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What to Wear for a Family Movie Night

Staying in can be just as fun as going out with a fun-filled family movie night. Forget about sitting in your sweatpants all day (or don’t). Get dressed up for your next family movie night with these awesome styling tips. 

Dress up for the Occasion

Who says you need to go anywhere to look your best? There’s nothing wrong with dressing up to stay in. Put on your favorite date night attire such as one of your favorite summer dresses. Take some time to go all out and do your hair. Add some festive makeup and give yourself a mani-pedi for the final touches. It feels good to look your best and if you can’t get out, then dress up to stay in.

Get your kids involved by letting everyone dress up. Keep the outfits fun by letting your little ones choose any outfit they want. Kids love to dress up and express themselves, but they want the freedom to choose for themselves. Get everyone together and keep it fun by letting your kids do fun things. For example, have a mommy-daughter mani-pedi session or let your son wear his hair all spiked up. 

After everyone’s dressed up, it’s time to roll out the red carpet. Use red blankets, bath towels, throws, or anything else you have on hand. Play red-carpet-worthy music and have everyone walk the aisle. Take photos, be silly, and have fun as a family. Choose a fun-filled, dress-up movie night to add some excitement to staying in.

Get in Costume

Have you ever gone to the theater in costume? We have, and we love the chance to indulge and play pretend. Dress up for your favorite flick at your next family movie night. Don’t be shy to get the whole family involved. Choose a new flick or an old classic that the whole family can get excited about. Fantasy or sci-fi flicks offer up great ways to get creative and dress up as a whole cast of characters. Movies from the '80s are also a huge hit, especially if you have teens. Go all-out with face painting, creative makeup, and more. Pose for photos as a family to get everyone excited about the movie.

Snuggly Styles

Don’t feel like dressing up? Get together as a family and dress down. Choose your favorite snuggly set of loungewear for women and get ready for a family snuggle session. Have everyone wear their coveted set of pajamas or sweats and spend the night curled up on the couch together. Choose a family favorite and put it on the big screen.

Get prepared with plenty of delicious snacks like homemade flavored popcorn, licorice, chocolate, and a few of your favorite beverages. Set up a snack station so your family can get their munchie fix mid-flick. You’ll love staying snuggled close and enjoy a cozy evening in.

Your Favorite Pair of Jeans

Wardrobe staples are always a styling option, regardless of where you plan to go. Your favorite pair of women’s jeans make the perfect family movie night companion. You’ll feel cozy and look fabulous. Opt to dress your jeans up or down. Wear a cute blouse or light sweater to dress up your jeans. Alternatively, if you want to go for a more casual look, opt to wear a cozy basic tank top or a snuggly sweatshirt. The point is to wear something that makes you feel good. 

Mix and Match

Show your family spirit by getting the whole group together to dress up. Opt to wear matching flannel pajamas or go with a theme. One fun idea is everyone dressing head to toe in their favorite color. Keep it silly with fun hair-dos and accessories to match. Or ask the family to dress in their favorite plaid shirts. Ask your kids to choose a mix-and-match theme to have them more involved. Celebrate styles from around the world with a global dress-themed movie night. Go all-in with a themed dinner before the flick. The idea is to choose something fun and silly to spruce up a family movie night. 

There are plenty of ways to spice up your average family movie night. Use a themed dress-up night to add a little excitement. If you’ve had a long week, there’s nothing more satisfying than curling up with your favorite blanket and PJs. The point is to create a fun-filled evening that the whole family will enjoy. 

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