).

    2. A mildew-resistant shower liner curtain that'll hold up tablets and phones from the outside of the bath so you can have some bathroom entertainment without drowning your devices to their literal death.

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    This shower liner supports your bathroom tech needs but won't mess up the vibe you're going for with the bathroom décor since you can still add an outside curtain that fits your aesthetic. All you'll have to do when it's time to insert your gadgets is slide your outside curtain to the side, slip in your phone or tablet, and then you're ready to go!

    Promising review: "What do I like most about this shower curtain? 1. My kids now LOVE taking a bath. They race upstairs and into the bathroom to get first dibs on the shows they will watch or the songs they will pick. The curtain securely holds the iPad while the kids easily navigate through their shows and apps. 2. I LOVE taking a bath. After the kids go to bed, I enjoy reading, listening to music or watching shows on my iPad/Kindle/phone without worrying about getting them damaged by water. The clear curtain allows for easy page-turning and song selection and the sound carries through the curtain well. Bubble bath, wine, and Netflix — yes! 3. It actually works with my sliding glass shower doors. I was able to hang the curtain over the top of the sliding doors and affix the curtain using the included hooks/rings. I may eventually purchase a curtain rod, but it’s quite secure as is. What do I like least? I suppose I wish I knew about this curtain sooner. It would have helped [during] the many nights when I struggled to get the kids to take a bath!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $18.77.

    3. A breakfast sandwich maker to give you the perfect excuse to invite the crew over and serve breakfast for dinner. This gadget can make two sandwiches at a time in about five minutes. It also features a countdown timer with an audible beep and each part is removable and dishwasher-safe.

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    Why freeze on the way to a brunch spot when you can stay home, blast your heat, and make it at home with the people you love hanging with the most? I also bet you the price of a McDonald's sausage biscuit that a sandwich made with your preferred bread, meats, and other toppings is going to taste loads better than a McGriddle.

    Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssen. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. This thing was delivered to my doorstep in two business days and will provide a lifetime of joy for me. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssen. You put the ingredients in and about two minutes later, your tummy is all like 'oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." —Amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or the single sandwich-maker for $24.98+ (available in three colors).

    4. Annnnd! A cute pumpkin waffle maker to give that breakfast-for-dinner shindig the perfect sprinkle of fall! This gadget also makes hash browns and paninis. So are you hungry? Because I'm hungry.

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    ALSO, sprinkling a little pumpkin pie spice into your mix for pumpkin-shaped waffles is beyond appropriate here. Go pumpkin wild this fall, why don't ya'?

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 styles) and the pumpkin pie spice for $5.94.

    5. A puzzle plateau that'll keep all of your jigsaw pieces in place with its flat surface and raised edges that prevent them from falling. The plateau has four drawers so you can separate and store different pieces, walk away, and then pick up where you left off whenever you want. The plateau is designed to hold a puzzle with up to 1,000 pieces. It's beyond perfect for nights when you're ~puzzled~ about fun things to do at home.

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    The plateau is designed to hold a puzzle with up to 1,000 pieces. It's beyond perfect for nights when you're ~puzzled~ about fun things to do at home.

    Promising review: "I purchased this item as a gift for my husband who loves working on a good puzzle. He absolutely adores this puzzle keeper. The pull-out drawers are perfect because he sorts pieces by color when he's working on a puzzle. He also loves how this makes a puzzle portable, at least from one room to another. In addition, the small edge that sticks up on two of the four sides helps keep stray puzzle pieces from falling on the floor." —Mommycat3

    Get it from Amazon for $69.98 and a puzzle from Amazon's huge and gorgeous selection for $8.40+

    6. A microwave popcorn maker because, yes, it's just the extra touch you'll need for those oh so casual film screenings you'll be hosting at your spot. It's also compressible so you can save space and store it easily when it's not in use.

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    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. It pops kernels efficiently, resulting in perfect popcorn every time. I really like how I can serve the popcorn in the same bowl that I popped it in, giving me fewer dishes to wash. The bowl washes up quickly by hand with a sponge and soapy water. We love popcorn and can now make just enough for the two of us without it splattering all over the place! I love it and would buy it as a gift!" —Stacey R.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 12 colors).

    7. AND! Retro-style popcorn bowls to really add to the movie night fun. This will def come in clutch if you decide to host a larger movie viewing but they'll also be super cute for kids to use.

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    Promising review: "These popcorn bowls are perfect for movie night. Now my kids will stop using my mixing bowls! Lol, they are very durable and easy to clean." —Amber Kinder

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in three- and six-packs).

