- First, start by watching less T.V. and find other things to do with your time. This makes it so the act of actually watching a television becomes more of a rarity, and more of a special occasion.
- When you do pick a movie, make sure it is one that you have been dying to see.
- Set the mood for a good time, set out individual blankets and squashy pillows, take into account the room lighting, and remember the snacks!
- The snacks don't have to be the traditional movie treats either, you can also put together a healthier variety. Like dried fruit, or frozen fruit, or raw nuts, carrot sticks, sugar snap peas, or make smoothies. Frozen peaches, non-fat Greek yogurt, milk, ice and honey, blended together, makes for a great smoothie! Make homemade popcorn, not from a bag, not in an air popper (air popping is fine, but it doesn't feel very special to me when I make it.), make it on the stove, in a pot, with real oil (I like mine with olive oil!), high quality kernels, and salt of course! It is a much more natural way to make popcorn anyway (opposed to the store bought bagged popcorn), and it tastes incredible. I also like making kettle corn on the stove, I just heat brown, or regular sugar with the oil and dissolve; I then add the salt, and kernels. There are many ways to make homemade popcorn, just find the way that's right for you.
I feel the same way about T.V. shows as I do with movies. I think that they have become too common; but when a person and a group of their friends, or their family, can find a show that they all love, it can turn into something really fun. A tradition of sorts. It becomes a special event, and makes life a bit more exciting.