Family Movie Night Ideas for More Fun
Family movie nights are a staple in our home. It’s the perfect way for our family to get together and wind down after a long and stressful week. Movie nights with family are usually on Fridays or Saturdays so we can all stay up late without worrying about work or school the next morning. Fun family movie nights have become something the whole family looks forward to each week, and a great way for us to disconnect from the world and enjoy some quality family time. Here are a few family movie night ideas to make things more fun.
Ultimate Guide to Fun Family Movie Nights
#1 Pick a Family Friendly Movie
Make sure to pick a movie that everyone will enjoy. To make sure everyone gets a say in the movie we watch, we let a different person pick a movie each week. This way, everyone will get a chance to choose a movie without spending all night picking one out together.
#2 Spice up your Popcorn
Popcorn is a staple for family movie nights! Make sure to pick up some popcorn from the store for movie nights, or even splurge and get some fresh from a local popcorn store. Popcorn toppings are a fun way to dress up your plain bowl of popcorn, like Cheesy Popcorn with a Kick. Set up a popcorn bar in the kitchen with a bunch of different toppings like flavor powders, pretzels, marshmallows, sprinkles, and even chocolate morsels. It’s a delicious way to make movie nights more fun.
#3 Snack Bar
When it comes to family movie night ideas, a snack bar is a must have. Set up your movie night snack bar on the kitchen counter, dining room table, or coffee table. Lay out a tray with different candy bars on it, fill candy jars and lay out spoons and bowls, or even toss some cheese in the Crock Pot for nachos. See, it doesn’t have to be fancy to be fun!
#4 Family Movie Night Themes
Once you start having a running list of family movie night movies, you can start planning themes. Let your kids dress up likes characters from the movie, or wear character t-shirts. Fill your snack bar with themed movie snacks and drinks. If you need some ideas for family movie night themes here are a few:
- Disney’s The Litte Mermaid Movie Night Theme
- Disney’s Big Hero 6 Movie Night Theme
- DreamWork’s Trolls Movie Night Theme
- Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Night Theme
- 13 Fun Themed Movie Nights
- The Secret Life of Pets Movie Night Theme
#5 Create Homemade Movie Tickets or a Sign
Create an authentic movie going experience by making it an event! Make your own tickets or even a sign by the popcorn bar with the movie or theme of the night. My kids love getting to see the sign each week, and it really adds to the experience.
#6 Invite Friends and Family to the Event
Invite your friends or even extended family to movie nights. Have the kids come in their PJs and break out the sleeping bags. This is especially great for Backyard Family Movie Nights when there is lots of room!
Are you ready to plan some fun family movie nights with your kids?