This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. Read on for an opportunity to win an awesome home movie night prize pack.
Hosting a regular family movie night at home is a fun way to spend time together and perfect for creating long lasting childhood memories. Whether it be a weekly or monthly occurrence for your family, I can think of three important ingredients to making the most of your home movie night…
1. Organise snacks
Popcorn or lollies? Potato chips or ice cream? Whatever your choice, snacks are an essential part of your family movie experience. We like popcorn, crispy M&Ms and potato chips in our house, though not necessarily all on the same night Here are some food and drinks ideas for your family movie date night…
• Everyone’s favourite lollies
• Ice cream sundaes
• Banana splits
• Icy poles
• Frozen yoghurt
• Potato chips
• Dip and crackers (or vegetable sticks)
• Cheese platter
• Fruit salad
• Fruit smoothies
2. Make it comfy and cosy
In our house we like to all snuggle up on the couch. Depending on the size of your family and the age of your children, you might prefer to throw all of your couch cushions and pillows onto the floor to create a big, comfy nest to share. Add blankets and quilts in colder weather and pyjamas whatever the weather! The pjs have the added advantage of making the transition to bed once the movie is over much easier for little kids.
For a family movie experience the whole family can enjoy, you are going to need to choose a movie that is suitable for your youngest child to watch. As well as considering the age of your children, also think about their sensitivity to different emotional themes and any current fears, avoiding movies that you think they may be too sensitive to. Look out for movies that explore shared interests or flicks from your own childhood that you think your children might enjoy – Immy currently loves Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mary Poppins and I am looking forward to introducing her to The Sound of Music and The King and I.
Of course, there are also many fabulous family movie night options that tie in to the lead up to the holiday season and this Christmas Disney is releasing Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups on DVD (available from November 28th in Australia).
The four mischievous Santa Pups – Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble – stowaway on Mrs. Claus’ sleigh as she travels to the town of Pineville on a very special Christmas mission. The cheeky puppies begin granting joyful, holiday wishes to the residents of Pineville but it all goes horribly wrong when one wish granted sadly sees the Christmas spirit begin to disappear. Assisted by a cast of adorable characters, both human and canine, the Santa Pups and Mrs. Claus must race to restore Pineville’s Christmas spirit in order to save Christmas around the world.
To celebrate the release of Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, Disney is giving one lucky Childhood 101 family the opportunity to win a fabulous home movie night prize pack just in time for Christmas! The prize comprises a copy of Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups on DVD, a 46” LED TV – Full HD (borderless) and a Blu-ray Player.
To enter leave a comment on this post sharing your family’s wish for this year’s holiday season. The most original and creative response will be deemed the winner. Open to Australian residents only. Entries close 5:00 pm AEDST December 7, 2012. Full terms and conditions here.