Since the invention of the VCR, watching our favorite movies from the comfort of our own homes has been one of the most beloved American pastimes. Now, with the advancements of high-definition televisions and streaming services like Netflix, more and more Americans of all ages are choosing to stay in and enjoy home movie nights.
With so many people spending the majority of their evenings at home, it’s easy for movie night to get monotonous. One way to switch things up is to introduce festive treats which are perfect for enjoying in the living room in front of your television screen. These easy yet delicious treats are simple to prepare and can be eaten with your hands so as not to distract from your movie-watching experience.
Movies and popcorn have gone hand-in-hand for decades and add a level of nostalgia to any movie-watching experience. Popcorn is delicious on its own, but there are countless ways to build upon this timeless treat to show off your culinary creativity. Popcorn is a great base upon which many different elements can be added. For a sweet and salty treat, add your favorite sugary snacks like chopped up chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped up peanut butter cups and M&M’S.
Eating pizza while watching your favorite movie can bring back great memories of slumber parties. Recapture this sentiment by making your own pizzas with a high-end culinary edge. Pre-made pizza crusts are available in most supermarkets and allow for any topping combination of your choice.
Try making a few different pizzas with their own unique topping combinations. Some topping combination ideas to try include ricotta cheese with lemon zest and garlic, tomato sauce with sliced Parmigiano-Reggiano and arugula, and blue cheese with spinach and caramelized shallots.
These fancy pizzas will elevate your movie night, and they are easy to eat while sitting comfortably on your couch.
If you want to add a level of decadence to your movie night, few combinations are more luxurious than sushi and champagne. If you are going this route, it’s important not to skimp on quality. Make sure to order your sushi from an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, and pick out a quality champagne from your local liquor store or a reputable online manufacturer like JJ Buckley Fine Wines.
Give your movie night a classy upgrade with wine and cheese. Visit a specialty food store in your area and pick out a few different types of cheese and crackers. Grab a red and a white wine from your local liquor store, and you’re all set.
As you can see, there are many fun and creative possibilities when it comes to selecting treats for your movie night. There’s no better way to enjoy your favorite films than to accompany them with your favorite foods and drinks.