A movie marathon can be a wonderful way to spend a cold winter’s day. Of course, a day spent watching movies requires some delicious nibbles to munch on as well. How can you make your meals special for this occasion? It’s easy. There are a number of great food suggestions to serve with any movie marathon.
One of the most fun ways to enjoy a movie marathon is by munching on snacks that you would normally purchase at the movies. Best of all, these snacks are much more affordable at the grocery store than the high movie theater prices. You can find movie theater size boxes of candy for $1-2 per box. Many grocery stores have a great selection. Of course, what would a movie marathon be without a big bowl of popcorn? You can purchase buckets that look like what you would purchase at the movies and then make your own popcorn for less than $1 per bucket. You can also prepare nachos for a fraction of the cost and you can purchase around four 2 liter bottles of soda for what one large soda costs at the theater. This is a fun and affordable way for everyone to enjoy their favorite snacks.
If you love to cook, themed meals are a wonderful suggestion for movie marathons. The sky is the limit when it comes to these meals. For example, if you’re watching western movies, fix a steak dinner or a big pot of chili. If you’re having family night and watching movies with the kids, fix kid inspired foods, such as corn dogs, tater tots and macaroni and cheese. You may even want to recreate a meal found in one of your favorite movies. This is truly a meal you can have fun with. In fact, this might be something you want to do once a week when watching just one movie. Get everyone involved and spend a few minutes planning a meal to match your movie theme a few days before the movie marathon.
Appetizers are a great suggestion for movie marathons because they can be prepared quickly. In between movies, you can pop another batch of appetizers in the oven and enjoy a different snack with each movie. This is a fun way to match food to your movie if you don’t plan to watch the same type of movies throughout the day. For example, if you watch a western, you could prepare jalapeno poppers. Then, if you choose to watch a romantic movie filmed it Italy, you could prepare mini meatball sandwiches.
If you really want to have a fun night in with the girls, create a chocolate buffet to go with your movie marathon. Have each guest bring a chocolate dessert and add bowls of different chocolate candies to the buffet as well. For example, one guest may bring a chocolate cheesecake while another brings chocolate cookies. In between the desserts, you could place bowls of M&Ms, Dove Chocolates, Mini Hershey Bars and other chocolate candies your friends love. You could also keep some chocolate treats in your refrigerator, such as chocolate ice cream. This is a great way to cheer up a friend that’s going through a breakup or a way for single girls to enjoy an Anti-Valentine’s Day party.