Easy Family Movie Night

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After a fun spring break family vacation, we are back home enjoying the awesome Arizona weather in my favorite season. We travel often to California but that road trip was especially great because we were well prepared with family road trip data. We maxed our tax cash and purchased a new Samsung Galaxy On5 with the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan including Unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data plus a free VUDU movie credit every month per line (*Includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G). Having that extra data made the six hour drive to California feel easy. Last week we used our first free VUDU movie credit for an easy family movie night. Our oldest daughter enjoys the movie theater but it’s been almost two years since our family was able to see a movie in the theater together. Her little sister isn’t quite old enough to enjoy the theater experience so instead, we’re using the free monthly movie credit for movie nights at home. 

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

A lit marquee and snack station full of treats, popcorn and silly drink cups gave our family movie night a real theater feel. I made a backdrop with red and yellow vinyl tablecloths like the one I made for our first birthday mermaid party. The table also featured popcorn bags and bins so everyone could easily carry their snacks to a favorite living room seat.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

Having a free VUDU movie credit every month per line means we can have family movie nights at home often. The Walmart Family Mobile plan is a great investment with our tax refund because it will continue to give back all year. We purchased the Samsung Galaxy On5 (retail price of $119 but currently on rollback for $69!), $19.88 SIM Kit, and $49.88 monthly plan. Since Family Mobile bills you later, you only have to pay $19.88 when you sign up.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

For our family the movie theater experience is all about the snacks so I made a quick concession stand with a chalkboard easel. I printed “SNACKS” then transferred it to the chalkboard by tracing the back of the paper with white chalk. Then I traced the letters with a chalk marker.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

The snack stand was filled with favorite theater treats: M&M’s, Skittles and Starburst.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

If you follow me on Snapchat, you saw the fun we had popping popcorn before our family movie night. Our youngest daughter loved watching as it popped and couldn’t wait to fill her bag to cuddle on the couch with her big sister.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

Silly straws are fun but cups with straw handles are even better. I made punch for the cups and placed them on our snack station table so everyone could pick their favorite colored lid.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

Small organization bins are perfect to carry all your movie night snacks to the couch. Each family member had their own bin with favorite treats, popcorn and drink.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

At just eight, our oldest daughter, loves snapping photos. The family movie night popcorn and M&M’s mix is definitely worthy of landing a spot on the camera roll.

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

What do you do to make planning easy family movie nights special? A Walmart Family Mobile plan and free monthly VUDU movie credits are a great start! Check out the great selection of phones and Walmart Family Mobile service at Walmart!

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

Enjoy monthly movie nights with your family!

Plan an easy family movie night at home. The Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month per line.

50 thoughts on “Easy Family Movie Night”

  1. We love family movie nights in our house. We try to have one a week, but that doesn’t always work out with our busy schedules 🙂

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    • I try to avoid sticking to a committed schedule because that usually just leads to disappointed kids when unexpected events arise. My daughters are always excited by a family movie night surprise!

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  2. Loving this family movie night basket idea. So very cute. Can’t wait to do this on my own! I’ve been hearing about this sharing plan quite a bit as well.

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    • Thank you! Those little organization bins make a huge difference for my daughters because they feel like they have their own snacks. Big sister has to share everything with the baby so it’s nice for her to have some space (even though they are all smushled together on the couch for movie nights!).

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  3. Good to hear that you had fun during your road trip. I always wnjoy movie night with my kids at home and it’s a must to have snacks! This is such a lovely setup and I’m sure the kids always habe a great time.

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    • Thanks! My oldest daughter is expressing she’s a little annoyed we can’t go to the theater as often because of her baby sister so this is the next best thing!

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  4. Wow talk about upping movie night! This looks so fun! We do movie nights every week and I love this idea! The cups will be a weekly fav!

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  5. I love how you used the chalk board to put the snacks on it! What a cute idea! We love Family Movie Night and usually do it once a week!

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  6. This is great! I love the way you used the easel and the organization bins as snack trays. That is such a good idea with little ones. Thanks for the ideas! #client

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  7. I remember having family movie night every Sunday evening. It was never as well set up or cute as your families, though! I love how you have everything on display. Now if only picking a movie was so easy..

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    • I really don’t recall having family movie nights as a child but I know my mom has a great Disney VCR tape collection! I’m happy to be making these memories with our young daughters.

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    • Funny story about that easel – a neighbor had it out for bulk trash a few years ago. I hesitated but after a few drive bys finally stopped and knocked on their door. They welcomed us taking it home and we have loved it ever since!

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    • Our youngest usually doesn’t make it through the entire movie – which makes me feel very relieved about having these nights at home instead of trying to bring her to the theater!

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  8. Love your movie night set up! I admit we do movie nights bigtime here, we splurged on a projector a few years ago so it’s literally like the movies when we watch tv or a movies.

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    • Thanks! I do agree that it’s tough to find a movie we all can agree on. Lately it’s been animated movies but that’s because we usually let little sister pick.

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