Family Movie Night Giveaway from Movies on Demand (ends 8/23/13) #MODSummer



Summer is winding down. Before you know it the kids will be back to school and vacation will only be a faded memory.

Even though the summer is rushing by there is still plenty of time left to gather your family and friends and enjoy each other’s company and make memories.

When it’s hot and humid outside the last thing I want to do is an outdoor activity. That is why I always try to look for fun things to do inside. One thing my family can always agree upon is having a Family Movie Night – even though agreeing on what movie to watch is sometimes a challenge. 🙂

Thank goodness for Movies on Demand. Movies on Demand offers consumers new releases of popular film titles. Take for example the movies available this August from Movies on Demand.











I have never heard of The Sapphires before. I MUST watch that from Movies on Demand. I met Chris O’Dowd a few months ago at a press junket for Epic. He’s HYSTERICAL! He was such a pleasure to talk to. A Place Beyond the Pines, Pain and Gain and Gatsby I would also like to see. What I love about Movies on Demand is that I can watch these movies any time it’s convenient for me and not have to worry about late fees or having to return the movie within 24 hours. I can watch it from the comfort of my own home whenever it’s convenient for me.

Family Movie Night doesn’t mean “family only”. You are welcome to invite family, friends, neighbors and anyone else you want to.

Movies on Demand sent me some tasty goodies and Movies on Demand logo items to help me put together a great Movie Night for my family and friends.

Movies on Demand Movie Night Goodies

If you are planning a movie night it’s always fun to build a theme around the movie you are watching. Some ideas might be to offer movie watchers foods and/or snacks inspired by the movie you are watching, movie these crafts and/or activities and movie theme decorations.

I would LOVE to host a Gatsby inspired movie night for family and friends. That would be awesome! I can picture women wearing vintage dresses with layers of pearl necklaces, men in suits and everyone drinking fancy cocktails. For the decorations I would want a lot of “bling” such as gold utensils, crystal glasses and a lot of sparkle every where.

I think a Gatsby themed movie night would be a lot of fun, but probably not for kids.

I told my daughter she could invite a few friends over this coming Saturday afternoon for a movie afternoon (we have plans Saturday night). I was thinking of ordering Epic from Movies on Demand. Many of her friends have not seen the movie yet.

I have a lot of Epic activity sheets that I can print out for all the guests (right now it looks like 7 kids in total).

To go along with the theme I am thinking about picking up some recycled (and recyclable) cups, plates and napkins (keeping with a “green” and “Earth friendly” theme). I am also thinking about picking up some small potted plants to set out on the table. I was in the grocery store earlier today and they had several small potted plants for a good price. I’m not sure if I would give them as “favors” or not. These are teens. I’m not sure if they would want or have a use for a plant. What I might do is re-pot them and keep them or give them to my father so he can plant them in his yard. We’ll see…

mod_logoI plan on serving plenty of chips and other snacks, but I was thinking of also serving raw veggies (carrots, cucumbers, celery, peppers…). I want to keep with the them of “plants” and “nature”. I think some of Earth’s “natural” snack foods (unlike chips and cookies) would be nice to serve my daughter’s guests too.

I’m still working on ideas. When I Google “Epic theme party” I find suggestions on how to throw and epic party – not one based on the film. By “epic” people mean a party that won’t soon be forgotten. LOL.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment and let me know. I can use all the help I can get. And since we have the party set for Saturday afternoon time is of the essence.

If you would like to check out what other great movies are currently available on Movies on Demand, or what movies are coming soon, visit www.RentMoviesonDemand.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Movies on Demand Prize Package

Movies on Demand would like YOU to throw a Family Movie Night or Movie Night with friends and family. They will send one lucky reader a “movie kit” to get you started. The kit includes;

  • $20 Movies on Demand “cash” so you can rent some movies from Movies on Demand
  • $50 Visa Gift Card for food and supplies
  • Movies on Demand logo cozies and cups
  • Beverages
  • Popcorn
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Candy

Thank you Movies on Demand!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on August 23, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what movie you would like to rent from Movies on Demand (current or coming soon) AND give me a few examples of what kind of party you would host to go along with the movies theme such as what food might you serve or decorations would you have?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a free party “kit” from Movies on Demand to host a movie night in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Movies on Demand will be providing the prize package.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. I would love to see the Great Gatsby and I would have a pizza Party complete with snacks

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  3. It would be fun to have a Gatsby viewing party and make it a costume party, with everyone dressing up as if they were from the Roaring 20s.
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  4. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to watch Scary Movie 5 and I would throw and adult halloween party with all the ghouls and goblins punch and chicken wings with spinach dip and chips

  5. D SCHMIDT says:

    I would like to see Gatsby and I think I would host a 1920’s themed party or perhaps a murder mystery party just to be totally random.

