I’ll admit it…I take my own treats into the movies. Let’s be completely honest though- would you spend $5 for a water bottle, or $50 for a container of popcorn? These numbers might be a bit of an exaggeration, but probably not too far off. One time I asked for a cup of ice because I was pregnant and craving it, and they said they’d only give it to me if I paid full price for the $20 soda…Umm…I don’t think so! If a manager approached me about my candy-smuggling I would let him know how I felt about their ridiculous concession prices (I’d try to keep my conversation PG-13 rated).
On a happier note, yesterday before we went to see Where The Wild Things Are I put together a little treat bag for all of my cousins and spouses. You could do this as a surprise for your little kids when you take them to the movies, or even as a party favor! (I can’t wait to try this with bright, colorful bags and pretty ribbon!)
Here’s how you do it:
(note, Matt was the main mastermind behind the construction of this project! He’s so clever!)
1. Get some delicious, inexpensive candy and loot at the grocery store. I opted for M&M’s, Jr. Mints, an assortment of sour candies, and some glow-in-the-dark fangs (appropriate for a monster movie, right?)
2. Find an image that you want to print on your brown bags. Bring it up in a program that will allow you to edit and print projects. Type whatever you’d like to on the bag, then just send it through the printer. The brown bags are generally 5″ wide so set your printer accordingly. “Let the wild rumpus start!”
The movie was great! Extremely well-done! I loved everything about it and definitely want to see it again! It was fun, adventurous, sad at times, a little scary…all around amazing! A definite must-see. Beautiful cinematography! I loved it!