Movie Night Ideas | Family Nights In

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Let’s be honest: a trip to the movie theatre with the entire family can be both expensive and a bit of a hassle at times – depending on how many children you must keep an eye on. Luckily, you and your family can enjoy a movie night without even leaving the comfort of your living room sofa.

Home movie nights are a fun and easy activity for optimal family bonding, but they do require a bit of advanced planning. Discover these top tips on how to plan the perfect family movie night:

Plan ahead

Depending on your kids’ age and their schedules, you may need to block out some time in advance for your movie night. Choose a day and time that works for you and your family and make sure that everyone is aware of this time. There’s no faster way to end a family movie night than by accidentally booking the movie during the same time as your child’s football practice or music lesson.

Get creative with snacks

Another perk of home movie nights is that you can make delicious, creative snacks that wouldn’t be available at a movie theatre. Opt for foods that are easy to make and eat during the movie, such as finger foods. Take advantage of being only steps away from a kitchen by making a snack that caters to your entire family’s dietary needs. Try this vegan garlic bread recipe for an easy-to-make, mouth-watering snack that your entire family will love.

Choose the perfect movie

The most important component of the family movie night: choosing the movie. You’ll want to select a movie that is kid-friendly, but enjoyable for the adults, as well. Disney movies are always a safe bet for a family movie night, as they appeal to all ages from toddler to adulthood. You can even select a few movie options and invite your little ones to vote on the movie to better include them in the fun evening planning.

Put on your favourite pajamas

One of the advantages of having a movie night at home is that you can wear your pajamas and spread out on the sofa. Have your children put on their favourite pajamas and gather all the pillows and blankets they can find. Don’t hold back on over-stuffing your sofa with pillows and blankets. You can even get creative with your family by building a pillow and blanket fort on the floor to watch the movie in.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the movie!

Once the date and time are set, the movie is chosen, snacks are ready, there’s only one thing left to do: enjoy your family movie night! This is a precious moment to unwind and relax at the end of the day with your little ones. Take advantage of these fun memories that both you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

From choosing the perfect movie to wearing your favourite pajamas to creating tasty vegan garlic bread snacks, discover how you can plan the perfect family movie night!


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