With so many streaming platforms to choose from, people are spending more time at home watching their favorite movies. You can make movie nights in your living room or family room more exciting by incorporating a few fun activities into your evening. We’ll explore a few ways to bring your favorite movies to life.
Experience a galactic movie experience with an evening of Star Wars films. There are loads of Star Wars-related merchandise, but if you’re going to invest in any props for your movie night with Luke, Han, and the gang, you’ll want to have an Anakin’s Lightsaber to inspire an epic intermission laser-light show. Demonstrate your prowess with a lightsaber or reenact one of the films’ memorable battle scenes.
The Godfather is, well, the grandfather of all mobster movies. Few can compare with this 1972 classic. If you want to add a delicious dimension to this flawless film, you owe it to yourself to pick up some cannolis from your favorite Italian restaurant to enjoy during either of the film’s wedding scenes. Preparing an Italian meal before the film will also help put you in the mood for viewing this lengthy movie.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a fast-paced adventure. Much of it takes place in Egypt. If it’s balmy outdoors, consider enjoying this film in the backyard. Move your big-screen TV to the patio for an outdoor movie-watching experience. During the movie, Indy can frequently be seen snacking on figs. If you’re entertaining guests, be sure to serve figs as well as gummy snakes to accompany the famous snake scene.
Stand By Me
Are you ever too old for a blanket fort? We think not! Create an indoor camping experience complete with your own blanket fort. Add lots of pillows so you can prop up comfortably to watch the film from your cozy spot. Be sure to spring for retro candy and colas so you can snack like the kids on film.
Host a chocolate-lovers movie night with a showing of Chocolat, which stars Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Chocolate confections play a starring role in the film, so consider an intermission for your guests and feature a dessert table filled with chocolate truffles, cocoa, chocolate cupcakes, and more.
The Hunger Games
Enhance your viewing of The Hunger Games with a backyard archery competition. Purchase some kids’ bow and arrow sets and construct some targets. Be sure to have some prizes for your competitors. If the weather is poor, switch to an indoor game of darts. It’s not quite the same, but your guests will enjoy the competitive spirit of the games, which is a core theme of the film.
Alice in Wonderland
You can hardly enjoy a viewing of Alice in Wonderland without a ‘mad’ hat to wear. Gather some craft supplies and give every guest at your Alice viewing party a plain hat from a craft store that they can decorate before the film or even while viewing it. This way everyone can create their own special keepsake of your movie event. These activities can enhance your viewing experience of popular feature films. Offering something slightly different than popcorn and soda will help you create a memorable experience for everyone who attends your special viewing parties.