Along with family game night, creating a night for family movies is a great way to bring the entire family together. With today’s busy go-go-go lifestyle, getting everyone into the same place at the same time can seem impossible. Setting aside a night once a week or even once a month for a family activity like playing games or watching a movie is a wonderful way to spend time together as a family. Family movie night is much more economical than going out to the movies so this is a budget friendly option too.
Family movie nights can take place in the living room, family room or even in mom and dad’s bed. If you have a home theater, even better! Or if you have surround sound and a big flat screen you can create the feeling of a home theater in the living room. A sectional sofa comes in really handy for family movie nights so everyone can sit together. Or kids can sit and sprawl out on the floor. Cushions and pillows can be piled on the floor (a must for hardwood or tile floors) for extra seating. Throws and blankets are great for cuddling and can also be spread out on the floor for an impromptu picnic of movie snacks.
Movies can range from current kid friendly films to classic family films like Sound of Music or Wizard of Oz. Rotate who gets to choose the movie so everyone feels included. And don’t forget the popcorn and sweets!