    8. The Spontuneous game that's requires one player to choose a word while the others think of a song with that word in the lyrics. Note: You do not have to have the voice of an angel. In fact, it'll make for a much funnier night if you sound as terrible as possible.

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    Promising review: "The game brought laughs and tears running down our cheeks as the whole table would break out into a song. This game is fun for any family who wants to have a good time, is willing to laugh at each other, and can think fast on their toes. The rules are pretty simple and the turns around the table go fast. We had to think of about nine trigger words each and play with about nine people as well. The game works in both partners and individuals. I would recommend anyone play the game and take it to every party. Introverts do have a hard time playing when there are a lot of extroverts who will shout and yell the lyrics right over the top of someone quiet. Make sure you have a team spirit in mind, and remember that the game is supposed to be fun for everyone, and you won't regret purchasing this game." —Canary

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    9. A heated throw blanket that'll bring the warmth anywhere you need it in your house thanks to its compact size. It has three heat settings and a three-hour shutoff time so you don't use excessive energy. The best part about this cozy thing is that it's so dang affordable, you can cop two or three for the whole family or to pass around to guests who come over to your place this fall and winter.

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    Promising review: "I have bought several for my house and as gifts. No need to buy a huge heating blanket. This is wonderful as a throw on a single bed, even a full or queen." —Pcn1

    Get it from Walmart for $21.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A heating pad with a pocket that turns it into a foot warmer if your idea of fun is all about being as warm and cozy as possible while you binge-watch Netflix or kick it around the house with friends and the fam.

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    Promising review: "I love this heating pad/foot warmer. The material is so incredibly soft that it’s like sinking your feet into fluffy cotton. I also bought one for my daughter and she emailed me today to tell me how much she loved it. It’s a great size to move your feet around in but also to use as a heating pad for large areas such as your back. It heats up very quickly and the heat is evenly distributed. It has a nice long cord so no need for an extension cord." —Sherry L. Rocco

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    11. An adjustable bamboo bathtub tray for propping up food, drinks, tablets, books, hopes, dreams, and whatever else you'll need for your soak sesh.

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    Promising review: "Love this! Nothing beats a long luxurious soak in the tub to relieve the stress of the day and this bath caddy makes it more enjoyable by giving me a safe place to put a glass of wine and my kindle. Bonus: my 5-year-old grandson will now ask to take a bath when he visits me so I can serve him milk and cookies in the tub and he can read his book. Big thumbs up!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    12. A paint-by-numbers kit for kids and adults that'll help you put the phones and tablets down, pick up a paintbrush for the first time in forever, and tap into your creative side.

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    It comes with one set of acrylic paints and one brush. Several reviewers noted how easy it was to paint. Reviewers also noted that this was equally easy for kids and adults.

    Promising review: "I actually framed this and hung this on my wall! Cheap art! It arrived quickly from the seller. All the paints were of good quality and there was plenty of paint. It came with a brush but I used my own. I did this as a centering/focusing activity during a very stressful time, in order to help me relax. There are large blocks of color, so it wasn't too complicated and was very meditative. The end results were fun." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. An Amazon Firestick so you can get your stream on — on Netflix, Hulu, and basically every other streaming app. The Firestick is pretty simple to use. Just stick it in your television and then use the remote it comes with to navigate through your preferred apps. It'll come in super handy for anyone who lives to binge-watch shows or have Netflix-and-chill nights with the squad.

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    I've used the Firestick and as a completely non-techy person, I can say it's super easy to set up and use thanks to a remote controller with minimal buttons to press. I've decided to stop using my aunt's Firestick and get one of my own.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I can watch Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and a really good selection of free apps. It's easy to use and Alexa works great when we are looking for a specific movie. It checks all my downloaded apps for whatever you ask. I'm considering canceling my $200 a month cable, and just keeping WiFi." —Groomer74

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (also available in bundle packages).

    14. A Tasty Bake The Internet Kit that includes one six-piece non-stick bakeware set and the Tasty Dessert cookbook — that'll encourage you to spend more time in your kitchen making all the pies, gingerbread loaves, and fall-themed cupcakes your sweet tooth desires.

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    Yesss for satisfying that sweet tooth and that piggy bank! Whipping up snacks is also an easy-bake way to bond with your family and friends. The set includes a dessert cookbook and a six-piece non-stick/dishwasher-safe bakeware set (cookie sheet, muffin pan, rectangular cake pan, round cake pan, loaf pan, and emoji timer).

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line at Walmart for $51.25 (available with free delivery).

    15. LED stick-on lights to morph your bathroom mirror into the bougie vanity of your dreams so you can spend some fall evenings perfecting your makeup skills.

