a kid growing up, my sisters and I would sit in front of the television
set while my Mom prepared munchies and different things for us
to enjoy. It was the perfect family time to just hang out and
slouch on the couch, which is exactly what Movie Night is all
about. The great thing about this type of event is that it doesn't
take much effort, but it is loads of fun.
by checking to make sure your furniture is set up in a way that
allows you and your guests both to talk and to see the television
screen at the same time. For example, you may have to make slight
adjustments to the position of your television set if it doesn't
always sit directly in front of your sofa. You should also place
a bunch of small pillows within easy reach so that your guests
can get comfortable with them, placing them behind their heads,
backs, or under their rear-end if they choose to sit on the floor.
our Movie Night is all about "The Sound of Music", a
great idea is to place a guitar upside down on your coffee table,
cover it with cellophane paper and present finger sandwiches on
it. Of course, you can't do a night at the movies without munchies.
Serve chips, pretzels, nuts and mixes in divided bowls, or old
vintage bowls, which can be purchased for a song (pun intended).
Keep your service simple by placing down multi-coloured paper
cocktail napkins. Transfer beverages into a cooler and keep it
that work wonderfully can be found at places like garage sales.
An old movie reel may only be worth 25 cents to somebody, but
it can be perfect for holding drinking glasses at your party.
As well, old film tin canisters can be a great thematic find;
line them with napkins and they are perfect to use as serving
You can also
visit your local vintage bookstore. Who knows, you may be as lucky
as we were to find an item such as a copy of Life Magazine from
1965, with Julie Andrews on it.
When a movie
gets really good, you often just want to wrap yourself up in a
comfy blanket, so place out some warm, soft throws for you and
your guests. Keep in mind that once you all get cozy, no one is
going to want to have to get up for anything. As a thoughtful
gesture, attach a long ribbon to each side of the remote control
for the VCR. This way all of your guests can have easy access
to the control if they feel like pausing at a good part, or rewinding
to play a great scene over again.
is in place, you will see that your couch is now the perfect place
to slouch. All you have to do is wait for your friends to arrive
and then press play.