Hosting people over for a movie night can be an expensive affair. You have to worry about what your guests will watch, where they will seat and what they will snack on. All these expenses can add up to a lot of money.

Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help you save some cash while planning a movie night. Here is how to have a budget friendly movie night.

Choose a Suitable Location in your House

The first thing you have to settle on regarding your movie night is the location of the event. This can be dictated by the number of guests you expect, the lighting of the location and such other factors.

You could decide to have the event in your garden, where you simply need to set up a projector. Or you could opt to use your living room if it has enough space to sit all your guests. Having a movie night in your own home means you do not need to rent out a place and this can save you a lot of money.

Pack the Space with Enough Tables and Side Tables

Once you have decided on a location, you now have to arrange the venue so that it is perfect for the night. If you opt to have your night out in the garden, you have to arrange enough chairs for your guests to sit on.

If on the other hand you decide to have the event in your living room or another big room in your house, you have to organize the furniture so that it resembles a movie theatre. That will help set the mood for your guests.

Buy Bulk Bags of Pop Corn and Candy

Snacks are an important part of any movie night. But for a host, they can also be quite expensive. To help save money on the snacks, buy them in bulk since they are cheaper that way. You could set up a stand so that your guests take a bowl of popcorns and candy as they enter the venue.

Have your Movie Selection Ready to go

It is important that you plan early in advance what you will watch on that specific night. You would be better off using services such as Netflix since you do not need to rent the movies individually. The risk in renting movies is that it can be expensive, and it might not fit into your budget.

Choose Food Well

If you want to feed your guests in between movies, do not go for full meals. Opt instead for foods that are easy to prepare such as hamburgers and hot dogs.

These do not consume much money nor do they take much time to prepare, yet they take an extremely short time to prepare. Besides, they serve the purpose of keeping hunger at bay just as well as full meals do.


Hosting a movie night need not be expensive. With a few money saving hacks, you can host it without draining your pockets. Follow the tips above and you should have an easy time organizing your special event.

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