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We have a lot of November birthdays on my husband’s side of the family so this past weekend we got together to celebrate them all on one night. Since most of us were also going to spend the night at my in-laws house, what better time than to make it the Ultimate Adult Movie Night once the kids went to bed. So off we went to Walmart to gather supplies and find a movie that maybe we hadn’t seen in a while. Forrest Gump was the perfect movie. We all loved it when it came out 20 years ago, man has it been that long…, and we were able to find it in a $5 bin.
Of course if you are going to have the ultimate movie night, movie butter popcorn from Orville Redenbacker’s and M&M’s® are a must! We had a thought while in the store to make a popcorn snack bar that night. We got some nuts, other candies, dried cranberries, marshmallows to go along with the movie butter popcorn and M&M’s®. I had some treat boxes that looked just like popcorn boxes from my baking supplies that were the perfect size for everyone to make their own snack box.
To set up the Orville Redenbacker’s popcorn snack bar, I popped several bags of the movie butter and sweet & salty varieties of the popcorn. Put all the candies and nuts in dishes. Since we were going to watching Forrest Gump, I printed off some scenes with quotes from the movie. The perfect one was “Life is like a box of chocolates. you never what your going to get.” It fit perfectly with the movie theater boxes of M&M’s®.
Everyone was able to make their very own box with lots of popcorn and candies in whatever amounts they wanted. Some had nuts and dried fruit, some went with popcorn only, and some had a bit of everything in their boxes. This way they got a little salty and a little sweet treats.
- Orville Redenbacker’s Popcorn- Several Pop Up Bags in you favorite flavor
- Mixed Nuts
- Dried Fruits
- Other Candies
- The best part about this recipe is that everyone can make their own. The popcorn pops up to be its own bag so you don’t have to put it in a separate bowl. Have some sort of treat boxes out. Then just let everyone layer their own popcorn snack blend. Lots of sweet and a little salty. Or lots of salty and a little sweet. Easy peasy 🙂
Best part about it all is that we were able to have a fun and fabulous ultimate adult movie night that was affordable. Right now Walmart has huge bins with movies at just $5. These bins are supposed to be in select stores until 11/24, just in time to host your own movie night after Thanksgiving dinner. I was able to find the bin near the Electronics area. We bought a few more since they were such a great price to have for future movie nights.
What items would you put out for your popcorn snack bar? I would love some more ideas for my next party 🙂 Here is a list of stores that are participating in this promotion.