October 9, 2015

The Perfect Fall Movie Night



Happy Friday, Y'all!    We have been so busy with moving and getting situated in our new home that I have barely had time to rejoice about the fact that we are now in my FAVORITE season of the year!  Last week, I wrote about my bucket list of things I want to do this fall. It included watching Charlie Brown.  So today, in honor of the weekend ahead, I have put together the components to a great Fall Movie Night!



1. Movies

In order to have a movie night, a movie has to be selected...or two or three!  Some of my favorites are below.

I also really enjoy the Harry Potter series, Coraline and Hotel Transylvania.  As you can tell, my taste is tame.  I do not care for super dark stuff.  I prefer jack-o-lanterns, some ghosts and witches.  

2.  Food

Of course food is important for fall movie night.  I love roasted pumpkin seeds and popcorn balls.  8 times out of 10 there has to be pumpkin involved for Fall Movie Night.  Check out my Pinterest board below for ideas.

Follow Red Velvet Rooster's board Fall Foods on Pinterest.


3. Drinks

Halloween is such a great time of year for drinks that have nothing to do with Coca-Cola, Tea or water.  This is the time of year to get festive with the drinks.  Have something special for the little ones like Wassail.  My favorite drink at fall/winter family gatherings growing up was Wassail. It is a super festive, non-alcoholic, drink. My Aunt Charlotte made the best Wassail.  Don't know what Wassail is?  Check out some of the recipes below.  It is delicious and your kids will love it!


Follow Red Velvet Rooster's board Fall Drinks on Pinterest.


Of course you can't forget about the adults in the room.  Make some Mulled Wine or spike a glass of Wassail with some good Bourbon. 


4. Activities

While it is movie night, if there are toddlers involved, you may need to have an activity or two up your sleeve to get them through the entire movie.  My son loves to carve pumpkins.  While carving pumpkins is mostly and outdoor activity as it gets messy, you can always lay down newspapers on the floor and table to protect the area so that you can carve while you eat, drink and watch movies!

Follow Red Velvet Rooster's board Fall Activities on Pinterest.


5. Ambiance

Half of the fun of fall and Halloween comes from the festive atmosphere.  Crisp cooler weather helps, but some decor and some warm, cinnamon smells will send it over the top!  My mantel is clearly lacking in decor, but I still made sure a pumpkin and a banner got up there while we get completely moved into our new house.


To see the decor ideas I want to try in order to make a more festive fireplace and home, check out my Fall Decor board!!


Follow Red Velvet Rooster's board Fall Decor on Pinterest.


Happy Fall, y'all!  Take some time for a festive night in with the fam.  The memories made are worth 100 piles of laundry any day!


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6 comments:

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Happy Friday! Stopping by from the link up. :) This is such a fun and festive post!! Fall is hands down my favorite season too! Love all the essentials you included here! Off to check out your fall bucket list now. ;) Hope your weekend is a fabulous one! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

Joey @ Hodgespodges said...

Absolutely agree! Such a great list of things to make a perfect movie night. Particularly loving the fall decor for ambiance!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOVE this! All that food looks amazing, and I'm way too excited about the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and Hocus Pocus <3

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Mar Ward said...

Love Hocus Pocus! Such a classic.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I'm totally with you, I'm not much for scary Halloween movies, which is probably why Hocus Pocus is my favorite Halloween movie! I just ordered it on Amazon and I can't wait until it gets here!

Sam O'Connor-Smith said...

Hi Chels,

I am a lover of Hocus Pocus and cannot wait to watch it this fall! I am very curious about that Wassail drink and am going to head over to your pinterest to investigate! Thanks for all of the fall movie night tips!

Have a great weekend!