Movie nights with family and friends are always fun! But, especially when it gets warm outside, you can enjoy your favorite movie in your backyard. Decorating the backyard, creating a cozy environment, calling your buddies over, making popcorn, and serving drinks - it already sounds fun.
To make your movie night even more entertaining, we have a list of things you will need. Later on, we have a movie night checklist, so you don’t miss out on anything.
How to Make Movie Night More Fun
Level up your movie night with these six ideas.
- Printable movie tickets
- Funky Costumes
- Popcorn machine
- Epic sound system
- A perfect tablescape
- Fun games
Printable Movie Tickets
You must do unusual but entertaining things to make your movie night fun. One such thing is giving your guests movie tickets to enter. But, of course, the kids are going to love it!
Don’t make them boring - try out different layouts and fonts to match the theme of your event.
You can make them yourself or print them from the internet - they are just a click away. Then, write each guest’s name and give it to them before they enter your house.
You can also give them back to the guests when they are leaving. That would make them have a memory of this night.
Themes and costumes help you get into the feel of an event. Make a proper dress code based on the movie you are going to watch. For example, if you are watching E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, you can wear red hoodies or an all-white costume.
Make it trendy by dressing up as Stranger Things or Money Heist characters. Moreover, a horror costume could also be a good choice. But if you can’t think of a theme, you can wear cozy robes.
Choose comfy but cozy costumes for your movie night because you want the guests to have fun while feeling comfortable.
Select the movie and tell your friends and family how to dress up. Be open to their suggestions - if someone is uncomfortable wearing a costume, don’t force them.
Popcorns are a must for movie nights in the theater or at home. It has become a culture - we don’t feel entertained if we don’t munch popcorn while watching a movie. They are everyone’s favorite snack.
Your at-home movie night also needs popcorn. Offer a variety of popcorn flavors such as honey, caramel, salted, savory, or vanilla.
Install a popcorn machine if you can. It makes delicious popcorn that is neither burnt nor too salty. Moreover, it comes in handy when serving a lot of guests. If you can’t purchase one, a rental popcorn machine could be your way to go.
The only problem with hosting a movie night at home is the visuals and sounds. They don’t match the ones at a cinema or theater. Give your guests a theatrical experience while staying in the comfort of your home with an epic sound system.
The ordinary speakers you connect with your pc might not work outdoors, so you may have to upgrade them. Arrange a movie screen and a projector; so your guests get the cinema experience.
Some people think it is unnecessary to buy new speakers, but it isn’t. You can use them later in your home, and they will give you a one-of-a-kind experience each time.
An Elegant Tablescape
For any event, tablescape is the deal-maker or the deal-breaker. Because food appeals to people, it can set them off when not served elegantly.
Since people are not going to sit and eat, there’s no need for chairs; focus on the table only. Put all the pretty elements on your table to set an informal table. Lay a colorful, patterned tablecloth on it.
For the centerpiece, place a serving bowl over a cake stand and fill it with chocolates, candies, or other snacks. Adorn the table with our exquisite collection of disposable party bowls.
With a few fancy disposable bowls and platters, you can set a table that’s off to slay. Our experts at The Kaya Collections have made these bowls from the finest quality, BPA-free, and recyclable plastic material to combine elegance and easy cleanup.
Food served on the table matters too! Finger foods are an appropriate choice for a movie night table. But, again, the guests are not going to sit and eat, so it’s better to serve something they can grab and eat right away.
You can make pinwheels, kebabs, cookies, mini skewers, quiche, pizza bites, or pizza fries. You can also make a small ice cream bar, but don’t overdo it if it sounds like a lot.
Movie Night Games
Games are a great way to interact with your guests. Your guests will remember the fun they had while playing the games more than the movie. For example, you can play charades, guess the celebrity, or card games.
You can also announce a little prize for the winner; chocolate or candy. That would make the experience even more fun.
Movie Night Checklist
If you are going to host a movie night anytime soon, you need this checklist.
- Cozy blanket
- Fluffy cushions
- Projector and Screen
- Wi-Fi router
- A movie to watch
- Plastic serving bowls
- Plastic bowls, platters, glassware, and cutlery
- Bug spray
Tips to Host a Memorable Movie Night
A good host always remembers a few things so he can give the guests a memorable experience.
- No matter how many entertaining activities you include in your movie night party, it will not be fun if the ambiance is off. So create a perfect environment with lights and blankets.
- Make your guests cozy and comfortable with a comfortable blanket. You will also need some fluffy cushions.
- Select the movie based on the audience’s choice. Decide it in your WhatsApp group before to avoid the run-time squabble.
- Check the weather before you decide on a date. You don’t want rain or heavy wind to ruin your plans. You also don’t want your guests to sweat the whole time - select the date when the temperature is moderate - and humidity levels are not too high.
- Take care of your guests in every way possible; give them mosquito repellants and spray bug repellants in your backyard to keep them from blocking the screen.