It’s a given that family movie night will always get two thumbs up. But, turn your Netflix-streaming, DVD-popping event into a star-studded affair and watch your kids hand you an award for Best Parent. You can choose to roll out the red carpet for your pals or keep it a family affair. Plus, it’s easy to get creative with the decor, food, and fun extras like games and giveaways. Click through our album for inspiration.

A Red Carpet Welcome

Everyone’s got to walk through the front door, so set the mood from the start Lay out the red fabric and dust it with gold stars marked with your guests’ names. We also give this decoration major mom points for getting dirt off those lil’ shoes before they come running in.

photo: Laura Williams via Pinterest

Have you thrown a movie party before? Share your tricks in the comments below! 

— Gabby Cullen & Christal Yuen