Best home movie night ideas
If you and your partner are trying to keep your date simple but also creative and comfortable, then hosting a home movie night is your answer to that. There is nothing better than snuggling up to your partner, in the comfort of your home, and with your favorite movie on screen. Movie nights are classic and easy, just sit on the couch and turn on Netflix, but there’s a lot more to it than just sit back and watch. Continue below to find out how to throw the best movie night at home.
Pick the perfect party movie
When trying to choose a movie that you both enjoy, try to stick with a neutral genre. If you like romantic comedies and your partner is more into the action movie type, then go for a movie that has both romance and action. In addition, the choice of a movie should also be based on mood. Prepare a list for date nights like this, containing different categories with different movie suggestions. Here’s an example of what the list would look like.
- A Christmas Story (1983)
- Elf: Buddy’s Sing & Cheer Along (2003)
- Jingle All The Way (1996)
- Love Actually (2003)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
- Four Christmases (2008)
- Pretty Woman (1990)
- 10 things I hate about you (1999)
- 50 first dates (2004)
- Always be my maybe (2019)
- Set up (2018)
- Without Idea (1995)
- The Matrix (1999)
- Creation (2010)
- Die Hard (1988)
- Principle (2020)
- John Wick (2014)
- Speed (1994)
- Get Out (2017)
- Us (2019)
- Middle (2019)
- Let In The Good (2008)
- Train to Busan (2016)
- Don’t Breathe (2016)
See big with a projector
Using a projector to watch your movies makes it much more interesting and special instead of just watching the movie or show on your TV. Seeing the action on a bigger screen through a projector from Maplin offers makes the experience more enjoyable and draws you into history. Kimbino has online flyers with different offers and discounts on products from stores like Samsung, Currys PC World, Apple, Maplin, and Three to name a few, which offer discounted electronics, including spotlights.
Buying a good projector can make movie night a cinematic experience, making you think you’re in a real movie theater. Moreover, you can also have a lot of fun playing games, reading books, looking at photos and more. Turn off the lights, position the projector towards a wall or any type of blank white fabric, and enjoy your movie night.
Use sound equipment
Using sound equipment suitable for the big screen is another way to make the date night a unique experience. For example, upgrading to some professional grade speakers like a portable Bluetooth speaker or Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa can undoubtedly help achieve an amazing surround sound effect. By simply placing the bluetooth speaker behind, you can feel completely involved in the movie and what is going on in it.
Decorate your garden or living room
When trying to have a party at home you have to make it special and not like you would normally be seen inside the house with your usual clothes on. You need to make some adjustments to make the date romantic and unique. This involves redecorating your living room or garden if you are planning on having a date night under the stars, which is a fun way to turn things up.
When decorating your living room, start with basic cleaning, like wiping down the coffee table or vacuuming the carpet. After that, move on to the sofa and add new slipcovers to make it look pretty and different. Add Christmas lights around the wall, balloons and ribbons which will make the setting more festive and cozy. Just keeping Christmas lights on and a few scented candles instead of turning off the lights can instantly change the mood for a more romantic vibe.
You can set up your projector in your garden and enjoy a good movie with your partner while feeling the pleasant and gentle breeze on a warm summer night. Bring some blankets, pillows, put them outside and make yourself comfortable.
Get a bunch of snacks
Snacks are always a must when you are planning a movie date, otherwise it wouldn’t be a classic movie night. Visit your nearest Aldi, Lidl, Makro or Morrisons store and buy a bunch of your favorite snacks like crisps, soda, popcorn and more, at a discounted price.