Family Movie Night- How to Do it Right

Summer is coming to a close, with one more week until school starts. With little time and nothing left to do, family members of all ages are getting restless and edgy.

TLC puts forth a few ideas for ‘Family Night’ in an effort to help parents end the summer with a happy bang.

The first is movie marathon night. Though is sounds pretty standard, there are a bunch of ways to shake things up:

  • Choose a theme. Whether its spy movies, Disney classics, musicals or Western, design tickets and a ticket booth to add to the atmosphere.
  • Spend the afternoon building a concession stand in preparation for the big night. Use Monopoly money, some cardboard and theater-style popcorn containers to serve the best snacks. Don’t forget the soda, boxed candy and cracker jacks!
  • Make it competitive. Try a trivia game or a quick lesson in the history or making of the chosen movie. Think: special effect facts, sketches and artwork, trivia and more!
  • Dress up. Have both children and parents come to the showing dressed up as their favorite character. Include face paint, props and accents as needed.