family movie night movie ideas

Spending quality time with your family is a great way to connect and build lasting family memories.

We tend to live such busy lives, with people working different hours, maintaining a household, school and after school activities and so on, which can really limit the time that we get together.

That’s why we think it is important to try and schedule in a family night fun once a month, or every week like a family fun Friday, where everyone clears their schedule and gets involved for the night.

Whether it be a family game night, fun things to do with family at home, or family night out we have a bucket load of great ideas for you to choose from that we think the whole family is going to love.

Family Night In Ideas

The idea of a fun family night is to spend time bonding and creating memories as a family.

They don’t have to be expensive or if you have little ones stressful nights out.

In fact, some of the best family nights are the fun and creative family activities done at home.

Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night Movie Ideas | 50+ Family Fun Night Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

Family movie night is a great tradition to have that everyone can enjoy!

Once you have decided on the movie it is a simple as grabbing an assortment of snacks (or popping the popcorn), pouring the drinks, and settling in for the night.

We like to make it extra cozy by setting up the lounge room with blankets and pillows (and stuffed toys for the little ones).


Or if the weather is great, you could even set up an outdoor movie night.


  • Low cost (especially if you have a subscription like Amazon Prime Video)
  • Suitable for all ages
  • It’s a great way to have fun and relax
  • If you run out of snacks/drinks the kitchen in right there
  • Depending on how much time you have, you may even want to make it a movie marathon


  • Choosing a movie that everyone will want to watch
  • It is not as interactive as other activities

Family Board Games Night

Board games like Monopoly have been around for a long time and still to this day they provide a lot of fun, excitement and competition for families.

To ensure it is a great night for all, the key is to choose a few fun games for family game night that everyone can get involved in.


  • Suitable for all ages
  • It’s a great way to have fun and relax
  • Perfect for screen-free entertainment
  • Board games can be used for years after they have been purchased so are a great value for money


  • It can get a little competitive (so always good to set some ground rules first to avoid the tears)
  • Some can take a long time to complete depending on how many players you have
  • You’ll want to make sure you keep all the pieces together so you don’t lose any

Family Dinner

Fun Dinner Ideas For Family Night | 50+ Family Fun Night Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

There is some special about getting the whole family together around the dining table to enjoy some great food and great company.

But why keep it to just a Sunday roast when you can have some fun with it.

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  • Low cost
  • You can sit down and enjoy time together as a family
  • Allows for a relaxed atmosphere to talk together as a family
  • Able to cater for different dietary needs


  • It can be a lot of preparation and clean up

Here are some fun family dinner ideas to inspire you:

Pizza Night

Another winner with most families is a make your own pizza night. Set up each of the ingredients in their own bowls all cut up and ready to go.

Set the kitchen bench or the dining table up like a conveyor belt with all the different bowls of ingredients.

From there each person can make their own pizza with the toppings that they want on it.

We love making ours on English muffins and the kids love the idea of mini pizzas – they are the perfect size for them.

Theme Dinners Nights

Why not have so extra fun with you family night dinner ideas and create themed dinner nights.

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