Easy Entertaining: Movie Night Party

easy movie night party ideas

As my kids have gotten older, it’s been a little sad for me to watch as my son has lost interest in having big parties.  Totally a normal teenage boy thing I know, but sad for this party loving mama.  I have had to find ways to create something that still seems fun and cute but is appropriate for tween and teen boys…that’s a tough job!  Girls are SO much easier in this department!  Not too long ago we agreed on a movie night for friends.  Here are the easy details so you can re-create this at home this summer for those late night movie nights with friends in a matter of minutes. 🙂

Boys love to eat, so I made sure the house was stocked with treats.  This is a great and easy way to bring in color…skittles, red vines, and popcorn in cute popcorn boxes was easy and looked fun.

easy movie night party ideas

Cake is always a hit.  It’s super easy and inexpensive to make and feeds an army.  I made a family favorite lemon cake to bring out the fresh flavors of summer.

easy movie night party ideas

The colorful sodas mimicked the colors in the skittles and made the table look extra fun. I put them on ice in my trusty vintage style Coca-Cola cooler that I found at HomeGoods awhile back. I haven’t seen one lately, but you can find a similar one here.  I always purchase my sodas at World Market (watch for sales…they are regularly $1.49 a piece, but when they go on sale you can find them for as low as $.69 a piece!)

easy movie night party ideas

Pop in a movie and you are all set to party!
I hope you are feeling inspired to entertain and realize that beautiful entertaining can really be fuss-free. 🙂

Here are a few other fun parties I have created if you are looking for other fun party ideas:

Back to School Breakfast Party

Football Party

Pink, Mint and Gold Baptism Party

Modern Spider Theme Halloween Party

Pink Confetti Baby Shower

The Mermaid Party

Nancy Drew Movie Night Party

Disney Teen Beach Movie Night Party

Eloise Party

Fashion Camp Sewing Party

Carnival Themed Engagement Party

Modern Graduation Party

If you are planning a party, don’t miss our Entertaining Gallery and DIY Posts, full of helpful tips and useful information for your celebrations.

Do you have a favorite entertaining tip or a party to share?  I’d love to know about it!  Let me know about it in the comments.   You can join me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more fun ideas about food, design, travel and entertaining.   Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of the post) so you don’t miss a thing!

Have a wonderful day!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.


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