Movie date nights with friends are one of the most fun and convenient home entertainment. You don’t need costumes, themed decorations, and even fancy food. You don’t need to cook fancy meals and prepare a lot of stuff. You only need your friends, a place to watch the movie, the device where you’ll watch the movie, and a good movie to complete your movie night. Well, let’s not forget about the snacks and drinks while we’re at it.
While it’s a low-effort, high-satisfaction type of entertainment, it’s always best to prepare ahead of time to ensure the maximum movie night experience with your friends. So whether you’re opting for TV streaming or cable watching, here are some tips you should follow for a fun movie date night with your friends.
1. Pick a place
Before anything else, you should pick a place where you want your movie night to happen. May it be on your house, your friend’s house, or an Airbnb, you have to set the place before proceeding with the rest of the planning. In most cases, when you start it, it’s going to be your house. However, if your friend has a movie theater or presented their place, then it’s surely your group’s call.
No matter what place you choose, make sure it has enough room for all the people you’re trying to invite so that everyone is comfortable during your movie night. The last thing you would want to see is someone sitting on the table or the floor just because you didn’t think about the location properly.
2. Invite your friends
When we say invite your friends, we don’t mean just “any” friend. We recommend you invite friends that are fun to be with, even if you’re just sitting back, relaxing, and watching a good movie. In some cases, you will likely be turned down by one to two of your friends due to personal reasons, but depending on the size of your circle, you may either reschedule or push through.
You can also ask your friends if they want to invite their boyfriends and girlfriends if you’re in the “more-the-merrier” mood. However, most people do not like this idea. But regardless of what you decide, you have to make sure that all the people you will invite get along well to prevent unnecessary drama that can spoil everyone’s mood. This night should only be filled with fun and laughter, so leave all the dramas and negative vibes elsewhere.
3. Do some research
If you’ve somehow ended up in this article, you’re probably already doing some research—which is totally a good thing. Doing research to take your movie night to the next level is always worth your time. You can begin looking for the best TV streaming service or unique games for movie nights. You can search for anything online that would improve your movie night with your friends.
4. Choose the right snacks and drinks
Do your friends like pizza? Or maybe popcorn is enough? Do they prefer alcoholic drinks over sodas and juices? Snacks and drinks are crucial to every move date night, and it’s essential to take your friends’ preferences into consideration while choosing your snacks for the night. Finger foods are a no-brainer, but you can also make homemade snacks if you’re feeling a little extra. However, there’s also no shame in takeout as we all know how sinfully good it tastes.
Also, if you don’t want to be left with dishes, you might want to opt for disposable utensils. BUT, we highly recommend you choose eco-friendly utensils just because we need to care for the environment. Let’s have fun and be responsible!
5. Choose your streaming platform
Choosing your streaming platform is essential for your movie night. You don’t want to scramble through movies that will only waste your time. With many streaming services available nowadays, you will have a variety of options to choose from.
For example, if you want to choose a streaming platform other than Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, you should check out Sling TV, where you can watch live TV and on-demand content on the same platform. The platform you choose can dictate the way how your movie night will turn out. So it’s best to choose wisely.
6. Pick a movie
Pick a movie or prepare a list of movies to avoid sitting down and scrolling through your streaming platform. The most common problem people encounter when they don’t prepare a movie beforehand is that they end up watching no movies at all. While you may be tempted to go for a movie that you and your friends have already seen, we highly recommend you try something new. Take a chance, and have the best movie night of your lives!
Prepare for a movie date night with friends by picking a good place, inviting fun people, doing research to improve your movie night, choosing the right snacks and drinks, and picking your streaming service wisely. Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy one another’s company!
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.