Activities Advice Halloween

How to host a Halloween movie night

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Thinking of hosting a scary Halloween movie night this year? Boo!
We’ve created a list of all the essentials just for you!
From movie choice to a favourite snack,
We’ve got everything covered, just make sure to watch your back!

This year Halloween falls during the week and we know with work and school it can be hard to make it out and about in order to celebrate!  So, we have come up with some spooktacular tips on how to make your family Halloween movie night an event with everything from movie tickets to a concession stand. We will also be sharing our favourite kid-friendly Halloween movies below too!


Start the spooky movie night off right by sending Halloween themed invitations to your children and perhaps their friends ahead of the movie night. How perfect is this customizable invitation card below?! Buy yours here!


Settle in for a night of non-scary Halloween movies, or if your kids are a bit older then Halloween movies with a dash of scare to them would be fang-tastic!
Below, we have listed all of our favourite Halloween movies, some perfect for the littlest Halloween fans and others creepily cool for teens. So you know which is the perfect choice for your little monster, we’ve made sure to include the certificate of each film!

Super Monsters Save Halloween (2018) U

Toy Story of Terror (2014) U

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013) U

Hotel Transylvania (2012) U

Monster House (2006) PG

Casper (1995) PG

Hocus Pocus (1993) PG

Wallace & Gromit: The curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) PG

The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011) PG

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-Ween (2019) PG


What would movie night of any kind be without snacks? ‘Treat’ yourself to some fang-tastic gummies, or maybe ‘trick’ your children with some sour sweets!
With so many spooktacular sweet treats to choose from, why not set up your own concession stand for everyone to choose their favourite sweets from before the movie marathon begins! Here are some Halloween treats we are loving this year!

Dracula Teeth

Keep It Sweet, £1.07 for 110g bag

Jelly Skulls

Keep It Sweet, £1.22  for 110g bag

Milk Chocolate Eyeballs

Keep It Sweet, £1.34 for 110g bag

Add spooky decor

As for the decor, what would a Halloween movie night be without scary decorations? Hang bats and skeletons around the room, set spooky lanterns, put the pumpkins that you carved on display and string cotton spider webs around the furniture. Need more spooky decor inspiration? Simply check out our recent blog on “Spooktacular ways to decorate your home for Halloween” here.

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