Everyone loves watching a good film and with so many flicks at our fingertips… there’s really no excuse to avoid throwing a fun-filled movie night in. From yummy snacks to cosiest home accessories, our dazzling guide is popping with cool and creative ideas so you can host THE ultimate movie night at home. And the Oscar goes to…drum roll, please!
What Do You Need For A Home Cinema Night?
Well, it goes without saying – no movie night is complete without a must-see blockbuster. Whether you’re planning to stream your chosen film or whip out a DVD, pick your flick well ahead of time so you can make the most of your chilled evening.
Next on the list, snacks, snacks and MORE SNACKS! Whatever treats you fancy nibbling your way through, get prepped and make sure there’s plenty to go around. Guilty of eating most of the popcorn in the first 10 mins? We feel ya! Last but by no means least, trendy home décor will set your movie night off to an award-winning start.
1. Create Movie Tickets
It’s time to grab the arts & crafts kits, get creative and make your own movie ticket stubs! It’s a fun way to get the kids excited for the evening and spend time away from their screens – bonus! Kids can take inspiration from vintage movie tickets by using brightly coloured paper and thick black pens. For an even more personal touch, pop attendees’ names and photos on their designs – CUTE!
2. Set Up A Projector
There’s something magical about watching your favourite film with a movie projector. Blast your fave film onto a blank wall or take your movie night outdoors by projecting your film onto a plain bed sheet. That’s one way to avoid putting the laundry away!
3. Prepare Movie Snacks
The BEST part about watching films? The snacks! Name a more iconic duo than popcorn and movie night… we’ll wait. Place your popcorn kernels in the microwave, keep an ear out, and once the popping slows down to a few seconds, your tasty treat is good-to-go. Grown-ups only please – as your popcorn will be piping hot!
4. Get Cosy With Throws
There’s nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa with a good film. Grab your hot chocolate, pop on some slippers and kit out your living room with plush throws and blankets. A comfy addition to your movie night set-up, meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Scattering a few cushions will add texture to your space (and are fab for covering your eyes during scary scenes!).
5. Film Night Fancy Dress
Get inspired by your fave film stars and recreate their looks with our kid’s fancy dress and adult fancy dress collections. Harry Potter movie marathon? Time to cast a spell and transform into Hermione. Can’t get enough of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Been to visit The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? Tap your red shoes to get you safely home! Your Golden Ticket to a SUPER cool fancy dress costume is just a click away.
6. Hollywood Decorations
To light up your space in luxurious style turn to our stylish table and floor lamps. Be sure to lay out the red carpet (in this case, red runner) before your A-lister guestlist arrives! Proud as punch of your set-up? Share snaps of your movie night by tagging @GeorgeAtAsda or using #WeAreGeorge on Instagram.
7. Movie Trivia Games
Playing party games and having a movie trivia competition is a fun way to end the night. Quiz your party guests on famous film quotes, killer cameos and challenge them to recreate iconic movie scenes. If you’d rather leave the party games to us, check out our board games and puzzles and don’t forget to award the winner with a well-deserved prize!
If you’re looking for more inspiration on how to keep guests entertained, check out our how to host the greatest games night guide.