We have been so busy lately that it feels like I have not been able to connect as much as I want to with my children. Last night after a meeting that ended about 7 pm I decided to see if my son was free to do something fun (and for me unusual). I called him to be ready when I got home because we needed to go to the store.
I surprised him with a treat night. We had leftover Mediterranean food for dinner so I wanted to do something fun and unexpected with him. Our local grocery store does sales on movie theater sized candy every six weeks or so. They are 11/$10. I had him pick out 11 different kinds of candy and then we bought a box of microwave popcorn. Now I know I could make much better popcorn with olive oil and popcorn on the stove top but I was going for ease with this.
Everyone thought this was fun! Everyone could mix in just what they wanted and the warm popcorn softened everything just a little bit. It was great fun. We had chocolate candy, fruit candy, and add a bit of salt with peanuts or pretzels. This would be great for a movie night, a sleep over, or a group of friends who want a simple snack that they all can customize.
Some ideas for mix-ins:
- Hot Tamales
- Snow Caps
- Mini Charleston Chews
- Butterfinger Bites
- Little Pretzels
- Nuts (peanuts, almonds, pistachios)
- Swedish Fish
- Whatever candy or nuts you love!