DIY Family Movie Night Kit

Family Movie Night KitWe’re always looking for fun ideas to do as a family in our house–as I’m sure is the case in most houses. This DIY Family Movie Night Kit I put together to surprise my family with was one of those fun ideas that was a blast and a big hit with the kids!

The idea is simple: Get a brown grocery bag and fill it with all of the ingredients needed for a movie night (two-three movie options from Red Box, one bag of popcorn, and wrapped candy), and let them unwrap it! It’s like a party in a bag.

I chose about seven types of candy and wrapped individual serving sizes so that we all got a choice of what candy we wanted (there’s five of us), and we had two options left over just in case some options weren’t favored.

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Family Movie Night KitOf course the choices of movies you put in there will depend on what your family likes. My boyfriend’s children are cartoon lovers, so I included two cartoon movies in there for them to choose from.

I put all of the necessary ingredients for a fun movie night into the bag, stapled it shut, and printed out a “Lights, Camera, Action” printable that I whipped up in Microsoft Word quickly that said, “Admission to one fun movie night (All necessary ingredients inside!)”

Family Movie Night KitThe icing on the cake was that we made a massive fort in our living room filled with pillows and blankets that we all watched the movie under. It was a perfect way to spend quality time with each other and have a fun family night while not having to splurge on movie tickets!

What are some fun things you do as a family? I’d love to hear!


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Cat is a social worker and journalist with a degree in Media Arts & Design from James Madison University. She lived in New Orleans for the past two years working with the homeless population but recently relocated to Denver. In her spare time she is crafting, cooking, decorating and creating anything she can. She believes the most delicious meals and the most beautiful decorations are homemade. She loves to experiment with her recipes and crafts to provide delicious and unique meals and crafts at an affordable price. She loves to travel, soak up new cultures, photograph everything and anything, and live life outdoors.

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  1. Wish you would post or share the Movie Night Printable!