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The Ultimate Family Movie Night that Any Family Can Do!

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I am a HUGE movie buff, and subsequently, so are my kids. We love sitting down to watch a good movie, but sometimes we like to have a little more fun with it then just pushing play. When I found out the release date of the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray, a movie we have been dying to see, I knew we were going to be ready to #OwnTheGalaxy and have a ton of fun with this movie!

#OwnTheGalaxy Battle Gear

Before we can sit down to watch a movie of such epic proportions, some proper gear is required. Of course we have to have our Star-Lord gear (one for each kid, we can’t have different ones or we may really have an epic battle – moms, you know what I mean!).

Guardians #OwnTheGalaxy

There was so much fun stuff at Walmart when I went to check out what to get, but the Star-Lord battle gear beat out everything else. Everyone knows it is so much fun to dress up and get in character so we had to have it!

Guardians of the Galaxy at Walmart

While in the store, I also noticed that if you purchase Groot, Drax, or Rocket Raccoon figures for Disney Infinity 2.0 between 12/7 – 12/13 you will instantly get a $5.00 Walmart gift card! I’m pretty sure my kids are wishing we had Disney Infinity right about now because after playing with it in the store we were hooked!

Guardians Gif

Building the ultimate family movie night!

Once we had our supplies, the kids were super excited to make their mock spaceships. It really turned out to be more of a cockpit than a spaceship, but we had so much fun that the end product didn’t really matter. Everyone loved how their own little private viewing cockpit turned out, and then we had a great time watching Guardians of the Galaxy – in full gear of course! Here is what we did….

First, find some large cardboard boxes that can be used as your spaceships, or as ours turned out – cockpits. Then start decorating with some fun Guardians of the Galaxy printables.

#OwnTheGalaxy Spaceship Decorate

While you are getting your awesome space-craft ready for ultimate movie viewing, sometimes you need to watch out for bad guys like Ronan the Accuser – or Allison the Destroyer..either way.

#OwnTheGalaxy Ronan the Accuser

Warding off evil-doers is easier, however, when you are in full battle gear!

#OwnTheGalaxy Star-lord battle gear

After your spaceship is ready for take-off, you will have your own private viewing area of the galaxy! Don your gear and settle in for a great show!

Guardians of the Galaxy Family Movie Night #OwnTheGalaxy

As you can see, you don’t need to be a creative genius to have a little extra fun. Just give kids a cardboard box and let their imagination do the rest! If you’d like to download any of the printables we used in our fun project, you can find them here: Guardians of the Galaxy Printables


So tell us…

The Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-Ray/DVD released on December 9, do you own it yet? 

Do you do anything to make movie night extra fun?



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25 Responses to The Ultimate Family Movie Night that Any Family Can Do!

  1. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) December 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    We do not own it yet. But I am sure we will as my hubby and son love these kinds of movies. I tend to like the scary movies more, myself! Love your kids spaceships! So creative!
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  2. Kecia December 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    That’s definitely a unique family movie night! I think it would help the kids get more into the movie, getting to build and pretend.
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  3. Donna December 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Your post brought back memories! My youngest used to love to build things out of boxes. Sniff. Good times! (And I loved Guardian of the Galaxy — “I’m hooked on a feeling….” ha)
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  4. Ellen That Chic Mom December 12, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    So cute my kids love to make forts to watch videos in. Cardboard boxes are so much fun!
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  5. Liz Mays December 12, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    I really need to see this movie again. I thought it was so cool!
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  6. Kimberly Grabinski December 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    We don’t own the movie nor have we seen it yet but my son wants to. Both of my kids would LOVE that gear!
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  7. Lee December 12, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Guardians of the Galaxy was the greatest movie, so much fun and characters that lasted in your memory. This is a great gift idea and craft idea. Thanks.

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  8. Leah December 12, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Both of my kids want to see this movie, especially my son. This will definitely be a our list to pick up!!
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  9. Digna D. December 12, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Funny…we just had a family movie night with Guardians of the Galaxy. We loved it. Can’t wait for the second installment. Thank you for sharing!
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  10. Michelle December 12, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    We loved the GOTG movie, and I totally forgot about it being released on DVD. Someone is getting it in their stocking!!
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  11. Karen December 13, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    Adorable photos of your children. They look like they had so much fun buildling a space ship.
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  12. Chrysa December 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    We loved this movie! It looks like your movie night was a super fun one!
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  13. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? December 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    We just watched this movie last night and really enjoyed it. Maybe I’ll make my own box craft for the next time we watch it:)
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  14. Crystal December 14, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    There’s such neat stuff out for this movie, and so many fun things you can do to prepare and get excited! I love your ideas!
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  15. Avry December 15, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Loved this movie! It was so fun and entertaining along with some action made it a great family movie.
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  16. Audrey at Barking Mad! December 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but my husband and daughter have, and they loved it! Hubby is going to be gone most of this week on business so maybe one night this week Gidget and I will have a mommy daughter movie night, where I can watch this with her. Looks like your kids had a great time!

  17. Adelina Priddis December 16, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    My kids would love the gear, and having mini star lord fights. These are some fun ideas.
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  18. Renee December 16, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    We too had a GOTG party. Yours looks like so much fun!

  19. Kristin December 16, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Is there anything more fun than a box?! Love this movie night idea!
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  20. Joy December 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    What a great movie! The boxes were a great idea…they’re always a huge hit aren’t they?
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  21. Carissa Pelletier December 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    This looks so fun! I love how they can watch, learn, and play all at the same time – a night to remember!
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  22. Aprill December 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Adorable! Looks like everyone had a great time!
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  23. Brooke @ Blushing Noir December 17, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    So fun! I swear cardboard boxes are the best … DAYS of entertainment.
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  24. JanetGoingCrazy December 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    My son loves getting dressed up and playing in a box and he almost always makes a spaceship. I guess I’ll be picking up the Star Lord costume very soon! #client
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