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How To Host The Ultimate Halloween Movie Night For A Killer Good Time

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Halloween movie night season is almost upon us! One of the best and easiest ways to countdown to Halloween is with an epic  movie night.

Halloween movie nights are one of the best traditions to start with your family or friends this year. There are so many fun ways to take your Halloween movie night to the next level. Movie nights, especially holiday-themed ones, are something your family and friends will remember forever.

One of my the best Ghouls Nights I had during my single days was on a dark and crisp October afternoon that included a marathon of all our favorite Halloween movies and treats. It’s still something my girlfriends and I talk about to this day. We loved it so much that we take turns hosting a Not So Spooky movie day for our kids. It’s something our group of kiddos look forward to every October – highly recommend this as an activity for your group of friends.

Imagine starting something now that they can one day continue with their own family? The idea of that brings me so much joy!

Are you ready to find out how to take your Halloween movie night to the next level? Whether you are hosting a Halloween movie night for your family or friends these ideas are destined to be a hit!

How To Host The Ultimate Halloween Movie Night

Pick a Halloween Themed Movie

First things first, what’s a movie night without the perfect Halloween-themed movie? Now, let’s be real there a TON of Halloween movies out there now thanks to Netflix and streaming. Plus, technically you can say Halloween has its own genre – horror. As you know, I have small children so Friday the 13th – while a classic – isn’t exactly first on my 5 years old list when it comes to Halloween-themed movies. Who can relate? Don’t fret I have a list of 13 Not So Spooky Halloween Movies designed with your family in mind. Thankfully there are so many family-friendly options. We themed an entire night around The Great Pumpkin from Charlie Brown. Halloween-themed movie nights can be whatever you want them to be. It’s all about making memories as a family.

Adult Only Movie Nights

If you are planning a movie night for your friends there are so many fun ideas you use to make it something spooktacular (ha!). You can go all out with a horror movie themed day which includes fun decor, festive food and delicious treats. Search horror movie party ideas on Pinterest – you will not be disappointed!

Set The Scene – Halloween Style

One way to make your Halloween movie night the best it can is by decorating. You can decorate your home for Halloween without breaking the bank. You can even pick up some inexpensive Halloween tableware to use for your Halloween movie night snacks.

Halloween Movie Night Snacks

My favorite part of Halloween movie night? The snacks! I live for a good themed treat and if I’m being honest Halloween themed treats and recipes are my favorite even more than Christmas::gasp:: Here are some of my favorite Halloween themed recipe posts:

Halloween Classroom Party Ideas

Halloween Themed Treats

Halloween Dinner Ideas

For this next part of planning the ultimate movie night for your family, I had to enlist the help of some blogger buddies and their Ahhh-mazzzing Halloween movie night ideas.

Ghost Pizza Recipe for Halloween Dinner

Mini Ghost Pizzas by Crayons and Cravings

Pizza and movies go hand-in-hand. Make these fun mini ghost pizzas for your family to enjoy during your Halloween movie night.


Vanilla cupcakes with an edible gum paste Jason mask from the Friday the 13th movies.

Halloween Movie Cupcakes by Tikkido

rip tomb stone cupcakes

Graveyard Cupcakes by The Inspiration Edit

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! These RIP Halloween Cupcakes are the perfect way to make your own spooky graveyard. They will definitely be the life of the party.

Homemade caramel corn in a bowl

Caramel Corn by Our Happy Mess

This homemade caramel corn is crazy simple to make and great for parties and movie nights! Homemade caramel corn makes the perfect food gift too.

Halloween Ghost Brownies will be a spooky addition to your Halloween festivities! An easy recipe for homemade brownies with a whipped topping and sugar eyes, these Halloween brownies will be a ghostly sweet treat for everyone. #easyrecipe #brownies #homemadebrownies #Halloweendessert #Halloweenbrownies #ghostbrownies #onebowlbrownies #swirlsofflavor

Ghost Brownies by Swirls of Flavor

Kids will love our Hot Dog Spaghetti Spiders for their Halloween dinner! Simply thread spaghetti through hot dogs, cook and serve tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese, marinara sauce or just ketchup. An easy recipe that’s fun for kids to eat!

Hocus Pocus Munch from 4 The Love of Food Blog

This Magic Munch Mix is inspired by my favorite Halloween movie: Hocus Pocus. Perfect for movie night snacking or package in snack bags for a spookily delicious treat!

stacked brownies next to a glass of milk

Monster Brownies by The Sweet Simple Life

 These monstrous Halloween brownies are every bit as easy as they are spooky. And with just a few store-bought ingredients, you can whip up this frightful treat in just 20 minutes.

Spooky realistic wicked witch finger cookies!

Little Sunny Kitchen Finger Cookies

So if you’re looking for a Halloween recipe that you can make with the help of your children, this recipe is perfect for you! It’s a great activity, and these cookies are so tasty too!


How stinkin adorable are these Mummy Rice Krispies Treats? Wait... they are gluten free and vegan?  AND easy to make? Surely you jest! Yes, my friends, it IS possible! All you have to do is know how to substitute your old favorites with your new favorites. These treats are the perfect Halloween treat for kids of all ages. So whether you call them Rice Krispy Treats, Rice Krispies Treats, or Rice Crispy Treats, you will never know the difference with this gluten free and vegan version. And no worries about scaring anyone at Halloween with processed and scary ingredients! Get the recipe...

Mummy Rice Krispy Treats by Pink Fortitude

How stinkin adorable are these Mummy Rice Krispies Treats? Wait… they are gluten-free and vegan? AND easy to make? Surely you jest! Yes, my friends, it IS possible! All you have to do is know how to substitute your old favorites with your new favorites. These treats are the perfect Halloween treat for kids of all ages

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