There’s nothing better than getting the whole family together on a Friday night to watch a movie. Snuggling together on the couch with the kids chilling on bean bags, it’s a great way to spend quality time together. Here are some fun ideas on how to make the ultimate family movie night. Who knows, it could even become a great family tradition!
Pick A Theme & Set The Scene
Once you’ve chosen your movie for the night, pick a theme that goes with it. Decorate the room accordingly, so if you’re watching a sports themed movie turn your living room into a stadium. Watching Grease? Then set up the room with lots of 50s themed decorations. You could even get into character and dress up to suit the movie. From superheroes to gangsters, you can fully immerse yourself into the movie night experience.
Sticking with your theme of choice, you could even prepare themed snacks. Grazing boards are a great idea for movie night. Get everyone who is coming to prepare a different board. Make sure you include a good mix of sweet and savoury. You could create a sweetie board, a chips and dips board, or even a fruit grazing board. Of course, you mustn’t forget the popcorn! You could even get a small popcorn machine for home so that the kids can make their own and add their own toppings.
Make sure the whole family is comfortable for movie night so that you can all relax and enjoy the film. If you are short on space on the couch, then bean bags are a great idea, especially if you have lots of kids. Bean bags allow kids and adults alike to get comfy in their own space. You can also easily move a bean bag depending on where you are showing the movie. Have plenty of blankets and cushions at the ready so you don’t have to get up halfway through the movie to grab them. You could also add some fairy lights to the room to give it more of a cosy atmosphere.
Get A Projector
If you want to up your movie night game, then get a projector and a big screen to watch the movie. You could put this in your living room, or even take it outside into the garden to watch a movie outside on a summer’s evening. This really helps create a home cinema experience as you are watching movies on the big screen. Have a large sheet or a blank wall? Then you could even use this along with your projector to screen the movie. Move it around the house each movie night to change things up.
So, there’s lots of ways you can make family movie night one to remember. It’s a great way of creating fun memories with the kids, and it can be something you all look forward to. Whether you do it once a week or once a month, it is definitely a fun way to spend some family time together.