Everyone loves movie nights. It’s a great way to have fun on cold winter nights, and no one can say no to movie theater popcorn. However, taking the family to the movies can be expensive, and movie theaters aren’t exactly the safest place to be right now.
Luckily, you no longer need to leave your home to experience the magic of movie night.
There are plenty of ways to create a memorable family movie night with the things you already have laying around the house, and you’ll have more fun than you ever could at a theater! Keep reading for some of the best ways to put together a DIY movie night that’s packed full of fun for the whole family.
Build a Pillow Fort
Make uncomfortable movie theater chairs a thing of the past and introduce a comfy pillow fort into your next movie night. Your kids will have a blast building a fort to watch the movie from. Keep it simple by draping blankets over your furniture, or get creative and use old cardboard or storage boxes to build the walls. If forts aren’t your style, use pillows and blankets to create a comfy nest on the couch or floor for the whole family to watch from.
Make a “Theme” Night
Whether you’re watching one movie or several, adding a theme can bring your night to the next level. Create costumes and dress up as your favorite characters, have your kids make movie posters to hang on the walls or create trivia games and activities to take part in as you watch the movie. Even special music and lighting can add to the decor to really set the theme in place. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Create a DIY Snack Bar
Everyone loves movie theater snacks! Create a snack bar on your table or counter and fill it with your family’s favorite snacks and drinks. Your kids will love being able to choose their own snacks to fill their tray. You can even go a step further by making treats that fit the night’s theme. Decorate cupcakes to match the Harry Potter houses or add snowflakes to your cookies on Frozen night.
Create Movie Tickets
Your kids will love showing you their very own ticket stub before the movie starts just like they would at a real theater. Use a simple ticket generator to add your custom information, and you’ll have personalized movie tickets in a matter of minutes. They are sure to add a bit of magic to your movie night.
Have fun, and don’t forget to enjoy the movie!