Easy Halloween Family Movie Night

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Thanks to Movies Anywhere for sponsoring our family movie night and this post.

Halloween is just days away so we are enjoying as much spooky fun as we can before the calendar turns over to a new month. This weekend we kept the Halloween fun going as we escaped the cold and cuddled on the couch for a movie night. The best part is that everything was easy- from finding the movie to decorating the snack table to getting dinner ready- so I wanted to share this easy movie night idea with you all!

We chose to watch Hotel Transylvania since it’s a family-friendly option that’s not too scary. This movie, and many other Halloween movies, are available on Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is a free app and website that simplifies and streamlines the digital movie watching experience by allowing people to discover, access and watch their eligible movies in one place. It offers unprecedented access and next-level compatibility to the digital movie experience, syncing users libraries across their connected accounts to make it easy to see all the movies you own without having to switch from app to app. You can watch your purchased and redeemed digital movies through Movies Anywhere and across connected digital retail accounts so whether you are sitting on the couch watching a movie in your living room or huddled around your laptop enjoying some downtime on vacation, you can bring your movie collection with you.

Once the movie was picked out it was time to decorate. I used a black tablecloth and white spider webbing to cover the table and wall and I added some spiders because you can’t have a web without some eight-legged creepy crawlies in it. On the table I put a bat centerpiece, a vial of “bat’s blood” (aka fruit punch) and a jar of “eyeballs” (aka bubble gum).

I added bat stickers on to white paper cups and used plain black plates for our dinner. I picked up a cheap pizza and topped it with some fake spiders. Of course you can always make your own pizza but I was keeping it easy.

For dessert we had strawberry shortcake cupcakes. They had strawberry filling and white frosting on top with a swirl of red strawberry flavored icing. I added candy eyeballs on the top for some fun.

And what movie night is complete without popcorn? I bought a Halloween themed tin of popcorn and then split it up in treat bags with some bat shaped candies.

I love having movie nights with my family and it’s especially fun when we can have themed movie nights. This was the perfect way to end the weekend and get ourselves ready for trick-or-treating on Tuesday night!

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Which movie would you watch first?

Comments

  1. robin rue says:

    My boys would flip for those cupcakes! They are awesome. I HAVE to make them some today!!

  2. This is such a great idea! I can see doing this when we watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s our Halloween tradition!

  3. It is fun to do a family movie night, with all the trimmings. I love the eyeball cupcakes, hope they taste as good as they look.

  4. Emily says:

    We love the Hotel Transylvania movies! All your treats are adorable, and my kids LOVE when I go all out for moving night! Thanks for the ideas.

  5. Jeanette says:

    OK I really want to come to your house for a family movie night! You all have some fun stuff going on there.

  6. kristin says:

    Wow, fun looking cupcakes. Always fun to make the halloween themed goodies and watch a scary movie.

  7. Connie says:

    This is great. We Always watch Something Wicked This Way Comes. I’ve never heard of Movies Anywhere. We will have to check it out.

  8. David says:

    We love movie nights with the grands. And especially great Halloween movies this time of year. These fun and easy food ideas and decorations will definitely add to fun we’ll have this spooky season!

  9. Dawn Lopez says:

    This sounds like a spooktacularly good time! My family would get a kick out of a family movie night with a Halloween theme.

  10. Claudia Krusch says:

    These cupcakes look amazing. The spiders on the pizza is a great idea. We just watched Hotel Transylvania 2 the other day. My Son loved it.

  11. Kathy says:

    These are some great ideas. I would love to do this for my family. We love Halloween!

  12. Liz Mays says:

    Now I’m loving your creepy treats and decorations! I think we’ll have to watch something fun and spooky tomorrow!

  13. Pam W says:

    Those strawberry shortcake cupcakes are so cool. I love the gummy eyeball on top.

  14. brianne says:

    Such a great idea. I’m loving your movie picks, we just watched Hocus Pocus!

  15. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Those cupcakes are really cute!! I cannot believe it is already Halloween tomorrow!

  16. Sarah says:

    OMG my kids would LOVE these cupcakes. So cute! I wish I had time to make these tomorrow but saving for future use.

  17. These are really cool ideas! Love those fun cupcakes!

  18. Thanks for letting me know about moviesanywhere.com So can I connect Amazon Prime and Netfilx?

    • Alicia Marie says:

      You are welcome! Great question…so Movies Anywhere is for movies you own or buy so Netflix no, but Amazon Video yes. Also, any movies you’ve bought on Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Movies Anywhere just came out earlier this month so these are the starter ones. I’m sure more services will be connected as time goes on :) Hope that answerer your question!

  19. reesa says:

    Everything is super easy and something I can put together for tonight! Thanks for the great ideas!

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