Recently, a few parents were discussing the mechanics of having a fun family movie night. Sometimes I take for granted that I’m all in when it comes to entertaining and that it doesn’t come that easily to dome folks. As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider, I not only have the opportunity to host giveaways, but also have fun events in my home. Last week The Book Of Life was released on Blu-ray/DVD and I was asked to host a family movie night. My kids love movie night so here is the scoop on how I made movie night an experience.
Movie Night Tips:
1. Tailor your food and snacks to go with your movie. Since The Book of Life tells us about the Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, (a three-day Mexican holiday to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died.) We ate Mexican Food! We started the night with tacos, bean dip, chips, salsa, and guacamole!
2. Dress Up! Yes, you heard me! We had these fun character masks and necklaces to go along with our movie. Other times I have made a small craft station where the kids could make masks or hats to go along with the show. It’s always a hit.
3. Popcorn! No matter what movie you are watching you better have some popcorn available! Everything is more un with popcorn.
4. Activity Sheet! Another fun, fun thing to do. I know I’m always posting printables here from 20th Century Fox to go along with their latest release. Do a search and print some activity sheets! The kids really get a kick out them. For our movie night the boys filled out their New Years Resolutions. I was surprised that my 11 year old’s 5 year plan is to get a job and buy a house. My 8 year old wants to save up $0 so he can buy nothing because he has everything he needs! Both- shockers! I’m saving these in an envelope to open next year.
Print One for yourself: ( Click on the image for a full size print)
Don’t forget to pick a copy of Book of Life and have yourself a fun family movie night!
Disclosure: As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider, I was sent a movie night package to help me facilitate a fun family night. All thoughts, as always belong to me.