How To Prepare Wonderful Movie Nights With The Family

January 22, 2020
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When you have a family to look after, a lot of your time is spent working on keeping everything functioning properly. Life is not as straightforward as we would like it to be; we cannot just sit around and let things come to us, can we? Nope. 

Things, as you know, become a lot more hectic when you have little people to look after, so pretty much every day is non-stop. Being a parent is right up there with the hardest tasks humans have to face — it really takes it out of you, does it not? So, when you do get those moments of reprieve, you should probably make the most of them! 

Now, you could do all kinds of things as a family — there is no real right or wrong answer. A getaway vacation, a day trip, or simply working on things at home together would all be grand ideas. A very popular idea among young families, however, is a movie night! Creating a theatre in your home and watching the best blockbusters around? Sounds pretty good to me! If this seems like something you could do with your clan, then here are a few things you might want to take care of: 

Organize A Specific Day And Time

While you could simply throw a DVD into the player or load something up on a media playing app out of the blue, it might not be the best course. Sure, the goal is to sit and watch a movie, but setting everything up and planning it all in advance would make the experience so much better. Perhaps picking out a day in the week and labeling that movie night could work. Maybe it is a weekly or fortnightly thing.

Figure Out What You Are Watching

You will need to pick a movie, right? What is good for one person might not be good for others, so you will need to come to a sensible agreement! Not everyone’s going to enjoy the movie, so it would be wise to let each person pick a movie every time you have a movie night — it is only fair!

Make Sure The Technical Stuff Is Handled 

In terms of getting everything fired up and ready to go, you will probably need to have a little look into the finer details. It is not usually that hard, but if you have never done it before, then it might be a little awkward for you. The likes of Netflix and Kodi are pretty straightforward, so they should not be an issue. Other areas might need a little concentration, though. For instance, you might want to use a private network when loading up certain media plays — you can head to if you want to know a little more about this kind of thing. If you are using one of those best mini projectors or a new TV, then you might want to get those details handled well in advance, too.

Do Not Forget The Snacks  

After you have gotten pretty much everything prepared and turned one of your rooms into a cinema, you might want to get some sweets and snacks for everyone. Sitting and watching a movie with nothing to chow down on is pretty boring! Popcorn, candy, soda; you know the drill. They might make a little noise, but who cares?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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