Movie Night

This week the Stonefire Apartments Blog is helping you throw your next movie night with friends. We hope that our tips — on  snacks to serve, what to watch, and how to decorate — help you throw a truly epic movie night sometime this month.

How to decorate

We love this Backyard Movie Night from In Honor of Design. String lights all over your apartment, use a sheet and projector to show your movie, and have a sign with the name of your movie by the front door. Lay out blankets and pillows for your guests to lounge on while you watch your movie. Hang your favorite classic movie posters on the walls. Since your movie night is most likely an indoor event, we recommend using tea lights instead of candles to light your movie night. We also recommend putting your couch in your bedroom and using beanbags for your movie night, instead.

Serve snacks

A popcorn bar is a great way to serve all of your guests for movie night. Provide a cooler with drinks, a tub of popcorn, paper bags, and a variety of sugary snacks for your guests to enjoy. You can also leave out sauces, spices, and cheese for your guests to add to their popcorn for movie night. Have guests bring a variety of finger foods and desserts if you’d like something a little more substantial.

What to watch

We recommend watching one of your favorite movies from 2016 for your movie night. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the previous year. 

La La Land

“Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.”


“An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.”

What are your favorite movies from 2016? Are you going to have your own movie night sometime this month? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!


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