Tips for Hosting a Memorable Halloween Movie Night Party with the Kids

Written by: High Peaks Studios



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If trick-or-treating with your little ones seems intimidating or you want to extend the Halloween season to more than one night, a Halloween Movie Night might be the perfect idea for your family! In this blog post, we'll be sharing some of our favorite snacks, family-friendly movies, DIY decorations and some products created by us just for you to help you get ready for movie night and create core memories with your kids!

Halloween Movie Night Decorations You Can Do

The best part of this idea is that you can choose to plan this as elaborately or as simply as you wish! Below we're going to link some fun party decorations from Amazon that would go perfectly with a cutesy retro-themed Halloween Movie Night Party as well as links to some of my custom products with this idea in mind.

Halloween Balloon Garland Arch Kit - Call us extra, but we love a good balloon arch! Totally obsessed with the color palette of this one too!

Bats Wall Decor - How fun would these be along with the balloon arch or around the television to help immerse your family in the party?!

Orange Spider Web Tablecloth - The perfect base for all the party snacks! Love the spooky-simplicity of this tablecloth and it goes perfectly with our customizable products!

"Hey Boo" Halloween Banner - This super cute glittery ghost banner would be a perfect affordable addition to your party!

Get our Spooky Halloween Movie Night Printable Set - For only $8.99 you can instantly download our scary tickets, eerie banners, popcorn bag wraps and a thrilling movie voting card in a bright, fun color scheme matching the other decor ideas linked above :)

Looking for something a little more neutral? Purchase our neutral set here.

A few things you might want to consider having on hand when using our printable sets are:

Monster Mix Popcorn Bag Wrap - High Peaks Studios
Spooky Movie Night Printable Movie Ticket - High Peaks Studios

Snacks Your Kids Will LOVE

Carmel Apple Nachos - This is the perfect sharable snack for a family that doesn't want to eat too much sugar late at night. Served on fun ghost platter, this is a colorful dessert bound to satisfy everyones sweet tooth!

Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Banana Bites - This snack is a mix of sweet, delicious AND healthy! Seriously, it's a win win!

Witch's Broom Cheese Snacks - Halloween (and the holidays in general) is known for its sweet treats. As moms to a wild little ones ourselves, we think it’s always a good idea to prepare a savory treat for a change... and this one gets bonus points since it's so on-theme!

Halloween Dessert Charcuterie Board - Don't already have a wooden board for this at home? Here's one we love that holds lots of food making it perfect for snacking all throughout the movie!

Monster Mix - This would be perfect in these white popcorn boxes! You can even make it a little more "extra" by customizing it with our popcorn bag wrapper taped right on the box.

Mini Popcorn Bags - If you want to keep it simple, go for it!! Our popcorn bag wrappers fit perfectly on these bags as well!!

Drinks for the Kids & Adults

Fanta Jack O' Lantern Floats - These kid-friendly floats are a sweet and spooky twist on a classic and bound to impress kids and adults alike! This would be extra adorable served in a clear disposable cup that was pre-decorated to look like a jack o' lantern with polka dotted orange and black straws. Not only is it a tasty drink, but a fun activity for your kids leading up to movie night!

Halloween Punch - This sweet, bubby 3-ingredient drink can be made for kids and slightly tweaked for adults by adding in a liquor of your choosing making it the perfect party beverage!

Hocus Pocus Cocktail - The coolest part about this adult-only drink is the edible glitter included in the recipe to give it that magical looking shimmer! 

Witches Brew - This classic halloween-inspired punch can be made in both a kid-friendly and adult-only version so you can all sip on the same drink while watching a movie together! This is always super cute served in a large punch bowl and topped with pineapple!

Spooky Family-Friendly Halloween Movie Night Films on Netflix

Goosebumps - "A teen is glum about moving to a small town until he falls for his new neighbor. But her dad is a horror writer whose scary world soon turns real."

Hubie Halloween - "Hubie's not the most popular guy in Salem, Mass., but when Halloween turns truly spooky, this good-hearted scaredy-cat sets out to keep his town safe."

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting - "Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she's watching on Halloween."

A Witches Ball - "Beatrix can't wait to be inducted as a witch, but an unfortunate incident threatens to take her pending title away if she doesn't act fast."

DreamWorks Spooky Stories - "Shrek dares his friends to bring on the scary with ghost stories told in a haunted castle. Later, Ginormica and the Monsters face alien pumpkins."

Gnome Alone - "After moving into a new house with her mom, high schooler Chloe discovers a troupe of talking garden gnomes who need her help saving the world."

The Worst Witch - "After stumbling into a school for witches, a bumbling heroine comes to realize that she just might belong there. Based on Jill Murphy's beloved books."

Shrek's Swamp Stories - "Shrek celebrates Halloween, Puss in Boots is captured by soldiers, and the gang participates in a kingdom-wide singing competition."

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween - "When Melvin tries to cancel Halloween, clever best friends Harold and George create their own spooky holiday -- and it's a huge success!"

Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness - “A brave young animal explorer teams up with two trusty friends to find a powerful artifact before his greedy uncle can get his paws on it.”

Spooky Movie Night Printables with Witches Cauldron and halloween movie snacks - High Peaks Studios

Freebie: Halloween Temporary Tattoos

Spookify your kids' with these Halloween Temporary Tattoo Printables! Simply print on tattoo paper and your kids will be rocking super cool, colorful ghoulish designs. Download includes 4 different color schemes, perfect for any creepy costume! Let them become a mini-spookster after you download these instantly by by signing up for my newsletter below :)

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