Going to a movie today? Only this time, the invitation is for a homemade session, or better, a movie night that you can share with love, family or friends.
You liked the idea, right? Then come and see the tips and ideas that we separated for you to prepare a super fun movie night.
How to plan a movie night
Make the invitations
The first step for your movie night is to make and distribute the invitations. As this is an informal and very homely meeting, there is no need to worry about overproduction in the invitation.
But it is important to notify people in advance so that they have time to program.
One tip is to send the invitation through messaging apps like Whatsapp and Messenger. In this way it is also possible to create a group among the guests to go on chatting about the day of the cinema.
In the group, you can vote on the films and combine food and drinks, for example.
Select the movies
Create a list of four or five films so that you and your guests can choose which ones to watch.
It is worth opting for a themed night with films of a single genre, such as romance, horror or adventure. But it is also possible to think of movie night as a tribute to some filmmaker that everyone likes, like Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton, for example.
But if you really enjoy a trilogy or sequence of films, it's super cool to do a marathon like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings or Matrix.
Keep all these options in mind and share with your guests to choose the most voted.
Prepare the environment
Chosen invitations and films, it is time to think about the ambience of home cinema. This includes, among other things, preparing enough seats for everyone (don't invite more people than your living room can handle, ok?).
In addition to the sofa, distribute pillows and mats on the floor, so that everyone can be very comfortable. If it's cold, get warm blankets.
Remove furniture that can occupy space, such as coffee tables and side tables. The larger the free area, the better.
You can also bet on a themed decoration, with rolls of tape, projectors and 3D effect glasses. Movie posters also add a touch of space, as well as clapperboards and those typical director's chairs.
Check that everything is working
For nothing in this world, arrange a movie night without first checking that all your devices are working properly. Imagine the gaffe if the DVD doesn't turn on? No one will want to go through this.
Do the tests and if you are going to use DVDs for viewing, make sure they are not scratched and scratched.
The sound system must also be working properly to ensure that everyone can hear the movie with quality.
Food and drink for a movie night should be simple, practical and quick to prepare, just so you have time to watch the movie and enjoy the presence of your friends.
Hand food is the best choice. Snacks, peanuts and snacks are on the list, as are pizza and cheese bread.
Don't forget the popcorn! It makes the night much more themed.
Sweets such as candies and chocolates are also welcome.
With regard to drinks, try to serve what your guests most appreciate: juice, tea, soda or even wine and beer.
For a cold night, it is worth betting on a hot chocolate.
Did you write everything down? So now check out 40 ideas for planning and decorating your movie night:
Picture 1 – Night of the cinema to throw yourself on the floor and check the film by the projection on the wall!
Image 2A – Here, the coffee table served to accommodate the delicacies of the cinema night
Image 2B – And on the other side, the cold tray serves the guests during the film.
Picture 3 – Simple invitation, but super thematic for the night of the cinema.
Picture 4 – Provide a styrofoam or ice bucket so that the guests do not need to stay up whenever they want another drink.
Image 5 – Cinematographic chocolates.
Image 6A – A movie night worthy of winning an Oscar!
Image 6B – Oscar's glamor is present in the shades of gold and black.
Image 7 – How about a quizz to test your guests' knowledge about the last Oscar?
Image 8 – The popcorn is simple, but the side dishes make all the difference
Image 9 – Symbol of the cinema, the clapperboard, could not be left out of the decoration of the night.
Image 10 – Comfort is the watchword here!
Picture 11 – Night of the cinema matches what? Potato chips!
Image 12 – Provide a super cute list to show the films for voting.
Picture 13 – Personalized water bottles for each of the guests.
Image 14 – Cupcakes are also a great snack idea for the movie night.
Image 15 – A little more and the night of the cinema becomes a party!
Image 16 – How about taking a movie in luck?
Picture 17 – A cinema night for two super romantic and well decorated!
Picture 18 – Look what a cool idea! Here, the balloons simulate popcorn.
Picture 19 – Such a big screen and cushions like this one and the guests will never leave again!
Picture 20 – How about mixing the night of the cinema with the night of the hot dog?
Picture 21 – Flags to announce the theme of the night.
Image 22 – The tip here is to name each drink with the name of a movie.
Picture 23 – Cookies with Oscar figurine format! Is it or is it just a treat?
Picture 24 – TV ok, decoration ok, appetizers ok. You can start the session!
Image 25 – Between one film and another you can invite the guests for some game, like a quizz or bingo with a cinema theme.
Image 26A – Here, the small table that fits on the sofa is perfect for watching and eating at the same time.
Image 26B – Closer view, the table reveals pizzas cut in individual sizes and napkins to serve with your hands.
Picture 27 – DVDs from the heart!
Image 28 – Balloons are never too much and fit with any decor.
Picture 29 – Night of the cinema with homemade hamburger, what?
Image 29A – Take that tea cart and turn it into a buffet for the movie night.
Image 29B – And of course the decoration brings the touch of the chosen film to the home cinema session.
Image 30 – Everything starts with a good reception, including the night of the cinema.
Picture 31 – Cinema without a good bomboniere is not cinema, do you agree?
Image 33A – Here, the movie night brings up a pedestal of queue organization.
Image 33B – And on the table, donuts to serve after the session.
Image 34 – Have you ever thought about having a cinema themed birthday?
Image 35 – Dried fruits to nip during the film.
Image 36 – Tapetinho of cinema. It’s not red, but it’s worth it!
Image 37 – And what do you think of an open-air cinema night?
Image 38 – Cotton candy!
Image 39 – And if the cinema night cannot be in person, make it virtual.
Image 40 – A super decoration idea for the movie night: black and gold showered with colorful flowers. On the wall, balloons with indications of the best Oscar categories.