Fun & Delicious Popcorn Treats + Family Movie Night Suggestions!

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Family/ food/ Roundup

funanddeliciouspoprcornOur family LOVES having movie nights. We do them weekly, and in the summer often twice a week! We love grabbing all our blankets and pillows and cramming all on the floor in the living room, snuggled up watching a movie good for the whole family!

It’s hard to make bowls of popcorn because usually with my kids, they end up all over the place! So, what I’ve started to do is instead of just plain ol’ popcorn in bowls – I make it fun. I find cool recipes to try, add candy, add chocolate – it’s a movie, who wants to egg carrots during a movie? (okay, so my kids probably would but when we want a treat, we don’t want carrots!)

Why do I do this? How is it any less of a mess? Well, the more awesome it looks and tastes the less likely they’ll let any hit anywhere but their mouth! So far? It’s been working! 

So here is a great round up of some of the best, AMAZING, delicious and fun treats to make during movie night! Too bad the movie theaters don’t prepare this kind of awesome  –  thankfully there are amazing bloggers out there who do! I’m not even kidding if you click on these links your taste buds will be screaming!

1. Bunny Tails Popcorn Mix
2. Bacon Caramel Popcorn
3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn
4. Lucky Charms Popcorn With White Chocolate
5. Microwave Marshmallow Caramel Corn
6. Gooey M&Ms Almond Popcorn
7. Sweet Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
8. Brown Sugar Sticky Bun Popcorn
9. Cookie and Cream Popcorn
10. Pinecone Popcorn Balls
11. Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
12. Sea-Salted Sorghum Pecan Popcorn Balls
13. Pumpkin Spice Popcorn With White Choc Drizzle
14. Indian Corn Popcorn “Pop”sicles
15. Copy Cat Cracker Jacks Popcorn

What would movie night be without movies? Here are a few titles my family just LOVES to watch together for our movie nights. Of course, we always check out the new releases too but these are some goodies we ALWAYS go back to when there’s nothing new to catch!

familymovie1. Hotel for Dogs
2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3. A Turtle’s Tale One & Two
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5. Free Willy
6. Dolphin Tale One & Two
7. Happy Feet
8. Mars Needs Moms
9. Up
10. Ant Bully
11. Finding Nemo
12. Bee Movie

As you can see most (if not all) of these are not only great family movies but they also have really great messages in them. I try to limit screen time, but when it comes to movie night I try to pick movies that will not only be entertaining but also teach my kids something while we watch. Bullying, Empathy, Compassion, Caring, and I’m sure there’s a few I’m missing are important to me when picking a movie. Sure, we sometimes watch movies like Alvin and the Chipmunks and Spiderman – but if you pay attention to a lot of movies, most have a small message too even if they aren’t as apparent as some!

We love movies! But like I said I do limit screen time so we try to watch 1 movie a week until summer when we attempt for 2 depending on how days go. My kids can only watch certain tv shows, and for only a few hours a week. I’m more into the whole crafts, get outside, lets play type of stuff during the summer!

Winter/Fall/Spring it changes a bit, but we always make time for extra family time, and movie time is one of our fave ways spent some extra time as a family (we also go for walks, go to the park, dance, bake, etc)!

What are your favorite things to do as a family?

91 Comments

  • Reply Dawn April 20, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Best, Post. Ever! This is the ultimate popcorn post! All of these look amazingly delicious. Thanks!

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle April 20, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Thanks so much for sharing these! I’ve got to get some bacon caramel popcorn in my life immediately! Yum!

    • Reply Theresa April 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      How can you resist any thing with bacon? Sounds amazing!

  • Reply Jaime April 20, 2015 at 10:03 am

    My son insists on popcorn weekly. He’d want it daily if I allowed him to eat it all the time. These are fun recipes I’ll have to try soon!

    • Reply Terry April 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      We don’t have popcorn often, but if I made it tasty like these, I bet we would eat it more.

  • Reply Lesley April 20, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Very cute popcorn treats! I love the color combinations you’ve done here. I could come up with some great matching theme ideas.

