How to make family movie night more fun 25

We love going to the cinema as a family and are often visitors at our local Cineworld, however, we can not always spare the time (or the budget) for a night out at the movies, so we have started to recreate the feeling at home.

how to make family movie night more fun

theme your experience


First things first, choose a theme for your movie night.  This tends to be dictated by what we are watching and can be anything from super heros‘ for X Men or Nature themed for when we watched Epic.

decide on your food

Do you want food during before or after the movie?  Are you going to follow the theme for your food?  We always have popcorn during our movie.  We don’t often snack, so love snacking on movie night! There are loads of ways to perk up your popcorn and Pinterest is full of ideas for movie themed snacks.

use free printables

Movie night doesn’t have to be expensive.  I love using some of the fab, free printables available to make it super special.  How cool are these free Frozen movie night tickets.  The Crafty Chick’s have some great movie printables. I round up some great free movie printables over at A Thrifty Mum.

I also have made a free printable for my boys to review any movies we watch.

my movie review cover

Movie themed crafting

You know me, I love, love, love crafts.  So any opportunity to craft I take it and I love getting creative with the boys and I look on pinterest for ideas, colouring pages and such which fit in with our movie.  We also print tickets and will often make a poster advertising our movie night.


For us this can be as simple as putting all the cushions on the floor or bringing our blankets.  But you could pop seats in the style of a cinema.  I often pick up themed paper plates and accessories when I am out shopping to help make movie night a real event.

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