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A Guide to Hosting A Themed Movie Marathon

There are many activities that you can consider if you want to spend time with good friends. If it is your time to host togetherness, you should consider one thing – themed movie marathon. Here are some things that you need to consider when hosting a themed movie marathon:

Select a theme
The first thing that you should consider is to select a theme. Selecting a theme is important as it can serve as the foundation of the whole activity. You can start by selecting a specific director or studio. If in this case, you want to watch anime, you should consider Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli is one of the most famous animation studios not only in Japan but also around the world. It is home to animated films like My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away.

If you want the classics, you should kick off the activity with My Neighbor Totoro, which was released in 1988. Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed the film. It received many accolades like Blue Ribbon Award, Mainichi Film, Kinema Junpo Award, and Animage Anime Grand Prix.

The story follows two daughters of a professor. The family moved to get closer to their mother while receiving treatment in a nearby hospital. The youngest daughter, Mei followed two small spirits that lead her through a large camphor tree where she met and befriended a big Totoro – a spirit of the forest. The story is simple and very childlike but it is moving. It shows a doorway to the joys and terrors of childhood – which everyone can relate to.

Themed Movie Marathon

Schedule breaks
Watching movies can be captivating that you forget to do other things. It is crucial that you schedule break to ensure that all needs are catered. Schedule washroom break and snacking. If you decide to recap the important movie points, you should allot time and ensure that everything is covered before moving to another film. If the team needs to change outfits, allot time for this as well.

Set up camp
It would be easy if you ask the help of other people when you set up camp. This means you have to decorate the lounge area according to the chosen theme. It will be fun. As a host, you have to ensure that you give appropriate seating for everyone’s comfort. Comfort is crucial to ensure the best viewing experience.

Prepare snacks and other food
If you are not sure about your cooking skills, you can always order delivery. While you are at it, the snacks or food should also match your chosen theme. Since you decided to watch Japanese animated films, why not consider traditional Japanese snacks or meals.

Decide the drinks
After considering the snacks and other food, it is time to think about the drinks. Aside from non-alcoholic drinks (like sodas, water, and juices), you can consider alcoholic ones. If you are interested in alcohol-based drinks, you should ensure that you have the right ingredients for the perfect concoction. You can even name the drink according to the theme of the movie marathon.