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Published On: Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015

Host Home Movie Parties & Get Paid: Hints For Your Home Theater

Everyone can appreciate a proper movie party, but we don’t all have the appropriate equipment or setting to host such a gathering. If you are one of the more fortunate people to already have all of the necessary components to host a movie party, then you should do so. Make a little money while you’re at it.

It may sound like a selfish concept to profit from your neighbors, but it’s not really. Look at it this way. The average movie ticket costs at least ten to twelve dollars. You would only have to charge five per person if you play your cards right and budget properly for supplies. You are creating an opportunity for family entertainment meshed with the comforts of home. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.

Concessions

A movie without popcorn is like Batman without Robin. It could work, but it’s just not right!  For budgeting purposes, you should purchase bags of kernel popcorn, and go through the manual process of popping. A little extra elbow grease will help you save money, and it tastes better too!

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Now for the candy plan. Again, buy in bulk. Measure out a cup of mixed candy, and pass out bags at the door. Make sure you have allergen safe candy bags for the movie patrons with peanut allergies. You don’t want anyone getting hurt. This is a fun only environment!

When it comes to drinks, require your neighbors to provide their own. You never know what people will want, and this leaves room for the adults to bring their own alcoholic beverages. It also saves you money.

Seating & Security

Seating arrangements depend on whether you choose to have the gathering inside or outside. Outside would be preferable, because it will keep your house from being wrecked. A lot of traffic throughout your home will only call for more clean up afterwards. Let’s assume you choose to host the movie screening outside.

Instruct your party goers to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs, and your seating problem is solved. At no extra cost to you, your neighbors will have a small part of their own home in the comfort of your cozy back yard. Who could ask for anything more?

Payment For Services

Okay, there’s one thing you need to remember. This isn’t a get rich quick project. You are simply hosting a comfortable movie setting for friends and family in your neighborhood. Charge a flat rate at the door, and give the popcorn and candy out for free. You’re already requiring payment for a non formal social gathering, don’t insult your friends by charging them over and over again.

Guest Author: Lolita Di

 

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