So you’re staying in this Friday night. Great decision. Staying in is a great way to avoid the winter chill, pants and other people. But all Friday nights in aren’t created equal; you’ll need to lay a little groundwork to make it a success. We’ve done heaps of scientific research to come up with the perfect five-step plan to WIN at staying in on a Friday night.
1. Let people know it’s a choice
Some people may see your Friday night in as a sign that you have no friends. But we both know you’re cool as hell, so make sure you tell the world in no uncertain terms that you’ve chosen this path. Post a cute selfie with the caption ‘FRI-YAY NIGHT IN!’ early in the evening. This won’t be the last photo of the night, stay tuned.
2. Construct a nest
Helpless baby birds couldn’t survive a Friday night without a nest and neither can you. Gather your fluffiest, warmest, comfiest blankets and pillow and arrange them in front of the TV. You want plenty of padding for where your bum will be but you also want mountains of manchester surrounding you as well. Here’s a good way to make sure your nest is cozy enough: climb into the nest and if you feel like you might leave within the next hundred years, you need more blankets.
3. Use technology to get people to bring you food
Before you settle into the nest, you’ll need to sort out your snacking. Food is the backbone of a good Friday night in, but it’s also important that you lift as few fingers as possible to get that food. We have a simple solution for this one. Whip out your phone, download the Deliveroo app or visit deliveroo.com.au and order Oriental Teahouse dumplings, noodles and other dim sum delivered to your door. They have a reputation for delivering food in about 32 minutes, so you won’t have to wait long.
4. Select your viewing for the evening
As mentioned above, it won’t take long for your Oriental Teahouse food to be delivered, so you can’t partake in too much mindless scrolling. Ideally you’d been thinking about what to watch while you should have been working at work that day. But if you’re really stuck in a scroll spiral, you can narrow down your choices by asking yourself, ‘What would someone who didn’t have thousands of movies at their disposal watch?’ Or, WWSWDHTMTDW?
5. Post another photo
This follow-up pic should quash any rumours that you have no friends and had to stay in. After your nest is constructed and your food has arrived, take a bird’s eye shot of the whole situation and post it with the caption, ‘When my Friday night in is better than your Friday night out.’