  6. I want to see oblivion

  7. Cynthia R says:

    want to watch the great Gatsby, we would wear flapper style head bands and drink champagne!

  8. Sherrie C. says:

    I really want to see Epic so I would rent that film and I would host a kids party for my granddaughters complete with a nature / forest theme. For foods I would serve healthy snacks like carrot sticks and cucumbers with a yogurt veggie dip.


  9. A movie I’d like to see is 42. Jackie Robinson is such an inspiration. Party food, of course, would be baseball-park themed, so beer and hot dogs would work, or nachos, or better yet, peanuts and Cracker Jacks!

  10. I’d like to rent The Great Gatsby. I would probably serve pizza and have 1920s decorations.

  11. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’d rent Olympus Has Fallen and I’d serve hot wings with celery & carrots sticks!

  12. Krystal M says:

    I’d probably rent Epic and would probably just have a really simple party with foods I know we would like, like pizzas or something. I might go a little bit fancy and get some gummi worms, too!

  13. My kids want to see Epic so probably that
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  14. I would watch warm bodies and do a zombie theme. Lady fingers, mini jello brains, etc, for snacks.

  15. I really want to see The Big Wedding. It has a great cast and I didn’t get the chance to see it when it was in theaters.
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  16. I would love to rent Epic Movie for my son we saw it at the theaters and he loved it. We would certainly have popcorn and Red Vines to go with the movie night.
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  17. I would love to rent The Big Wedding and host a girls night gathering at my house. Now, that sounds fun!

  18. I would rent Hangover 1, over and over again!
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  19. I would like to have Epic for my neighbor’s boys and would have a cookout for them.

  20. lynn cook says:

    i want to see world war z when it comes to movies on demand, i am a huge zombie movies fan

  21. I want to see the Big Wedding… and have a chick flick party — no guys, lots of chocolate and ice cream!

  22. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I would rent Olympus Has Fallen and serve pizza and other snacks.We use Movies On Demand alot for family night because with the work schedule it is hard to go to the theater.

  23. I’d love to see Epic. I’d have a party with all sorts of green, jungle-y decorations, a tropical punch,and maybe candy/gummy bugs.
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  24. Lisa Brown says:

    Gatsby would be great to rent and have an outdoor BBQ

  25. Tammy Shelton says:

    I would like to see the Great Gatsby again and serve Champagne & elegant snacks.

  26. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d probably rent Epic since my grandson went to see it and enjoyed it so much When he finds a movie he likes, he enjoys watching it many times. I would leave the party to my daughter which he would probably just have his friends or cousins over to watch with a sleepover

  27. I would like to rent Epic and have a movie party with my 3 grandchildren. I would make hot dogs, and macaroni salad. I would also have popcorn, juice and cupcakes. Fun napkins and cups would be the decorations.

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  28. Christine H. says:

    I’d like to see The great gatsby.. and I’d decorate to go with them movie theme and dress up.. and then probably get a bunch of snacks and pizza and all kinds of goodies lol.

  29. Jennifer B says:

    I would rent epic and have a fun party with banana splits and pizza

  30. I would like to see Oblivion, and would have a space themed party.

  31. I’d like to see Epic and I’d have a movie popcorn theme…maybe even rent a big popcorn popper! 🙂
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  32. We would watch Epic and have a taco party with family.
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  33. I’d like to see The Big Wedding!

    • I forgot to add that I would have wedding like appetizers and invite all my girlfriends over!

  34. April Yedinak says:

    I want to see Gatsby and I would like to have a 20’s costume party. For decorations I would like a lot of white and gold ribbons and balloons and large confetti. I would serve sparkling white grape juice in champagne glasses and fun hors d’oeuvres.

  35. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to rent 42 and have my friends over to watch it and have food you would have at a baseball game.

  36. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to see Gatsby and host a costume party to enjoy with friends and family. As for food, I would serve bite size cakes, sliders and chips with dips.

  37. Pain and gain and I would serve some hot and spicy foods.
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  38. Jessica To says:

    I want to see Identity Thief. I would have an ice cream party to go along with it since the end of summer is near!

