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Family Movie Night

Pop the corn and dim the lights--we're staying in for Family Movie Night.

Make a Movie Date

If you schedule Family Movie Night once a week maybe your eye-rolling teenagers will actually start looking forward to it.

  • If you have trouble deciding what to watch, write down some maybes and put them in a bowl. Pull out one or two titles, and there you go.
  • How about dinner and a movie? Whip up some food to go with the movie theme. Tip: Keep things simple so cleanup is easy when the lights come on.
  • Double features are a good way to see a kid-friendly movie with the children, and a grownup movie later. Tip: Plan an intermission between films so you can get up and stretch your legs.
  • If you're short on seating, it's your right to call dibs on the couch and let the kids nestle into pillows and blankets on the floor. (After all, you're the adult and you paid for the movie.)
  • Darken the room, unplug the phones, and roll the film!

    Movie Snacks

    It's fun to graze your way through a movie. Besides, family and friends will forgive all the rustling, crunching and slurping.


    Jun. 29, 2009 5:51 pm
    Great instructions :).
    Jul. 8, 2009 1:34 pm
    Awesome recipe ideas... my family does movie nights a lot, especially in the summer, so this helped a lot! Thanks!!
    Jul. 19, 2009 7:17 am
    Sunday nights are family movie night. This has given us more ideas of great food to make together and eat together while watching our movie!! Thanks a bunch!
    Jan. 11, 2010 7:44 pm
    We have a young daughter and its hard to go out, so we do movie night quite a lot. Thanks for the great ideas!!
    Jul. 27, 2010 5:37 pm
    I love the idea of theming dinner around the movie, my daughter would love this!(8yearsold) We love movies too...always a great time to be together!!!
    Oct. 13, 2010 8:03 am
    If you and your family haven't seen "Secondhand Lions", rent it this weekend. It's one of our favorites. The old Disney (Non-animated) movies are great too.
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