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Movie Night at Home: Favorite Sectional Round-Up!

Who said you have to go out to the movies to have a great evening that your family or friends will long remember and frequently want to recreate? A movie night at home is a budget-friendly, easy, and enjoyable way to spend time together. The key to a successful movie night at home is making it special. When you have great snacks, sweet treats, comfy seats and blankets, and of course, something great on the screen, you have all you need to create lasting memories!

Whether your crew is all about award-winning productions or the latest rom-com, picking the perfect movie is important. Equally as important is how you set up your at-home theater. Comfy blankets are a must, and of course, you need special snacks and treats. We've gathered up a few of our must-haves for the perfect movie night at home, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.


Popcorn: The key to any great movie night experience is the popcorn! Whether you throw a few bags in the microwave or pop it on the stove old-fashion style, don’t forget to add butter to make it taste just like the theater favorite! Serve family style in a large bowl that you pass around or make individual servings for everyone to enjoy. 


Photo by Amanda Johnson of Sequins and Sales Blog


Candy and Treats: A trip to the theater isn’t complete without a little something sweet. Purchase individual candy containers or whip up some homemade sweet treats for your family to devour. The great part of movie night at home is you are in charge of the sugar intake which is especially important when you have little ones with bedtimes. Create healthy versions of your favorite candies or serve cut up fruit for a sweet and satisfying option.


Comfy Seating: You can’t properly enjoy movie night without comfy seating. You can always opt for bean bags on the floor but for a truly unforgettable movie night, a plush sectional for the whole family to pile up on is the way to go! Whether you go with a Southern Motion Reclining Sectional or a large 5 Piece Palmer Sectional, you and your family or friends are sure to be relaxed and ready to enjoy the featured film.


Comfy and stylish Southern Motion Dazzle Sectional at Furniture of Dalton 


A Great Movie: Of course, the most important part of movie night is a great movie! If you are having movie night with small children, a Disney movie may be the perfect way to keep their attention and make sure the content is appropriate. If you have older children or are inviting over friends, browse popular new releases or consider a throwback to a classic. Be sure it's a movie that everyone can agree on and even consider making a fun theme based on the movie you chose. 


We hope this inspires you to host your own movie night at home! If you feel like you are lacking the perfect sectional to complete your experience, we have so many great options in our 120,000 sq ft showroom. Schedule an appointment on Facebook to visit us today! Take advantage of free same-day shipping within 50 miles of the store on Black Friday. We are open Monday - Saturday from 9 AM - 6 PM. Our friendly staff and knowledgeable sales associates will help bring your movie night dreams to life! 

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Thanksgiving Entertaining: Decorate Your Table for Thanksgiving!

Hosting a Thanksgiving celebration can be both exciting and intimidating. From the turkey prep to the table settings, nerves and expectations are high. If it is your first year as a host, or even your 20th, we’ve rounded up a few Thanksgiving entertaining ideas and tips that will help make the day satisfying for both you and your guests. Here are a few easy steps to make your Thanksgiving dinner a success!


It Starts with the Table: When it comes to setting the tone for your Thanksgiving celebration, there’s no better place to start than with your table setting. Play off of the natural rich colors of autumn by incorporating deep reds, browns, orange, gold, and green. Select a stunning table runner to drape over the edges of the table, and scatter small pumpkins and gourds as a fun way to incorporate natural elements. Of course, starting with a stunning dining table will provide the perfect landscape for your decor and ensure your guests have adequate seating and dining space. Furniture of Dalton has a stunning selection of in-stock dining sets that you can take home today to accommodate any size gathering or style. From large farmhouse tables to elegant dining sets, we have you covered! Visit our Pinterest page for more table setting ideas.

Gorgeous Roxbury Dining Table at Furniture of Dalton 


Exceptional Service: With COVID-19, how your guests are served may look a little different this year. Buffet-style is traditionally a great way to allow your guests to sample all of their favorite dishes. If you have a small gathering with immediate family, this style of dining may suit you well. However, if you are hosting a larger gathering, consider having individual servings lined up so guests can grab and go. Incorporate your serving dishes into your decor for an easy and simple setup.   


