Are you looking for something fun to do with your family when you have a night in?
You already do the classic board game night and you have family dinners, but what else can you do that the entire family will enjoy?
Have you considered a family movie night?
A family movie night is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to have fun as a family! With a small amount of planning, you and your family will be bonding over your favorite movies in no time.
Keep reading to learn all about planning your next movie night.
Pick a Time
If you want to make this a regular occurrence (which is great for establishing a routine for kids), try to set a time that should work every week. Children thrive on consistency.
Remember that your children may need an early bedtime. If you want a late movie night, choose a weekend. Keep in mind that different movies are different lengths, so take that into account when you’re planning.
Make It Cozy
You have to make your space special if you want to go all out for your movie night!
Sure, you could just set up camp in front of the television as you normally would, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, make your space cozy and inviting.
Consider arranging a comfy seating area on the floor by making a “nest” of pillows and blankets. You could also create a pillow fort that still has good movie visibility.
For the summer, you could even have the movie night outside!
How large is your television? You don’t have to go out and get a widescreen TV for movie night. Instead, set up a projector and project the movie on the wall.
Pick the Right Movie
Picking the movie is the fun part, but you have to keep in mind that you’re choosing something that everyone can enjoy.
If you have small children, this is tricky. You want to pick a movie that’s appropriate but that can also entertain older viewers. If you’re not sure if a movie will be appropriate for your children, look it up online first.
Consider taking movie suggestions from the entire family and check out these movies online for a great list of films to choose from.
Prepare Your Snacks
What’s a movie night without great snacks?
Popcorn is a movie night must-have. You can use the easy bagged popcorn, but consider cooking it on the stove or investing in an air-popper for the true movie theatre popcorn experience.
You can mix chocolate candies into the popcorn, but make sure to not overdo it with sugar.
This isn’t a time for healthy snacks, but all things considered, popcorn is one of the healthier “junk food” options if you prepare it the right way. It’s a guilt-free food.
Time for Your Family Movie Night
Are you ready to set up your family movie night? Work together with your family to pick the perfect movie, make some tasty snacks, and create the perfect viewing area.
Family movie nights are a fun family tradition, so why not start them now?
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