Summer Time - Movie night with your child.

04 July Ayesha Farhad 34 Comments

As much as I am excited for the school runs to be over, I will be looking forward to the next term starting! But thats a story for another post, maybe?

I know a lot of us parents struggle with keeping our children entertained during the summer holidays and it takes a chunk of our time and money to keep them busy and away from complaining that they are bored. So why not do something at home while relaxing and having a great family time without spending a chunk of money all the time?

First things first. Comfort during the movie is the best thing ever! You don't want to be sitting on the sofa and shifting every time you get a leg cramp. And plus, when you have an active child as mine, you would rather have them lying down than jumping on the sofa! The snuggle sac from Ollie & Leila is just the perfect thing for movie nights. Your child can snuggle up and watch the movie comfortably. And the best part? Even if they sleep during the movie, you won't have to carry them to their bed! They can just keep sleeping in it! Its super comfortable and portable, so its even fab for camping in the backyard or small get aways!




Moving on to food, you obviously need A LOT of munchies! We are a family that likes to keep munching on food throughout the movie. Tortilla chips, popcorns (OFCOURSE), cookies, juice and of course rolls ups make the BEST movie night food! I even smuggle a diet coke in between too! ha ha!



Last but not the least and the most important one during the movie night: A DVD! We of course choose Pete's dragon for our movie night and Azlan loved it! He is obsessed with everything dinosaurs and dragons, so he had the time of his life!

Make sure that the ambience is created to perfection and the level of cosiness is maintained at all times. Dim lights and snuggling up together makes the best family movie night ever.

IMPORTANT TIP: You need not to document your movie night for the rest of the world to see. KEEP YOUR PHONES ON SILENT AND DON'T TOUCH THEM. Family movie night means JUST family and no social media or chatting away to other people.

What are your top tips for a movie night?

34 comments:

  1. That snuggle sac looks like such an awesome thing! I cannot wait until my daughter is older and can sit still long enough for us to have a movie night, haha

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  2. Thanks for sharing this article it was a great read . Snuggle sack is a great idea

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  3. The last tip about phones is essential. I do regular movie nights with my 2 children. It's just a lovely way do unwind each Friday night and also share our interests. We take turns to choose the film and we have three simple rules.
    1. We watch it together.
    2. No ridiculing someone elses film choice or film. If you don't like it we talk sbout why at the end but we don't ruin it by doing so during film.
    3. No phones or iPad distractions.

    It has created a sense of mutual respect and closeness between us. My children are 5 and 7 now and we've held our movie nights since youngest was 4. I hope we keep going until they're uber-cool twenty-somethings and I'm old & grey.

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  4. Delicious popcorn makes a movie better. Plus that phone tip is necessary these days. Even at dinner.

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  5. What an awesome sounding movie night, I love snacks (I really want a winders now) and how cue is that snuggle sac, the perfect thing to cuddle up in!

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  6. Oh I love the look of the snuggle sac! I totally agree, family nights should be without technology. We turn off phones and ipads and just enjoy the moment.

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  7. I like the tip about keeping the phone on silent, amen to that. Your movie night looks great!

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  8. That snuggle sac is gorgeous. I love the pirate design.

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  9. What a fab idea i May take this one step further and put our teepee outside on a summers night and watch a film on the iPad one night with my little boy xx

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  10. This is adorable! Totally agree with your phone tip at the end too - absolutely vital!

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  11. Keeping your phones away and on silent is a great tip as we miss out on so many things due to our mobiles x

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  12. Love this idea, especially the snuggle sac - my nephew would love this, he's obsessed with pirates x

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  13. What a beautiful activity to do together! Such a great idea for us because its winter here in Australia!

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  14. Snacks are definitely key, you can't go wrong with popcorn and cookies whilst snuggling up to watch a film! :)

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  15. I love the phone tip at the end, sometimes we all forget to put our phones down

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  16. Love a good movie night and looks like you have had a blast with all those snacks :) x

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  17. Yay - we love Movie night when our nieces and nephews come over! Always enjoy some nice quiet time together x

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  18. The snuggle sac is adorable! What a great idea for family time...especially the last tip, no phones necessary! :)

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  19. I think it's so important to have family nights like this with no phones allowed.

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  20. Sounds like a brilliant idea to have a family movie night, we do this from time to time and its nice to have the phones on silent

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  21. We love our movie afternoons and occasionally get our snugglesac out too! For us it's making the room dark like a cinema having hotdogs and popcorn to scoff on x

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  22. I used to love movie nights with my children, before they grew up and went off on their own movie adventures (without me). We used to snuggle in with our favourite snacks, and it was just lovely. Now I have a five year old, and this is probably something he'd love to try too. Although if I have to watch The Tigger movie one more time, I may actually go insane. I do like your end tip about mobiles, good on you. So important to keep these times phone free. Lovely.

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  23. I absolutely love the sound of this. Making memories is a wonderful thing to do, and those snuggle sacks are perfect! I really want to see Pete's Dragon even though my children are grown!

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  24. I still remember movie nights I had as a kid, and love them even more with my own children! I would have loved a snuggle sac when I was small!

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  25. What a lovely way to bond with my boy. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  26. Snuggle sac is really a wonderful thing to start with....love the idea, design and comfort it is providing to the kids...yeah movie time is definitely family time....good tip to work on...

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  27. I need to take your advice and switch my phone off sometimes!!! I am so bad. This looks like a fab idea and I can't wait to do it too

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  28. We have that snuggle sac - it has been handed down through all the kids :)

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  29. Can't beat a good movie night in! I had one last night with lots of snacks :)

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  30. I adore Ollie and Leila - I'd buy EVERYTHING if I could! Totally agree with putting away the phone and giving your full attention to your family - proper quality time! x

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  31. How cool is that snuggle sac! I'm the worst one for being on my phone while films are on! Guilty as charged!!

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  32. The snuggle sack sounds fab! I love your top tip too: it's so important to spend quality time with your family x

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  33. We love having movie nights in our house. My top tip would to do it on a cool day, as if there are a few of you all in one room it can get hot.

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  34. Over the winter we watched Star Wars films together and it was lovely to spend time with one another (and popcorn!) without any interruptions.

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