Couch? Check! Popcorn? Check! Snuggle blankets? Check! Yup, this is part of our list for our family movie nights in our abode. I love family movie night. At the end of a day of running around, maybe hitting the pool, after showers, freshly cleaned, clad in pajamas, we gather and chill out with a flick, possibly with the sun still peeking over the horizon. It's a great way to calm down and reconnect.
The cool thing about family movie night in the hot weather days? You can jazz it up a bit. Forget the time of day. With no school to run off to, why not have family movie morning on a Tuesday? This is one perk of the summer, you can do almost anything on any day at any time. We love to change the locale too. We pile onto our big bed and watch a movie on the iPad. If you have a pull-out couch, pull that bed out and plop onto it for a fun change or just put a bunch of blankets on the floor and have an indoor picnic "drive-in" movie.
And what to watch? Of course, the Disney films and the Pixar blockbusters are favorites (we can watch How To Train Your Dragon over and over again til the cows come home), but here are some other ideas, some especially good ones for those hard-to-please tweens:
Akeelah and The Bee
Musicals like Singin' in the Rain, Annie, and My Fair Lady
The School of Rock
Take The Lead
Share what you do for family movie nights!