Halloween-themed family movie night ideas are super important this time of the year. For many families, movie nights are just one of the many traditions that exist around the time of Halloween. My girls are both still under 10, so we still stick to more family-friendly movies and avoid the spookier ones. But whatever level of fright your kids can stand, you are bound to find some great ideas within this post.
If you ask me, any Halloween-themed family movie night is fun as long as it has great food, a good movie, and a comfy place to curl up. All of these movie night ideas offer all of those things, so get ready for some Halloween-themed family fun!
Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I will receive commission for any purchase made through those links at no additional cost to you. Prices subject to change at any time
Topping my list of Halloween-themed family movie night ideas is the very famous, much-loved “Hocus Pocus.” Families have been watching this movie, dressing up as its characters and just overall loving it since it first came out in 1993. Because of its storyline, location and characters, it is the perfect Halloween movie for families. If you’re hosting a Hocus Pocus Halloween-themed family movie night, there are several foods and decor that you can use to set the stage for a great Halloween-filled evening.
- If you want to turn your family movie night into a dual movie and game night, check out this Yahtzee : Hocus Pocus version. It has many great reviews, and the design of the game will look amazing along with the rest of your themed movie night decor and food.
- This 30 pack of Hocus Pocus disposable cups would definitely add to the ambiance of a Hocus Pocus Halloween-themed family movie night!
- In this blog post by Crafty Morning, she shares lots of amazing Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board ideas presented to her by her readers. You’ll definitely want to go check it out before your Hocus Pocus movie night!
- You can’t have a movie night without a sweet treat! Check out this fun and delicious Hocus Pocus Spell Book Brownie recipe by The TipToe Fairy!
Nightmare Before Christmas
Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? For me, it’s always been a Halloween movie. You can definitely have a fun and festive Halloween-themed family movie night when The Nightmare Before Christmas is involved. There are so many fun things out there that can make your night an amazing one!
- Nothing says “Fall movie night” quite like a cozy blanket. Get this soft and festive 50″x60″ throw so that your kiddos can snuggle up on the couch.
- You can have an entire “The Nightmare Before Christmas” themed spread with these awesome party supplies. This is just one way to really get your family into the Halloween mood!
- If you’ve never made meringue cookies than you’re really missing out! They’re yummy and they’re easy to make. Plus, these Oogie Boogie Meringue Cookies by Simplistically Living are absolutely adorable and are perfect for a family movie night!
- Pizza is probably a movie night staple for a lot of families. Check out this Jack the Skeleton inspired pepperoni pizza. I bet your kids would by dying to eat it!
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Of all of the classic, innocent kids’ movies, nothing says Halloween quite like “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” This is probably the most family-friendly, all-ages idea of all of the Halloween-themed family movie night ideas. It’ll definitely leave everyone ready for trick-or-treating!
- Turn family movie night into family movie and game night with this fun and adorable Peanuts BINGO. It might not be Halloween-themed, but it can be used at any time of the year with any of the Peanuts movies!
Being totally honest…I didn’t see this for the first time until a couple of years ago when my kids watched it. It’s apparently a favorite for my generation, but I guess I missed it! Either way, this movie is perfect for a Halloween-themed family movie night.
- If you’re looking for a great Halloweentown Witch Hot Cocoa then you’ll want to visit this article by Movie Nights at Home. They even share little fun facts about the movie Halloweentown!
- Check out this Idea Pin from Lunch Munch Life. They give the idea of a whole menu for Halloweentown Movie Night.
- If you’re looking for something cozy to wear for your Halloweentown movie night then you’ll want to see this “Halloweentown & Chill” t-shirt over on Amazon.
Ahh, another Halloween classic! Of course the Ghostbusters had to make my list of Halloween-themed family movie night ideas. As you can probably already guess, the internet is FULL of ideas for a “Ghostbusters” movie night. I did a little digging, and here are some of the fun and creative ideas that I found.
- Y’all, there’s a Ghostbusters Cookbook! How cool is that?! You could probably find so many fun and delicious treats in here that would be perfect for a Halloween movie night.
