These super easy Hocus Pocus movie night ideas will really get you thinking, “is impressing these 10 year olds really that important?” Well, of course it is! You want to win sleep overs and movie nights and be the house that everyone talks about for years to come.
Because you are not like a regular mom. You’re a cool mom… or dad… or whatever.
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Easy Hocus Pocus Movie Night Ideas
Ready to spice up your Hocus Pocus movie night? Try these amazing ideas.
Play the “Virgin” drinking game
Like most drinking games, this one is really simple. Get some shots, beers, wine coolers, or whatever you like ready at the start of Hocus Pocus.
Take a drink (sip, gulp, whatever) every time someone in the movie says the word “virgin.” You are sure to get shit faced real fast. (Find out how many times they utter the word here.)
You can add to this game easily with additional rules, just make sure everyone knows them. Some additional thoughts for when to take a sip or gulp include:
- when Book blinks
- Max says Dani in an exasperated, older brother tone
- someone mentions Hocus Pocus
- someone says Sanderson Sisters
- Sarah flirts with someone
Disclaimer: Not responsible for your poor drinking decisions, alcohol poisoning, or any unwanted pregnancies associated with your over drinking. Consuming a full beverage with each utterance of “virgin” will vastly exceed the recommended drinking amounts and likely qualify as binge drinking.
Mix up some Halloween inspired drinks
Whether you decide to play the Virgin drinking game is up to you (it’s just alcohol poisoning, no biggie), you may want to make some Halloween inspired drinks to serve yourself or your guests. Unless they are 10 year old kids. That’s frowned upon.
Prefer apple cider? You should try this Apple Cider Martini.
If you are not in the mood for alcohol or entertaining minors, you can always follow this recipe for apple cider. It has three options so you can choose whichever you prefer. You can serve this to your younger guests since it does not contain any alcohol.
For added fun, serve your drinks from a cauldron, in tiny cauldrons, or this Hocus Pocus color changing mug with spoon. To fully embrace your cool self, you can also call your drinks “life potion.”
You can get away with it. Remember. You’re a cool mom… or dad… or whatever.
Don’t forget the food
Drinks are one thing. You don’t need alcohol to have a good time, right prudes?
But if you try to have a Hocus Pocus viewing party without food, you’re a sadist. I mean, a lot of people already think your a satanist watching Hocus Pocus, so you really don’t want to add another notch against you.
Sure, you can get popcorn, pizza, and such, but what you really need to do to win a Hocus Pocus movie night is make your own damn treats. Sure, it’s more work, but your guests will probably barely notice, which will mean the world to you.
You’ll just get a smug sense of satisfaction that you served something themed for your little get together. Some recipe ideas you can try:
- Brownie Graveyard – Be sure to add Emily Binx and William “Billy” Butcherson head stones for authentic Hocus Pocus action. You could also name it Old Burial Hill Cemetery after the one in the movie. This is a very easy recipe that requires very little baking skills, so even you can’t screw it up.
- Halloween Chex Mix – A great blend of sweet and salty, this mix will add a touch of Halloween to the Hocus Pocus viewing party.
- Hocus Pocus Spellbook Brownies – An easy brownie decorating project that I’m sure you can screw up without trying. It uses boxed brownies and requires almost no baking skills. Of course, if you burn water, you will want to avoid any baking whatsoever.
- Witches Hair Pasta – An easy spaghetti dish that will certainly get you in the mood for watching 3 witches terrorize Salem.
- Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House – You can easily convert this into a Sanderson Sister’s house if you have an ounce of creativity. If you don’t, well, good luck.
Don’t forget the décor
Probably the most obvious of all the Hocus Pocus movie night ideas, decorating your house with Hocus Pocus paraphernalia is incredibly easy these days. Literally every craft store and online seller, like Amazon, hocks Hocus Pocus plates, banners, cups, and such.
And don’t forget to get t-shirts, sweatshirts, or other wearable crap.
You can literally make your house throw up Hocus Pocus as long as you have the budget for it. Hell, you could just add to your debt. You know you want to.*
*Not sound financial advice.
Borrow a black cat
Of all the Hocus Pocus movie night ideas, this one is guaranteed to make you the cool mom… or dad… or whatever. All you have to do is borrow a black cat from a friend or hell pick up that stray down the street for even more authentic Hocus Pocus black cat action.
For added fun, you can attach a small blue tooth speaker to its collar and stream random Thackery Binx lines to it like, “Bad,” “Nice going MAX,” and “Hot cat hot cat!”
Don’t let your kids in on it so they think they actually discovered Binx roaming around their house or yard. It’ll take years of therapy to get over, but at least you’ll die laughing at their exaggerated antics.
Disclaimer: Not responsible if you decide to pick up a stray cat and bring it home. That stupid decision is on you.
Dress up as a character
Who doesn’t like watching a movie at home in full costume? Well, if that describes you, then I suggest you have everyone coming dress up as a Sanderson sister or other character from Hocus Pocus.
Not sure who else to dress as? Check out this complete list of Hocus Pocus characters for inspiration. I suggest dressing as ICE or Jay, but you could pick just about anyone.
Have other Hocus Pocus movie night ideas? Let me know in the comments. Don’t worry, they can’t possibly be worse than finding a stray cat to reenact Thackery Binx. Can they?
Want more Hocus Pocus content?
Whether you just have more time as your finishing your crap, need more distractions from work, or just want to impress your friends with your Hocus Pocus knowledge, then you need to check out these posts:
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- Hocus Pocus Trivia
- Hocus Pocus Characters