5 Tips for Hosting a Girl’s Night Out at the Movies + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
May 31, 2015


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I love to go to the movies! In fact, I’ve loved going to the movies for as long as I can remember. Whether it’s going with all our kids or just my husband or with the girls for a girl’s night out, going to the movies is what my best friend calls “being in my happy place.” Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Fandango and host a Girls Night Out at the movies to see “Pitch Perfect 2.” It was so much fun and “Pitch Perfect 2” was such a great movie! Planning our Girl’s Night Out at the movies took some planning, so I thought I would share my experience on The Mommy-Files.

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Here are my 5 Tips for Hosting a Girl’s Night Out at the Movies!

1 – Pick a movie, as well as the date, time, location and meeting point for your Girl’s Night Out at the Movies. Fandango makes it really easy to figure out when you want to see your movie. I chose a day during the week that wasn’t too busy (at least in our household) and then a time that would allow everyone to feed their families before heading out to Girl’s Night Out.

2 – Once you have the date, send out the invites and collect the RSVPs. I created an Event on Facebook and invited all my girlfriends to the Girl’s Night Out at the Movies. I also gave them a deadline to confirm they were going so I had a firm headcount. I messaged or texted anyone who hadn’t yet responded (ya know…sometimes people don’t see the Event invites on Facebook).

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3 – Once you have firm RSVPs, purchase your tickets through Fandango for guaranteed seats at the movie. I love how easy and quick it is to purchase tickets through Fandango! I was able to purchase a large quantity of tickets with no issue at all. Keep in mind that there is a maximum of 10 tickets you can purchase at a time, so if buying a large quantity, you may need to do a few transactions. After I purchased the tickets, I received confirmations from Fandango of my purchase and a barcode I could print out for them to scan at the movie theater. Since there were multiple transactions, I opted to go with the paper method instead of the bar code on the phone method. 

4 – Meet up at least 45 minutes before the movie showtime. It’s good to meet up this early so there is plenty of time to buy your movie snacks and grab a good seat in the theater. You’ll want to meet even earlier if your movie is playing on opening weekend and you have a large group.

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5 – Swag is always good! Thanks to Fandango, everyone in our group enjoyed popcorn, candy or soda at the movies. Plus, the awesome Fandango team sent over some fun swag for everyone! You can do swag as simple as some candy bars or for this movie, mini flashlights would be a great idea (you’ll understand why once you see the movie).

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Like I said earlier, I loved the movie, “Pitch Perfect 2!” We actually had a whole row of seats for our group. I wish I could have seen the looks on everyone’s faces as our large group entered the movie theater, but it was dark. I wasn’t sure how “Pitch Perfect 2” would be (you know how sequels can be sometimes), but it was better than I thought it would be!

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“Pitch Perfect 2” was released in movie theaters all over the country on May 15th, 2015. “Pitch Perfect 2” is directed by Elizabeth Banks and stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld. In this sequel to “Pitch Perfect,” the collegiate a cappella group (the Barden Bellas) enter an international competition, but are told it will be impossible for them to win because they are from the U.S. The girls refuse to give up and vow to be the first Americans to take home the top prize. Their performance at the competition is outstanding and will give you goosebumps…heck, it may even make you cry (at least it did for me)!


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive $100 in Fandango Gift Cards!!!

Have you seen Pitch Perfect 2? Who would you take with you for a Girl’s Night Out at the movies?


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

63 Responses to “5 Tips for Hosting a Girl’s Night Out at the Movies + Giveaway”

  1. Kristin G says:

    I would take my sister and mom to see it. We all love Pitch Perfect!

  2. Hollie Jahnke says:

    I would take my husband.

  3. shelly peterson says:

    I would take my daughter to see this movie

  4. Kristen says:

    I’d take my friend who didn’t say “ARE you going to see PP?”, but rather “WHEN are you going?!” LOL

  5. HS says:

    I would take my kids to see Pitch Perfect 2 at the movies!

  6. ReggieMann says:

    I would take my sister and my niece

  7. Mami2jcn says:

    I would take my friends.