Photo by HGTV 


Incorporate Kindness: Remember the spirit of Thanksgiving and extend love and grace to your guests by keeping them at the center of your mind when it comes to table decor and food. Keep centerpieces and other table settings at eye level so guests can mingle and chat with unobstructed views. Be sure to ask if any of your guests have dietary restrictions like a dairy allergy or if they are vegetarian. Be sure to have options to accommodate these preferences so your guests feel welcome and acknowledged. 


Sweet Endings: At Thanksgiving, dessert is as much of a main attraction as the turkey. Arrange cakes and pies on stands of varying heights to display your sweet spread, or pass cookies and pastries around the table family style. You can also prepare desserts in individual serving containers so guests can grab and go. Don’t forget to serve tea and coffee along with dessert to keep guests alert after the infamous turkey coma that is sure to ensue.


Encourage Lingering: While Thanksgiving is undeniably about the food, the true testament of a great celebration is when your guests want to stay after the meal to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. Help facilitate the lingering with plenty of casual seating. Include a DIY bar for guests to make an after-dinner cocktail. Be sure to enjoy the fun yourself. After all, you deserve it!


 

Photo by Samantha Hammack 


Thanksgiving is truly a time to reflect on all of our many blessings and create cherished memories with friends and family. We hope these tips and ideas help make your Thanksgiving celebration one you will remember and enjoy! As you prepare your grocery shopping list and pull out family recipes, let Furniture of Dalton help you with all your entertaining needs. We have on-stock options for small and large gatherings that you can take home the same day! Visit us on Black Friday and enjoy free same-day shipping within 50 miles of the store. Book an appointment on Facebook, message us on Instagram, or call us today at (800) 262-3132. From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!



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Tailgating at Home

Football season is here and we couldn’t be more excited! While stadium capacities have been decreased and less people are able to gather in-person at the games, that doesn’t mean the tailgating fun is over. Tailgating at home is the next best thing to being at the game in person, and we might even argue, better! With a few simple tips and tricks, you can turn your living room, backyard, driveway or man-cave into the ultimate tailgating destination. 


  1. The Right Decor - Tailgating is all about creating the game-day experience and having the right decor can make all the difference. Set up tailgating tents outside, have the pregame on the TV, and incorporate team colors in fun ways! Colored plates, koozies, and flags are a great way to show team spirit, and you can make it as simple or elaborate as you like. Try out DIY decorations, like this fun Goalpost Centerpiece, to take your at-home tailgate to the next level! 


  1. Game Day Food - If we’re being honest, the food alone is all the reason we need to have a tailgating party at home! The game is great, but if you have the right game day spread, you’re happy regardless of whether or not your team is victorious. There are so many fun options when it comes to tailgate food, but the name of the game is to keep it simple. Finger foods are always a good idea and these Cajun Sausage Puffs with Bourbon Mustard are the perfect dressed-up pigs in a blanket! Loaded Nachos are also a crowd-pleaser and they are simple to make and pile high on your plate. We can’t forget dessert! Football Woopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream are the ultimate sweet treats that are festive and delicious. 

  1. The Ultimate Game Watching Setup - You can’t have a tailgating party without a great place to watch the game comfortably. This is where Furniture of Dalton has you covered! We have a huge selection of couches, motion sofas, sectionals, recliners, and more to help you create the perfect game day experience. Whether you prefer a movie room setup complete with individual recliners or a large sectional for everyone to pile onto in the living room, our Hooker gallery has it all! Not to mention, most items are in-stock, so you can take them home today and have your home game day ready in time for the next game!

Visit our 120,000 square foot showroom today to see all of the great options available for your at-home tailgating. We are open Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm, and you can call today at (800) 262-3132 to schedule an appointment with one of our expert designers to bring your dreams to life. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to see products and inspiration! Happy Tailgating! 

 
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