Set up this fast and easy movie night snack spread - Jennifer Priest shares these super easy recipes!

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Do you ever throw family movie nights? Today I am sharing a fun and fast way to put together an in-house movie night the whole family can enjoy. We'll be sharing how to make mini Coca-Cola Floats and set up a gourmet popcorn bar where everyone can create custom movie theatre popcorn with their favorite candy bar toppings. Make it a movie night with Hotel Transylvania 2 and these ideas for fast movie night snacks!

Fast and easy movie night snacks by JustJP

We set up this party spread with all of everyone's favorites for movie night in under twenty minutes! I wanted to share with you how easy it is to create a custom movie night experience for your family quickly and conveniently with these two snack recipes and supplies from Walmart.


Matthew has really started to like making ice cream floats so we included all the ingredients for making mini Coca-Cola floats! We also added M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and other assorted, chopped Mars candies in cups to top individual bags of Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn for the custom “popcorn bar”.

Make it a movie night with Coca-Cola floats and a DIY Popcorn Bar

To make the whole scene come together, we decorated the wall with wrapping paper, added a pretty red table cloth, and put all the food on cake plates. I had a few rolls of carnival tickets in my stash so I propped the cake plates up on those to make room on the table for all of the snacks. Above the table we hung paper lanterns, pom pom garlands, and decorations from my craft supply closet.


Once all the goodies were set up on the table, we were ready to watch the movie! Everyone could make their own custom floats and popcorn mix to enjoy just the way they like it with the fast movie night snacks we created.

Genius idea! Add M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and chopped candy bars to microwave popcorn for a decadent movie night treat!

Making a Popcorn Candy Bar for movie night

The key to this popcorn bar is great candy and delicious popcorn! We really love being able to customize our snacks, buffet style, so this popcorn candy bar was just the ticket.


We started with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and added several other varieties of Mars Chocolate. I love the handy resealable canister the M&M’S® Chocolate Candies are packaged in. They're perfect for enjoying right from the canister or for sprinkling M&M’S® Chocolate Candies onto your popcorn or ice cream as a fun topping.

Cut up candy bars to make them into small pieces to add to popcorn for movie night Candy Bar Popcorn

If using other candy bars, cut them up to make them smaller so they'll settle in with the popcorn.

Find Orville Redenbacher popcorn at Walmart

Pop the Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn according to the directions on the package. The popcorn smells amazing and I love that it comes in it's own pop-up bowl. We picked up this box at our local Walmart. We actually chose the Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn variety to add that authentic movie theatre touch to our movie night!


Spoon your favorite candies, like M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, over the top, shake and enjoy! You can shake the candies around inside of the pop up bowl of Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn or split the popcorn up into individual bags so that everyone can make several custom varieties of popcorn.


DIY Candy Popcorn Bar

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A fast and easy movie night popcorn and candy bar!

  • Author: Jennifer Priest
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3.5 oz canister of M&M’S® Chocolate Candies in Peanut or Milk Chocolate
  • 2 each of assorted, chopped Mars Candy Bars
  • 16 pack of Orville Redenbacher Movie Theater Popcorn


  1. 1. Pop the popcorn according to package directions.
  2. 2. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of candies into each bag of popcorn. Shake to distribute.
  3. 3. Open and enjoy!


Add non-candy toppings like shredded cheese, diced chives, and bacon bits for a savory alternative.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 132
  • Sugar: 13
  • Sodium: 31
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 3

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How to make mini Coca-Cola Floats for movie night

These Coca-Cola floats are the perfect refreshing drink for our fast movie night snacks spread. I love the mini size because they make the kids feel really extra special!


I got cute mini Coca-Cola glasses at a local dollar store and filled each one with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.


We then carefully filled the glasses with Coca-Cola, stopping at about one inch above the base of the glass to avoid over-foaming.


Mini Coca-Cola Floats

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How to make Coke floats!

  • Author: Jennifer Priest
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 half gallon of vanilla ice cream
  • 12 liter bottle of Coca-Cola
  • 12 mini Coca-Cola glasses


  1. Scoop one scoop of ice cream into a mini Coca-Cola glass.
  2. Gently pour Coca-Cola over the ice cream, into the glass. Stop pouring when the foam reaches the top of the glass.
  3. Allow the foam to settle. Continue filling the glass with Coca-Cola as desired.
  4. Add a cute straw and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 12 oz
  • Calories: 412
  • Sugar: 49
  • Sodium: 146
  • Fat: 19
  • Saturated Fat: 12
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 54
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 77

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Find everything you need for a fast and fun movie night at Walmart. Jennifer Priest shares a really fun popcorn candy bar recipe and easy Coke floats!

I stopped by my local Walmart to pick up both the vanilla ice cream and the Coca-Cola on my way home from picking up Matt from school. In fact, you can get all of the ingredients for your family movie night, including the newly released Hotel Transylvania 2 DVD at Walmart.

Hotel Transylvania 2 in Walmart Entertainment Section

From just one Walmart store, we were able to pick up the Orville Redenbacher 6 pack Movie Theater Popcorn, M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, and Coca-Cola to make our movie night spread come to life.

Find Hotel Transylvania 2 on DVD at your local Walmart. Make it a movie night!



Mini Coca-Cola floats and a DIY popcorn bar are fast and easy movie night snacks the whole family can enjoy! jennifer Priest shares how to make a movie happen in under 20 minutes.

We had such a fun time at our movie night, watching Hotel Transylvania 2. The kids enjoyed making custom popcorn mixes and Coca-Cola floats. It really gave our movie night  special “in-theatre” feel without having to leave the comfort of home. Find out more here about all of the products I used to make movie night a smash hit:



Do you do movie night at your house?

Tell me your best tips for making movie night memorable! I'd love to hear more in the comments section.

Thanks again for stopping by.

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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