Moviegoing can be downright expensive these days, especially for a large family that enjoys snacking in the theater. Why not try creating a memorable movie night for friends and family, hosted right from your living room? For relatively little money and prep time, you can create the best stay-at-home movie night ever.
Fill the Seats
Invite guests over for a fun family flick and some nibbles. The internet is abuzz with free movie ticket templates. Sending your guests a snail-mail invite lets them know your party is going to be a blockbuster.
The Snack Bar
Part of a satisfying movie experience is going crazy on soda, popcorn, and chocolate! Dress up ordinary plain popcorn by serving it in homemade bags. Search “movie reel” images and pick one. Print, cut, and glue reels onto a simple paper bag to add flair. In addition to butter and salt, you can sprinkle the popcorn with paprika, cayenne pepper, or cinnamon and sugar for different flavors.
Something salty calls for something sweet! Try these simple-to-make peanut butter cups to accompany your popcorn.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Place chips in glass bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Let the melted chocolate sit a minute. Spoon a portion of the chocolate into cupcake muffin cups, flattening into bottom of cup. Refrigerate.
Combine sugar, salt, and peanut butter in a separate bowl. Spoon peanut butter into each chocolate-coated cup, leaving room for a layer of chocolate. Refrigerate until hardened. Re-warm chocolate mixture and spread a dollop over the previous layers in each cup. Chill your candy cups to set the chocolate.
If you want to go bigger and you’re somewhat handy, try creating a homemade movie screen. It’ll take a little prep, but go for it. Light a candle or two as “exit lighting.”
Now that your stay-at-home stage is set, it’s time for the hard part: picking a movie everyone will enjoy!
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Whether you’re a movie lover or a sports nut, your TV is key to a great entertainment experience. That’s why Samsung keeps refining the technology and features of its ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs.
One of its latest models is sure to be a crowd pleaser: Samsung 65” curved 4K UHD LED smart TV. It’s packed with everything you need for show-stopping entertainment.
Love Those Curves
This Samsung TV features a 65-inch curved screen. (Note: TV screens are measured diagonally.) This means your whole crew will be able to see the show, even if they’re in the back of the room, because a curved screen has a wider viewing angle than a “normal” TV.
Other benefits of a curved TV screen include:
Although this can be mounted on a wall, because of its curves, you may prefer to place it on a TV stand.
Down to the Last Detail
Looking for a TV with images so clear you feel like they’re real? The 4K UHD in the name refers to the image resolution, which is so picture perfect at 3840×2160 that you’ll see images down to the last detail.
This Samsung TV also has a refresh rate — in other words, how quickly the TV can change an image — of 60Hz. The refresh rate is important for action sequences, like car chases or big games.
What makes a TV smart? The Samsung 65” curved 4K UHD LED smart TV has built-in Wi-Fi so it can connect to the Internet to unleash a host of apps and programs.
Whether you’re up for a movie marathon or an afternoon of gaming, the Samsung 65” curved 4K UHD LED smart TV is designed to deliver the best in entertainment.