Homemade Movie Snacks For Family Movie Night
Movie night means it is time to break out the snacks!
Family movie night is one of our favorite activities. It brings everyone together in one room for 100 minutes. (Or whatever the length of the movie will be.) Truth be told, as much as I love movies I love the snacking just as much! Pop the popcorn and break out the fryer because it is snack time in our house for family movie night.
My kids will want to pull out the sleeping bags or pull open the pull out sofa.
The book case gets turned into a staging area for snacks and I hope we don’t spill to many things.
All the pillows get strewn all over the floor but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Here is a delicious selection of homemade movie snacks. Salty, sweet, healthy and indulgent. Something for everyone in your family.
Homemade Movie Snacks:
- Cast Iron Grilled Pizza Dip Recipe
- Black Bean Corn Mango Salsa
- Taco Popcorn Recipe
- Rosemary Salted Almonds
- Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe
- Tempura Deep Fried Dill Pickles
- Homemade Seasoned Ranch Cheese Crackers
- Easy Churro Chex Snack Mix
- Easy Cheesesteak Egg Roll Recipe
- Buffalo Chicken Dip Egg Roll Recipe
Flat Screen Safety
I decided we needed to make out flat screen TV more safe for movie night, as well as every other night of the year! But I know that my kids will turn a little crazy when they have been having too many snacks. Pillow fights are sure to ensue.
We are that family who has always TALKED about making our television more secure from tipping over but are also the family who has never actually done anything ABOUT IT. Well….this weekend was the time we changed all that.
TV Tipping By The Numbers
- Every year there are 11,800 visits to the ER from a tip-over related injury.
- Every 47 minutes a child goes to the emergency room with a TV-tipping injury.
- ⅔ of tip-over fatalities involve toddlers
- 46% of TV Tip-Overs happen in the bedroom
- 100% completely preventable.
- Source: SANUS
Take action, by:
- Securing furniture to the wall, using anti-tip straps or other products specifically designed for this. They even make a tv safety strap specifically for securing it to the wall.
- You could secure your TV to the furniture or the wall, but mounting your TV on the wall is the safest option. It also preserves (or improves) your viewing quality and flexibility. SANUS makes several types of TV wall mounts that are strong, quality tested and easy to install.
- Hide the cords and cables, out of reach as well as out of sight.
SANUS Swiveling TV Base
I installed the SANUS swiveling TV base to the flat screen TV we already had. I was a little surprised at how easy it was to install and adjust to meet the specifications of my television. I think one of the thing that was holding me back from making our TV more secure was my fear of too many parts and steps in the installation process.
Check out how I installed the safer TV base in this video:
Would you let your kids do THIS in front of your TV?
I knew the base that came with our TV wasn’t the most secure.
We had had some close calls with flying toys, pillows and just plain silliness. And each time it happened I told myself I was going to switch out the base or get an anti-tip strap. I am in the process of crossing off all those ‘things I will do one day’ such as repaint the bedrooms, throw out receipts from 10 years ago and donate toys that the kids will never use again. You have a similar list, I am sure. The list grows but I am DETERMINED to cross things off of it before the end of the year.
Safety should be on all of our minds, especially when it comes to things such as televisions, book cases, dressers and other items that may tip over on our children and pets.
Take the time.
Make the repair.
Do the upgrade.
Put safety on top of your ‘to do’ list.
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