Family Movie Night Archive

  • Yes, You Need a Movie License

    Heads up: If you’re showing a movie somewhere other than your own home, you need a license. Here are 9 reasons why it’s worth getting a movie license for your school.
  • 27 Fin-tastic Ideas for a “Finding Dory” Movie Night at School

    Plan an unforgettable family movie night at school, featuring everyone's favorite fish!
  • 26 Ways for Your PTO To Rock a Star Wars Family Night 

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...your PTO decided to plan a Star Wars-theme family night.
  • 15 Fun Ideas for a Minions Movie Night at School

    In case you hadn’t heard (highly unlikely if you have kids younger than 12), the Minions movie is available on DVD, which means we allllllll get to celebrate minion-style—again. Your group can take advantage of all the minion mayhem by planning a fun Family Movie Night at school. Heck, as long as you can get your hands on some googly eyes and something yellow to serve (bananas, anyone?), you’re golden. Just check out these super fun Minions-theme movie night ideas that’ll get families pumped to attend—and then be sure to download our free movie night planning kit. It has everything you need to organize and run your event, including Minions-theme promotional materials....Consider it your group’s very own minion, helping you get the job done! 1. Serve up popcorn, minion-style (your snack bar has never “looked” so good). via Homeroom Mom   2. No yellow cups? No problem. Plastic baggies work in a pinch. via Pinterest user Melanie Cazares   3. And we’re not done with those googly eyes just yet. Stick ’em on pudding snacks... via I Can Teach My Child   4....and applesauce cups. via As the Bunny Hops   5. When it comes to cheese, we’d say orange is close enough to yellow. via Kid Friendly Things To Do   6. Kids will go bananas for this healthy treat (also the snack choice of minions everywhere!). via Me Sew Crazy   7. Turn a trash can into your very own on-site Box Tops coordinator minion (remind families to bring their Box Tops!). via Pinterest user Nicki Hensley   8. Serve up lemonade (or any yellow beverage, for that matter) minion-style. via I Run For My Life   9. Decorations don’t have to be fancy to be fun (here’s lookin’ at you, fancy pants). via Somewhere in the Middle   10. All eyes will be on the photo booth. Yes, all eyes. via Maker Mama   11. Before the movie starts, keep little fingers busy with this one-eyed pom pom craft... via Pinterest user Jen Rhoades   12....or this stick puppet craft that moonlights as a bookmark. via Living Well Mom   13. End the night with a friendly game of “Pin the Goggles on the Minion.” via Tidbits and Twine   14. The door to the gym (or caf) never looked so...dare we say...polished? via Pinterest user Ben   15. Families won't know the minions are about to invade unless you give them a proper heads up. Promote your upcoming event with this fun Facebook graphic and flyer, part of our free Family Movie Night planning kit! It pretty much does all the work for you—which is sort of like having your group's very own minion, right? You’ll get the lowdown on how to run a rock star event, plus information about movie licensing, colorful promotional materials, and more. via PTO Today Family Movie Night Originally posted in 2015 and updated regularly. Family Movie Night® is a trademark of School Family Media®.
  • Family Movie Nights: Pass the Popcorn and Build a Community

  • Movie Night: It's a Smash Hit!

    From building excitement to keeping organized, here are tips that will make your Family Movie Night a success.
  • Make Your Events Memorable

    Simple touches can transform a good event into a four-star success.
  • Make Your Family Night a Winner

    Fun family nights are a great way to build involvement. Get started with these ideas and tips for success.
  • Figuring Finances for Events

    How to build a simple cost model and estimate the start-to-finish finances for your group's new events.