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Planning a family movie night? Not sure what films to pick or what snacks to prepare? Read my complete guide to planning the perfect movie night and enjoy some quality time with your family.
TV’s are really high tech these days, with smart tv’s, large screens, 4K, OLED and thx certified sets. Why not enjoy your television and have a family movie night at home? You can watch a good film, enjoy each others company and have tasty snacks at the same time.
Planning a family movie night
The perfect family movie night takes a little planning. With a little thought you can have a night the whole family can enjoy.
Schedule your movie night in advance so the whole family knows when it is and what time it starts.
Make it cosy
When you have a movie night at home you can set up a cosy viewing area and get comfy. Why not spread out sleeping bags and cushions on the floor for a camping type experience? Drape some fairy light around the living room to give a little lighting and turn the main lights off.
If it’s cold why not snuggle up on the sofa with some blankets? Get the whole family involved in making the room cosy.
It is not easy to find movies that appeal to every member of the family. You need to find something that will appeal to all ages and keep everyone engaged. This can be a classic or a new movie that has just come out.
For younger families
When you have younger children you need something that will keep them amused that adults will also love. Disney Pixar films are great for this. Some suggestion are:
- Toy Story
- The Incredibles
- Mary Poppins
- Finding Nemo
- The Jungle Book
For older children
You can choose films with a bit more adventure in them when you have older children. Here are some examples:
- ET – The Extra-Terrestrial
- Harry Potter movies
- National Treasure
- Cool Runnings
- A Dogs Way Home
- The Goonies
For Adult Families
Gripping thrillers or adventure movies work well. Why not try:
- Any of the Terminator movies
- The Resident Evil movies
- Wedding Crashers
- House Bunny
The perfect movie night should have plenty of snacks so here are some ideas for home-made snacks the whole family will enjoy.
What could be better on a movie night than a plateful of nachos? These simple beef nachos are easy to make and full of flavour.
Get the recipe: Simple beef nachos
Popcorn is a movie night essential. Why not ring the changes by having a sweet and savoury variety? Chilli kale popcorn sneaks a little kale into the diet making it more healthy. If you have a sweet tooth then you will love coconut and chocolate popcorn.
Get the recipes: Flavoured popcorn recipes
For a quick and delicious treat quesadillas are really nice. You can vary the fillings to suit what ingredients you have in the house. Just make a plateful of these and they will disappear in no time.
Get the recipe: Quesadillas
What snacks do you like on a movie night? Let me know below.