As the leaves begin to turn brilliant shades of orange and red, and the crisp, chilly air starts to make its presence known, our thoughts are turning away from the memories we made during the dog days of summer and toward the upcoming fall and winter. If you live in an area that experiences cold weather like we do, this often means more time spent indoors or close to home. To combat the cabin fever during this time of year, we are especially excited about our new black nightgowns and all the activities you might do in them. With their thicker poplin than our white cotton nightgowns, they act as a fitting companion for chilly days. Here are some of our favorite cold weather nightgown activities, to help you to not only welcome the colder months, but to embrace the comforts they offer. 

Costume Parties

Embrace the Halloween spirit by using your black nightgown as the foundation for an elegant yet subtly spooky costume. With the right accessories, the nightgown can easily transform you into a glamorous witch or a mysterious character from a favorite novel. If you are anything like us, it can be unappealing to purchase pieces for a costume when you don’t anticipate wearing it again. Here's where the versatility of your black nightgown truly shines. For us, it's an "everything dress" designed for cozy autumn evenings and productive work-from-home days. It suits for any virtual meeting or school drop-off. 


Family Game Night by the Fire

There's something enchanting about gathering your loved ones by the warmth of a crackling fire during the colder months. To set the scene, lay out a soft blanket near the fireplace, and make a cozy nest of pillows. Pour some mugs of hot cocoa and gather a selection of your favorite board games or card games. Whether it's a competitive round of Scrabble or a collaborative game of Pictionary, family game night is an ideal way to bond with your loved ones in a casual, homely setting. We have a variety of games and puzzles if you’re looking to try something new. 

Wearing your nightgown adds an element of sophistication to this casual family gathering. The soft fabric drapes elegantly, and you'll feel comfortable and stylish while you strategize, laugh, and enjoy each other's company.


Movie Night Under the Stars

If you have access to an outdoor space, don't let the cooler months deter you from enjoying the magic of movie nights. However, you’ll want to do this activity before it gets too cold as it can be hard to hear the movie over the noise of chattering teeth. As the sun sets and the night sky twinkles, arrange a cozy movie night under the stars.

Set up a portable projector, lay out some blankets and cushions, and make a pile of your favorite family-friendly movies. To add a touch of elegance to the evening, bring out a tray of gourmet popcorn, hot apple cider, and a selection of warm blankets. Don your cotton nightgown for warmth and style as you snuggle under the open sky, watching cinematic wonders with your family.


Baking Memories with Loved Ones

Fall and Winter are the perfect seasons for baking warm, comforting treats—an activity that is made all the better when you do it in the company of those you love. Host a baking day with family or friends and let your nightgown be your cozy companion in the kitchen.

Choose a family favorite recipe, gather the ingredients, and wear your cotton nightgown. The loose, breathable fabric will keep you comfortable as you mix, roll, and create delicious cookies, pies, or bread. Let the aroma of freshly baked goods fill your home as you bond over the joys of cooking together. Once the goodies are ready, keep them warm on the table with a terra cotta bread warmer. This will allow your baked goods to stay fresh while you gather around the table and savor the fruits of your labor, reveling in the memories you've created together.


Don’t feel like any of these suggestions, or any other activities you plan for that matter, need to be a big event. We believe that the most meaningful experiences we can have are simple moments with those we love. Fall and Winter are seasons that encourage us to cherish the warmth and coziness of our homes and the relationships we hold dear.

Whether it's celebrating a spooky holiday, a family game night by the fire, a day of baking with loved ones, or a movie night under the stars, embrace the magic of fall and winter with those that mean the most to you.


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October 20, 2023 — Heirloom Staff

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