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Halloween Movie Night Ideas for Families- Free Printable Checklist & Movie Ticket

printable Halloween movie tickets and movie checklist
October just beckons for cozy nights and fun family traditions, and if you’re looking for simple Halloween movie night ideas the entire family will enjoy then you’ve come to the right place.  Whether you’re wanting to surprise your kids with a spooky private viewing of their favorite seasonal blockbuster, or host a spook-tacular halloween movie night for friends, you’ll find tons of inspiration here including free printables.  So warm up your printer, download our favorite halloween movie night checklist, and get comfy. 

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Surprise Spooky Movie Night with Kids + FREE Printable Movie Tickets

At Christmastime, I love the tradition of surprising the kiddos with tickets for “Polar Express” and instead of sending them off to bed you jump in the car for a late night Christmas light drive in matching jammies while sipping hot cocoa.  Or perhaps, slipping that golden ticket under their pillow and instead of them drifting off to sleep, you invite them out to a cozy fort in the living room to watch Polar Express the movie together near the fireplace. 
 
Well, this simple family tradition is along the same lines.  Print this spooky movie ticket and slip it to your kids similarly as you would the Polar Express tickets.  This could mean you’re heading out for some spooky fun or that you’re going to do a cozy halloween movie marathon in the comfort of your own home. 
 
I love movie marathons, especially during the holiday season since there are so many movies to get through in such a short amount of time, particularly if you’re movie fanatics like we are.  Our nieces and nephews used to love coming over to our house during the halloween season for some pumpkin carving and crafts, and during their sleepover we’d build a giant fort using couch cushions and every blanket or sheet we could find.  We’d all pile in there with our flashlights and watch movies together while downing half a ton of popcorn, of course.
 
Remember, fun family traditions can be simple and still be meaningful.  Use the checklist below of our favorite halloween movies to plan your movie marathon.  This would be a great activity to do on a rainy fall day as well, especially when paired with some fun matching halloween pajamas.  #pajamaday

Best Halloween Movie Night Snacks & Popcorn

To celebrate your halloween movie night, you can’t forget the sweet and salty treats.  You could whip up some of these fun and easy to make halloween treats and even create a popcorn bar with candy toppings.  I love this popcorn machine for special movie nights and these special popcorn recipes to make your treat just a little bit sweeter.  And, for beverages, check out Eden over at Sugar & Charms 3 Ingredient Halloween Punch for kids or my spooky candy mocktail.  And if you’re looking for a cocktail for the big kids (i.e. mom & dad), check out these amazing halloween drinks

Best Halloween Movies for Families + Printable Checklist

For your kid-friendly halloween movie night, I’ve listed below our favorite not-so-scary picks for all ages.  Some are full movies and others are halloween TV specials that are perfect for younger kids.  All of these movies are available on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Disney+ as well.  Did your favorite movie make the list? 

G-Rated Halloween Movies for Little Kids

  1. Toy Story of Terror
  2. Casper
  3. Monsters Inc.
  4. Halloweentown
  5. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  6. Spookly the Square Pumpkin
  7. Dear Dracula
  8. Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tale
  9. The Muppets Haunted Mansion

PG-Rated Halloween Movies for Older Kids

  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. Frankenweenie
  3. Monster House
  4. Paranorman
  5. Hotel Transylvania
  6. Coraline
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  8. Corpse Bride
  9. Goosebumps
  10. Ghostbusters
  11. Coco
  12. Dreamworks Spooky Stories
  13. Harry Potter Series

Download & Print Your Halloween Movie Bucket List

Download this FREE printable and check off these movies as you go.  I’ve also left room for you to add your own favorites.  Did your family’s favorite movie make the list?  

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