  • Reply Kecia April 20, 2015 at 11:37 am

    We have movie nights often too. We usually just do regular popcorn, but now I want to try that Lucky Charms Popcorn. And the Cookie and Cream popcorn…okay, I’d give them all a try!

  • Reply Maria April 20, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Yum!! I have to try a few of these with my family on our next movie night.

  • Reply Christie April 20, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Movie night is a big deal in our house! We love having popcorn and family movie watching!

  • Reply Terry April 20, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I am seriously going to do a movie night with our Grandson when he comes to stay all night for the summer. This will be the first time he has ever stayed anywhere all night and I want to keep him busy so he doens’t miss his mom too much.

  • Reply {Erica}EverythingMomandBaby April 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I love popcorn treats! Great suggestions on adding more to it.

  • Reply Amanda O. April 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Our family loves movie nights too, but we always just have regular popcorn. I’ll bet my kids would love these varieties!

    • Reply Dawn April 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      We usually just have regular popcorn too! A fun kind such as this would be tasty.

  • Reply Jessica Harlow April 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Dressing up boring old popcorn is a great idea for movie night! I think we’ll have to try the Gooey M&Ms Almond Popcorn soon! We love M&Ms!

  • Reply Mama to 5 BLessings April 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Great recipes. I just made my kids Chocolate Cookie Popcorn while we watched the new Paddington movie!

  • Reply Rosey April 20, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I agree, if it looks tasty the kids will eat it. I’m headed over now to check out the Pinecone Popcorn Balls. :)

  • Reply Olivia Schwab April 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Family movie nights are always the best! I love the different popcorn ideas too! Such a great roundup!

    • Reply Terry April 20, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      We made some popcorn tonight while we were watching a movie with Kevin bacon in it.

  • Reply Pam April 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    We love family movie night. We usually watch Disney movies and have tasty snacks.

  • Reply lisa April 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    We love popcorn in our house. These different kinds look so good I will have to make them to switch it up for movie night!

  • Reply AJ @ NutriFitMama April 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    We love popcorn over here. There are so many ways to make it “fancy” and more “fun”- I love it!

    • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      I agree! I think adding all the flavors makes the popcorn more fun too!

  • Reply Terri Ramsey Beavers April 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Aweee man that popcorn looks so delicious and I love all of the goodies you added to it.

  • Reply Raijean April 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I love this, my son would go crazy if I did this at his birthday party. I think I’ve found my theme.

  • Reply Dee April 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Wow!! Who knew popcorn could have so many options?!?

  • Reply aimee fauci April 20, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Those popcorn treats look amazing! We have recently started doing family game night. My kids are finally old enough.

  • Reply Liz Mays April 20, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    These are so cool! There’s so much you can do with popcorn. Pumpkin spice popcorn would be fun to try!

  • Reply Kristen April 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    ALl of these recipes seriously sound good. I can’t decide which one I want to try first.

  • Reply Melissa Pezza April 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Pumpkin spice popcorn sounds like just about the most delicious thing ever conceived. Thanks for this collection.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose April 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I love popcorn but I am not creative with it. I bet my kids would like some of these flavored ones, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Mama to 5 BLessings April 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    What fun ways to eat popcorn. My kids would love these recipes!

  • Reply Demetra @SweetSavant April 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Sea-Salted Sorghum Pecan Popcorn Balls sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try that. We love a good movie night at our house too. We haven’t seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles yet. I’ll have to add that to the list.

  • Reply The Mid-Atlantic Foodie April 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Our favorite thing to do as a family is travel and attend baseball games, which also includes eating popcorn! These treats look wonderful and I can’t choose a favorite. I love them all!!!

  • Reply Tiffany Cutcliff April 20, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing these yummy ideas! I love popcorn! What a great post!

  • Reply Diana Villa April 20, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Such a wonderful movie treats! Thanks you so much for popcorn recipe :D

  • Reply Becky | The Cookie Rookie April 20, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Love this roundup!!! Perfect for movie night!

  • Reply Catherine S April 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    These all sound really good . They would all be good for our game night. I would love to try the Bacon Caramel Popcorn.

