Netflix has become a huge favourite in our house! Especially now that the kids are home for the Summer we can do family movie nights more often, and enjoy having everyone pile onto the living room couches and floor to sit down and watch a movie together without worrying about waking up early for school!
The problem with my kids and movie nights is – someone is always unhappy with the movie choice. It never fails. Jordan usually doesn’t join us anymore because all the movies are usually 10 and under, and not of any interest to him – which makes me so sad, but he’s usually doing his own thing with his friends or his phone/ps4 in his room.
I recently sat down and took a look at all the movies available right now on Netflix Canada and made up a list of 10 movies we are going to sit and watch for our Family Movie Night’s which usually fall on a Monday night now (husband is off on Tuesday so we can party all night, woohoo!)
Top 10 Movies to Watch for Family Night on Netflix Canada
- Hero Quest
- Brother Bear
- The Seventh Dwarf
- Problem Child
- Muppets Most Wanted
- Free Birds
- Escape from Planet Earth
- Thunder and the House of Magic
All of these are age appropriate and fun for kids. We haven’t seen any of them and thankfully Netflix Canada has us covered so once we finish all these movies, we will be able to find loads more to keep us entertained!
I haven’t owned a DVD Player or BLU Ray player in years. We depend on our Roku box and streaming stick for our needs, and I’m even considering ditching cable once again to only focus on having the box. I find spending an extra $200 a month on digital cable for bedrooms to be a waste, because we never really use them. Movie night is when we watch tv or we are spending the majority of the time outside or at the park!
However, when we do sit down for a good family flick there is always the “I’m hungry!” and “Can we have a snack?” comments from a good 10 minutes before the movie starts, right on in if we don’t fix them something! Usually it’s popcorn, or a cracker mix but I am determined to switch things up and make things a bit more fun around here! For this weeks movie night check out our popcorn treat bowl!
- 1 batch of popcorn – popped
- 1/2 cup – butter
- 2/3 cup – sugar
- 1/3 cup – corn syrup
- 1 tsp – vanilla
- Food coloring (blue and green) – optional
- 1/4 cup Blue Sparkling Sugar
- 1 Bag Swedish Fish
- 3 Packs Kids Gummies (the type found in a box in the cereal isles)
- 1 Pack Sour Octopuses
Combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla over medium heat until it is all dissolved and starts to boil. Add food coloring if desired. Remove from burner and pour over popcorn. Add in the candy ingredients. Mix well and enjoy!
Do you have any special treats you like to make when you sit down for Family Movie night?