Family Movie Night
Do you find it challenging to get the whole family together to do something fun? You’re not alone. With increasingly busy schedules, you may find that everyone is heading in different directions and that you need to schedule quality time together.
Scheduling family time is just as important as ballet classes or book club or a basketball game. And, a family movie night may be the perfect way to get you and the kids together for a fun night.
Luckily, with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services, you don’t even have to leave your home for a movie night. All you need to do is follow these steps!
Put It On the Calendar
The first step to getting everyone together is checking the calendar. It may look jam-packed with kids’ activities and work-related meetings but take a close look. A movie night only requires a few hours of your time.
Putting it on the calendar makes it official, and this is really important with tweens and teens. Choose the date and have everyone commit to being there.
Pick Your Movie
This may be the most difficult part of planning a family movie night – picking the movie. You want a movie that will keep everyone engaged and entertained. If you’re in need of some suggestions – maybe one of these can help:
- The Princess Bride
- The Sandlot
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- School of Rock
- The Karate Kid
- Mrs. Doubtfire
- The Parent Trap
- The Lego Movie
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- The Muppet Movie
- Any movies from the Harry Potter series
- The Lion King
Select Your Treats
Movie night would not be complete without some great snacks. Of course, you can order some pizza or grab some of your favorite treats from the grocery store, but here are a few snacks that might help make your movie night extra special.
- Bite-Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
- S’More Pops
- Caramel Apple Slices
- Cookie Monster Popcorn
- Baked Soft Pretzel Sticks
- Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn
Make Yourself Comfortable
When it’s time for movie night, you need to get comfortable. That means gathering all of the blankets and pillows and settling in.
If you’re all getting comfortable on the floor, you might have some fun and create these pillowcase loungers for the kids. They are easy to make and can be used for movie nights and sleepovers.
Create Some Special Touches
If you want to make your movie night extra special, you can create some special touches to make it truly memorable.
- Use Canva to make your own movie tickets.
- Plan a themed meal around your movie.
- Create movie night snack trays for everyone.
- Set up a concession stand where everyone can help themselves to treats.
Family movie nights can be a ton of fun. In fact, you may find that they become a regular part of how your family spends quality time together. A good movie, delicious snacks, and some comfortable pillows and blankets are all you need to make it fun! Start planning your family movie night right now!