So, you’ve always wanted to host a movie night but even with that old flatscreen TV hanging on the wall, you just didn’t get a good enough picture to be enthusiastic about inviting friends and family. Now that you’ve got that new 55” Smart TV, you can purchase and download that new release to your computer and stream it to your television. It’s finally time to host that super exciting movie night you’ve always dreamed of.
First a Word About Streaming to That Television
Before planning your movie night, it’s important to do a test run with your television. You have two options so either one will work. You can connect to your PC via an HDMI cable, or you can go wireless. The choice is yours and with your new PC with the latest Intel graphics, you will not experience lags and drops. You now have a top-of-the-line flat screen HD TV and a computer with supercharged integrated graphics, so the connection is your choice. In fact, why not read more about that graphics card to see exactly what we are talking about in terms of excellence in streaming capability.
Decide on a Night That Works for Everyone
Before sending out the invites, you will want to take stock of what nights your friends and family are available. It is no longer a 9-to-5 world so it is important to find one night that everyone can be available. Once you have that, consider how many people will fit comfortably in your living room or family room. It would be nice to have everyone there, but it may not be possible. Once you have your list, send out the invitations with an RSVP. This leaves room to add people if some won’t be available.
Dinner or Snacks Only?
Do you want to start the evening with a dinner party, or do you want an after-dinner movie night with snacks and drinks? Most people start with dinner because it is more comfortable to move everyone from the dining room to the living room that way. Actually, many people are simply too full after dinner to leave for a movie, so why not feed them and then feast their eyes on that new release you just downloaded?
Why Not Make It a Potluck?
One more suggestion that seems to go over well is having a potluck dinner. Some will bring appetizers, others meat, potatoes or veggies and others yet will bring desserts. It will be up to you to serve beverages and snacks for the movie. It works out well for everyone and there is nothing quite like sampling dishes everyone provides to bring people together.
You can have a super exciting movie night with just a little preparation, but don’t be surprised when upon leaving they all say, “Let’s do this again soon!” It may be that amazing dinner, but it just might be that television and movie streamed through that PC with graphics that never fail. Who can say?