Family Movie Night- Food and Movie Pairing Ideas

Gather the family, pick out a movie, create a delcious snack and turn on Netflix! Here are some fun food and movie pairing ideas! You're going to love these creative movie and recipe combinations!

We have a tradition in our family. Each Saturday night we make our own pizza and sit down in front of Netflix to watch a movie and eat dinner. It is a special tradition in our family; a lazy meal for mom and dad and wonderful memories for our kids. 

Netflix features many family-friendly movies and to avoid arguments over what to watch, we rotate who gets to choose each week. This is wonderful for encouraging turn-taking and personal choice amongst kids.

While pizza may be on the menu at our house, there are other delicious alternatives. Find your own favourite meal, or rotate through a few choices. Here are some movie and food pairings we found around the web.

Maleficent

This movie starring Angelina Jolie tells the story of Sleeping Beauty, from a new perspective.

Family Movie Night with Hello Creative Family - Maleficent

Pairs with: Homemade Angel Food Cake

Make it a little devilish with a drizzle of chocolate.
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You'll never buy store bought angel food cake again after trying this classic homemade angel food cake recipe! Filled with tips and tricks, this recipe makes making angel food cake at home easy! Perfect topped with fresh, local berries and fruit!

Planes Fire and Rescue

Family Movie Night on Hello Creative Family - Planes Fire and Rescue

Such a cute story of a plane that wouldn’t give up!

Pairs with: Festive Sweet Corn Guacamole 

Add a little heat to make this sweet and fiery treat perfect for watching some fire-fighting planes in action!

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With a bit of heat, a dash of sweet and sour, a sprinkle of salty and a lovely creaminess from the avocado, this recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone who loves a good guacamole. Serve this festive sweet corn guacamole recipe with chips, burritos, fajitas, tacos and tamales or as a topping on chicken or fish!

Zootopia

Family Movie Night with Hello Creative Family - Zootopia

The message of this movie is a good one: never give up on your dreams no matter what anyone tells you. This tells the story of a crimefighting bunny and her quest to prove herself by solving a big, scary case.

Pairs with: Roasted Cherry Tomato Hummus

Put out a delicious veggie tray, with this dip, and eat like a bunny!

Get the recipe.

Learn how to roast cherry tomatoes and then use them to make a delicious roasted cherry tomato hummus recipe in this Building On Basics post from Hello Creative Family.

Tangled

Disney’s take on the classic Grimms brother tale Rapunzel, the story of a locked up beauty and her unlikely prince.

Family Movie Night on Hello Creative Family - Tangled

Pairs with: Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing

You can guess why we chose this one, right? Lots of lovely long golden noodles make this salad a superstar.

Get the recipe. 

Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing Recipe

The Princess and the Frog

A beautiful girl has a fateful encounter with a frog prince. Set against New Orleans in the jazz era.

Family Movie Night on Hello Creative Family - The Princess and the Frog

Pairs with: Panko Crusted Chicken with Honey Dijon Dip

Did you think we were going to suggest frog legs? Try this instead. 

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Panko crusted chicken recipe with a honey dijon dip. This crunchy version of adult chicken fingers is healthier and tastier than the restaurant version plus it's kid friendly.

Treasure Planet

A cabin boy discovers a super galactic treasure map and gets a little help from a friend.

Family Movie Night on Hello Creative Family - Treasure Planet

Pairs with: Stuffed Zucchini Recipe with 3 Variations

Stuffed zucchini is a little like a boat (and a vessel for goodness) making this the perfect finger food for a sea-inspired tale. You can even attach a sail (a shred of zucchini) with a toothpick.

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Looking for a 30 minute meal dinner idea? Whether you are craving pizza, tacos or meatless monday this easy stuffed zucchini recipe has 3 variations to keep your whole family satisfied.

Oceans

This documentary looks at the role water plays in our existence. It’s educational, thought-provoking and visually stunning.

Family Movie Night Hello Creative Family - Oceans

Pairs with: Homemade Focaccia Bread 

This Homemade Focaccia Bread will take you back to basics and is an easy meal in front of a movie.

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A good bread recipe should be a staple in every kitchen! Learn how to make our homemade focaccia bread recipe and modify it with flavors like cherry tomatoes and bocconcini

Cool Runnings

Family Movie Night on Hello Creative Family - Cool Runnings

This is the classic movie starring John Candy and tells the story of the real life Jamaican bobsled team. 

Pairs with: Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles

Feel the chill, alongside the Jamaican bobsled team, with these delicious ice pops.

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I love ice pops! This strawberry pineapple popsicles recipe is easy, healthy and has my mouth watering!

 

Tell us… What are your favorite move/food pairings in your home for family movie night?

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Karen Bannister is a creative mom of 3; a writer, editor and digital publisher. When not writing for the web, she's trying to keep up with her three little ones, enjoying family and outdoor time.


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