One of my favorite things to do at the end of a long day is to have movie night with my husband. This is something that we’ve gotten into the habit of doing on the nights when we get home from work at a decent time. We love movie night so much that we even created our own little theater in our living room! Mark set up a projector so that our movies fill the wall, and we always move the couch so that it’s in just the perfect spot. I like how movie night allows us to be together without really having to do anything or go anywhere.
I was recently introduced to the family-friendly streaming website Pure Flix, and we teamed up to share some of my movie night essentials. I was happy to come up with these ideas for movie night fun, so here they are!
Since Mark and I have different tastes in movies, we take turns choosing what to watch. Sometimes he has to watch chick flicks or documentaries, and other times I’m stuck watching some superhero movie. I checked out Pure Flix and liked how there are several genres of movies and shows, and they’re suitable for all ages. I don’t like getting to the middle of a movie and realizing that it’s full of garbage that we shouldn’t be watching, so Pure Flix is helpful to filter out those distasteful films.
Snacks are always a part of our movie night. Since we don’t get home until after midnight, we’re usually hungry from skipping dinner at work. I like to brew a nice cup of tea and make a huge bowl of kettle corn to share. Sometimes I even mix some Reese’s pieces into the kettle corn! Snacks give me that extra boost to stay awake and help me to at least make it through the first five minutes without falling asleep!
Once we pick our movie and grab our snacks, I cuddle up with my fuzzy blanket and we each find our spots on the couch. Once we press play, we put our phones and other distractions away, start munching on our food, and enjoy the show!
Help us choose some future movie night ideas! What are your favorite movies???