One of my favorite frugal date night ideas is having an at home themed movie night. It takes the idea of just watching a movie together to a whole other level. It does take some planning, especially if you want to pull it off frugally.
How to Plan a Themed Movie Night
- Date Night or Family Night? The first decision that needs to be made is if this movie night will just be for two or for the whole family.
- Movie Choice. Think of a movie you have seen before or a new sequel to one you have seen before. The best part about a themed movie night is adding touches to the night that highlight parts of the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie before it will be harder to know what exactly to include in your evening.
- Meal Choice. This is where the fun begins. Your meal can be based off the location of the movie. For instance, we did a Lilo & Stitch Movie night and had Hawaiian based dishes. Your meal could also have movie names for regular food. For examples, we did a Star Wars movie night and had Chocolate Covered Pretzel Light Sabers, Princess Leila Honey Buns, and Jar Jar Links in a Blanket.
- Costume Choice. Are you going to dress up? I think it adds a bit of fun, especially for the kids. My husband doesn’t always participate but I usually do. If you are watching Dirty Dancing put on a pretty dress. For 80’s movies tease your hair and put on blue eye shadow. The possibilities are endless once you think about the details of your chosen movie. Be sure to shop at thrift stores so you don’t spend too much. [Read more…]