Thursday, October 14, 2010
Have More Than a MOVIE NIGHT
We love movie night at our house. The two times a month we do it is a major affair. We turn it into an all night movie marathon and snack fest.
We create a movie night theme. With 4 kids we have a major voting event of putting ideas in a hat and picking the one THEME for the night.
CREATE A BIG EVENT OF IT
If the theme is ADVENTURE NIGHT, we create intermission games to play between switching out the movie. Our last adventure night featured PETER PAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN and TRANSFORMERS. To prepare we made cup-cakes with theme inspired designs. We made popcorn with chocolate and caramel and we created swords for sword play during intermission.
INTERMISSION – PLAY TIME
Between each movie, we play a game of HIDE AND SEEK, STORM THE GATES and ACTING OUT. Hide and Seek is the most favored part, because the winner gets the small bag of goodies up for grabs. Storm the gates, we separate into teams and create forts in which we tickle and wrestle our way in to capture the treasure of the opposing team. Acting out consists of teams acting out a meaningful scene from one of the movies viewed and they win the ultimate prize of the night, usually a craft kit that we get from the $1 store.
FUN FOR ANY OCCASION OR AGE
Movie night can be a great sleep over party event when you add spice to it by creating fun, interactive activities. It’s also a breeding ground for great fun and imagination.