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DIY Movie Night on a Budget – Princess Style! #PopSecretMovieNight

How to create a memorable Family Movie Night…. A night at home, snuggled up on the couch together, enjoying a fab flick – that can be one of the best family nights ever, right? Movie night is a budget-friendly choice for weekend entertainment – It involves very minimal prep, and can be adjusted in a million ways, to make uniquely perfect for each family. So – keep reading to get a few of my best tips on creating a DIY movie night on a budget.

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How to choose the right film for movie night

I will admit it – When it comes to kids movies, I’m more conservative than I ever would have thought. I’m a big fan of bad jokes, inapropriate humor, Family Guy, etc. But when it comes to stuff my little girl watches {she’s going to be three in July} I want to ensure we watch things with mostly positive messages. Example: Antz. We rented that on Pay-Per-View awhile ago. I assumed it would be like the Bugs Life movie. And it is cute – until the part where the big ant tells the little one, “What are you bitching about?” in regard to the little ant complaining that his life was not what he had hoped. If Abby heard adults saying that, I’m not upset. But in a cartoon, messaged right at kids, they’ll repeat the things they hear, you know? So – if you want help in choosing better films for kids, use my fave resources: or

Princess movie night cupcakes

Princess Movie Night

So, for our most recent movie night last night – we had a Princess Night. We grabbed all of our favorite princess movies like I showed above. And I made adorable little fancy “princess” cupcakes for Abby and I to eat with our movie. I love to put our special treats on grandma’s old tea cup plates – and Abby just adores that. She says they’re “on the QUEEN’S plates” – Lol.

Movie night popcorn with Pop Secret

The best popcorn for family movie nights

Honestly – I don’t always even eat pop corn. But there has NEVER been a time that I went to the movie theater, and didn’t order a bit buttery box. And when we have our weekly movie nights at home {almost always Sundays} – we of course eat a big box or two of popcorn. {I prefer mine with a few splashes of the spray butter, and then a couple shakes of seasoning salt like Johnny’s on it. Mmmmm – so good! And if you want good popcorn, there really is no better choice than Pop-Secret….

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At Pop Secret, we love movies as much as you love movies. So we’re on a mission to make movie watching and popcorn even more social and fun. We’re sharing a bunch of apps, tools, and fun partnerships with everyone over at our hub, Pop Secret Labs (  Keep checking back to try ‘em all out and give us feedback. The more you get involved, the better all of our movie experiences will be. See you there!

{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pop Secret via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pop Secret.}


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