Want to throw a ‘Star Wars’ dinner and a movie party? We’ve got you covered. Here’s the perfect menu to go along with a viewing of the classic Star Wars: A New Hope.
When you’re ready to really embrace your witchy ways, you can conjure up this menu inspired by the mystical Owens women of “Practical Magic.” If you’re feeling, ahem, froggy, activate the phone tree and invite a few friends over to enjoy a witchin’ good time.
Thanksgiving and Christmas don’t have to be the only altruistic holidays, though. Halloween is a great time to help families in need, too — and it’s scary easy to do.
Halloween is just around the corner and, before you know it, the TV will be playing nothing but spooky tales and all our favorite seasonal movies. “Hocus Pocus” may be 25 years old this year (yep, seriously), but even after all this time it never fails to charm. So grab the whole family together for a spooktacular dinner and movie night, “Hocus Pocus” style.
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Also known as Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead traditions date back thousands of years to pre-Columbian times. What is the Day of the Dead, and what are some of the traditional ways to celebrate the holiday? Let’s find out.
There’s nothing like throwing a party for the ultimate entertainment, right? Whether it’s a family-friendly get-together or a grown-ups-only soiree, gatherings need entertainment. We recommend these board and card games for parties.
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Whoever said man can’t live on football alone must have been nuts. Because nobody says that. We’ve been doing it for decades.
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You’ll be everyone’s favorite deputy when you cue up “Toy Story” and serve a meal inspired by the fictional inhabitants of Andy’s room. These recipes will help you create a rootin’ tootin’ good dinner and a movie night for your family.
Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been married for decades, there’s no date night like dinner and a movie — especially when you don’t even have to leave the house. We have the perfect date ideas for couples just for you!
When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? All your friends to come over for dinner and a movie, of course! Cue up classic “Ghostbusters” and get everyone in the spirit (get it?) with our scary good themed menu.
Pour a glass of wine and get comfy, girls. These girls’ night in dinner and a movie pairings make hanging with your besties even more fun.
Your family will be lining up for warm hugs when you treat them to an evening inspired by the Disney favorite “Frozen,” including drinks, yummy snacks and a delicious Norwegian-inspired dinner.
Cook up this delicious “E.T.”-inspired menu and take your loved ones on a ride across the moon to a land of ugly crying and the cutest little baby Drew Barrymore you’ve ever seen.
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