Our Favorite Bear Is Back (A Paddington 2 Giveaway!)

This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures

Who doesn’t love Paddington?! The books and movies are so sweet and that little bear is just so well meaning and naive and adorable.

We can’t wait to see his cute furry face back in theaters on January 12th, in Paddington 2.

Paddington and the Brown family are in for a new adventure—with Hugh Grant as the new oh-so-evil villain.

Oh man. PADDINGTON.

“If we’re kind and polite, the world will be right.”

Sweet, right? This is a movie I’m READY to see.

Grab your tickets to see Paddington 2 with your family, AND enter to win our awesome Paddington 2 prize pack that includes: 

To enter, leave a comment below telling me whether or not you’re a fan of MARMALADE.

You can also download this free Paddington activity sheet. (Click to download.)

Good luck!

About Paddington 2
Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

The Nut Job 2 Movie Popcorn Trail Mix Treats

An easy popcorn trail mix recipe served in waffle cones is the perfect treat! Enjoy these cute free printable ice cream cone wrappers in celebration of The Nut Job 2 Movie.

Summer isn’t over folks! In celebration of the new movie THE NUT JOB 2 in theaters August 11, I made some cute Popcorn Trail Mix Treats!

I’m happy to partner with Open Road Films to to make a delicious recipe and printable ice cream cone wraps to showcase some of the adorable movie characters. I love making trail mix and this simple recipe only takes 10 minutes to make!

THE NUT JOB 2

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back! We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

This looks like a super fun movie that the kids will love. So get out of the summer heat and make some treats before you head out to the movie!

I stocked up on some old mattress springs from a vintage market and finally getting to use them to hold these cute Popcorn Trail Mix Treats.

Putting popcorn trail mix into ice cream cones is just plain fun. Then adding these free printable cone wrappers will make it doubly cute!

My daughter loves animals and when she saw me taking these photos, she let out a loud squeal! So I’m taking that as a success. ha!

Of course you could use these cone wraps for ice cream too!

What you’ll need for this Popcorn Trail Mix Recipe:

  • Popcorn
  • Banana Chips
  • Nuts
  • M&M’s
  • Annie’s Bunny Grahams
  • Yogurt Raisins
  • Waffle Cones

Print The Nut Job 2 Ice Cream Cone Wraps by clicking the links below:

Ice Cream Cone Wraps – Design 1

Ice Cream Cone Wraps – Design 2

Ice Cream Cone Wraps – Design 3

 

After downloading, printing and cutting out your cone wraps, mix all of your snacks into a big bowl.

Fill up your cones, then sprinkle some of your favorite treats on top!

If you want to stand them up like I did, there are all kinds of cute ice cream cone holders on Amazon here.

This popcorn trail mix is so easy to make and looks fantastic on a party table!

Watch The Nut Job 2 trailer and don’t miss this cute movie in theaters August 11!


Popcorn Trail Mix Waffle Cone Treats
 
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An easy popcorn trail mix recipe served in waffle ice cream cones is the perfect no bake treat!
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Popcorn
  • ½ cup Banana Chips
  • ½ cup Nuts
  • ½ cup Annie's Bunny Grahams
  • ½ cup Yogurt Raisins
  • ¼ cup M&M's
  • 6 Waffle Cones
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix all of your snacks into a big bowl.
  2. Fill up your waffle cones with trail mix.
  3. Sprinkle some of your favorite treats on top.

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An easy popcorn trail mix recipe served in waffle cones is the perfect treat! Free printable ice cream cone wrappers in celebration of The Nut Job 2 movie in theaters August 11. Cute party treat idea for kids!

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The New Beauty and the Beast Movie is Coming March 17th!

Is it too soon to put up my paper chain countdown to March 17? I don’t usually get overly excited about St. Patrick’s Day, but this year, the holiday falls on the same day as the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. So naturally, I’m pumped. You know, in an age appropriate, not weird that I’m an adult totally jazzed about a fairy tale movie, kind of way. (That was convincing, right?)

New Beauty and the Beast Movie Still

To add fuel to the fire, Disney just released it’s third and final trailer for the movie. (You can’t hear me squealing through the computer, can you? No? Good, because I totally wasn’t.) In case you haven’t seen it, or if you just want to watch it again—and again, and again—here it is:

And here are the other trailers for the movie:

Now if I can just figure out a way for time to move faster.

How To Win at Family Movie Night

I don’t want to brag or anything, but we watch a lot of movies around these parts. Especially these days, because it’s cold and I’m a giant pansy.

But I realized that my willingness to enjoy movies a wee more frequently than normal, had dulled the luster of family movie night a bit.

It was time to shake off the hum-drum and bring my mama A-game back to this treasured small screen ritual. So. If you find yourself in a rut and want to remind your kiddos what a blast family movie night can be again, here are a few tips…

Pick a crowd pleaser.

This isn’t the time to grab the same-old-same-old flick from your library. This is time to get something new, or new-to-you. For us, this meant The Secret Life of Pets. As a proud dog-loving family, my kiddos were so thrilled at the idea of a story about what pets do all day when we aren’t home. (Spoiler alert kiddos: our dog sleeps on the couch.) And guess what? As of today, you can get it in stores! (And it would make a great holiday gift.)

How To Win at Family Movie Night

Make it a surprise.
I told my kiddos that I had a surprise movie for us to watch. They begged, pestered, and became a downright obsessed with finding out what movie I had up my sleeve. When they found out it was a movie that they’d been wanting to see since this summer, they were THRILLED.

Bonus points for movie extras.
The new release of The Secret Life of Pets includes almost an HOUR of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions…plus the Target Exclusive Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes 4 pages of decals. Decals your kiddos will be clamoring for after they pick their favorite “pet.” 

How To Win at Family Movie Night

Make your movie snacks epic (and EASY.)
It’s the HOLIDAY SEASON. I’m willing to bet cash money that your to-do list is a mile long…and let me be clear about family movie night…you are expected to enjoy it, with your feet up, and your kids cuddled close. So that means that it’s in your best interest to keep the snacks easy, yet AWESOME. Pick something salty (peanuts), something sweet (chocolate snack mix), something seasonal (candy cane peppermints), and something popcorn (kettlecorn). Boom! Done!

How To Win at Family Movie Night

Our family movie night has been officially rejuvenated.

And we owe it to this fuzzy, heartwarming flick…AND WE WANT TO SEND YOU A COPY! Enter below in the comments section by telling us if your a dog lover or a cat lover. We’ll pick one random comment as the winner on Saturday, December 10th. Good Luck! 

This post is sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The words and opinions, as always, are my own.