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Family movie nights are the BEST nights! We’ve had many over the years and have found that the success of a movie night depends on the age range and what you have prepared. If you have dinner, drinks, snacks, & an activity to do when the younger ones get antsy – you should be good to go for a successful family movie night!
Peter Rabbit just came out on Blu-ray so we picked up a copy at Walmart to add to our ever growing family movie night collection. They had a little sign up next to the popcorn that sparked a movie night with cousins idea so we went ahead and picked up some Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn (the Naturals – Simply Salted is a family favorite), and something I begged MY mom to get me for every family movie night when I was a kid – Kid Cuisine All Star Chicken Breast Nugget Meal (they come with a cookie spoon for the pudding now!).
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Here are some tips for hosting a successful family movie night each time:
- Change up the location – outdoor movie nights are always fun. Even if you don’t have a full projector set-up, just set your tv outside! Try in Mom & Dad’s bed or in a fort with the laptop too!
- Choose a movie everyone will enjoy! Whether it’s a family movie night during the week, or celebrating a special event like Mother’s Day, Peter Rabbit is a fun choice.
- Have dinner and then snacks. Being prepared with all the food & drinks makes it so everyone can enjoy the movie. Short on time or had a long week? You can’t get easier than a Kid Cuisine meal. Then have that Orville Redenbacher popcorn ready for later.
- Have a game or activity ready for when kids get “the wiggles”. Having a themed activity adds to the fun of movie night and keeps everyone together enjoying the film! Check out my free printable “Find the Carrot” game below!
I think we love movie night so much because it’s a time to relax, be together, and enjoy a fun movie. I think they may be our longest running family tradition!
Printable Find the Carrot Game
Looking for a fun game to play while watching Peter Rabbit or for a Spring themed party? I’ve got it for you! With several ways to play this game is great for a wide variety of ages.
Just print the game HERE – cut out the colored carrots, bury in “dirt” or substance that looks like dirt (I used dried beans) and have the kids find the carrots & then match them to the game board.
You can time them, see who finds them all first, or just play for fun!
- Laminate the cut out carrots for longevity.
- Read the instructions on the printable for alternative ways to play – or make up your own!
- You can also just hide carrots around the yard and have a carrot “hunt”.
Family movie nights are so easy, but SO fun!