ic Kathe With an E: Movie Night

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Movie Night

I think we are finally to the point where life is pretty much back to normal after moving, holidays, traveling, etc. etc. etc.!
We now feel like we can come home from work and relax, which is nice.
We can also go back to our, infrequent but special, date nights.

One of things we used to do every Friday or Saturday night is have date night movie night. I've missed those and decided to surprise Mr. B with stay at home, Date Night Movie Night!

At our previous house, Mr. B had converted part of the basement into a home theater complete with a projector and a 110" screen. Of course, when we moved, the new house had to accommodate the same sort of set up.
Movie Night
He got that space & more!  The basement in the new house is HUGE!  And fully finished to boot!
Movie Night
Plenty of room for the screen and seating! He still needs to put the curtains up on the sides of the screen but it's working for now.
Movie Night
Now that we have a bigger space for our movie date nights, I can even make it that much more special by laying out a spread of Mr. B's favorite snacks to nosh on while we watch one of our favorite flicks.
Movie Night Snacks
Luckily, one of my favorite stores, Cost Plus World Market, has all of his favorite food & drinks! Yummy stuff from around the world for movie night, or entertaining any time!
Movie Night Snacks
From meats and cheese
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 To gourmet crackers.
Movie Night Snacks
And even, something sweet for my sweetie!
Movie Night Decor
No theater would be complete without a candy counter and, of course, we have one of those too!  Perfect for setting up my spread.
Movie Night Decor
I was thrilled to find that Cost Plus World Market has all kinds of different popcorn flavors including traditional movie theater popcorn and Cracker Jacks!
Movie Night Snacks
I put some of the White Cheddar into a big canister I found at World Market
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while the Movie Theater popcorn went into the cute red Popcorn bowl also found at World Market.
Movie Night Snacks
I wrapped the prosciutto around some big fat pretzels and arranged on a tray with the other meats and crackers. (pausing to let you know, the Cheese Melts crackers are the bomb! I could have eaten the whole box myself! Same with the smoked gouda cheese spread.  Heaven!!)
Movie Night Decor
I made up the red velvet cupcakes, dusted the vanilla bean frosting with some fine red candy, and placed those on a silver tray also.  Just because our date is at home doesn't mean we can't be a tad fancy, right?
Movie Night Decor

Movie Night Snacks
Red Vines in another smaller canister from World Market.
Movie Night Decor

Movie Night Decor

Movie Night Snacks

Movie Night Decor
It was so much fun putting all of this together, and seeing Mr. B's face when he came down the stairs was priceless!  He thought we were going back to our old ways of date night!  No siree! Welcome to the new and improved Date Night Movie Night Honey!

Now, how about you?  Do you love movies?  



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34 comments:

  1. This looks like fun!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  2. Everything looks SO yummy, especially the cupcakes!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

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  3. I could spend all day at a movie theatre, but am just as happy snuggled up on the couch. Movie nights are the best! Your candy counter idea is super cute and is stocked with some of our favs! Enjoy your guys' fun new space! Heading over to enter!

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  4. Looks great... Love all the goods and it probably is a good thing that we don't have a World Market close. Although they might be on my list of things to have close when we move. :)

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  5. Now this is my idea of a perfect date! Movie night at home with yummy food! Enjoy it!!

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  6. this is SO freakin' awesome! my husband and i are HUGE movie buffs....we met while working part time jobs at blockbuster video (if you can remember those) and when he proposed he found a 1969 foreign movie called "marry me, marry me", printed the blockbuster blue movie cover and had my ring in the movie case so it has the date of our proposal on it. i wanted our reception or rehearsal dinner to be oscar or movie themed (red carpet, popcorn machine, movie candy, the whole works) but the MIL disagreed and caused problems so i just dropped it. we have some movie themed wall hangings (blockbuster video sign, movie reels, popcorn sign, etc) to hang in our living room but LOVE your idea much better

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  7. I LOVE it!! Your candy counter is fabulous and the goodies look yummy. I can verify that the World Market Popcorn is fabulous, especially the White Cheddar!! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I just love this so much, especially the candy counter, and all the food you put together looks great.

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  9. mmm I love your movie night spread! And love that home theater!!!

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  10. What a fantastic room Kathe and what a great spread of treats! Love it!

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  11. Just wonderful Kathe, I think my husband would have fainted when he saw that spread. LOL

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  12. My candy counter would never look like that.. The candy would not last long enough without being eaten.. LOL~ I can understand why you like watching movies at home..if we had the room, we would too. :)

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  13. My husband would love that theater setup!

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  14. That is awesome Kathe! The only problem I see is Red Vine instead of Twizzler! lol Love my licorice!
    I wish I didn't have to drive so far for World Market.

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  15. We'll look at you Ms. fancy Pants! Very, very cool, but now I'm hungry. ;)

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  16. What an awesome room and all the treats look delicious!

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  17. Nice! Love how you made Movie/Date Night special! :)

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  18. I am so jealous of that movie theater room! Plus, I don't know how long that candy table would last in my house:)

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  19. I'm loving your space!! And I love everything about World Market!! Especially the world foods and wine selection!!

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  20. I love your candy counter, that is so much fun in your theater! I love to go to World Market and wander around and find treats to bring home~
    Jenna

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  21. Your home theatre is amazing!!! :) Good work! Looks Lovely!

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  22. Kathe your home theater set up is the BOMB. That is so awesome and I LOVE your fun ideas for movie night!! Thanks for letting us know about the fun sweepstakes too. World Market rocks. Have a great weekend!

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  23. Love your home theater. A basement is on my must haves next time we buy a house. That way we can have a family set up like this. The candy/popcorn counter is perfect.

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  24. I just gained 10 lbs. LOOKING at all the great munchies!!! Wow, Kathe...looks like a ton of fun! It's sweet that you still have date nights. It's important to a marriage, I think. We still do it, too, after 23 years. Sometimes it's a movie, but lately it's been "Scandal" or The Haves and the Have Nots". Both guilty pleasures that just seem to fit date night perfectly!

    You have a great setup going on downstairs! There's no greater way to watch a movie than on a big screen like that with surround sound in the privacy of your own home!!! Ours gets a little too realistic at times, and we have thought that someone was in the house!!! :-) :-) :-)

    I hope you guys continue to enjoy your wonderful date nights, and I'm so glad you are finally starting to feel a bit more settled in your new home! Have a great Sunday!

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  25. Wow, Kathe, what a space. I can imagine how much time you would spend in such an entertainment center. What a great way to spend time together.

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  26. I want to come have a movie night with you!! How fun!

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  27. Wow what a nice set up! You really go all out with the snacks- what's your address??? I'll be right over :-)

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  28. How fun. We furnished a home theater at Christmas. I am very inspired by your candy counter. I have to work on that now!

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  29. Oh how fun, Ilove your theater it is fabulous and wow, the snacks are super. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  30. I love your snack bar. Of course my favorite part is the food... oy!

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  31. Man! This is marvelous - I'd take the whole jar of Twizzlers! :)
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  32. How fun!!! I'm coming to your place for movie night! I LOVE the candy counter!!!! :)

    - Brooke -

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