As much as I enjoy Halloween, I'm pretty picky about Halloween movies for my kids. We want to stay away from sorcery, spells and anything too creepy. (I'm looking at you, Spooky Buddies.) We do have a few favorites we watch year after year. Our first one up this October is It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
I found the little wooden tag at Joann Fabrics a while back. It's perfect to hang on a pumpkin for the table. One of my go-to moves is to buy a yard of fabric and just "scrunch" it under a centerpiece. It's quick and easy.
The plastic cups are from the "party and cards" aisle at my grocery store. The figurines are from Zulily. My kids both love little characters like this.
This movie night tends to look basically the same every year, but I do switch it up slightly. Sometimes we use the cups for candied popcorn.
Another time I made little pumpkin cheeseballs.
I had a lot of themed food that night... and it was clearly back in the sippy cup days. Sigh.
This year I served barbecue nachos for dinner. That has nothing to do with the movie, nachos are just delicious.
For dessert, we had these darling cookies from Trader Joe's.
Another time I scored some Great Pumpkin crunch bars!
I love when I find coordinating paper products for a movie night.
Even better is finding "permanent" items... especially for those movies you watch year after year. I've got my eye on the new Peanuts Collection at Pottery Barn Kids.
I need these plates, right?
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown isn't exactly action-packed, but it's a classic. My kids laugh every time Charlie Brown gets rocks!