We are having such a fun summer! One of our favorite traditions is to create a Summer Bucketlist full of fun ways we are going to celebrate summertime. Each year we are always sure to include a fun movie night, and this year I decided it would be a Tropical Summer Movie Night!
Our family is counting down the days until our next tropical vacation, plus we are looking forward to the upcoming release of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in theaters July 13. We love the Hotel Transylvania movies and what a silly coincidence that both our families are going on an exotic getaway (wink)!
So I ran to my local grocery store (Winco) and grabbed our favorite movie night snacks- Pop Secret popcorn and Lance crackers! And because I wanted this to be a fun tropical theme, I ran to the dollar store and picked up a few things to style our counter.
Those pink flamingo straws are way too cute in the jars of pink lemonade. My daughter added her pink sunglasses on the pineapple… too cute! I also grabbed a couple packs of candy- salt water taffy and sour octopus gummies. How perfect for our tropical summer movie night theme?!
Our movie snacks always include Pop Secret popcorn because it’s a FUN snack to celebrate with. Not to mention it’s great butter taste. Homestyle happens to be my personal favorite. Lance crackers are a go-to because they are flavorful, filling, and portable… making them convenient not only for movie night but for school lunches and hikes or road trips. I love that they have 5 grams of protein and no high fructose corn syrup, making it a better snack choice.
Are your kids Hotel Transylvania fans too? In this movie, the monster family embarks on a monster cruise ship summer vacation! The participate in lots of exotic adventures but their dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind. We can’t wait to see what happens!
Our Tropical Summer Movie Night was so fun! Here are a few tips so that you can easily have a tropical summer movie night of your own…
- Pick up your favorite movie night snacks like Pop Secret Popcorn and Lance crackers from your local grocery store. Spend $10 on participating Pop Secret or Lance Sandwich Cracker products and get an $8 Fandango promo code toward a ticket to the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation or any other movie. Bonus offer – spend $15 on participating Pop Secret or Lance Sandwich Cracker products and receive an $8 promo code + $3 FandangoNOW promo code valid toward the rental of Hotel Transylvania 1. Offer expires 8/31/18, while supplies last.
- Grab a few, simple tropical party decorations like flamingo straws, tropical snack cups, Hawaiian leis, sand bucket, pineapple, sunglasses, etc.
- Pick up some fun, theme related candies like salt water taffy and sour octopus gummies.
- Make a yummy beverage like pink lemonade to wash the salty and sweet snacks down.
- Enjoy your favorite summer movies! We love watching movie series like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, or Hotel Transylvania are all fun choices. See how many you can watch in a row before you fall asleep.
What fun traditions do you have with your kids in the summertime? Movie nights are always a favorite in our family!