Add Some POP to Your Thanksgiving With This DIY Turkey Leg Craft for Kids

It’s not Thanksgiving without a savory gobbler showcased at the table! While the adults are having their own fun, set up a crafting table for the kids to “carve” their own turkey with this creative DIY Turkey Leg craft idea! Wait until you see the poppin’ surprise that awaits once the turkey legs are torn open.


Alternatively, children can make these while the Thanksgiving meal prep is going on for use as place cards at the table. Fill them up with your favorite popcorn flavor and wait for the fun to pop! Get the entire how-to at Celebrations.com.

Halloween Crafts for Kids: DIY Popcorn Witch Hands

halloween-crafts-for-kids-diy-popcorn-witch-hands-1Brew up some magic this season with creepy and cool Halloween crafts for kids! Using just plastic gloves (unpowdered), candy corn, and spider rings, we turned our original butter popcorn into a deliciously wicked Halloween snack – a craft that can be recreated by ghouls and goblins of all ages!

This DIY popcorn witch hands idea is perfect for family night, for festive classroom fun, or for a fun (and delicious) children’s Halloween party activity. You can even tie a nametag and use them as place cards or party favors – how bewitching!

Party planning tip: if you’re planning on turning this poppin’ Halloween craft into a children’s Halloween party activity, it is recommended that you first prepare a separate crafting area. Line the table with newspaper or disposable table cloth and provide several small bowls filled with scoopers and popcorn for less mess and more fun!

Supplies for DIY Popcorn Witch Hands

Popcorn
Plastic gloves (unpowdered)
Candy corn
Spider rings
Twist ties or ribbon

Directions for DIY Popcorn Witch Hands

halloween-crafts-for-kids-diy-popcorn-witch-handsFirst, slide 1 candy corn piece into each finger slot for the nails. Then, add your popcorn, leaving some room at the ends. Use a twist tie or ribbon to seal the ends.

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Slide a spider finger onto your witch’s hand and bubble, bubble toil and trouble – you’ve got a tasty Halloween treat that’s fun to eat!

Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Bars

Fall time brings some of our favorite things – changing leaves, a fresh chill in the air, and tons and tons of caramel apple flavored everything (yes, that includes caramel apple popcorn!).

The sweet treat geniuses over Celebrations.com turned the fall favorite caramel apple popcorn into deliciously decadent Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Bars using just some creativity and a few key ingredients. Cancel your weekend plans, you’ll want to whip these beauties up!

Poppin’ Halloween Party Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for your Halloween party? Our friends at Celebrations.com recently threw a Spooktacular bash and we brought the spooky snacks!

Their party consisted of several simple yet show-stopping DIY elements like a Smoky Witches Brew, DIY Witch Broom Cocktail Stirrers, fun, candy-filled games and more! Be sure to check out their party and get inspired to throw your own spooky shindig.

Colorful Crafts for Kids: DIY Popcorn Tree for Fall

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From the delicious flavors of fall to the vibrant colors of the season, there are so many reasons to celebrate! This year, add some poppin’ fun to the season with some kid-friendly crafts the whole family can enjoy.

Using just paper, marker, and glue, we turned a handful of popcorn into fun and festive trees that help your child learn about the changing colors of the season as well as develop certain motor and creative skills.

For this craft, we used the 3 popular favors – butter, cheese, caramel – that come in most of our popcorn tins, as well as a handful of our flavor-packed cinnamon popcorn.

crafts-for-kids-diy-fall-popcorn-tree-suppliesSupplies for Fall Popcorn Tree Craft

Popcorn in fall colors (our 3-flavor tins come with brown, yellow, and orange)
1 sheet light-colored construction paper
Brown marker
Glue

Directions for Fall Popcorn Tree Craft

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First, take your brown marker and draw a tree with multiple branches.

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Once your tree has been drawn, use the glue to attach several pieces of popcorn to the tree.

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Let dry, and now your poppin’ masterpiece is ready to show off!

