Hocus Pocus Spooky Movie Night
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As the leaves change, and a chill creeps into the autumn air, it’s the perfect time to embrace the spooky season. What better way to celebrate than by having a Hocus Pocus-themed movie night at home? Hocus Pocus, the beloved Halloween classic, has been enchanting audiences for over two decades, making it a perfect choice for a cozy and fun night in. Get ready for an evening filled with magic, laughter, and the occasional jump scare. Grab your broomsticks and join us as we explore the art of brewing up fun on your very own Hocus Pocus Spooky Movie Night.
One of my favorite Halloween movies is Hocus Pocus (Halloweentown is a close second!) so I put together some fun ideas for a themed movie night at home.
Update: Hocus Pocus 2 was released on Disney+ on September 30, 2022. Make it a double feature!
Set the Scene for Your Hocus Pocus Spooky Movie Night
Before you dive into the world of the Sanderson sisters, it’s essential to create a bewitching atmosphere in your home. Here’s how:
Decorate: Transform your living room into a haunted hideaway with Halloween-themed decorations. Think pumpkins, cobwebs, black cats, and witches’ hats. Don’t forget the iconic black flame candle – there’s a DIY below!
Lighting: Dim the lights or opt for warm, cozy lighting to set the mood. You can even use flickering LED candles to add an eerie glow.
Soundtrack: Set the stage with a spooky soundtrack. You can find Halloween playlists on your favorite music streaming service, or even create your own with eerie tunes and sound effects.
DIY Hocus Pocus Black Flame Candle
A fun DIY project was to create “The Black Flame Candle” to add to our Halloween decorations. I picked up this black glass candle at the Dollar Tree and got out a sponge brush and Mod Podge to put this DIY together.
If you want to download the label I created to print out yourself and make your own candle, just add your email below and you’ll get the download in your inbox.
Sanderson Sisters’ Brew Cocktail Recipe
Every Hocus Pocus-themed night deserves its very own witch’s brew. Whip up some magical concoctions, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to satisfy your thirst.
Here is a fun cocktail recipe based off of a seasonal drink offered at Disney’s Pop Century Resort; Pop’s Potion. Beware this is sweet but really delicious!
Sanderson Sisters’ Brew Recipe
Add the following to a shaker cup with ice:
- 2 ounces Pineapple Juice
- 2 ounces Orange Juice
- 1 ounce of Coconut Rum
- 1 ounce of Melon Liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Blue Curacao Liqueur
- Splash of Sweetened Lime Juice
Pour into a glass, top with Sprite or 7 Up, and stir. I added a glow cube and some gummy worms.
Sanderson Sisters’ Brew Cocktail Recipe
- Shaker Cup
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 2 oz Orange Juice
- 1 oz Coconut Rum
- 1 oz Melon Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
- Sweetened Lime Juice Splash
- Add the pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut rum, melon liqueur, Blue Curacao, and a splash of sweetened lime juice to a shaker cup with ice.2 oz Pineapple Juice, 2 oz Orange Juice, 1 oz Coconut Rum, 1 oz Melon Liqueur, 1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur, Sweetened Lime Juice
- Shake and pour into a glass.
- Top with Sprite or 7 Up.
Hocus Pocus Spellbook Brownies
I am obsessed with these Spellbook Brownies! They turned out so cute and were SO easy to make. I baked a box mix of fudge brownies and decorated them with candy eyes and icing to resemble the Sanderson Sisters’ spellbook in the movie.
Dress Like the Sanderson Sisters
Make the night extra special by dressing up as your favorite characters from the movie. Whether you’re channeling Max, Dani, Binx the cat, or the Sanderson sisters themselves, costumes add a layer of fun to your Hocus Pocus movie night. Don’t forget to capture the memories with some themed photos!
Watch Hocus Pocus
Now that you’re all set, it’s time to start the movie. Ensure you have a cozy seating arrangement with plenty of blankets and pillows. As you watch, be sure to sing along with “I Put a Spell on You” and enjoy the comedic magic of the Sanderson sisters. You can stream Hocus Pocus on Disney+ or catch it on one of the many nights it airs on Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween.
Hosting a Hocus Pocus spooky movie night at home is a delightful way to embrace the Halloween season. Whether you’re sharing it with friends or enjoying a quiet evening by yourself, the enchanting world of the Sanderson sisters will cast a spell on you. So, gather your friends, brew some witch’s potions, and let the spooky fun begin. Just remember to keep an eye on the black flame candle and avoid any sinister curses. Happy haunting!