I love movie days! They are a super simple party and so cozy too. The first party I ever threw was a Wizard of Oz movie day. We blew bubbles when Glenda arrived, broke out lollipops along with the Munchkins, and ate themed snacks like “witch nails” (curled carrot sticks). I was about 10. Years later, it is still a great party format although I don’t know if I could get my friends these days to synchronize with the movie in the same way my childhood classmates did.
Movie Day Anatomy
-Pick a movie that people can talk though because they will. Classics and silly movies work well.
- Plan for more time than the movie itself for getting settled and chatting. 4 hours worked well for us.
- Serve snacks that people don’t have to get up to eat.
We watched Lion King, drank coconut cocktails, and ate Chinese 5 Spice Cracker Jacks. I love the Cracker Jack recipe! It comes out warm and bit gooey. The popcorn fits the movie theme but different enough to amuse my foodie self. Also, super tasty – sweet, spicy with just a bit of salt.
Cracker Jack Recipe here.