Why We Love Family Movie Night + Fall Family Movie Picks

September 6, 2019

Every Friday night, we have family movie night. I know many families have a designated night they do this, but we were late to the game. We actually didn’t make it an official weekly thing until our son started kindergarten. I want to kick myself for that, because it has been a grounding time for us weekly and I always look forward to it. For the longest time, we alternated between pizza ordered out and frozen pizza. As of 2019, I’ve added a themed component to our menu. The kids have pizza at school on Fridays, so they were sort of pizza-ed out. An easy example: one night we had hot dogs and s’mores when we watched Sandlot.

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Keep meals simple. We love to grab Chicken Garlic Alfredo pizza from Papa Murphy’s, I will usually pick it up while the kids are at school and throw it in the oven. Aldi has great frozen pizzas, and so does Trader Joe’s. Snack trays are a fun one: fruit, cheese, popcorn, etc. Burgers, Mandarin Chicken from Trader Joe’s with noodles or a bagged salad, ice cream bar, whatever. Keep it easy and fun! Our local Jersey Mike’s does kids eat free after 4:00 pm, so it’s not uncommon for me to go there and grab a quick dinner for the four of us!

Choose a movie the whole family will enjoy: For us, this usually looks like me grabbing something new that has recently came out at Redbox. I’m going to share a list below of some of my favorites that we either watched over the summer or that we are looking forward to watching soon!

-Ugly Dolls
-Secret Life of Pets 2
-Detective Pikachu
-Wonder Park
-Captain Marvel
-End Game
-Spider-Man Homecoming

Comment below with a favorite movie in your household!

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