  8. Nancy says:

    I’d take my husband to see the movie.

  9. Janice F. says:

    I would take a group of exchange students. I have had many who loved the first Pitch Perfect and love singing.

  10. Elena says:

    I would take my friend

  11. sandra says:

    some girlfriends

  12. vickie Couturier says:

    my 15 yr old grandaughter

  13. Rust says:

    I’d like to see it with my daughter.

  14. caroline schaffer says:

    My daughter would love all the singing

  15. D Schmidt says:

    I would take my Husband to see the movie.

  16. Patti Hess says:

    I would take my daughter to see it!

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  17. Margot C says:

    I would take my niece who loves to sing!

  18. Cheryl says:

    I would take my best friend to see Pitch Perfect 2 at the movies.

  19. Gina M says:

    I would love to go see this with one of my best friends! We are going to plan on it sometime this month.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  20. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would take my GF to see it.

  21. Kelly D says:

    I would take my mom to see this.

  22. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would take my friends!

  23. steve weber says:

    I saw a sneak preview of this movie before it was released.. I took my GF and we loved it.

  24. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    I would love to take my sister and my mom to see this movie. We haven’t had a night out together in a while so this would be nice.

  25. Kim Henrichs says:

    I would take my friend Maricella. She loves the first one!!

  26. Natalie says:

    I would take a bunch of my coworkers to see this movie.

  27. LAmusing says:

    I’d take my mom!

  28. Tara says:

    I would take my friend!

  29. Sarah says:

    I would take my sister. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! πŸ™‚

  30. Jeanna says:

    I’d love to take my friends and our daughters to see this!

  31. Ellen Casper says:

    I would take mu husband with me

  32. Lauren says:

    I would go with my sisters.

  33. Tabathia B says:

    I would take my three older daughters who loved the first movie

  34. Birdiebee says:

    I would love to see this movie with my BFF.

  35. Terra Heck says:

    I’d take my 21 yoa daughter and 20 yoa step-daughter to watch it with me. Thanks.

  36. Stacey b says:

    My Mom is coming to visit soon and ‘d go to see it with her.

  37. Daniel M says:

    I would take my gf

  38. s.w. says:

    I would take one of my best friends

  39. Erika W. says:

    I would take my daughter and her friends to see Pitch Perfect 2!

  40. Ellie Wright says:

    My husband and I would go see this.

  41. My wife just saw it today but I know she’d see it again.

  42. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would love to take my mom and sister to see this!

  43. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to take my mom sister in law and my friend with me to see it!

  44. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would take my two daughters with me to see the movie Perfect Pitch 2.
    Whenever we go to the movies together we have a great time and this would be the perfect move to see.

  45. Devon F says:

    I would make my husband go see it with me πŸ™‚

  46. Nannypanpan says:

    Id take my niece

  47. Tamra H says:

    I’d take my BFF πŸ™‚

  48. Leela says:

    I’d take my kids.

  49. Trisha Burgess says:

    I took my bestest friend to go see it!!

  50. Becca says:

    I would like to take my mom. I think she would enjoy it.

  51. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I’d take my mom to see Pitch Perfect 2 with me.

  52. mrsshukra says:

    My daughter would enjoy this!

  53. Elle P. says:

    I would take a friend with me to see this movie.

  54. Annmarie W. says:

    I would definitely take my daughter, since she’s the one who introduced me to the first Pitch Perfect movie!

  55. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’d take my sister to see it!

  56. Deanna says:

    I would take my daughters to see Pitch Perfect 2 (even though my one daughter has already seen it). πŸ˜‰

  57. Deanna says:

    I commented on the I Am Back….And Married!!! post (Deanna).

  58. Tammy Shelton says:

    My daughter and I will be seeing it.

  59. Norma says:

    I’d take my daughter!

  60. Amanda Whitley says:

    i would take my mom with me.

  61. I would love to take my friends that go with me to BOE meetings and more throughout the school year. Thanks for the fun.

  62. ken ohl says:

    love to take my wife to this movie. thankyou, ken

  63. Lily Kwan says:

    I would take my friend.

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