How to Make Family Movie Night a Tradition That Everyone Will Love

How to Make Family Movie Night a Tradition That Everyone Will Love

Check out these tips for how to make family movie night a tradition everyone in your family will love!

Most families are no strangers to the concept of family movie night. Family movie night sounds like such a fun way to spend time together as a family! You can sit on the couch and catch up on the latest movies while bonding and spending time together. In most cases, this is usually more fun for the parents than it is for the kids.

After a few months, family movie night can start to sound like a chore that your kids hate doing each week. If you are looking for a way to incorporate family movie night into your home, here is how to make it a fun tradition that everyone will love.

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Let everyone give input on the movies you watch

If you choose the movie every night, then your kids and even your spouse will start to resent family movie night. There are a lot of ways you can select the movies you watch. You can have a bowl full of movies you guys want to see, have each person choose a movie for each week, or even put it to a vote. Regardless of what you choose, you want to make sure that you let every single person get a chance to decide on the movies you watch.


Make a special treat

Popcorn can be an enjoyable movie snack, but a regular bag of popcorn is going to get old fast! Instead, try making a special treat to enjoy during your movie nights! You can bake special snacks that go along with the movie you’re watching, or take your usual movie snacks up a notch. There are a ton of great recipes out there for movie theatre style popcorn that tastes just like the theatres, or you can even set up your own concession stand area! 


Set a set time for movie nights

Life happens sometimes, and if it’s not on the calendar, it just won’t happen! While you can make your movie night a little flexible, you want to try and set a time and day for your movie nights. This will give your family something to look forward to, and they can go in expecting movie time! 

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Find ways to make your movie nights more fun

You may just be having a regular old movie night at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with it! You can create a display of snacks using Dollar Tree serving supplies, have a dress-up night where people dress up from that era or find a few fun activities to play before, during, or after the movie! 


Have a new movie night instead of going to the theatre

If you don’t go to the theatre often, chances are there are a lot of movies on your must-see list! If you want to make a fun movie night tradition, make it a point to rent a new Redbox movie each week so you can watch the latest movies together!


You don’t have to have a huge flat-screen TV or go to the movies to have a fun family movie night tradition in your home! If you use these tips, everyone will start to look forward to it each week!

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