13 Snacks for Movie Night at Home

Lights, Camera, Snacktion! 13 Movie Night Food Ideas

Whether you’re at the theater, a local event in the park, or the comfort of your own home, you want something to chow down on while watching a movie. Popcorn is always a no-fail classic, but sometimes you want something a little more adventurous or filling. Check out these 13 meals and snacks for movie night and make your next at-home viewing experience a hit!

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1. Nachos

When it comes to family movie night food ideas, you can’t go wrong with nachos. Crispy tortilla chips with gooey melted cheese? What’s not to love! Plus, nachos are super easy to customize. The carnivores in your family can add their favorite meats, and those who love a little extra kick can top their nachos with spicy jalapeño slices.

2. Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are a classic appetizer that works great as a movie night snack. Melty mozzarella, a warm bread crumb coating, and tangy marinara sauce or ranch for dipping create a cinema-worthy culinary experience.

3. Sliders

Regular-sized burgers can be too much for a movie night snack or dinner. You can still enjoy all the flavors of your favorite hamburger in a more convenient size with sliders. And you don’t have to commit to just burgers! Get creative with your sliders and try options like fried chicken (chicken nuggets work great here) or pulled pork sandwiches.

4. Pizza

Nothing beats sitting around with family or friends, chowing down on pizza while the latest blockbuster streams from your television. With endless topping choices and combinations, it’s easy to please movie watchers of all dietary preferences and restrictions.

5. Tacos

If you need more family movie night dinner ideas for picky eaters, consider making your movie night a taco night! Tacos provide tons of versatility with their fillings. Choose from options like chicken, carnitas, ground beef, guacamole, barbacoa, salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and more. Everyone will be happy to create their own perfect tacos. Just don’t forget to include some tasty sides like refried beans or street corn salad.

6. Chips & Dip

If you want the savory crunch of popcorn with more flavor and variety, consider setting out some chips and dip. Offer a few different combinations to keep things interesting. Combine ruffled potato chips with a French onion dip, tortilla chips with queso and salsa, and pita chips with hummus.

7. Sundae Bar

Have more of a sweet tooth? Make an at-home sundae bar for yourself and your fellow cinephiles. Provide a variety of ice cream flavors (at least vanilla and chocolate) and all the toppings you can think of. Include sprinkles, strawberry and banana slices, whipped cream, crushed nuts, chocolate and caramel sauces, mini chocolate chips, brownie bites, etc. Don’t forget the maraschino cherries to put on top!

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8. Mini Pigs in a Blanket

Looking for finger foods for movie night? Try mini pigs in a blanket. Instead of using hot dogs, you slice your pastry dough into smaller pieces and wrap it around mini cocktail sausages. These delicious treats are easy to pop in your mouth while enjoying a movie, and you can pair them with dips like mustard, ketchup, and honey mustard. You can even add small cheese slices before baking.

9. Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board makes the perfect snack for a movie night with friends. You can create one giant board for everyone to graze or build small ones for each person. You can even invite everyone over a little earlier and have your friends make their own boards before you start the movie! Include your favorite deli meats, cheeses, nuts, grapes, dried fruits, and crackers.

10. Snack Mix

If you want something salty and crunchy with more texture and flavor variety than popcorn, consider a snack mix. Purchase your favorite mix from the store, or make your own by combining your favorite cereal squares, pretzels, nuts, rye chips, and seasonings.

11. Veggie or Fruit Platter

Sometimes, you want a healthier option for movie night, and it’s the perfect opportunity to break out a fruit or veggie tray. Slice up carrots, peppers, broccoli, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and your other favorite vegetables and fruits. Serve your vegetables with a dip like ranch or hummus. You can offer whipped cream or another refreshing and sweet dip option for fruit.

12. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Sticks

If you want the perfect blend of salty and sweet, make some chocolate-dipped pretzels. You can use the bigger rods or thin sticks and dip them in a variety of chocolate like milk, dark, and white. If you have a movie night theme, you can decorate them to match the theme with sprinkles and other baking decorations.

13. Burritos

Similar to nachos and tacos, burritos offer plenty of customization for your family or friends. Plus, burritos can be made healthy depending on your topping choices. You can even skip the tortilla and make burrito bowls for your movie night instead!

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Your focus should be on curling up on the couch and relaxing on movie night — not cooking dinner or cleaning up the dishes. Make movie night meals and snacks a breeze with Burrachos. Order tasty burritos, tacos, nachos, and more online and drop by for pick up. It's really that easy! Place your movie night order now.