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    Promising review: "This is the perfect alternative to those expensive vanity mirrors. The light is perfectly bright and illuminates the face beautifully both in daylight and night light settings. I read the reviews before installing and decided to use super glue as well based on what I've read. It worked and installed perfectly and comes with extra adhesive for the suction cups if you should need to move them to another mirror or if the initial adhesion loosens. The wires are hidden seamlessly. Best purchase!" —Melanie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. AND! A Beakey Makeup Brush Set that includes 10 brushes, one beauty sponge, and one brush cleaner egg set to help you get your blend on. And in case you're wondering, YES, it is perfectly fine to spend time at your vanity creating gorg looks with absolutely no going-out plans.

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    Crank up the music, sit at your vanity, and get it popping with your brushes and your diva lights all by yourself!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. Seasonal candles to keep the scent of one of fall's most beloved pastimes around your home.

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    Get them both from Homesick – the pumpkin patch candle here and the apple orchard candle here.

    18. A subscription to Book of the Month so you'll always have a good read to cozy up on the couch with under your heated blanket.

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    Book of the Month will send you five new books every month. You get to keep and pay for your faves. If you've spent the summer doing everything but book surfing or simply want to split your time this fall between required and leisurely reading, then let the back-to-school season be your cue.

    Subscribe at Book of the Month for $14.99 per month — and add any extra books on for $9.99 each!

    19. An adult coloring book that'll help keep you busy around the house, relieve a little stress, and help you (kinda) channel the Basquiat that is truly in all of us.

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    Promising review: "This is a really fun adult coloring book. Unlike a lot of animal-based books, the images of the animals in this one are drawn in a mosaic style that allows for maximum creativity. When I have used non-mosaic, field guide style coloring books, I have worried about trying to make the animals an accurate color, thus defeating the purposes of the book in the first place which are stress-relief and having fun coloring. Also, ever since the coloring craze took hold, a lot of books have skyrocketed in price. I was pleased to find this one on Amazon for a good deal." —Anonymitea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.54 and a 50-count pack of colored pencils for $5.96.

    20. A football-shaped slow cooker for anyone whose main plan this season is to stay glued to the sofa eating delicious food while catching every second of every single gridiron game.

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    The slow cooker has a removable stoneware insert and a decorative lid with football laces. If you're a football fan without this cooker in your kitchen then FLAG 👏🏾 ON 👏🏾THE 👏🏾 PLAY 👏🏾!

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    21. A DJ lighting disco lamp that'll play music and toss lights in a million colors all over your walls. It comes with a remote, a USB port, Bluetooth access, an SD card slot, and nine color settings. Translation: It's basically all the music and decorations for a full dance party in one gadget.

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    Promising review: "It's actually bigger than what you see in the picture. I was a bit shocked but it’s better the bigger the disco is. The sound is actually nice! The ball doesn’t rotate but the motor inside with the light rotates. It has all the available audio ports that you need. The device also comes with a flash drive which is nice and you can use your computer to play music. Also, you can use your phone to connect to it! You control everything with the remote including the lights, the mode you want to use (like Bluetooth or flash drive), volume, etc... It’s impressive at a price like this. My mom loves it especially. I am glad that I bought this." —Rafi

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    22. A foosball table to trap yourself into HOURS of fun! If it's been a while since you've even seen a foosball table and you can already hear the ball popping off of the corners and the arguments over who's going to play the front or the back, then you're gonna be so glad you snagged this thing — especially when you peep the price.

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    The table is designed for four players (but you knew that already, vet) and comes with two balls although I do hope you buy more than two so you have a full stash. Lots of reviewers shared that it was super easy to build although they do encourage you to make sure the players are facing the right direction. (Warning: This game is going to get loud and rowdy — the people, not the table — so prepare your ears!)

    Promising review: "I got this because I was going to have lots of company and needed to keep everyone entertained. Well, it was a hit. I love it and it's lots of fun to play." —Anngie

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 and extra foosballs for $6.99 (available in a pack of eight).

    23. Reversible banners that'll welcome all your guests to the fun with a "Happy Fall" salutation until you're ready to flip them over and welcome hungry trick-or-treaters on October 31st! When All Hallow's Eve is over (or when the last bucket of candy is gone), you can flip this baby right back over and go back to celebrating fall.

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    Promising review: "This looks so perfect on my front door! I love it and fall is my favorite time of year. I never want to take it down!" —Allie

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    24. Hydrating sheet masks to help you add skincare to your self-care days in!