Tailgating Punch Recipe: Bourbon Ginger Bliss

Looking for the perfect spiked fall sip to pair with your favorite sports tin for your next tailgate party? Taking inspiration from some of the season’s most favorite flavors, this Bourbon Ginger Tailgating Punch is sure to be a hit at your next football bash!






Head on over to Celebrations.com for the full recipe!

Fall in Love with These Fall Popcorn Flavors

What is your favorite part about fall? Is it the unmatched beauty of the autumn leaves that change from green to vibrant shades of yellows and oranges? Or perhaps it’s the cool and calm breeze, perfect for strolling through the park.

For us, it’s the blend of unique flavors and fragrances that fill the air with autumn fever. We’ve taken some of our favorite fall flavors and blended them into savory, must-try popcorn flavors for fall that are sure to tickle the senses – here are some of our favorites!

Introducing…our NEW Fall Popcorn Flavors

fall-popcorn-flavors-sage-brown-butter-crunchPumpkin Caramel Praline Crunch

Irresistibly sweet caramel corn mixed with pecans and blended with a hint of pumpkin spice yields a flavor combination that’ll make your taste buds tingle! Packed with the flavors of fall, this is one variety you’ll have to experience for yourself to believe.


fall-popcorn-flavors-pumpkin-caramel-praline-crunchSage Brown Butter Crunch

In March 2014, the lucky winner of our “What’s Your Flavor” contest had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn her winning flavor into a real, flavor-packed popcorn blend. Now, you too can experience the unique blend of flavors and herbs in her winning finished product. Introducing: Sage Brown Butter Crunch popcorn!

Classic Favorites Fall Popcorn Flavors

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There’s nothing quite as classically delicious as a mouth-watering slice of apple pie. Now, your favorite dessert can be enjoyed in snack form with our Caramel Apple popcorn! Crisp apple pieces blended with sweet caramel corn yields a popcorn combination none will be able to resist.

 

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S’mores Corn

More, more, we want more s’mores! If this anthem sounds familiar, you’ll love our fall favorite S’mores popcorn; our irresistible secret-recipe Caramel popcorn, covered in decadent chocolate and tossed with marshmallow cream and real graham crackers…all that flavor without the campfire!

Moving on In: Poppin’ Dorm Warming Gifts

They’ve moved in, met their roommates, and hung up their posters, now what’s next? It’s time to enjoy their first days living on their own and celebrating their independence! Make their first days even sweeter by surprising your scholar with a wow-worthy dorm-warming gift for them to snack on then reuse!

Here are some of our favorite crunchy, student-approved back to school gifts they’re sure to love!

dorm-warming-gifts-college-team-tinCollege Team Tins

Help your scholar cheer on their school’s team with one of our College Team Tins, each filled with 3 gallons of our famous popcorn. Once the last kernel has been devoured, they can reuse the tins to organize their supplies or simply line with a plastic bag and use as snack storage for when they are watching the games!

dorm-warming-gifts-single-serve-popcorn-bagsSingle Serve Snacks

How do we make our irresistibly crunchy and savory popcorn even better? Pack it into single-serve, on-the-go snack bags! Surprise your special college student with an assortment of individual bags filled with their favorite popcorn treat. Choose from a classic assortment featuring our most POPular flavors (cheese, white cheddar, and caramel) or from our flavor variety sampler featuring over a dozen different flavors for more flavor fun.

dorm-warming-gifts-personalized-tinPersonalized Tins

Take your favorite popcorn tin gift to the next level with personalization! Add a photo of your scholar’s family, friends, or even favorite pet so they have a piece of home nearby no matter how many miles away they might be. Choose from a classic popcorn combo or snack assortment for the perfect personalized gift for your special scholar.

dorm-warming-gifts-snack-assortmentSnack Assortment

Popcorn is a cool classic, but if you’re looking to mix things up with their snack selection, send a savory, fun-filled gift with one of our must-try Snack Assortments! From candies to cookies to chocolate covered pretzels, there is a snack selection to satisfy all.

