JOMO, or joy of missing out, has become a lifestyle, a household name — it's an all-new way to force yourself to tear your eyes away from all the social media that dominates our lives. It's the philosophy of just allowing yourself to turn inward and enjoy your own company — because staying in can be just as fulfilling as going out, amirite?
But what happens when you extend the JOMO model a little further by adding your BFFs to the mix? We'd argue that the companionship of friends adds to the overall experience, especially when the gathering is centered on self-care, silliness, and appreciating girl power. So instead of wishing you were all dressed up and going some place fabulous for the 'gram, JOMO is all about bringing the party to your own living room.
As the holiday season ramps up, make the time to put down your phone and spend some quality time with your besties — preferably in PJs! Keep reading to find out how to make your night of JOMO an epic celebration of friendship.
Even though you're not planning a full-on party, you still want to have some activities planned — and you can't go wrong with a rom-com movie marathon. Make your couch or living room feel as cozy as possible with chunky blankets, scented candles, floor pillows, and warm bowls of Campbell's soup. Since it is the most wonderful time of year, after all, get into the holiday spirit with Hallmark — a marathon filled with classics and new favorites like The Christmas Club and A Christmas Miracle will put everyone in a good mood. In between movies, make sure to take dance party breaks to get the endorphins flowing!
Make your JOMO party feel like the sleepovers of your childhood with a few modern updates — an adult slumber party, if you will. Tell your friends to wear their coziest pajamas, and have them bring Winter socks or slippers to really amp up the vibes. Have everyone bring a sleeping bag or snuggle up in a king-size bed like you did when you were kids. Even better: make your floor one big bed by lining up a few blow-up mattresses so everyone can lounge together. Make hot toddies, spiked eggnog, or another warming drink and play parlor games like charades or 20 questions.
And don't forget about food! Have everyone bring a dish to create an overflowing tablescape full of treats like macarons, cookies, chips and dip, and charcuterie. If you're a group who like to cook together or you're a host who is into preparing something special, look no further than a belly-warming hamburger pie, made with Campbell's® Condensed Mushroom Cooking Soup. All you need to make this crowd-pleaser is one skillet and 30 minutes (get the full recipe here).
The only other thing you need to make sure your evening of JOMO-ing goes off without a hitch? Buttery bowls of popcorn for optimal movie marathoning! And, of course, the friends who make your world go round. What would we do without our crew to keep us grounded — and encourage a little childlike fun every now and again? Now go forth and miss out!