  • Reply Cassie April 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    What a great roundup of movie night snacks. And you have a great list of films there. We especially love Up!

  • Reply R U S S April 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This is a great list that you’ve put together. I’ve checked some and the Marshmallow Popcorn + Cookie and Cream are my favorites. All these are perfect for, well, a popcorn party – something that the entire family will enjoy.

  • Reply Alli April 20, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I can’t watch a movie without popcorn. I have to confess that I usually eat it plain, but I will be changing that ASAP. Yum!!

  • Reply Maureen Campaiola April 20, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Wow these look so yummy and delicious. Great alternative to just plain popcorrn

  • Reply Marcie W. April 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Popcorn is one of my vices, especially when it is all fancy and delicious like these creative treats. We really enjoy family movie night and also shoot for one a week.

  • Reply Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly April 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    No kids, but I like having horror movie marathons, especially when I am home sick! :-)

  • Reply Digna April 20, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Mmmmm, these look tasty. My son will love them too. He is a real popcorn afficienado. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply lisa @bitesforbabies April 20, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Wow! So many delicious flavours. I visited a popcorn store in Atlanta last year (can’t remember the name) and they had something like 100 flavours!! Some of them were so strange but tasted delicious!

  • Reply Erin April 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Wow this looks awesome! My kids are huge popcorn fans and these look like delicious recipes! Thank you!

  • Reply paula schuck April 20, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Some of that popcorn looks amazing! I like the Easter bunny one. My kids would love most of these. My kids and I love to do fun sports thing together.

  • Reply Theresa April 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I always look forward to movie night! We usually make our own Jackson Pollock popcorn (chocolate and caramel drizzled on top) or toss in some candies for a quick sweet/salty combo.

  • Reply toughcookiemommy April 20, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    These popcorn treats are perfect for family movie night. I personally love caramel popcorn even though I can’t always eat it because it’s so sweet.

  • Reply celebbabylaundry April 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    This is so creative and looks super yummy, what great ideas; it’s nice to spice up the original popcorn and give it a whole different feel!

  • Reply Nancy April 20, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I can have popcorn any day of the week and I’ll never get sick of it. But there’s one rule. Nothing can be added to it! Lol I’m so picky.I can’t have anything on my popcorn but the natural butter/salt mixture.

  • Reply coolchillmom April 20, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    this is a superb round up! I am eye that bacon popcorn all the way to the bank!

  • Reply M from The Stay-at-Home Life April 20, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I need to try some of these for our next family movie night!

  • Reply vidya sudarsan April 21, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Popcorn is one of our favorite snacks in my home! I’m going try some of these awesome treats! thanks for sharing..

  • Reply Alison April 21, 2015 at 12:43 am

    We love movie nights and I absolutely adore some of these popcorn treats! I definitely need to try some of them — I mean chocolate on popcorn – done!

  • Reply Fi Ní Neachtáin April 21, 2015 at 6:17 am

    I’m all for popcorn with treats added. I made white chocolate popcorn with sprinkles and Love Heart sweet for Valentine’s Day :)

  • Reply April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition April 21, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I’m not a huge fan of popcorn but these treats make me really want some. I think I need to plan a movie night soon!

  • Reply Shanéy Vijendranath April 21, 2015 at 7:45 am

    My daughter loves popcorn! I’m definitely trying some of theses delicious recipes soon. They all so tempting!

  • Reply Beth@FrugalFroggie April 21, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I wish we had a regular family movie night. We have a few but not on a regular basis.

  • Reply Crystal April 21, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Family movie night is a favorite around here. The kids would be so excited if I fancied up their popcorn. Can’t wait to try them all!

  • Reply pam (Sidewalk Shoes) April 21, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for including my popcorn with all this other wonderful popcorn!

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    There are some really tasty recipes here for family movie night! I think I should try one a week for each movie night until I have tried them all!

  • Reply Dawn McAlexander April 21, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I will have to keep my hubby from seeing this post. He might try to eat the computer screen! He loves popcorn! Just kidding, I will share it with him most definitely!

