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We love a family movie night!
We try to schedule one every weekend, because it’s one of the many fun ways we bond and make memories together.
For us, family movie night is all about dedicated together time. We turn off our phones and video games, snuggle on the couch together with a bucket of popcorn and tune in for a movie we can all enjoy.
Last weekend’s flick was The Boxtrolls, the fantastical Oscar-nominated animated film that is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. We were definitely looking forward to this one because it gave us an excuse to talk in British accents! Plus, the animation is amazing!
If you read my blog regularly, you know I love to throw a party and to make special themed treats and decorations.
When I have time, I love to treat family movie night as a celebration, too. After all, who deserves my hospitality more than my family?
When I was at Walmart buying the movie, I also picked up the ingredients and other supplies to make a “buggy” popcorn snack mix, featuring Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn and some of our favorite movie candy.
I won’t spoil the movie, if you haven’t seen it. But one of the peculiar things about The Boxtrolls is their diet. They love bugs!
To make our much more edible version of their favorite food, I popped a couple of bags of Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn and mixed in raisins, gummy worms and other candies that looked like creeply crawlies. (We used chocolate Turtles, Goobers and Junior Mints, but really any candy will do. A lot of them look like bugs!)
Especially if you serve your snack mix in these cute and easy-to-make bags, inspired by The Boxtrolls.
To make them, I used brown paper lunch boxes and printed these free printables from The Boxtrolls onto full-sheet adhesive labels.
You will have to size the images to fit on your bags, but that’s easy to do with photo editing software or word processing software, which is what I used. You could also have the labels printed to any size at a copy shop. And if you don’t have adhesive labels, just print them out on regular paper, cut out and use doublestick tape to attach to the bags.
Once I added the labels, I trimmed the bags and folded them down a few turns at the top.
So cute. But better than that, yummy! Who doesn’t love popcorn and movie candy?
Planning your own family movie night? You can get The Boxtrolls DVD and Pop Secret 10-count Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn or Pop Secret 10-count Home-Style Popcorn at Walmart, while supplies last.