I love to watch old movies, but the only way I can do that is by buying them on DVD. So when I came across this article, it inspired me to host my own movie night at home. It turned out to be an awesome time for my family!
The benefits of hosting a home movie night
Home movie nights are a great way to get together with friends and family. They’re also a great way to spend time with your significant other, kids, or even yourself!
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to host a fun home movie night or two (or three), here are some of the top benefits:
- You’ll feel like you’re spending quality time together as a family—and it’s not just because everyone is watching their favorite classic films! You’ll also have plenty of opportunities for conversation about what happened in those movies and how they relate to life today. This can make for some interesting discussions between generations that might otherwise not talk much at all.
- You can spend time working on projects together as well as watching them over again later on down the road when someone else has already seen them but hasn’t shared their opinion yet (but won’t if they do).
Pick a movie
Now that you’ve got to set up a home movie night, it’s time to pick a movie. This is where things get tricky—you want to make sure that everyone in the family agrees on what they will watch, and that it’s something everyone is excited about watching.
There are several things you should consider when choosing a movie:
- Is it fun for everyone? If not, then choose something else. Don’t force yourself into watching something just because your kids demand it; instead pick something that appeals more broadly than just one person or group of people (like “Jumanji”).
- Is there enough time left over at night? Remember that these home movies need time between shots so that everyone can catch their breath before moving onto another part of this project! It would be better if there wasn’t any leftover space in which someone could get bored or restless during the movie itself (which means limiting how long each scene lasts). So if possible try keeping track of how long each part takes so as not too long after starting off with its own intro sequence we’ve already reached our final scene without enough time left over between them.”
Invite guests with tickets
One of the best ways to get your guests excited is by inviting them with tickets. You can use a ticketing system like Eventbrite or Paperless Post to track attendance, which will help you keep track of who’s coming and who wasn’t able to make it.
If you’re planning on serving snacks and drinks at the home movie night party, ask everyone in advance if they want them brought over (or go ahead and prepare some snacks yourself). If not, consider bringing your own drinking water—it’s always good practice to be prepared!
What to serve for food and beverage
The food and beverage that you serve should be easy to eat and drink, so that everyone can enjoy themselves. Also, make sure the food is something everyone likes, because if not then it’s not fun!
The drink should be something good for your guests (and yourself!), but also affordable. If you’re hosting a large home movie night party of people who don’t all love wine or beer in equal measure, think about offering one or two items from each category—this will help keep things interesting without breaking the bank too much.
Snacks for everyone
To keep parents and kids happy, it’s important to provide snacks for everyone. If you’re hosting a home movie night with your family, there are lots of great options out there. The best part about snacks is that they can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge or freezer until needed. Here are some ideas:
- Popcorn is always a crowd favorite! Get creative with flavors like butterscotch and cinnamon-sugar (or plain).
- Chips and dip are another easy option—just make sure to include plenty of dip so no one gets left out!
The key here is variety; don’t forget about fruit too! Kids love fruit—they’ll be happy eating it throughout the movie instead of just before or after it starts playing on TV.
Make your own popcorn
Popcorn is a great snack for home movie night. It’s easy to make and you can add butter or oil, salt and sugar to make it even more delicious! For example:
- Make popcorn in a pot on the stovetop with oil and then add kernels until the pot is full. Or if you have a microwave oven:
- Put 2 cups of unpopped kernels in a large bowl; cover with plastic wrap until ready to use (if using an electric stovetop). Heat over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until hot but not burning; remove from heat immediately when done so as not to overheat! Once cooled slightly, mix in 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine along with 1/4 teaspoon salt per cup (about 5-6 tablespoons total). Pour this mixture onto paper towels placed atop another plate lined with several layers of newspaper so that any drippings land there instead of being left behind during cleanup process later tonight 😉
The ultimate snack combo? Popcorn and tea!
Popcorn and tea is a classic combination, and for good reason. Both snacks are healthy, inexpensive, delicious—and easy to make! If you want to add some fun to your home movie night (or just see what it’s like to host), try making popcorn in your own kitchen. If you don’t have the time or inclination for that task yourself, pick up some pre-popped kernels from the grocery store or online seller of snack foods.
Once your movie is over (and if there were any disagreements about which film was best), break out the kettle for some hot cocoa with marshmallows. You can even pour milk into your mug instead of water if that sounds more appealing!
Use a projector to make a big screen
The projector is an electronic device used to throw an image onto a screen. It can be used to make a big screen, small screen and even wall-sized screens!
There are many different types of projectors on the market today. Some projectors use lights while others use mirrors or lenses. This article focuses on using your television or computer monitor as your projection surface so that you don’t need any additional equipment besides the projector itself.
Build a surround sound
If you’ve never tried surround sound, it’s time to give it a shot. Surround sound is a great way to immerse yourself in the movie and create an experience that’s not just fun but memorable.
Here are some tips for getting started:
- Use an AV receiver with surround speakers—or buy a home theater system already equipped with five or six speakers (a pair of bookshelf speakers will do). These days, these boxes can be plugged right into your TV or computer monitor via HDMI cables rather than having to rely on bulky active subwoofers like they did 20 years ago when DVDs first came out.
- Set up everything else in advance: Test all your equipment before guests arrive; make sure everything works properly! If you want more flexibility than what’s available from basic home theater receivers (like Dolby Digital decoding), consider upgrading down the road after watching how much better everyone has enjoyed themselves at the home movie night once they’ve gotten used more familiarized with their setup
Create a comfortable space
To create an enjoyable home movie night, you need to make sure that your space is comfortable. You should have a projector on hand, or find one at the local thrift store. If you don’t have one yet and are feeling crafty, why not try making one from scratch?
If it’s not possible for you to get a projector or sound system for this event, consider using your laptop computer instead of a big-screen TV! This will still give everyone in attendance access to their favorite movies—and if someone has trouble seeing them clearly due to vision problems or other disabilities, they can just watch them on their own computer screen while sitting close enough together so they can talk easily during breaks in between scenes (or even during commercials).
Hosting a home movie night is easy and fun. You can do it any day of the week, at any time of the year. And you don’t even have to be tech-savvy! No matter how old or young you are, everyone will enjoy this activity because it’s an activity that everyone has done before (even if they weren’t invited).
Remember, home movie night is all about having fun! So have some popcorn, tea and whatever else you want to serve up and enjoy watching movies with your friends or family.