With the current state of the world, we find ourselves spending more time at home than some of us like. Many people are learning to adapt to doing everything at home by joining virtual workouts, trying new recipes instead of going out, and getting creative with entertainment. While you can get creative with how you stay entertained, there is one activity that will always be a family favorite — the movie night.
Movie nights are a classic activity that is fun for everyone. Whether you have a family or you are living with your significant other, a movie night is a fun way to end the day. While you could simply put a movie on and sit on the couch and enjoy it, there are a few things that you can do to turn a movie into an epic movie night!
At Carla Corn, we can provide your movie night with gourmet popcorn that will really make this fun little activity special. With different flavors to choose from and popcorn that is made in small batches, you can choose your favorite. Share or let everyone in the family get their own small batch of gourmet popcorn!
While our popcorn is delicious and will certainly add some flavor to your movie night, we wanted to give you some more ideas to help you make it the best movie night ever!
Choose Good Movies
The first step in creating the perfect movie night is to pick movies. There are two ways you can go about it. You can either pick classic movies that you know you and your family or roommates love or you can pick movies you have never seen before. This is up to you and those watching the movies with you. You also may want to pick a few movies, since it is, after all, a movie night. If you and your significant other are planning a movie night, have each of you pick a movie to enjoy. If your family is having a movie night, let your children pick one or two and then pick one for when they go to sleep! Pick the movies beforehand so you can spend more time enjoying the movies and not trying to pick them.
Pick a Theme
While you could just pick any movies and enjoy a variety of different movies, you could also pick a theme and choose movies based on that! Whether you choose classic films, scary movies, childhood favorites, action-packed films, foreign films, or any other theme, this is a great way to make choosing movies slightly easier. A theme can help add a fun touch to your movie night! If you are having trouble picking movies, try picking a theme first.
You will want to start your movie night early so that you have time to watch multiple movies before anyone falls asleep. Movie nights are a great Friday or Saturday night activity since you will be able to stay up longer and not have to worry about getting up early the next morning for work.
Build a Fort
For the most epic movie night experience possible, building a fort is a must. A fort can help you create a cozy little fortress that allows you to cuddle up and watch the movie. Forts can be fun for kids or romantic for you and your significant other! Either way, you will love building a fort and filling it with pillows and blankets. Use sheets, couch cushions, and other pieces of furniture to create a cozy fort that blocks out light and provides you with your own little theater. If you want to make your fort even cozier, add some lights! Use some string lights or white Christmas lights to add soft lighting to your fort. Not only will this add a nice, calming, and relaxing touch, but it will also add just the right amount of light to your fort so you can see and turn all the lights off in your home.
Getting takeout for dinner and enjoying it while watching movies in your fort is the best way to transform “watching a movie” into “an epic movie night.” Takeout food is a fun option, especially if you don’t order out often. Order a pizza, your favorite Chinese food, or whatever you may be feeling that night! If you are not huge on takeout, or want to make your movie night more of a special date night, try making your own dinner and enjoy it in your fort. Make homemade pizza or pancakes! Everyone loves breakfast for dinner. Either way, eat it in your fort.
Before you start your movie night, be sure to get in something cozy. Throw on some sweatpants, a comfortable t-shirt, and some fuzzy socks! Sitting in your cozy fort wearing work clothes or jeans is not a great way to enjoy a movie night, so be sure to get in comfortable clothing before you start!
Snacks are an extremely important part of a movie night. You need to have the right mix of sweet and savory snacks. What you choose is a preference thing but we wanted to give you a few ideas to help you choose the perfect mix of snacks.
- Gummy worms
- Chocolate bars
- Popcorn (this is a must)
Having the perfect mix of snacks can make your movie night even better. But one snack that you must have at your movie night is popcorn! While you can’t enjoy the deliciousness that is movie theater popcorn at this time, you can enjoy something even better!
Our gourmet popcorn is tasty, made with the best ingredients, and made fresh with every order. We offer caramel corn, cheddar cheese popcorn, and white cheddar corn, allowing you to pick your favorite. Or, you can enjoy sweet and savory by getting a cheesy popcorn and our caramel corn! Our popcorn is made in small batches, the day you order it, meaning that you will always get the freshest popcorn possible. We also use the best ingredients, allowing you to enjoy the perfect flavor.
If you are bored at home and looking for something fun to do, plan a movie night! Don’t forget to order your Carla Corn gourmet popcorn online beforehand so you can enjoy it during your movie night. Shop our popcorn today!