  • Reply melisasource April 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    What awesome suggestions! It is always good to spice it up sometimes with popcorn!

  • Reply Debbie Denny April 21, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    What a great collection. Lots of awesome treats.

  • Reply Chrystal @ YUM eating April 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I admit, we aren’t very creative with our popcorn at all. We do movie night on the weekends. Kiddo and hubs love their vegetables so we do have a snack tray for them to snack on. We do pop popcorn in the air popper and we have flavor toppings for it, but we don’t mix the popcorn with anything. I guess its because I spend the whole weekend in the kitchen most of the time, the last thing I want to do is spend more time trying to make a snack when I want to just sit down and relax.

  • Reply ourfamilyworld April 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Those are delicious popcorn treats. They are perfect for a movie night or as a snack

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    The cookies and cream popcorn sounds tasty! I always love adding a fun spin on popcorn.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia April 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    These looks like great recipes. We like to have Wii Sports parties. The bowling is my favorite.

  • Reply Debbie L. April 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    The popcorn looks delicious! Thanks for the recipes – I want to try them all.

  • Reply Lisa Rios April 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Popcorn’s are my most favorite snack. It looks like a cute and delicious popcorn treat. My family definitely enjoys watching movie nights with yummy popcorn’s. Thanks a lot for sharing this delicious popcorn recipes.

  • Reply Jocelyn McGaffic April 21, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    What a great selection of popcorn flavors, but my kids love plain old buttered popcorn. We usually have family game nights or paint or color together.

  • Reply Cinny April 22, 2015 at 2:35 am

    What great suggestions! Those treats look straightforward and yummy!

  • Reply HilLesha April 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I rarely eat popcorn, but I love those fun recipes. I’ll definitely have to try some of them sometime!

  • Reply Lynndee April 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    We usually have peanuts or ice cream during movie nights. Thank you for the suggestions and ideas. It’s time to have something new to munch.

  • Reply CourtneyLynne April 22, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    ahhhh I needed to see a post like this! I did a review not to long ago for a popcorn company and now literally have like 100 packs of popcorn to pop lol… Now I have some creative ideas on what to do with it lol

  • Reply Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies April 22, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I’d love to make these for our next movie night! They all look so delicious – and it’s been a while since I’ve had snacks like this.

  • Reply Melanie April 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Oh I love these! Great easy fun snacks for the kids. I think I’ll make one of these for the kids classroom parties. Such fun

  • Reply Amanda April 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I LOVE these movie night ideas! We are big on movie nights in this house. Will be trying some of these soon!

  • Reply Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty April 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Pinning this post for great reference!! We love movie night as well, and can always use a new movie – we take turns picking, and our four year old is a bit monotonous, lol.

  • Reply Carly Brydon April 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    My family and I love popcorn and movie nights! I can’t wait to try some of these great popcorn recipes.

  • Reply Amber NElson April 22, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Those snacks look great. My kids love popcorn and movie time!

  • Reply Manu Kalia April 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    This would be perfect for a family movie night, makes me want to try it at home. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Babita April 22, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Friday is our family movie nights and what is a movie night without popcorn. We have a popcorn machine and I season it two ways. One with lots of butter and other with some Indian spices.

  • Reply Amanda April 23, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I love these fun popcorn ideas! I used to live on cracker jacks LOL I might just have to try that recipe

  • Reply Erin April 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I just love family movie night. And popcorn. Popcorn is my favorite. So pardon me while I pin this 1000x. lol.

  • Reply Krystal April 23, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I am loving the fun popcorn recipes! I just made cotton candy popcorn – so good!

  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen April 24, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    We love movie nights too and we’re always on the look out for popcorns!

  • Reply Aisha Kristine Chong April 27, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Those are awesome for snacks – perfect for any movie treats as well.

  • Reply Danielle May 2, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my Bunny Tails Popcorn Mix!!

  • Reply Danielle May 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my Bunny Tails Popcorn Mix! Such a great round-up of other yummy popcorn recipes!

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