How to Use Your Home Theater During Your Holiday Get Together
Celebrating the holidays should be filled with joy and happiness, but even the most loving family can run into difficulties without some structured activities to fall back on. A home theater is a perfect way to provide age-appropriate entertainment for everyone this holiday season. Check out how your home theater can be used to save the day when things get stressful or to add depth to your family's holiday experience.
Children. Holidays can be stressful for children. The excitement of anticipated holiday gifts and visits from Santa isn't easy for little ones to manage on their own. But you can help them out with age-appropriate movies and holiday shows. Settle them into your home theater and pop in a classic holiday movie like The Polar Express or The Santa Clause to keep them entertained and relaxed while the adults socialize at your grown-up party or to calm them all down before heading off to bed.
Adults. Kids aren't the only ones who get stressed during the holidays. Adults can feel the burn too. As the host to a holiday gathering, you can do your part to help your friends unwind for a few hours. Plan to enjoy a holiday movie after dinner where the adults are free to relax and enjoy being together. If you are feeling a bit nostalgic, pop in Miracle on 34th Street or It's a Wonderful Life to unwind and embrace the magical spirit of the holidays.
Watching movies in your home theater is sure to be a special treat for your guests, so why not make it the life of the party. Plan a theater night with the sole purpose of entertaining your guests. Follow these tips for hosting a holiday gathering that centers around your home theater.
- Decide whether to invite families or only adult couples.
- Get a head count so you can prepare the right amount of food.
- Keep the menu simple. Snacks and drinks are certainly in order but don't feel like you need to provide a meal.
- Choose a movie that appeals to everyone. You could even ask guests to vote on several choices.
- Be clear on expectations. If you have home theater rules, share them at the beginning of the evening.
Host a Children's Day
Everyone knows that nearly all parents struggle to get everything done before the holidays. If you are feeling in a generous mood, why not host a kid's day in your home theater? Here's what you'll need to do to pull it off:
- Allow your children to invite friends and neighbors, or invite nieces, nephews and grandkids to spend the afternoon.
- Keep the guest list manageable. More than ten kids per adult can quickly get out of hand.
- Set specific times for drop off and pick up.
- Explain expectations clearly.
- Provide a variety of holiday movies like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas.
- Provide kid-friendly snacks and beverages.
If you don't have a home theater yet, what are you waiting for? Contact us today at Atlanta Home Theater to find out how we can transform unused space into a home theater you'll be proud of.