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I don’t know about you, but I am not ready for the holiday weekend to end. For both Christmas and the New Year, we didn’t make any grand plans and just stayed home enjoying each other’s company. It’s been perfect.
Of course, we have missed our family that are spread out throughout the country, but I have sincerely been enjoying all of the quiet (and not so quiet) moments that we are getting to spend together.
Not having any plans to leave the house (with the exception of Christmas Eve church service) has allowed us to really slow down and soak each other in. I’ve gotten a lot of one-on-one time with both Lyla and Simon which is so great but I haven’t had as much time with just Alex as I hoped for.
I know, a lack of alone time with your spouse it’s kind of par for the course when you have a newborn but that doesn’t change the fact that a lot of times I find myself missing my husband. With Simon still being so young, it’s not very realistic for us to head out for date night just quite yet so we have to find ways to bring date night home and one of the easiest ways to do that is with a movie night.
One of my favorite parts about seeing a movie in the theater is grabbing treats from the concession stand. I always get a big bag of buttery popcorn and pour a box of M&M’S® Chocolate Candies right inside. The sweet/salty combo hits the spot for me every time. Pair that with an ice cold Coca-Cola and I’m in movie theatre snack heaven.
Luckily, my favorite movie night snack is easy to recreate at home. In fact, for this date night treat, I kicked it up a notch and added some white chocolate, pretzels and mini marshmallows to the mix – can’t do that at the theater 😉
You can watch me make the mix here or follow the step-by-step instructions below.
To make sure your white chocolate popcorn mix is extra delicious, make sure to use Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn and MARS Milk Chocolate and Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies. P.S. have you seen the new little canisters they come in? Perfect size for the cup holder in your car/stroller #mommysnewbestfriend
Once you have your treats prepared, you are all set to watch the movie. Now, just because we don’t have time to go to the movies doesn’t mean that we don’t watch movies. In fact, I watch the same animated children’s movie pretty much everyday (thanks, Lyla). So, for our movie nights I like to watch something a little more adult, or at least with real people in it 😉
The movie War Room has been on my radar since our church started promoting it in their bookstore. The film is all about the power of prayer and how it can transform the lives of individuals and families. The story follows a woman who is experiencing marital troubles and is introduced to the idea of creating a “war room” as a place to offer up all of her troubles and worries to God through prayer. It’s a story that is uplifting and inspiring – perfect for movie night with my husband.
There is an awesome deal happening at Walmart now to help you throw a fun and exciting (and delicious!) movie night of your own. If you purchase all four of the movie night products that I have used above (Orville Redenbacher 6 pack Movie Theater Popcorn, MARS Milk Chocolate and Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, Coca-Cola 6-pack, 1/2-liter and the War Room Movie) and upload a photo of your receipt here, you will receive a $10 VUDU movie code via email (while supplies last, limit 1 per person)
TIP: take a photo of this URL now so you remember it later – all receipts have to be uploaded by February 9, 2016!
Pretty sweet deal, right?! Make sure you stop by here to check out more fun movie night ideas for you and your family.
Have you seen War Room? I would love to hear what you thought about it in the comments below. Let me know what your favorite movie theater treat is too!
- 1 bag Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn
- MARS Milk Chocolate and Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup pretzels
- Pop popcorn according to instructions on bag, pour into large bowl
- Add M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, marshmallows and pretzels to bowl
- In separate bowl, melt white chocolate chips in microwave. Stir after every 30 seconds to prevent burning
- Pour melted chocolate over snack mix and stir immediately
- Allow mix to cool
- Serve and enjoy!
- Serve with an ice-cold Coca-Cola for an extra delicious treat 🙂