Welcome to the 2015 Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop! This is my first year to participate and I’m so excited to be included in Laura Kelly’s annual blog hop. She sent me one popcorn box from World Market and a box of goodies to use. I decided to make my popcorn box the centerpiece at our Halloween movie night and make some homemade microwave popcorn to go with it.
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First off, let me start with the popcorn.
I just got back from a trip to Texas where I stayed with my dad. He and my mom used to eat a bag of microwave popcorn every night. He told me that recently he’s been just buying a bag of plain popcorn and popping it in a brown paper lunch bag. So I came home and tried it.
Homemade Microwave Popcorn in a Bag
- 1/4 cup popcorn
- 1 t olive oil
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 T sugar (optional, if you want kettle corn)
Measure out the popcorn, pour the oil over it, pour the popcorn/oil mixture into the paper bag, and add the salt and sugar. Fold the top over three times and place in the microwave. Mine took 2 1/2 minutes. Yours may be different so listen close. When the popping slows down it’s done.
If you’re a visual person, here’s a quick video that shows how to make homemade microwave popcorn:
Now on to the centerpiece. I used some leftover silk flowers from last fall but you could also stick a cup in the box and have fresh flowers. Laura included a couple of cute cards that she doodled, too.
The Music Man and I love to have theme nights. These are usually based around football games, we’re not a huge Halloween family. But we do have a few Halloween/October traditions. One of them is watching movies. Not scary, gory movies. We like suspense and old, black and white “horror” movies. I’ve shared a list of my favorite Halloween movies in another blog post. This year we’re probably going to watch the whole Harry Potter series. (It’ll probably take us the whole month to get through them!)
For lots more Halloween ideas follow my Pinterest board:
Follow Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim’s board Holidays | Halloween on Pinterest.
You’ll like these projects, too:
- BOO Vintage Bingo Card Halloween Garland
- Halloween Mummy Model
- Halloween Fabric Scrap Garland
- Fall/Halloween Pumpkin Box
- Happy Halloween in Paris Tags
- Halloween Accordion Books
- Halloween Cabinet Cards
- Halloween Spider Tutorial
Leave me a comment and let me know how you make popcorn at home.
Now take a look at all the ways bloggers used the same supplies!
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim