Inexpensive and easy family movie night ideas at home! Save money and have a cheap movie night at home this weekend. Here are some snacks and tips to make it fun!
We really enjoy movies! Going to the theater is out of the question most of the time because at almost $11.00 per person that just isn’t in our budget. Here are some fun family movie night ideas we do instead though! Sponsored by Dijorno. (originally published 6/15, affiliate links present)
Movie Night Ideas at Home
- First things first we decide on a family friendly movie. Then we decide what’s for dinner.
Most of the time it is a unanimous “PIZZA” when asked what we should have. Since that is one of my favorite foods too I’m always game for that suggestion! 😉
Tonight we chose 2 DiGiorno pizzeria! We like the thin variety. They’re great because there’s lots of toppings, no artificial flavors, and preservative-free.
Movie Night Snack Ideas
If you know anything about Digiorno pizzas, they are super simple to make. The new thin versions called DiGiorno pizzeria! Thin pizzas are no exception. Just remove them from the box, follow the easy instructions on the back.
They cook right on your oven rack for the best results. There’s NO need for fancy pizza stones or pans which I love. Should I thaw frozen pizza before baking? Nope, it is meant to go from freezer into your preheated oven.
- You can bake it in the oven like you see here
- Make semi-homemade air fryer pizza with a simple dough and toppings
- OR throw in a few small air fryer frozen pizzas so everyone gets their own
To make things fun we cut up everything into bite size pieces!! We start with the pizza, then rinse it off and use it to cut up a bit of fruit and a treat for our side dishes. 😉
- So much easier to use a pizza cutter to slice almost any food into bite size pieces than fooling with knives.
Wahhhlaaaaa, dinner is served!! We serve it picnic style using an inexpensive tablecloth that wipes off as our “picnic blanket”.
We lay in front of the T.V. which makes it easier to catch any crumbs. If there is an oopsy there’s no reason to get upset.
Ideas for Movie Night
If you want to print this out and work through it over the next few weekends you can do just that. Here is the movie night ideas at home list that you could even add more to on the back.
This is all about FUN and family remember. 😉 I found these little fork style toothpicks quite a while back and keep them in my cupboard for family movie nights. Everything is more fun when it’s tiny right??!!
- Everyone gets a mini fork, and we decided on a side of cut up watermelon and some licorice tonight. Now it was time to pretty up before the movie began.
Sometimes we play a quick game, but this night we did pedicures…..every girl loves pretty toes! This gave us an opportunity to talk about what movie we would like to watch that night.
We typically choose a movie we already own (but haven’t seen in a while), something I saw on a movie channel and taped.
Occasionally we will spend a few dollars and rent something newer that is available on cable. Even if we choose that route it is always less than ten dollars.
Now it was time for movie night! As you can see, Daddy got overruled and a fairy movie it was that night! It was a great evening together, great food was made thanks to
What do your family movie nights look like??