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Family movie nights are one of our favorite ways to spend family time together in the fall and winter. When the weather turns cold and the evenings get dark early, it’s time to host a family movie night. And now that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is available in stores on Blu-Ray and on digital download, you can host an epic Jurassic World Movie Night with your kids.
This post is sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
We received a cool Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie night kit to help us spread the word about the movie’s Blu-ray™ + DVD now available in stores. Our kids were thrilled to get movie themed shirts, candy, and popcorn.
But you don’t need to receive a movie kit in the mail to host your own dinosaur party.
How To Host A Jurassic World Movie Night
Family movie nights are fantastic because you can put as much or as little effort into it as you want. How far you go with movie themed treats and decorations may also depend on how old your kids are and whether or not you invite cousins or other extended family and friends.
Here are 5 tips to make the most of your family movie night…
- Break Out The Popcorn – But Don’t Break Braces
We LOVE popcorn! For us movies mean popcorn, but now that my 13 year old daughter is wearing braces, she can’t eat popcorn.
The orthodontist explained to Julia how it is bad for your teeth to eat popcorn while you have braces. She has been great about avoiding eating popcorn.
So during movie night, while the rest of us eat popcorn, Julia eats other snacks like popcorn twists which are a tasty alternative that don’t have any kernels to get stuck in your teeth or break your braces. Spokes are another delicious popcorn alternative that Julia loves.
- Pick A Movie Everyone Will Love
Fortunately, everyone in your family is likely to love Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Our girls are ages 10 and 13 and they thought the movie was awesome! It’s fun for adults too… who doesn’t adore Chris Pratt?
- Start The Movie After A Good Dinner
Timing means a lot in life. We find it’s best to have movie nights after a good dinner so the kids aren’t only eating movie snacks and then trying to go to sleep after binging on sugar.
If you are making pizza part of movie night, consider making your own pizzas at home. Even when it’s cold out, we love to grill pizzas. You can keep the toppings simple for the kids and spice your own up a little with our recipe for grilled pizza.
Alongside your pizza, serve up lots of raw veggies with this delicious homemade veggie dip.
- Serve Movie Inspired Snacks – And Sneak In Veggies If You Can
The best part about making Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie snacks is that you can GO GREEN!
We all know the healthiest foods are green, so play into that and use your kids’ passion for dinosaurs to get them eating green foods and drinking green smoothies.
Janice and I love green smoothies and we have shared two delicious and healthy green smoothie recipes in the past here at 5 Minutes for Mom: Green Machine Smoothie Recipe and Sweet Kale Smoothie.
So use one of our green smoothie recipes and tell your kids that you’re serving Jurassic Juice Dinosaur Power Smoothies.
The best part about smoothies is you can add whatever you have available and change up the recipe whenever you want. Some of the best ingredients you can add to turn your smoothies a healthy green are kale, spinach, avocado, and spirulina.
Our favorite green smoothie to turn into a dinosaur drink is our Sweet Kale Smoothie. This power smoothie will fill you and your kids up with a good healthy drink so you don’t have to feel so guilty about popcorn and other candy treats you may munch on during the movie.
Click here for the full smoothie recipe and tips to make your green smoothies kid friendly.
You can also make your kids these healthy Green Smoothie Popsicles. When your kids are excited about dinosaurs, you can’t go wrong with green!
- Watch The Special Features
The best part about buying a Blu-Ray™ or DVD are all the special features you get to watch.
I love going behind the scenes to learn more about the making of the movie and see interviews with the actors. And with a movie like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom the features are extra exciting. In fact, with this movie, there’s more than an hour of bonus content!
Since your kids will have gotten inspired by the dinosaurs in the movie, it’s a great time to extend their learning deeper into dinosaur education.
And since there are so many movies in the Jurassic Park series, you can host several family movie nights and watch them all.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now available on Blu-ray™ and DVD. We suggest the combo pack that includes Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital.
Building on the wonder and adventure that has mesmerized audiences worldwide, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues one of the most thrilling series in movie history with an adventure 65 million years in the making, captivating audiences of all ages with a stunning new chapter filled with more dinosaurs than any other Jurassic film.
Whether your kids have seen every film in the Jurassic series, or this is the first one they’ve seen, they will love the adventure and incredible plot twist.
I remember watching the first Jurassic Park as a kid and it’s so great that now I can enjoy the whole series with my own kids.
This is definitely a movie that kids will watch over and over, so it’s a perfect one to buy on Blu-ray™ or DVD.
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Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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