Popping in a DVD or watching Netflix is a great way to entertain the kids, but sometimes it’s fun to turn movie night into a star-studded affair. Plan a movie party and get creative with decor, food and fun extras like games and giveaways. You can roll out the red carpet party or keep it a family affair — indoor forts and all. Click through our album for ideas and inspiration.

Welcome Red Carpet

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! 

— Christal Yuen