The Family Movie Night. It’s one of our absolute favorite things to do. And during these dog days of the summer it’s a great way to break things up and give kids an “event” that doesn’t cost a ton of money, involve travel and include waiting in a super hot line to pay 5 bucks for a greasy funnel cake. Actually, I love greasy funnel cake, but anyway…
There are a few key ingredients of a successful family movie night that help make it great for parents and kids alike:
Quality Movie Night Snackage
Maybe this says a lot about my habits and lack of will power, but this is key. I like to make sure our family movie nights smell like the theatre. That requires beautiful buttery popcorn. To add to them, we’ll need some Jr. Mints and Sour Patch Kids. Family Movie night is already off to a great start.
Kill the lights, close the blinds, get under the blankets with your kids and make it fun. The more fun the kids see mom and dad having, the more fun they’ll have themselves.
As the Cinemas say…
Please turn cell phones off. I am so guilty of this. Checking my phone during the movie. Or just feeding into overall distractions during Family Movie Night. How often do we get dedicated time to just chill and relax with the wife and kiddos? Let’s agree to put the cell phones away and just losing ourselves in the story and enjoying it through the eyes of your kids.
The Right Movie
Duh! You need to have a great movie that the entire family will enjoy. This is always a struggle in my family as we’re trying to entertain the taste ranges of 5 year olds to 14 year olds. Not an easy task. Frontier’s VOD service is a great option for finding the perfect movie for the whole family. They’ve got great flicks like Miracles from Heaven and Kung Fu Panda 3 for the family and then if mom and dad want to make it a double feature after the kids go to sleep there are some great ones like Green Room and Miles Ahead…I actually really want to see both of those.
Head over to The Frontier Movie Room, get your popcorn ready and have a great movie night!
This post was sponsored by Frontier Communications. All thoughts are my own.