Family Beach Movie Night

We’ve been having a spell of rain here lately, but that didn’t stop us from having a FUN family beach-themed movie night!  If we couldn’t get to the beach, we decided we could find a few ways to bring the beach to us. The kids had SO much FUN with this and it was really quick and easy to set up!!


Here are 10 Beach-themed Family Movie Night Ideas:

1. Wear bathing suits.

2. Toss around an inflatable beach ball.

3. Play freeze tag with surfin’ music.

4. Wear sunglasses.

5. Set up beach towels, folding chairs, or beach mats for sitting.

6. Make your own beach snack mix — with dried mango, banana chips, dried cranberries, yogurt-covered raisins, shredded coconut, dried pineapple, cashews and/or almonds. Yum!


7. Put on your flip-flops.

8. Open up a beach umbrella.

9. Craft up a big paper sun and hang it from the ceiling.

10. Don’t forget to make plenty of popcorn!

Here’s a little video with a sneak peek into our family movie night!

You might also be interested to know that the Disney channel is premiering Teen Beach Movie, a new family-friendly Disney original movie scheduled to air Friday, July 19th at 8pm EST/7pm Central! Special thanks to the Disney channel for providing us with plenty of beach-themed goodies.


  1. Great ideas! You could serve up that beachy trail mix in a cute little sand bucket too! At my bridal shower my friends served up “sand” in a bucket. It was vanilla pudding with crushed Nilla wafers on top. Before Beach Teen Movie comes out, you could watch Lilo and Stitch. That takes place in Hawaii and there are lots of beach scenes. I think the Disney Channel recently had it on. My boys just saw it for the first time and loved it.

  2. A beach-themed movie night on a rainy day? Brilliant! I think families should let loose and do something silly together like this every so often. I’d never have thought of something quite like this though. Something even crazier would be to have an entire room with a beach theme for such occasions as rainy days, complete with sand and all. I can see that being more of a hassle than anything else, however.. Oh well, putting up beach chairs and umbrellas in the living room will have to do.