’Tis the season for cozy nights at home with your family, curled up in a blanket fort, watching your favourite Christmas movies. Does your family have a favourite Christmas movie? My son (age 6) is loving Elf right now, so we’ve watched that a few times already this month. Movie nights at home are a great way to wind down after a busy week. The Christmas season is always so hectic with holiday parties, year-end sports tournaments, holiday school concerts, gift shopping, baking and more. Now is a great time to plan a quiet night at home and we have some fun ideas to help you get started!
First up, we have a free printable Christmas Movie Night invitation and envelope.
You can print this for your family, fill in information for the movie and time then leave it out where they’ll see it like taped to the bathroom mirror, on the kitchen table, in a sock drawer, sitting in the Christmas tree, etc. Have an Elf on the Shelf? Maybe he can deliver the invitation to your family in the morning!
Need some suggestions for family-friendly Christmas movies? Some of our winter favourites are Elf, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Frozen.
Next up – movie night concession stand!
Movie night just wouldn’t be the same without snacks and treats and there’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to Christmas-themed treats. The most beloved choice is, of course, popcorn.
You can go the traditional plain buttered route or mix it up with popcorn seasonings or my personal favourite – Cheddar and Caramel. I know it sounds like a weird combination but it’s so delicious!
When at the grocery store, you’re sure to find aisles and aisles of Christmas candies and snack foods. That’s a great place to start when deciding what to serve in your concession stand. For this party, I mixed a few Christmas treats with some movie theatre classics like Milk Duds and Dots.
If you live near a specialty candy store, that’s a good place to find unique treats to set out for your movie night. There were some really…let’s say unique…choices at the specialty candy store I visited like Rotisserie Chicken Candy Canes and Dill Pickle Soda Pop.
This would also be a good time to start digging into that homemade Christmas baking. It’s hard to beat homemade cookies and squares with a mug of hot cocoa. Do you love hot cocoa? We also have some tasty ideas for setting up a Hot Cocoa Bar!
I hope your holiday season is filled with love, laughter and lots of chocolate!
Cheryl is a Canadian mother of one who loves planning parties for all of life’s celebrations! On her Moms & Munchkins blog, you’ll find fun ideas to enjoy with your kids such as family game night ideas, free printable games, party ideas and so much more!