Tips for Hosting the Perfect Movie Night

Watching a movie is fun, but what makes it even more exciting is watching it together with friends. You do not have to pay for expensive tickets to watch a film in a theatre; you can host a movie night right in the comforts of your home!

But while it might sound enjoyable, you need to remember you have to do some planning to ensure your movie night goes well. Besides deciding whether to have Jumpys or popcorn for snacks, you must determine the theme, atmosphere, and many more. If you are unsure how to start, follow our tips below:

Select the Best Movies

You can’t host a movie night without the perfect movies!

Think carefully; which genre will you show, and what do your guests like? Do they prefer horror, romance, comedy, or action? It is best to stick to one genre to create a little theme, but you can also choose multiple categories, depending on your preference and the overall vibe.


Create a Theme

Now that you have decided on the movies or are still unsure what films to show, you can decide on an overall theme. You can base your theme on the genre, a holiday, an event, an actor/actress, or a time period. 

For example, you can set up a Christmas-themed movie night and decorate the venue with holiday ornaments while showing classics like The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, White Christmas, and Miracle on 34th Street. 

Get the Biggest Screen

There is no better way to show a movie than through the biggest screen. We recommend using the classic projector screen for maximum viewing if you can. If not, a widescreen TV screen is also a good option.

It is best first to test all of your equipment to prevent disruption during the viewing. The last thing you want to occur is for your guests to arrive only to find out your screen and sound systems are not working.

Serve some Snacks

What’s a movie night without some tasty snacks? 

We all know that popcorn is the number one go-to chow for movies, but you can try throwing in some other treats like Lifesaver lollies, jerky, pretzels, chips, and roasted nuts. If you want a healthier snack, try serving sliced fruits and chopped vegetables with a dip and dressing. Lollies Parties Anything has every snack you need to host the perfect movie night. To get a bundle of your favourite treats, contact them at their website

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