It's Friday night, and you're looking for something to do. Why not have a movie night with your kids? It can be a lot of fun, and it's a great way to spend time with them. In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to plan the perfect movie night. So sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy a night at the movies!
Find The Right Movie
You can't have a movie night without a movie to watch. So the first step is to find the right movie. If you have young kids, you'll want to find a movie that is appropriate for their age. If you have older kids, you can choose a more grown-up movie. You can also let your kids pick the movie. They'll be sure to enjoy it if they get to choose what to watch.
Just remember that you need to be fair about who gets to choose what you watch or you'll end up with arguments on your hands. It's best to do it on a rotation so everybody gets their chance to pick.
When it comes to finding movies, streaming services are the most obvious option. You'll struggle to find any video rental stores around these days, so you'll have to head online. If you can't find what you want on streaming services, you could also try some of the best movie torrenting sites where you can download all of the latest films. This is a cheaper option too if you are trying to put together a family bonding evening on a budget.
Choose A Great Theme
Once you've chosen a movie, it's time to pick a theme. This can be anything from costumes to decorations to food. If you're watching a kids' movie, you could have them wear their pajamas and make popcorn. For a more grown-up movie, you could have snacks and drinks. You could even have a themed movie night where you all dress up as characters from the film.
Decorating the room is also a great way to get into the movie spirit. You could put up some posters or make your own decorations. If you're feeling really creative, you could even turn your living room into a movie theater. Just make sure that you have enough space for everyone to sit comfortably.
Make Delicious Snacks
No movie night is complete without snacks. Popcorn is always a good option, but you could also make your own snacks. If you're watching a kids' movie, you could make some simple snacks like cookies or cupcakes. For a more grown-up movie, you could make something more sophisticated like sushi or tapas.
Think about the movie you're watching and see if you can plan snacks that fit with your theme too.
Plan An Intermission
If you're watching a movie with young kids, it can be difficult to keep their attention all the way through, especially if it's a long film. So, it's a good idea to plan an intermission. This gives everybody a chance to take a break, use the bathroom, and grab another snack. It also allows you to check in with your kids and make sure they're still enjoying the movie.
If you're watching a movie with older kids or adults, you might not need a long intermission. But it's still a good idea to take a break every now and then. Just get up and stretch your legs or grab another drink.
During the intermission, you could even play some games or do some activities related to the movie. For example, if you're watching a Disney movie, you could play a game of Disney trivia. This is a good way to keep everybody's brains active so they are more focused for the rest of the movie.
Discuss The Movie Afterward
After the movie finishes, take some time to talk about it. This is a great way to bond with your kids and discuss what you all thought of the film. You could even talk about your favorite scenes or characters.
If you're watching a movie with older kids, you could also use it as an opportunity to teach them about different aspects of filmmaking. For example, if they enjoyed the action scenes, you could explain how stunt coordinators plan and execute those scenes.
You could even use the movie as a starting point for a more in-depth discussion about important topics. Many kids movies these days have a strong moral message behind them and they tackle big issues like discrimination or the environment. By talking about these things, you have an opportunity to make your movie night into an educational experience too.
Follow these great tips and you can plan an amazing movie night with your kids!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.