- Check out this fun Ghostbusters Themed Dinner by Inspiring Magical Memories. There are so many Ghostbuster references in the menu that your family will be sure to feel like they’re a part of the movie.
- This recipe for Green Popcorn with Slime by Confetti and Bliss would definitely make an amazing movie night snack!
Beetlejuice is quite the eclectic Halloween movie, leaving lots of room for fun and creativity with your movie night. If you type in “Beetlejuice” on Pinterest, you are bound to get an array of pins…anything from food to costumes to party ideas and everything else in between!
- If you want to decorate your living room/viewing area for your at-home movie night, you could definitely use this double-sided sign. And it gives “It’s Showtime” a double meaning, too.
- Here’s another great set of ideas by Movie Nights at Home. This article has so many Beetlejuice ideas, and they’re awesome ones, too!
- If you’re looking for another great round-up of “Beetlejuice” movie night ideas, check out this article by The Crafting Shell. I think you’ll find at least one thing that your family will love for movie night!
Man, there are so many good Halloween classics on this list! Whatever version of The Addams Family that you prefer, it really doesn’t matter. Each and every one of them will definitely get you in the mood for spooky season.
- If you and your kids really love The Addams family and you want something to cuddle up to during movie night then you should check out these plush characters. Aren’t they cute?!
- I love, love, love everything about this Addams Family-themed movie night from I Heart Bins. Everything is spot on, from the little Cousin It pretzel balls to the glove of Pirate’s Booty. So cute!
- If you really want to get creative for you Addams Family Halloween-themed family movie night, then check out these Halloween Hand Pies from Ceris Cherie.
Twitches is a kids’ Halloween classic that has been around since I was a kid. For some people my age, this movie is one of the must-watch movies for Halloween no matter what age we are! If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s super family-friendly and perfect for a Halloween-themed family movie night.
- It was kind of hard to find ideas specifically for “Twitches” but I was able to find lots of adorable witch-themed food. This article by The Educators’ Spin On It features lots of great witch-themed snacks that would be perfect for a Twitches movie night!
- Who says movie night can’t be a party? In this post by Hunny I’m Home she shares several fun and delicious witch-themed party ideas that could work perfectly for a Twitches movie night.
@cravin_foodies Who else loved the Twitches movie breakfast? #halloween #breakfast #movie #twitches #fyp ♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
Frankenweenie is on our family list of movies to watch this Halloween season. Honestly, I can’t say that any of us have seen it before! But from what I can tell it is a very popular movie for the Halloween season.
Just like The Addams Family, Frankenweenie has his own plush. He may be a Frankenstein dog, but he is still cute!
- Movie Nights at Home has a lot of great content when it comes to Halloween-themed movie nights! If you’re gearing up for a Frankenweenie movie night, make sure you check out their post with lots of great snack ideas.
- The movie Frankenweenie must be pretty popular because there are so many ideas out there for food, snacks and movie nights inspired by the movie. If you’re looking for some more Frankenweenie-inspired recipes, check out this post by Enza’s Bargains.
Other Halloween-Themed Family Movie Nights That We Suggest
There are so many other Halloween or spooky-themed movies that didn’t make this list, but that are still great for some Halloween fun. If you’re looking for some more movies for your family to watch this Halloween season, here are some others that we recommend:
- Monster House
- Corpse Bride
- Disney’s Descendants
- Disney’s Zombies
- Hotel Transylvania
- Double, Double Toil and Trouble
- Scooby Doo
- The Haunted Mansion
What Halloween-Themed Family Movie Night Ideas Will You Use?
There are so many Halloween-themed family movie night ideas out there that you’ll be able to fit at least two or three in before Halloween if you want to! Whatever movie you pick, my biggest advice is this: Have fun and keep it easy! As long as you and your family have a great Halloween movie night, that’s all that matters.
What movies do you watch with your family for Halloween? Do you have any fun themed food and movie night ideas that aren’t on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
Until next time…