Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Family Movie Night

Planning a family movie night is a fun way to spend a low key evening at home and with these few easy tips that I shared with Phil Sanchez on WNCN Today #TipsonTues this morning, your next movie night will be a blockbuster:

·      Movie Night Snacks
o   Popcorn Possibilities. You can’t have movie night without a little popcorn and there are soooo many ways to enjoy popcorn:  breaking out the old air popper, to microwave popcorn and pre-popped popcorn.  Then of course there is the choice between buttered or unbuttered, kettle corn or lightly salted.  Regardless of which type of popcorn you are serving, be sure to use a fun popcorn box like these from Celebrateexpress.com so you don’t have multiple little hands digging into (or spilling) your popcorn bowl.  In a pinch, plastic cups also make the perfect popcorn holder.  TIP:  Don’t forget your favorite sweet treats and popcorn mix ins and spices.  Throw them all together and you have your own popcorn buffet!   

o   Concessions. If you like to enjoy a sweet treat or two during the movie, create a mini concession stand!  Put all of your favorite candy in a small box or basket to set out with your popcorn.  This makes the perfect centerpiece for your snack table.  TIP: Use this as a fun opportunity to teach the kids about money by charging everyone for their concessions.  You can even offer extra paying chores leading up to movie night.

·      Put Yourself IN the Movies
o   Dress Up.  Really get into your next family movie night with a little movie-theme dress up!  Pull out last year’s Buzz Lightyear costume for your next Toy Story marathon, or surprise your daughter with a Dorothy costume from BuyCostumes.com on The Wizard of Oz night. Dressing up in costume is a fun and easy way to make movie night even more exciting.  Who doesn’t like dressing up like their favorite character?!

Don’t forget all of these tips when you’re planning your next birthday party!

For all of my tips pick up your own copy of my Tips for the Clueless Chick books and following the Clueless Chick on Facebook and Twitter.

Tune in next week for fun ideas for celebrating a new baby’s homecoming!

Until next time,
aka Chick #1

p.s. A big Clueless Chick thank you to celebrateexpress.com and buycostumes.com for all of the props for today's segment!!  My boys of course had to test drive the Buzz Lightyear wings last night :-)

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