Summer Lovin': [Movie Night Party]

Thursday, September 3, 2015

We've been having a great summer, making memories and having a blast. One wild and crazy Saturday night we had a simple, yet killer and budget friendly, movie night party for T and his cousin.
Here are a few things we did to make it a memorable occasion..
Themed goodies!!
(Last minute homemade) movie tickets, (jiffy pop) popcorn, treats and crazy cups - the boys' eyes lit up as soon as they saw all the fun goodies on display, welcoming them to movie night.
No need to go over the top, just showing excitement and making a big deal about the 'party' and doing a few things a little out of the ordinary makes for a special time.
(We had gone to the Dollar Store and let T pick out the fun goodies for the evening. That was an event in itself!! He kept saying, 'I fink we should put this in the cart!' Cheap and memorable!!)  
 Burn some energy!!
In reality, the time together was the reason for the 'party' (not the movie). So we got outside and ran/wrestled/played, had a dance party!!
Make a point to INTERACT and have fun before winding down for the evening.
Get comfy!!
We set up a blow up mattress on the floor in the living room, complete with lots of pillows, stuffed animals, and blankets, to help set the mood and make for a fun/different atmosphere. They even got to jump around and get a little crazy in honor of the special occasion!!
It would be fun to set up a little teepee/tent or make a fort to cozy up in while watching the movie.
Sit back and enjoy!!
Turn down the lights, fill up the popcorn bowls, grab your cocktail (adults only) and relax. :)


  1. Girlfriend, I LOOOOOOVE this idea!!!! Seriously, how FUN is this! I like that you took T shopping and he said I fink we should put this in the cart! Too cute! That and the way you made it themed and fun but not over the top. SUCH a cute idea!

  2. Declan is still talking about movie night! 😊

  3. I love this, and the fun little special touches you added. We have been talking about a late night outdoor movie but have been waiting for it to get dark just a tad earlier.

  4. What a fun idea! The boys look like they really enjoyed the whole evening!

  5. What fun!! I love the goodies you did for them.