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Monday, February 13, 2017

Party Popcorn: a fun snow day (or any day!) snack

We had several snow days last week and my 5-year-old daughters and I had a lot of fun spending some time relaxing together! One of my favorite things to do when we have a snow day is to make something yummy, and I was pretty excited to bring back one of our favorite snacks from last year this past week: Party Popcorn! Next time you have a snow day, or a family night, or even a birthday party, give this a try :)

The idea is to let everyone create their own snack mix by mixing popcorn with tons of different mix-ins. When we did this last week I pulled out whatever sounded good from the pantry: chocolate chips, fruit loops (mostly because they are so colorful), pecans, raisins, and coconut. In the past we've also used gummi bears, crushed peppermints, mini peanut butter cups.... you get the idea. Basically it's like creating your own trail mix!

Half the fun is deciding what to put in your mix- as we all know, any time a 5-year-old gets to make their own decisions that will always be a good thing :) Someone gifted us these fancy ice cream holders a couple of years ago, so we used those for our popcorn to make it even more fancy.

You could definitely keep things more on the healthy side or go all-out crazy depending on your mix-ins. Have you ever done something like this at home before? What are your favorite things to eat with popcorn? Leave a comment!

Looking for more snow day ideas? Here's a post I wrote a couple of years ago full of my favorite snow day activities with young children! Stay warm everyone! :)

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