Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Popcorn Box

My two smallish people love nothing better than a trip to the cinema ~ however, they don't get the chance to go and see a film that often these days, as a family trip to the cinema very nearly requires us to take out a bank loan.

A little while back when I was thinking about what to buy them for Christmas, I thought that it would be a lovely idea to get each of them a cinema voucher as part of their Christmas present. My daughter is just old enough to be allowed to go into Edinburgh by herself on the train and can use her voucher to go and see a couple of films with her friends. My son is not quite old enough to go by himself  yet..........  so he will have to go with his Mum and Dad ~ which means that everyone is a winner!

Instead of just handing them over a boring old white envelope with the cinema voucher inside, I thought it would be a nice idea to get a little bit more inventive with the wrapping. I googled some printable popcorn box templates and managed to print them out onto some white card. A little bit of snipping and sticking and ten minutes later I had something that resembled a popcorn box. So far so good!

Next I gathered a selection of yummy goodies that could go into the box ~ mini bags of popcorn (obviously!) and some portable bags of sweeties that could easily be taken to the cinema. Although there is a pretty good chance that the goodies will probably be eaten well before the trip to the cinema actually happens.


Here's hoping that they like their Christmas Popcorn Box ~ I think I'd maybe quite like one for myself too! :O)xx

5 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

A great idea for a fun gift! Happy Christmas! xx

crazydaisycrochetcottage said...

Hi Jackie, what a wonderful gift and your boxes a delight-nice for an evening in with a film after too.
I do agree though about cinema prices-ouch they sting the pocket.
A really lovely gift.
Helen

Mereknits said...

That is the perfect gift for our two children, they are going to love it.
Hugs,
Meredith

Alison said...

What a good idea! I do hope they enjoy their trip to the cinema xx

Gillian said...

Great idea! I'm sure they'll love it.