Planning a weekend night with your friends can become repetitive and costly when it involves the usual bar, club, restaurant or trip to the movie theater. Why not bring the atmosphere of a night out with friends to your home instead with the ultimate movie night? You can pull off a memorable movie night if you take your hosting duties to the next level with the right friends and an exciting theme with accompanying drinks and games. These are the main ingredients to hosting a movie night to remember.
Choose the Right Guests
It is best to decide what kind of atmosphere you want to create before you can select a film, drinks and games. Will you and your friends have more fun making it a guys night, girls night or something mixed? If it’s a night meant for everyone you should consider which friends get along best together. Take on the role of cupid and invite certain guys and gals that may make a good match!
The Right Movie Will Make It or Break It
The movie you screen at your home should match the personalities of group dynamic. A chick-flick like “The Devil Wears Prada” won’t go over too well with most men. Neither will “Entourage” with the gals. Think of a theme such as travel, college or whatever else interests you and your group of friends most. Use that concept to plan the rest. Let’s just say if you are planning a night for you and your favorite guys and gals, a comedy like “Superbad” will be your best bet.
Plan a Theme Around the Film
Building a theme around the movie you choose is going to make your movie night one to remember. If you choose a movie like “Superbad,” a house party with the obligatory red cups found at any college party, jungle juice and drinking games are a must.
Drinks Set the Mood
A vodka-based jungle juice is an obligation with a coming of age film like “Superbad,” just as shaken martinis are with a “James Bond” flick. You can make this simple but tasty recipe with some inspiration from Ketel One.
1 shot of Ketel One Vodka
1 shot of cranberry juice
1 shot of orange juice
1 shot of pineapple juice
3/4 shot of freshly squeezed lime