You spoke up about wanting even more family entertainment tips and I listened! I’m tickled to help you create a cozy family movie night in your home that memories are made of. Maybe you want to create it once a year, once a month, or every Friday night! I think you’ll be amazed at how simple it can be in three simple steps to create an unforgettable experience for your people.
Family movie night tips
No matter how simple you make it, OR how Pinterest-y you want to get, there are only three main components to any fabulous family movie night. Are you ready for the secrets? Here goes: you must have great movie snacks, a cozy space, and an incredible movie choice that will keep everyone’s attention. Easy peasy! If you want to get fancy from there, then go for it!
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#1 Movie Food
Movie snacks are king, so choose a variety that your people can choose from. Keep it simple: they need to be filling, salty, and sweet. If everyone is hungry, serve pizza. Be sure to have a little popcorn and sweets on hand as well. Don’t have chocolate and don’t want to go to the store? Whip up some 5 minute fudge!
Friends of ours got us hooked on eating popcorn with M&M’s poured over the top. The popcorn is just warm enough to melt the chocolate enough to be yummy but without melting and making a mess.
#2 Movie Space
You can go as simple as gathering around a couch or bed and turning all the lights out. Make things extra special by sending everyone out of the movie room and create a cozy space like a blanket fort around chairs, the couch, or the bed. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to make a blanket fort. You will blow their socks off if you can swing that one.
#3 Movie Choice
So far at THTG, we’ve talked about cool movies, clean family movies, and family shows. Between those three lists, you should be able to pick some great family movies for your family movie night. I love the challenge of researching and reviewing good movies to watch with family. I’ll be sharing my movie reviews of new and old goodies in the coming weeks so subscribe so you don’t miss it!
Bonus: Get Creative
For the Mamas out there that are able to put in extra effort to make the family go nuts, here’s some inspiration:
- Create a cute invitation or sign that invites them to movie night – leave it where they’ll find it
- Make your kitchen counter into a “sweets buffet”
- Add sparkly lights to the cozy movie room
- Create or buy a popcorn bucket o’ goodies for each person
- Let a family member choose the movie each time
What did I miss? I’d love for you to share your ideas with us about how YOU have a fabulous family movie night in the comments!
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