Hosting a movie night is an easy and engaging way to gather friends together for a good time. Unlike a trip to the theater, which often proves highly expensive, a movie night can be an affordable gathering requiring only the rental or purchase of a popular flick and the popping of some popcorn. If you want to add something a little extra to your movie night extravaganza, prepare goodie bags to present to your guests.
Movie Snacks Bag
For many, a movie just isn’t as much fun without some salty and sweet snacks. Make your goodie bags all about eating by preparing movie snack packs to delight your guests. Fill each bag with popular movie favorites including chocolate covered raisins, red licorice and bags of unpopped popcorn. Give these bags to your guests at the start of the party, allowing them to snack throughout the event, or present them at the end as a take-home treat that they can enjoy when curled upon on their own sofas watching films.
Many famous films started off as books. If your party guests enjoy reading as much as they appreciate viewing a film, prepare some book-to-movie bags. Select a book with a film adaptation and purchase copies of the book, copies of the film and some book-themed extras, such as bookmarks. Give each guest a film and book combo along with the extras you elected to include. Or, if you want to make movie night a regular event, give guests several books that have been made into films and ask them to read them before your next planned movie night, when you will show the films created from these pages.
Favorite Film Bag
Create a gift bag filled with items thematically tied to the film you will be showing. For example, if you and your guests are watching a Twilight movie, fill your bags with vials of glitter, plastic fangs, postcards that show the natural beauty of Washington state where the movie is set and an apple, representative of the bold apple on the cover of the book.
Help your guests feel like they have walked the red carpet at a movie event by presenting them with swag bags. Fill bags with inexpensive versions of goodies the celebrities receive at movie premieres, such as sunglasses, beaded necklaces and pairs of flip flops. To make this bag a fitting addition to your event, plan a red-carpet themed movie party with movies featuring prominent stars along with a red carpet crafted out of a red paper table cloth for your guests to walk along.