We watch movies together as a family frequently, but we consider “watching a movie as a family” and a “Family Movie Party” to be totally separate things. : ) If we have a simple-but-worthy cause to celebrate (Maude passed off that challenging song on guitar! Oscar gave a speech in class that he wrote himself — in French! It was a crummy week and we’re so glad it’s Friday Night!), instead of lumping ourselves on the couch, we do a few specific things that turn an average family night into a capital letter Epic Movie Party.
How do movie parties go down at your house? If you love to make an event out of it like we do, I gathered together a collection of movie party printables, party ideas, popcorn containers, and anything else that might help you in your cinematic appreciation efforts. For starters, check out those fun DIY movie party printables from Hello Love Designs at top. So fun! Click through the gallery below for 15 more Oscar-worthy finds.
Ceramic Popcorn Bowls 1 of 15One big ceramic bowl and four individual bowls to match!
Find it at Home Wet Bar for $29.95
Party Straws 2 of 15Sipping on some soda? Add some fun with these party straws!
Get 25 of them here from Let's Party Creations for $3.90
Retro Popcorn Bags 3 of 15A pack of 25 of these popcorn bags should set you up for more than a few movie parties of your own!
Get them here from Paper Straws Party for only $3.25
Popcorn Boxes 4 of 15Snag a set of ten of these closed top boxes from
Katrina's Paperie for $3.50
Open Top Popcorn Boxes 5 of 15Give things a true movie theater feel with these fun open top popcorn boxes!
Get a set of 10 here from Katrina's Paperie for $3.75
Whirly Popper 6 of 15You can't be having microwave popcorn at a movie party, pop your own with a classic Whirly Popper!
Get one here at Target for $20.99
Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning 7 of 15Fancy popcorn salt, a super fun alternative to traditional butter!
Get it here from Dell Cove Spices for $24.95
Food Tray 8 of 15Drink, popcorn, and snack all in one. Perfect!
Find a set of 10 here from Pink Lemonade Party for $10
Movie Party Invite 9 of 15Love this cute movie clapboard invite!
Custom order a set of 20 here from Swanky Press for $30.00
Popcorn Nesting Bowls 10 of 15Keep it simple with these darling popcorn bowls.
Get them here from Target for $21.99
DIY Movie Marquee 11 of 15I really love this movie marquee my sister put together for one of her movie parties, it's a bit of effort but so much fun!
See the full tutorial at Oh Happy Day
Truffle Salt 12 of 15Gourmet popcorn anyone? This Italian white truffle salt should do the trick!
Purchase yours from Sur la Table for $22.95
Glass Microwave Popcorn Popper 13 of 15This handy little popper lets you pop popcorn in the microwave sans bag of weird chemicals and ingredients, super cool!
Find it at Williams Sonoma for $22.50
Movie Night Invite 14 of 15Perfect party invites for a movie night!
Find them here from Etsy seller Girl In Gear Studio
Retro Movie Invites 15 of 15Another fun option for movie night invites.
Find them here from Etsy Seller Brightside Prints