Description of Promotion: “Family movie night tips from Jenn Sbranti, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Hostess with the Mostess:
A Family Affair
Hosting a movie night at home is such a fun way to get creative and entertain the entire family! Take your viewing party to the next level with cool, affordable entertainment & electronics like the brand new Star Wars Blu-ray trilogy sets ($39.98/set at Sam’s Club) or a giant 55″ Philips LCD TV with MediaConnect for “big screen” viewing at only $998 at Sam’s Club. Want to REALLY kick it up a notch? Check out this amazing 70” Sharp Aquos Quattron LED TV at Sam’s Club for a movie experience that truly feels larger than life!
Setting the Mood
Get creative with a few fun (and EASY!) decorations inspired by your feature presentation.
Sip creative, themed drinks inspired by the movie of the night, such as “Yoda Soda” (lime sherbet + lemon-lime soda) or “Frozen Jedi Juice” for a screening of Star Wars.
Turn it Up
Great sound is key when it comes to bringing movie magic home. Sony’s 3D Wi-Fi Blu-ray Home Theater System with surround sound (currently on sale for $379 at Sam’s Club) will make it feel like the “Clone Wars” are taking place right next to your couch!
Think outside the popcorn box and serve up clever treats named after elements of the movie, such as “Darth Cheddars” (grilled cheese sandwiches) or “Storm Trooper Sundaes”.
Keep it Simple
Don’t let confusing settings and “multiple remote syndrome” throw a frustrating glitch in your movie night…try a universal remote like Logitech’s Harmony 600 Remote ($44.88 at Sam’s Club) to streamline the process so that even the smallest family members can be in the driver’s seat sometimes!
Brand New Stars
Use a home video camera like Canon’s HF R20 HD Camcorder (only $369 at Sam’s Club) to make your own “movie magic” starring the best cast of all – your very own family members!
My Take: I am planning to host a Family Movie Night with the movie Sams Club is sending to me! For our Family Movie Night, we’ll all put on our pjs and make popcorn and other snacks. We’ll turn the lights down and the volume up and try to make it like we’re actually sitting in the movie theater (except for the pajama part!). We’ll encourage the little guy to be on his best movie theater behavior and then discuss the movie as a family when we’re done watching. I love to hear a recap of the movie from the perspective of a 6 year old – it’s always funny what he picks out as his most memorable moment! My favorite are movies with lessons so we can turn movie watching into learning and at the very least learning about how to describe characters and how they relate to the plot is super important for reading comprehension. I may have not been a classroom teacher for the last 8 years but it doesn’t leave you that quickly!
Giveaway: The folks over at Sams Club have graciously decided to give one (1) lucky Nicole’s Nickels winner one of the following (their choice) in your choice of Blu-ray or DVD: Star Wars episodes 1-3 or episodes 4-6, X-men, Thor, Tangled, Tron Legacy and Secretariat.
You will have 7 ways to enter but the first entry is MANDATORY. You MUST fill out the form for EACH entry you are able to make. Just click “refresh” to get the form back after you make each entry.
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over, and the winners will be chosen by random.org. This giveaway will be good until October 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm Eastern time and a winner will be announced soon thereafter. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours then I will pick a new winner. Good luck!
I received a DVD from Sams Club. My opinions remain my own.
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