Tips for a Great Family Movie Night


With a very active family, setting aside family movie nights and family time in general is super important. However, making it work with everyone’s interests sometimes takes a bit of work, so I thought I would give some tips on how to make your next family movie night a super success!

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Our snack selection is always super important. It doesn’t take much though to give a bit of flair to make your kids feel super special.

One thing I like to do is to make a small candy or snack buffet. You put a few different candies or snacks into clear or colorful containers with little scoops (or colorful plastic spoons if you have them). Give each person a bag and have them fill their bags with their selections. If you worry about messes in your living room or wherever you are hosting your movie, keep an activity tray handy. I use one for Crankles just for these occasions!

How to Pick Your Movie

If you want to host a weekly movie night, then one thing you could do is let each family member have a turn in picking the movie. However, if you have small children that watch the same two movies ALL THE TIME, maybe it might be best to pick a new movie on your own. You could also peruse Netflix and see what new movies are available and put it through a vote. The goal is to try to come up with a movie in which everyone can agree. For us, I tend to listen to the kids talk about movies that were recently in theaters that we didn’t get to see. I make a note of it and then wait for them to become available on a streaming service. Sometimes we also use Vudu or Google Play to purchase movies on sale to watch.


Movie nights are a great way to just snuggle up as a family and unwind. I look forward to cuddling on the couch or my big recliner with all three of my kids and my husband. Just spending time together makes me happy. How do you do family movie nights?





  1. Nancy
    February 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Dorothy Boucher
    February 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    These are all wonderful tips and ideas, we love having movie night here, not just to watch a movie but its just a great way for us to spend that extra time together.

  3. Cassandra D
    February 14, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Great giveaway. I would love to see the new Dumbo movie.

  4. Jennylyn Gross
    February 15, 2019 at 2:23 am

    If I win I am going to give this to my son

  5. Calvin
    February 15, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Good, thanks for the chance , would be useful

  6. Alison King
    February 16, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Family movie nights are so fun. And now I really want some popcorn. lol lol.

  7. Edye
    February 16, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    thanks for the chance!

  8. Angelica Dimeo
    February 17, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I love movies 🙂

  9. rochelle haynes
    February 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    This sounds good to me

  10. Natalie
    February 17, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I use both Vudu and google play when watching movies! There are a lot of good movies coming out.

  11. Sharon Schoepe
    February 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    We love family movie night. Google play has some great movies.

  12. andie
    February 20, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    A perfect little gift for any good friend or teen birthday. Our last movie together was the first Mission: Impossible, which my daughter found extremely confusing but she finds all spy/police movies hard to follow.

  13. Rae
    February 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for all these great tips & a great family night giveaway

  14. Annmarie Weeks
    February 22, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Good tips! I love when our family can spend time watching a movie together!

  15. Helen
    February 23, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Thanks for the great tips and the chance to win an awesome prize too.

  16. Ashley Trail
    February 24, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    This is the first I have seen your blog, thanks for all the helpful ideas!

  17. jeremy mclaughlin
    February 25, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Thanks for the chance, we always enjoy having a movie night..

  18. Chris L
    February 28, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Crackle is sometimes good for a free movie night.

  19. sandra
    February 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    i have never tried google play

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