#ad Recipe for Fast and Fun Family Movie Party!

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Don’t have much time?  

Don’t have much money?

Want a family night of dinner and a movie but need an easy meal and fun meal?

Don’t worry!

My recipe for a Fast, Fun Family Movie Party

is easy and budget friendly!

We headed to Walmart for the ingredients to create an Oscar-worthy masterpiece.  This recipe for movie night is a sure winner in the “Food and Fun” category.

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Award Winner w text #shopRECIPE

Fast and Fun Family Movie Night (serves 4)


(1) Movie DVD

(12) Fun, brightly colored metal buckets

(1) Bag of Tyson Popcorn Chicken

(2) Bags of movie theater-type candy

(1) Package of mini-cupcake cups

Ketchup, Barbecue Sauce, Ranch Dipping Sauces

Assorted stickers matching the theme of your movie


1.  Head to Walmart with the kids.  Determine ahead of time who is going to get to choose the movie.  This is a great reward – use it momma!  What behavior are you trying to encourage?  Your designation of who picks the movie can be based on who’s done the best at school, completed their chores, kept their room clean or whatever you choose – use your power for good!  Or, if you don’t have the energy to figure it out – rotation always works *smile*.  I have an only child, so I choose my favorite-child-of-the-day.  But I did reinforce it as a reward for doing well on spelling tests, yay, supermom!

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Movie Night Buckets #shop

2.  Back home, we had a craft session before the movie and while I prepared the food.  I found these fun buckets at Walmart for only 97 cents each!  They are perfect for holding our movie party treats.

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Decorating Buckets Collage #shop

You can either decorate the buckets based on the movie you chose or a general movie theme.  It will keep the kiddos busy while you assemble the goody table and cook the chicken.  Rosie chose the Disney movie, Super Buddies and with some puppy stickers, stars and letters, we had custom buckets ready-to-go.

3.  Cook the Tyson Popcorn Chicken.  I hesitate to say “cook” because Tyson makes it so unbelievably easy.  Tear open the bag, drop the contents onto a cookie sheet, put in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes and done!  Doesn’t get any easier than that!  Doesn’t this look yummy?  The Tyson Popcorn Chicken was delicious – a true movie-watching hit!

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Oven Collage #shop

4.  Assemble the goody table.  Fill mini-cupcake cups with dipping sauces.  We love ketchup, barbeque sauce, ranch, and even mustard.  Fill the decorated, fun buckets with popcorn chicken, candy, fruits and veggies.  Whatever you want for your movie watching snacks.  The buckets and cupcake cups make everything portable, as well as fun!

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Oven Cupcake Cups Dipping Sauce #shop

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Movie Night Buffet with text #shop

5.  Buckets are decorated, food is ready… it’s MOVIE TIME!  Cuddle up on the couch with your bucket of popcorn chicken and you are in the happy zone.

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Couch Collage #shop


We loved the Disney movie, Super Buddies.  It’s fun for the whole family.  But if it’s just the two of you?  To switch this to a fun date night recipe, how about watching the newly released movie, Fast and Furious 6?  Only at Walmart, you can prepurchase the DVD (10/1 release date).

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken Fast and Furious PreRelease #shop

 We were inspired by the demo at our local Walmart.  If you’d like to see pictures from our shopping trip, check out my Google + Photo Album, Recipe for Fast and Fun Family Movie Party.

#Tyson2Nite Popcorn Chicken In Store Demo with text #shop

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  1. 1

    This looks like fun

  2. 2
    rebecca shockley says:

    Tyson is always a biggie for my family as well, Tyson has a huge variety of appetizer’s as well as meal idea’s. Great way to have any movie night, woot woot!

  3. 3

    Marvelous ideas for the perfect movie night! Nothing like cuddling up on the couch with a bucket of popcorn chicken!
    Veronica Lee recently posted..Louise Caola – Cakes In Disguise

  4. 4

    I love the idea of using the cupcake cups for sauces!

  5. 5

    I love watching movies at home, Walmart do have great deals in movies and in food.
    Cindy B. recently posted..Mini Cherry Crisp Pies: Farewell Summer

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    Sylvia Ortiz says:

    What a fun and innovative way to watch movies with the family – LOVE IT!!

  7. 7

    I’m glad you had a few veggies in there. Where’s the popcorn? Fun time.

  8. 8

    wow you sure made this movie night into a wonderful fun party for everyone. Makes them feel special. This is a great idea. thanks for all the ideas

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    Gail Williams says:

    The whole-get involved-idea with the children is a great idea. Choose a movie, get foods kids like (or grandkids in my case). Walmart has fantastic deals. I also craft with the grandkids to decorate cups, bowls, glasses…You know they feel special!

  10. 10

    Never thought of popcorn chicken. Want to try these!

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