We’re starting a new series of posts here at Princess Lasertron–each month we are hosting a different party with a new fun theme that you can recreate yourself! Each month we will share shopping lists, printables like invitations and decorations, diy projects, and lots of fun photos.
Popcorn Bar and Double Feature!
In a nutshell
Two movies downloaded from Netflix or Amazon (we chose funny movies that we didn’t mind if people talked over)
Two or three varieties of popcorn (we had plain and homemade kettle corn, popped on the stovetop)
5 squirt bottles for toppings
Lined paper bags for guests to fill up and take home
2 glass bottles of soda or beer for each guest
A pretty twirly straw for each guest
2 bags chocolate chips
1 jar of Nutella
1 batch of soft chocolate chip cookies (we grabbed a box of our favorite vegan cookies from the bakery at Whole Foods)
1 bag of tiny twist pretzels
1 can or bag of your favorite nuts
A few bags of your favorite movie theater candy
A few pantry items to make toppings: Peanut butter, powdered sugar & milk, butter, sprinkles
Ingredients for homemade sangria and juice cocktail
Crumbled chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate-covered pretzels (melt chocolate chips in a Pyrex measuring cup for one minute in the microwave, stir, and dip pretzels!)
Heat Nutella & peanut butter (to spreadable consistencies)
Make icing by mixing a few splashes of milk with powdered sugar
Make sangria and juice cocktail recipes
Cover bottles with invitation labels
Fill empty bottles with sangria and cover with “party juice” labels!
Print labels and fill each squirt bottle with a squirtable topping: Melted Nutella, hot peanut butter, melted chocolate chips, melted butter, and icing
This month we created a fun and casual party for 10 close friends with fun drinks, silly movies, and a popcorn bar for under $75! We started by designing an invitation that could be dropped off on the doorsteps and desks of our guests.
Each invitation was a handmade label wrapped around a bottle of fun flavored soda that read “You’re Invited!” with room underneath to hand-write the details. You can print them on sticker paper and cut them out, or attach them with tape or clear contact paper.
You could put this label around a bottle of beer, or increase the size and fit it around a bottle of wine. You could even save empty bottles, fill them with stems of carnations, and deliver the invitations as little bouquets of flowers!
Another fun thing we did with printable labels was using them to create a custom bottled drink–party juice!
You need a glass bottle with a screw-top lid (Jones Soda bottles, for example) for each guest. Fill each empty bottle with water and put them, 3 or 4 at a time, in a deep pot of boiling water for five minutes, or until the water inside the bottles begins to boil. This cleans the bottles and makes the labels easy to slide off. Pull them out with a hot pad, use a knife to slip the label off, and let them dry completely.
I like a stiff fancy drink but it’s important to have non-alcoholic options too at every party, so we bottled homemade sangria in the bottles with black lids, and a non-alcoholic juice cocktail in the bottles with white lids. Just slap the label on, fill ‘em up, and screw the lid back on tight! We put these together justÂ before guests arrived so they would be fresh and cold.
Next month we are hosting a swinging cocktail party with some over-the-top decorations. I am so excited to have kicked off this series and I can’t wait for the next party!