On March 25, 2022, during MilHousing Network’s spring movie night you had the opportunity to watch Disney’s Monster Inc. or its prequel Monsters University. Our team prepared some fun Facebook lives to follow along so you could decorate your living room in a movie night fashion, mix a movie-inspired cocktail, and create a monster-themed charcuterie board and snacks. All activities were kid-friendly and designed to help build up the excitement for the fun movie night that all family members would cherish. Thanks to our sponsors, Armed Forces Insurance and Caliber Home Loans, we were able to send out many snack boxes and give out prizes. To win, you had to use #mhnmovienights and share with us photos of your movie nights setup among other contests.
The preparations for the movie night started with a sign up for complimentary snack boxes that we sent ahead of the movie night (OCONUS-friendly!). All you had to do was click on the link in our MilHousing Network Movie Nights Facebook group and fill out your information, then just wait for the box to arrive and put a smile on everyone’s face while unpacking candy, popcorn, and masks of the movie characters. If you purchased something from our online store (https://milhousing-network.myshopify.com), e.g., new movie night t-shirt design, it was possible to win a Premium Box made by Westhouse. The premium boxes were, as the name suggests, a little bit fancier, and this time they contained tumbler, cotton candy, candied pretzel rods, temporary tattoos, and stickers.
Earlier in the week, leading up to the movie night, Ona did a Facebook live and showed us a couple of kid-friendly movie night decoration ideas. The main craft was to create Monster’s Inc. banner, and Ona showed us a couple of different ways to accomplish that. All you needed was a paper of any color, thin rope or yarn, scissors, markers/crayons, and optional pom-poms, ruler, and ribbon.
Bryce Palmer from Armed Forces Insurance guided us through this fun craft. Items needed: marshmallows, lollipop sticks, candy melts, food writing pen.
Michelle from Caliber Home Loans taught us how to make a signature movie night cocktail for adults and kids.
Co-founder of MilHousing Network, Lindsey Litton, walked us through the fancy snack tray making. For ingredients, Lindsey recommended the following: olives, crackers, Brie cheese, Babybel cheese, Cheddar cheese, Ham, salami, raspberries, pretzel rods, grapes.
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