Come on. We all know that family movie night is the best time of the week!
You’re spending time with your family and getting in a good movie.
Of course, there are things that would make it go smoother—after all, I know what happens when half of the family wants to watch one movie, the other half another movie, or perhaps y’all are arguing over what to eat while the movie’s rolling (because you always need a snack). To make movie night go the best it can, friends over at Pure Flix (which is a streaming site prioritizing faith and family) made this nice printable checklist that I customized so you can have some great ideas all ready for your next family movie night!
So first, you’ve got the movies.
These are movies I picked that my whole family enjoyed watching (which is nine people ranging in age from 40-some to five-years old).
Beyond the Mask is Christian adventure film set in the Revolutionary war period, one of my favorite movies! It has it all : romance, action, history, and beautiful cinematography.
The Von Trapp Family : A Life of Music was another one we loved. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family, it’s music is as wonderful to listen to as the quality of the film is to watch.
Dreamer is based on a true story of a racehorse, and even though horse racing is not my thing, I loved the musical score, and the cast had really great dynamics with each other.
Then for the “Essentials”:
Dimmed lighting. That’s right. I’d venture to say most of us don’t have an in-house movie theater, but just by dimming the lights of whatever room you’re watching the movie in you add an element of professionalism.
Popcorn. Probably as far back as they’ve had movies, they had popcorn at the movies. I’m a popcorn fanatic, and it’s a MUST with a movie. (Just to try mixing things up, I’ll put some of our best popcorn recipes at the bottom of this post!)
A cozy wrap really gets you in the mood! (please tell me I’m not the only one who wraps up in a blanket even in summertime?)
So those are some tips for enhancing your family movie night!
What are your best tips for movie night? Let me know!
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Peanut butter popcorn :
Combine 1 cup honey and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat to boiling (stir often). Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of peanut butter. Pour over popcorn, stirring well. (I use 1/2 cup x 3 of air popped corn although if you use less it will just be covered more).
Oil popped popcorn:
In a medium-to large pot, pour in 4 Tbsp. of olive oil and 1/2 cup popcorn kernels. Cover and put over medium-high heat until it’s done popping, make sure to shake the pot around pretty often to prevent burning.