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Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Are you ready? If not here are some extra tips to help you out.

Theater Night –

Turn your living room into a theater. Don’t forget to include a concession stand.

For this idea you will need some poster board or construction paper, markers, popcorn, candy, drinks and a couple of movies.

Take your poster board and make a name for your theater. Take another piece of board or paper and list your movies and show times. Make extra signs too for the restrooms, exits and concession. For the concession stand list your items and a cost. Like $1 for popcorn, $2 for candy and drinks. Make play money and tickets to give to your guests.

Invite your guests through a hand made card and include the tickets and play money.

Turn your living room into a theater. Hang up signs in the house to tell your guests what time the movie starts and signs for the restroom, exits and concession. If you have a bar in your kitchen you can make this your concession stand or use a table.

When it’s time for the guests to arrive make sure you take their tickets and be ready to serve at the concession stand.

Have fun and enjoy the movie.

Valentine Peanut Butter Cookies –

Make your favorite peanut butter cookies and add Hersey kisses to them when they come out of the oven. It’s the best peanut butter cookies you’ll ever have.

Make a college –

Take a piece of paper and add words and pictures that tell your loved one what they mean to you.

Make a flower pot –

Get flower seeds and a small pot. Decorate the outside and add soil and seeds. The recipient can transplant the flower outside in their own garden to watch it grow all spring.

Be creative this Valentine’s Day and show someone how much they mean to you. A homemade gift can really speak to a persons heart.

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Popcorn

It’s the last week in October and it’s your last chance to enjoy Popcorn Popping Month. If your anything like my family we eat popcorn at least once a week. We like to eat it while watching a movie on Family Movie Night.

To help you celebrate here are some ways to enjoy your popcorn.

Where did popcorn come from?

Popcorn was originated in Mexico 80,000 years ago in Mexico city. The English colonists were introduced to popcorn at the first Thanksgiving feast.

You can find out more at http://www.sgw.ca/facts/where.html

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_popcorn_originate_from

Popcorn flavors and varieties

There are so many flavors of popcorn available.  Anything from the regular butter and cheese to fruity and Jalapeño. We have a place here that sells different kinds by the bag or tin you can order it online at http://www.popcornfharmacy.com/.  It is one of my favorite places to get popcorn.

You can also try going to your local grocery store for different varieties by checking the snack aisle or your microwave popcorn aisle.

Another way to make your popcorn special is by making your own. You can add just about anything to your popcorn. Like cinnamon, sugar, salt, Tabasco sauce, garlic salt or whatever sounds good. The grocery store has different kinds of popcorn shakers available too.

Check here for more ideas: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/764/

Things you can make

Bird feeder or jewelry

You can string your popcorn to make a bird feeder for the birds. Use thread or dental floss and string it and put it outside on a tree for the birds to enjoy. (Tip: sit out popcorn overnight to make it easier to string)

You can also string it for a nice necklace or bracelet that you can eat.

Dyed corn

Take unpopped kernels and dye them in food coloring or popped corn too.

Take your kernels and put it in a bowl with food coloring and let it set for a couple of hours or longer and then let it set to dry out overnight.

Put popped corn in a ziploc bag and add a little food coloring in it and shake it up to make your favorite color.

Take dyed corn and glue it on paper to make something special or use it to decorate a picture frame.

Take some time to enjoy some popcorn this week. There is so many things you can do with it. I hope this inspired you to do something fun.

Popcorn Facts:

Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain.

Unbuttered popcorn has about 25-55 calories per cup.

It’s the only type of corn that pops.

Want to know more visit:

http://www.catalogs.com/info/food/fun-popcorn-facts.html

http://www.knowledgebase-script.com/demo/article-551.html

Leave me a comment to let me know what you do with your popcorn.

Happy Popping!!!!


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