The evenings are ideal for snuggling up and watching a winter movie. Who doesn’t enjoy relaxing, unwinding, grabbing the best movie snacks, and getting ready for the ultimate night in?
If you’re preparing to host the best movie night with family and friends – whether you choose to watch the most recent season of Stranger Things; something fun for all the family, like Harry Potter; a kid-favourite such as Encanto; or a random choice from the new Netflix shuffle feature – then we have four fantastic tips to make it a memorable night night in!
Perhaps the most obvious essential for a movie night – choose your film or series!
Many of us spend hours scrolling through our streaming services, just trying to decide what to watch, before simply giving up. This is why it’s a good idea to decide what you plan to watch ahead of time, that way you’ll be able to just jump right in.
Consider narrowing down options to a shortlist and then creating an online poll with a service such as SmartSurvey. This way your friends can all vote on the final watching choice.
Is it even a movie night without good snacks? Fun party snacks are the ideal way to get into the movie theme and create a real theatre experience, even if you like to be healthy and munch on carrot sticks and sip kombucha.
This is definitely the part where you can be the most creative, whether it’s reproducing a favourite from the film itself, mocking up a menu of real-life theatre classics (who doesn’t love some popcorn and gumdrops), or going a bit fancy and creating a snacking experience!
If you’re really prepared to go all out, spend the day preparing some delicious movie snacks, from loaded nachos to homemade mozzarella sticks, there are some mouthwatering recipes just a Google search away.
Any movie night must be comfy! You don’t want your guests counting down the minutes till they can stand up again.
Get your blankets, pillows, and cushions together to make the cosiest space ever! More is always better! If you’re looking to invest in some cosy bedding or a new mattress that will serve you far longer than just a movie night in bed, then discover the wide range from suppliers such as Archers Sleep Centre.
A comfortable set up will ensure that your movie night is enjoyable for everyone!
Your movie-worthy drinks may sometimes be forgotten in the craze over the snacks. The ideal wintertime beverage is, of course, a hot chocolate, but you can always add your own spin by making it a caramel mocha or white-hot chocolate, depending on your preference.
Or, if you’re having a grown up movie night, consider creating your very own cocktails for the occasion, you could even match the theme to the movie… after all, what’s a James Bond flick without a Martini in hand!
Do you have a favourite go to movie night snack? Share your recipe in the comments below!