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For Steven and my very first date, we opted for a classic: dinner and a movie. It’s the perfect first date because you can chat over dinner and then have the escape of a movie where you can’t talk in case the date goes south. For our date, I picked where we’d go to dinner and Steven picked the movie. It was more of a “friend date” at this point, but we still call it our first date because it’s where it all began. Steven wanted to go see Despicable Me, which I had no interest in seeing but I played by the rules and let him pick. We enjoyed our dinner and then headed to the movie theatre for our show. Unfortunately, Steven had worked a 12 hour shift that day and slept through the entire movie, with the exception of waking up for his favorite part from the commercials. Luckily, I really enjoyed the movie and it makes for a great story.
When the new Minions movie came out, we couldn’t wait to watch it and reminisce about our first date. Of course, we had to celebrate, so I made this Minion popcorn for us to enjoy during the movie!
When we found out that the Minions movie was coming out soon, we knew we’d need to celebrate the occasion. The various movies that have come out with the minions in them are so fun and lighthearted, which is a kind of movie that’s always welcome in our house. We are very careful about what movies we watch and often find that “kid” movies are the best ones for us because we don’t have to worry about inappropriate content and can simply just enjoy the movie!
Our family loves popcorn so whenever I can, I try to make it homemade and festive. Adding in some candies and texture makes any bowl of popcorn that much better.
I was able to get everything I needed for this fun movie night at Target, which was awesome because Target has the Minions movie Blu-Ray/DVD Metal Pak (only available at Target!) which has special bonus features and comes with a $5 Target gift card after purchase. Target is stocked with other Minions goodies that you can pick up for your movie night as well. You can also pick up the Minions movie from Target.com!
For your minion popcorn, you can add in your favorite mix ins. If you can, be sure to add in blue and yellow candies of some kind! Then I used my die cutting machine and vinyl to create a fun minion goggle bucket!
- 1/2 cup of stovetop popcorn kernels
- 1/2 bar of baking white chocolate, melted
- 1 bag of mini chocolate candies (blue and yellow separated out, if desired)
- 1 package of candy eye balls
- Cook popcorn on stove top according to directions on package
- Allow to cool in medium plastic or mixing bowl
- Add salt to popcorn if desired
- Add in mini candies and eyeballs, toss to combine
- Melt baking white chocolate in microwave (about 30-60 seconds)
- Drizzle white chocolate over popcorn, toss to combine
If you have kids or you enjoy lighthearted, feel good movies, you have to watch the Minions movie!