Movie Night- We've all done it. Sometimes, we munch on popcorn during it, sometimes we just plop on the couch and choose one, because we are exhausted. And ya know, there's NOTHING wrong with that.
But, as you may know, we like to step it up a notch. However, we have 4 kids! (that's a lot) and sometimes I want to make it special, but I don't have the time to think of elaborate ideas, scroll Pinterest, or shop for 12 random things to make it just right. Same?
We got you.
Low maintenance, fun, new, and memorable. That's #allthethings we want right? Read on . . .
Here are some movie night tips:
- Popcorn Bar- (this is fun for everyone) I'm sure your pantry has some of these things ready to go. Pop a bag or two (no judgement) of popcorn. Maybe one butter, one kettle-corn? Whatever is on hand. Grab some small bowls, fill with some chocolate chips, m & ms, crushed nuts or graham crackers, gummy worms, dried fruit- again- just raid your pantry. Let your kids create their own personal popcorn. BOOM-- Instant Happiness. (bonus- find some personalized popcorn buckets for next time, search Etsy)
- Fort- Forts make most things better, right? (or is it, cheese . . .) Try a fitted sheet. Couches, chairs, a broom to hold the middle up, (we're not fancy) watch it in the fort. (Around the holidays? throw a string of lights on there, and watch your kids eyes light up)
- Tickets- Remember, it's the little things. Print up pretend tickets, or cut some out yourself and write the name of the movie (bonus if they haven't seen it yet) and the time it will start on the ticket. Place the tickets somewhere your kids will find it. They will feel excited and the anticipation will be as good or better than the movie itself. This really came In handy during the pandemic 'quarantine' time.
- Theme: Choose a movie, promise you can make some goodies from it. Example: Toy Story- Dinner: 'Pizza Planet Pizza' Snack: Woody's watermelon Drink: Rootin' Tootin' Root beer. I usually make a word doc menu and print it out to make it extra special, or write it on our white board. Either way, our kids love it.
Movie night can be both low-key and special at the same time. Seeing our kids eyes light up about the simple things really makes a difference, and snuggling up on the couch at the end of a long day- you just can't beat it. Have you tried any of these? Any of your own faves? Let us know in the comments!