  39. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would love to rent Haunting in Connecticut soon and I would love to do a halloween type of party with cool decorations

  40. Jessica Cox says:

    We want to see Epic and have a pizza party with ice cream sundaes

  41. Debra Hall says:

    i would like to see the big wedding

  42. I’d like to rent Lincoln and serve a full dinner of appetizers, pizza, and desert. It’s a long movie!

  43. Tabathia B says:

    I would rent start trek into darkness and offer up pretzels with mustard dip and mini croissants with sausages and meatballs

  44. world war z sounds like a fun time – I can find all kinds of halloween type recipes for goolish fun

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  46. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    Oblivion is on the list. It would just be hubby and me. We would have pizza and sodas.

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  47. I would pick Star Trek:Into The Darkness and After Earth and have a futuristic/space party.

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  49. Barbara Montag says:

    We’d watch Olympus has Fallen – Love Morgan Freeman.
    It would be fun to have a potluck & decorate with colorful balloons streamers and lanterns.
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  50. I’d like to see The Big Wedding. We’d probably start with a pizza night…then have popcorn and m&m”s while watching the movie.

  51. I want to see epic, I would have kids goodies at a party & theme cupcakes —

  52. June Lisle says:

    I would like to watch Olympus Has Fallen. The party would only be my husband and I for a date night. We would probably get some taco bell and pair it with the snacks in this prize. Then we would pig out while watching the movie.

  53. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would rent G.I. Joe and watch it with my grandchildren. We would have pizza and chips and dip with sodas or kool-aid.

  54. I would prefer to host a party with just my sweetie and I, but if I had to include others, I’d invite my brother and nephew along.

    I really want to see Gatsby even though I think seeing it on the bigger screen would have been amazing. Pain and Gain is second on my list.
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  55. We love sports in our home. So Jackie Robinson would be perfect. We’d have all American fare–like hot dogs and apple pie. Peanuts and cracker jacks would have to be on the menu.

  56. Mud – not sure about the theme, but can’t go wrong with a Matthew M. movie!

  57. I definitley want to see Gatsby and it’s such an easy theme party – who doesn’t love dressing for the roarin’ 20s?! I’d have glitzy and glamorous things and lots of food from the time period!


  58. sandy weinstein says:

    i used to go the movies alot, when i had access to newspaper rewards, but stopped taking the paper, i would like to see the big wedding and gatsby

  59. sandy weinstein says:

    forgot to add what theme i would use, i would use maybe a dog them, have my dog friends come over, w/ their dogs, the dogs could stay on the covered porch or inside and watch, have doggy snacks as well as peiople snacks, lite fair, diet or low cal, since most of my friends as am i are health conscious, have veggies and dips, popchips, pita sadwiches, flavored water or tea…

  60. I would love to watch White House Down. I would throw a movie watching party that features Jamie Foxx’s movies.

  61. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d rent IMAX: To The Arctic to watch with my kids. I would serve Sno-Caps and frozen treats like ice cream topped with gummy bears.

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  63. We would a slumber party with sleeping bags, pizza popcorn and watch Epic!

  64. Michele P says:

    Olympus has Fallen, red white blue theme… (red salsa, white corn tortilla chips and blue raspberry koolaid lol… )

  65. Wild Orchid says:

    I would love to see Epic. I would host a party for my son and all his buddies. We would have an ice cream sundae party and I would include tons of fun, brightly colored decorations to go along with the movie.

  66. steve weber says:

    I want to see Big Wedding.

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  67. We watch mostly child-friendly movies lately so Monsters University and Epic are on my wish lists. I’d love to have a taco bar movie party with popcorn, “crack” (caramel puff corn), and maybe some savory crackers and cheese for something different. I’m not much for decorating for parties.

  68. I would like to rent “The Big Wedding” and have a wedding shower theme party with easy appetizers or an engagement type party with a buffet of Italian dishes (a family favorite), thanks!

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  70. I want to see Great Gatsby. I would have over the top decorations and have people come in old time outfits.

  71. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    Gatsby and we would have a 20s themed party!

  72. Sherry Fowler says:

    cant wait to see Grownups 2; we would have an 80;s party with candy and foods from our teen years and watch the movie and reminisce about the good ole days

  73. I really want to see Gatsby. I would have chicken fingers, veggie tray, and popcorn.
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