What’s the Project? This fun Christmas movie night party is filled with ideas for you to enjoy with any movie that you’re watching! Christmas games, treats, decorations and everything you need for a fun holiday movie night party.
It’s that time of year that is full of traditions that kids will remember forever! One of my family’s very favorite things to do during the holiday season is to have a holiday movie night. We usually plan one at the beginning of December and then we have so much fun doing it, that we end up doing several more before the season ends. To make your holiday movie extra fun I have put together a bunch of great Christmas Movie Night Party Ideas!
Honestly, just writing this post is getting me so excited for the holiday season and a movie night party with my family! You could do a small party with just your kids or grandkids, or invite over a bunch of friends and make it extra special. Either way, here are some ideas to get you going!
Christmas Movie Night Party Ideas:
This party includes games, treats, cute favors, and more great ideas and can work with any holiday movie you choose to watch! Pull it all together to make it look cute and fun when your guests arrive:
Christmas Movie Party Table:
To pull this table spread together I used:
- Chinet® Cut Crystal® 14oz. Cup
- Chinet® Cut Crystal® 7” Dessert Plate
- Red and Green Napkins
- Party Favors
- Christmas Candy
- Reindeer Treat Cups
- Santa Suit Drinks
- Christmas Movie Night Bingo
- Kids Christmas Movie Trivia
- Candy Canes
Let’s break it down.
Christmas Movie Night Food:
Santa Suit Drinks:
- Chinet® Cut Crystal® 14oz. Cup
- Black tape (I used electrical tape)
- Silver glitter paper or foam
- Hot glue gun/glue
- Red drink
Wrap one piece of black electrical tape around your cup. Cut a square from your silver glitter foam or paper. Cut out the center as well to make it look like a belt buckle. Glue this in place. Fill our cup with red drink and you are all set! Santa suit drinks for everyone.
Reindeer Treat Cups:
Love how these cute little guys add a touch of fun to the party! And they are so easy to make!
- Chinet® Cut Crystal® 14oz. Cup
- Brown Pipe Cleaner
- Red pom poms
- Googley Eyes
- Hot Glue Gun/Glue
- Popcorn to put in them (see recipe below)
Cut a piece of pipe cleaner in half. Twist it around a little to make it look like an antler. Cut two more small pieces and twist them on to make a three-pronged antler horn. Hot glue pipe cleaner to the inside of the cup. Hot glue eyes and pom pop for the nose. Fill with chocolate popcorn!
Chocolate Reese’s Popcorn Recipe:
- 1/2 C Karo syrup
- 1 and 1/3 C sugar
- 1/4 C cocoa
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 bag miniature wrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
Pop the popcorn and pour it into a very large bowl. If you need to, split it between 2 bowls.
Combine karo, sugar, cocoa, butter and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until they boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 90 seconds and then remove from the heat.
Now, work fast. Pour the chocolate mixture over your popcorn. Using a wooden spoon, stir it quickly to coat all of the popcorn. Once it has cooled a little bit add your Reese’s to the popcorn.
And then try not to eat the whole bowl.
Elf and Santa Suit Cupcakes:
- Red/Green Frosting (I just got store bought frosting and food coloring)
- Black food coloring gel
- Silver glitter foam
Frost your cupcakes in red or green. I like to do this by warming the frosting for about 10 seconds and then dipping the cupcakes in. Allow it to dry. Pipe on a black belt. Cut your glitter foam into squares and then cut out the center to create belt buckles. Stick this on to the frosting and you’ve got a cute and simple holiday cupcake! I served them on a pretty Chinet® Cut Crystal® plate with a red and green napkin under them and it was perfect.
Christmas Movie Night Games:
Christmas Movie Bingo:
This will make your party a lot of fun! Print these cute Christmas Movie Bingo boards.
Here is a PDF file with the boards:
Print Here: Christmas Movie Bingo
There are 10 boards available.
Once your boards are printed, watch your movie and watch for the little symbols on the board. When you see one, put a marker on it. When you get 5 in a row you get Bingo!
Christmas Movie Trivia Game:
This is a fun game for before the movie. While you sit at the table and eat treats you can ask the kids to answer these questions!
Here is a PDF of the trivia questions:
And here are the answers:
Christmas Movie Trivia Answers
Christmas Movie Night Printable Labels:
Here are some fun labels you can use for party favors:
Or you can put them on some cups and put the labels on them and fill them with candies to make it look cute.
Right click and save, then open them on your computer and print. If you want to add text from your computer, here is a tutorial on a simple way to do to it.
Now you’ve got everything you need to throw an amazing Christmas movie night party!
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Which movies do you choose for the bingo? I have no idea
You should be able to watch this with just about any Christmas movie and have it work. So take your pick!
How much sugar do u add to the reindeer popcorn? It doesn’t list it in the ingredients but in the directions it says to add to the saucepan after the Karo. Thanks!
Wow! Can’t believe I missed that all this time! It’s fixed now.
How much popcorn do you use for the recipe ? I am going to make these or my Grand daughters xmas party also
It will take about 2 bags of microwave popcorn.
Before I read your post, I was already thinking of throwing a BINGO game on Christmas night. And to my surprise, your post gives me a better idea! Christmas Movie Bingo sounds pretty cool! And it’s like hitting two birds in one stone. I’m gonna use this on Christmas Eve!
Love hearing that!
Jennifer Bombardier says
Love the bingo idea! Thanks!
Patricia S. says
Such cute ideas! I’m going to use the reindeer snack cup idea for my son’s school party…I signed up at the beginning of the year to bring a sweet treat but the teacher wants healthy treats (no cupcakes…i still don’t understand why she even put sweet treats on the list if she really didn’t want sweets…oh well) Anyway, I figure this popcorn would be cute and sweet and perhaps still pass off as a healthy treat. LOL
Oh, and we’re definitely having a holiday movie night (or two) this year. Thanks for the great ideas! 🙂
Perfect! That will be a great school snack!
I’ll use these ideas all December!
Do you have a must watch movie list?
The ones listed on the movie trivia answers are our favorites! That and a good cheesy one like 12 Dates of Christmas.
Super cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!