We love family movie night and always like to whip up a special recipe for the kids to enjoy. Homemade movie night snacks are the absolute best, right?
This movie snack idea roundup includes simple recipes for you to enjoy with your family during your next gathering.
The best snacks for movie night
It’s no secret that most families consist of members who each want different things on their plates. That’s why I like to put out a full display on Friday night when we gather around the TV and get ready for one of our wild adventures.
Will we will be heading off to outer space to become part of the resistance or dive deep underwater in search of a lost civilization? Only time will tell.
These movie night food ideas include everything from cold platters to warm apps. Truth be told, we aren’t the clan that traditionally opts for healthy movie snacks. So, if you are looking for celery and carrot sticks, we aren’t your people. 🙂
My round-up is more of a mix of dessert options, carb dippers, sugar rushes, and hearty fills. When I watch a new movie, I like to MUNCH. I hope you enjoy this salty and sweet countdown.
The best store-bought snacks for movie night
Ok, maybe you don’t have time to actually make any of these recipes and you want to put a SHIPT order in instead. I hear you and I’ve got you covered.
There are plenty of good movie snacks besides popcorn! So, don’t just stop there. If you don’t want to deal with the fuss of making your own creations consider these store-bought options to add to your personal concession stand:
- Fruit Bites
- Sour Patch Kids
- Milk Duds
- Gummy Bears
- Reeces Pieces
- Red Hots
- Apple Slices
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Cracker Jacks
- Ritz crackers
- Goldfish crackers
- Swedish Fish
- Hershey Kisses
- Sour Gummy Worms
And please don’t forget potato chips, Doritos, and anything else that has a loud CRUNCH. What is the movie experience without that loud bite coming from a few feet away from you? NOTHING – that’s what!
Movie Night Must Haves
We’ve spoken a ton about food on this blog post. What about the movie night essentials needed to get through the film comfortably? When setting up the living room, don’t forget:
- A Cozy Blanket for every member of the house
- Serving bowls and plates
- Plenty of napkins to prepare for spills (because… children)
- RULES – will there be excessive talking aloud? If the kids start to pillow fight in the middle of a very important scene, do you have the right to disown them? This is important.
So, what do you think? Any of these worth checking out? Truth be told the best snacks for movie night are the ones that your children will actually eat. You know what will work best for your family.
It also depends on how much time you want to invest in preparation. Do you have a few hours to spare or do you just want to phone it in and open up a few bag of chips? EITHER ANSWER WORKS!
As long as you are spending quality time with your loved ones and winding down while watching a great movie – it works!