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    Peep the full review of these Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    Promising review: "I'm a guy that cares about my skin. I'm 40 and our rough Chicago winters wreak havoc with my combination skin. I bought this pack on an impulse. Omg! The first night I used the herbal one. I read the ingredients and the mask smelled exactly like what it said it was. I could feel it working and when I took it off, the effect was instant. My skin was literally flawless and not for five minutes! It stayed tight and moisturized all day. I love these masks even though they're quite messy to apply. Ordered more. At this price and effect, this product is a steal!" —PaulP

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.98 (16 in one pack).

    25. A flameless LED candle set to give your home an ambient glow on the evenings when you want to chill around the house. Each candle is made of real wax and has a flickering setting so the "flame" will move like a real candle. You'll get that by-the-candlelight feel ~without~ the threat of burning your house down since these flames are 100% remote-controlled and battery-operated.

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    Promising review: "These are amazing! The real wax surrounding the bulb makes them look and feel pretty authentic — much classier than the plastic stuff I was seeing at the store. The remote works beautifully and it's nice that you can choose flicker or steady light. I think I'll order another set to use during the winter holidays too! Again, these are much nicer quality than any other electric candles I've seen, and the remote makes managing the lighting super easy."—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes).

    26. A record player to give your home an old school feel. It'll be a dance party every time you spin your favorite cuts on it. The record player will also give your parents and grandparents a cool dose of nostalgia whenever they come over.

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    Vinyl records are sold separately of course but lucky for you, Amazon has a TON of affordable picks.

    Promising review: "I've had this record player for about four months and I use it every single day. It works every time. It plays loud and clear and doesn't distort when turned all the way up. I also love the design and it's easy to use. My kids have now grown a love for my passion for vinyl and they will be getting their own player soon as well. This was easy to set up, plug in, and play. It's also perfect and easy to move from room to room. Overall, I love my little player." —Neeners503

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in 27 colors) and any vinyl you want from the Amazon CDs and vinyl collection.

    27. Lenticular playing cards with bird illustrations from the iconic John James Audubon so you can do all your gambling-but-not-really card playing at the house in the coolest way possible.

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    Get them from Amazon for $10.

    28. Organic mushroom coffee that's milder than your usual coffee and is meant to help you focus and be more productive. (Heads up: It doesn't at all taste like mushrooms so you can sigh your sigh of relief and go back to being really, really intrigued.) This will be great to sip while you're lounging in the living room shooting the breeze with guests or just watching TV.

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    Promising review: "I have no idea if there will legitimately be any real benefits to ingesting these 'super'-mushrooms in my coffee, but what I do know is this: They taste good, and they leave me less jittery than regular coffee. That could be just the result of drinking slightly less coffee in my coffee, but either way, it satisfies my craving for coffee and it tastes good." —Kate O'Neill

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98 (available in a rich and media taste options).

    29. The Feel Your Best Wellness Workbook that you can curl up and work on anytime you're at home. It features pages that you can fill up with all the AMAZING things about yourself (because yah, you're dope) and also pages you can fill up with daily and weekly goals. This book is meant to be fun and inspiring so it features bright colors, pretty artwork, and perforated pages so you can pull them out and tack them up in your home.

    Ban.do

    Self-love is the best love!

    Get it from Ban.do for $18.

    30. A stackable tray set with a cool geometrical shape to help you serve your food to your house guests in style. They're colorful and you can also use them as plates to eat from or to store stuff like papers or candles.

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    Promising review: "I love the color! l love the shape! I love it! It’s perfect for my small table to display my teapot and teacup. I can separate as four small plates for snacks and also put them together as a big plate. I love that! I definitely will recommend to my friends!" —Roxy E L

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $9.78.

    31. Kaboom Foam-Tastic Bathroom Cleaner in case you've finally become your mother and have begun to ~actually~ enjoy cleaning your house. It has an OxiClean lemon citrus scent that I use and LOVE for how it attacks the dirt in my bathroom. It'll be your go-to for all things bathroom-related thanks to how fast it cleans and how good it smells (no choking or sneezing here!). You just spray the foam, let it sit, and when the foam turns white, that's how you know it's time to wipe it away along with the dirt. Bonus: The blue-ish/purple-ish foam also just looks super cool.

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    Yes. There is a certain age (and it comes sooner than later, actually) when you really thoroughly enjoy turning up your music to disrespectful volumes and cleaning your house from top to bottom. Admittedly, I do it regularly and I really appreciate how much effort this bathroom cleaner takes out of scrubbing. I have asthma so unfortunately, lots of simple activities like cleaning my bathroom can become very strenuous for me and cause me to run out of breath. Kaboom makes my cleaning process much faster and I don't have to work as hard to scrub the dirt out of my bathroom, especially my shower.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.78.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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