Play With Your Food: Pool of Popcorn Scavenger Hunt for Kids

pool-of-popcorn-scavenger-hunt-kids-7Looking for a unique, delicious, and educational activity for the kids this summer? Turn a kiddie pool or large basin into a popcorn-filled scavenger hunt for them to dive and dig in to!

For this kid-friendly activity, we used just one tub of our 20 gallon popcorn and yielded a full day of family fun and snacking. We created special scavenger hunt sheets and printed enough for each child to have their own; the sheets were printed in black and white giving the little ones the opportunity to get artistic and color them in!

To make this an educational experience, pick a theme for your scavenger items and pair it with a mini lesson. For example, if you are asking children to find items in certain colors, pair it with a quick lesson on color combinations (i.e. blue + yellow = green).

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Scavenger Hunt Theme Ideas:
Find the letters or numbers (using foam shapes)
Find the animal (plastic animal toys)
Find the color

Alternatively, if planning a party with a theme, pick scavenger hunt props that fit the bill such as characters from the movie or paraphernalia relating to the topic.

Supplies for Pool of Popcorn Scavenger Hunt

20 gallons of Popcorn
Kiddie pool or large basin
Plastic or foil lining
Scavenger hunt items
Scavenger hunt sheet (download the one we used here)

Directions for Pool of Popcorn Scavenger Hunt

First, line your pool or basin with a plastic or foil liner. This is to ensure easy cleanup after the activity. Then, dump half of your popcorn into the pool or basin.

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Throw your scavenger hunt items into the popcorn. Then, cover with the rest of the popcorn.

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Now your popcorn pool is ready for some snacking-filled scavenger fun!

Here are some photos of this creative activity for kids in action:

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The kids first gather around to examine the surroundings.

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Now, it’s time to start searching for the treasures listed in the scavenger key!

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Our famous scoop boxes make it easy to sift through all the popcorn goodness!

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A participant records his progress as he makes his way through the hunt.

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After the scavenger hunt is over, it’s time to celebrate…

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…with more crunchy, buttery, irresistible popcorn!

How to Have the Ultimate Summer Movie Night

Schools out and summer is in! Celebrate by inviting friends, neighbors, and family members to enjoy a family-friendly summer movie night filled with food, fun, and irreplaceable memories.

Alternatively, you can make your summer movie night exclusively for the members of your household – just don’t forget to include snacks for your favorite pup!

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Summer Movie Night Invitations
Start with the invitations. Provide not only the start time of the event, but also the time you will start screening the movie. That way, if guests are running late, they will know when to be extra quiet and cautious when entering.

The Main Attraction: Picking the Right Movie
As with any event with a group, you want to make the choice that pleases the majority. If there is a special occasion surrounding your event (i.e., 4th of July, FIFA World Cup), choose a movie that can be related to that special theme! If not, it is a good idea to have one first choice movie, and then 3-4 backups just in case.

You may also choose to include a selection of 3-4 movies on your invitation and have guests vote for their favorite – just be sure to state this CLEARLY on the invitation! Here are some family-friendly movies for some inspiration for your summer movie night.

Poppin’ Treats for Movie Night
 movie night snacksThere’s a reason the traditional movie night treat is popcorn – from its irresistible crunch to savory scent to easy-to-eat bites, the combination is just popped perfection!

Start with an assortment of popcorn fun from our popcorn bowl and snacks set (perfect for a family affair) or for a larger group, opt for our movie night popcorn sampler, filled with 18 individually packaged treats in a variety of flavors.

For dessert, end on a sweet note with our caramel popcorn cupcakes – complete with FREE movie night printable cupcake wrappers for a treat that’s festive, fun, and irresistibly delicious.

Buttercream Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes

What are your suggestions for the perfect summer movie night? Share with us in the comments!