So with all the dangers of going to the movies today with crazy people bringing guns and the price for a popcorn and drink can come out to $40 or more I decided to give my girls the movie experience at home with a "Family Movie Night Snack Bar". My girls LOVED it so much! This is how I made and set it up.
First I had to make a stand for the candy. At first I didn't know what I was going to use for the candy until I saw an Episode of the "Home and Family" show (which is one of my favorite shows) and saw a segment where Jessie Jane create a DIY Dessert-a-Dome for a Super Bowl party and the benches she made for the dome looked perfect to make for my Snack Bar for the candy. Check out her Dessert Dome it was nice! Also Jesse made available a template online to make the dome out of foam board yourself. (Click on the title and it will take you straight to the web page for the template and instructions on how to make the benches).
I printed the template on white cardstock so I can use them again and again for making the benches.
Then I cut the patterns out and started tracing it on Black Foam Board.
After I finished tracing all my pieces I used an X-acto knife to cute all the pieces out.
Then I took the four long pieces and hot glued them to the two big pieces one at a time giving the glue a chance to stick.
This is what it should look like when you are done gluing.
After the glue was dry I painted it all black to cover up the white and this was my candy stand!
I decided to buy snack size treats instead of the movie candy boxes because I didn't want my kids to eat too much candy and this way they can have a little of the candy they wanted. I made the Candy label sign on my computer.
For the candies that I couldn't find snack sizes I put them in these little circle containers that I found at Dollar Tree. I made labels for them on my computer so the girls knew what candy was inside them.
The two food trays that I used where ones I already had at home that I made for other Décor in my house. To make these trays all you have to do is glue a candle holder onto a big plate and then glue a small plate on top of the candle holder. That's it. I painted one black which I use for my perfumes in my room. If you do paint them DO NOT put food directly on them because of the paint make sure the food is on a napkin or plate.
On one side of the Snack Bar we had Hot dogs and grapes. I cut the Hot dogs in half so everything was like a sample because there was a lot of food. I also included a fruit because I wanted them to have some healthy foods as well.
Next to that tray we had of course popcorn and we got these popcorn cups at Target.
On the other end of the Snack Bar we had nacho of course and yogurt again I wanted to have some healthy options.
Next to that tray I had juice in cups with lids.
This is the complete Snack Bar.
I use these cups and bowls that I found at Wal-Mart because I wanted to have cups with lids.
To make the carry trays I used gift boxes from Dollar Tree.
I glued a cup in the corner with a hot glue gun so that it can be a cup holder for the girls juice.
I also took big picture frame from Dollar Tree to create a Snack Bar Menu and also one to show the girls what movie is showing that night. I glued the signs into the picture frame but I tape the food labels and movie label on the outside of the glass so I can change them every week depending on the movie and food we have that week. I made the sign and labels on my computer.
I put the trays underneath the table for the girls to grab.
I brought the girls lawn chairs inside so it could be their "Movie Chairs". Yes they are Cars chairs someone was throwing them away and I just clean them and keep them for my girls. If I see good furniture being thrown out I will clean and fix it and keep it for myself. It is Free so my daughters can deal with it being Cars theme chairs LOL
My girls LOVED this so much they kept thanking me and can't wait to do it again. I think I will do Family Movie night like this from now on and just change the theme every week to make it fun.
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