Movie Nights make for a great Ladies Night Out event. They can also be a great, non-threatening outreach opportunity.
Today, I’m going to share step by step tips on how to host a marvelous movie night.
How to Host a Memorable Movie Night
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Step 1 – Invitations
Decide who you’re going to invite! Perhaps you just want to have some girlfriends over for a fun Ladies Night Out. Maybe your Women’s Ministry is hosting a Movie Night for a fellowship event.
Whatever the case, make sure you communicate and invite your guests 2-3 weeks prior to your event. And be sure to follow-up with a reminder email the week of the event.
Step 2 – Plan your menu
Popcorn is definitely a must! Chances are your Youth Group has a movie theater-style popcorn machine like this Gold Medal Popcorn Popper that you can borrow. You might want to consider purchasing some popcorn seasoning mixes, popcorn bags, or popcorn boxes. You could even set up a Popcorn Bar like Corey did over at Family Fresh Meals.
If your budget allows provide some full-size candy bars.
Your guests are going to get thirsty so be sure to supply plenty of sodas and water.
Step 3 – Name tags and an Icebreaker
Get folks to put a name tag on when you greet them at the door.
Print out these movie-themed icebreaker questions to encourage conversation as you wait for everyone to arrive. Consider placing the questions on the table, scatter them around the food table, or put them in a popcorn box and have everyone draw a question to answer.
To download the free movie icebreakers click the following link:
Step 4 – Select a movie
You can find a list of all of my favorite Christian movies here.
Step 5 – Host your movie night