themed family movie nights

Family movie night with CHILD mags blog
Your guide to the ultimate family movie night.

I love this stage of my life. I seriously couldn’t think of anything better than spending my Saturday night curled up with my people, watching awesome movies. Ok, I can think of one thing better…if the scene was set to match the movies.

Yes, that’s how my brain works.

So together with Kellogg’s, we’re bringing you three different types of movie nights you can enjoy with the family. And if you play your cards right, the movies are on them…but more about that later.

Family Movie Night Picks90s Night

Dress Code: Scrunchies, PJ’s with TV characters on them, side ponytails, roller skates, thick pale foundation and make sure you roll your socks down, you know what I’m talking about.

Menu: Um, cereal straight out of the box, fun packs obviously! Poptarts, this awesome slice and a Milkshake of course.

Set the scene: Turn down the lights, build a pillow fort, spray some sickly-sweet body spray around the place and make sure there’s a bug zapper going off in the background. If you have Care Bears, Ninja Turtles or My Little Ponies then they should totally be invited too.

Family Movie Night PicksWinter Night

Dress code: Beanies, gloves, thick socks, ear muffs and a nanna blanket.

Menu: Coco Pops hot chocolate for the kids, Hot Toddies for the adults and toasted marshmallows all round. And make sure to hydrate also!

Set the scene: You may want to lower the heater or crack a window so no one passes out from all the layers. Hell put a fan on, get into it! Also, decorate the room with paper snow flakes if you’re feeling crafty.

Family Movie Night PicksAnimal night

Dress code: Leopard print, animal ears, masks, safari suits… you get the gist.

Menu: Maybe make this one vegetarian? Animal cookies, jelly snakes and hot dogs.

Set the scene: Bring the pets inside, get everyone to grab an animal toy and if you’re game, set up a tent in your lounge room to watch it from. Binoculars are also a great idea.

If you want your family movie night to be on Kellogg’s, just purchase three specially marked products and follow the instructions at to redeem your free Digital HD movie. Too easy! 

Words: Barbara O’Reilly / Illustrations: Jenna Templeton / Photo: Unsplash