Pink Popcorn That Will Make You SING
I’m proud to bring you this fun DIY idea in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
If you’ve been around Spaceships and Laser Beams very long, you know that Mike, Sam and I are big movie buffs. It’s one of the interests that Mike and I bonded over when we were first dating: a love of film. It’s only natural that movies would appeal to Sam — he really didn’t have a choice in the matter because of the powerful process of osmosis! 🙂
While we all love the movies, some in particular become quick favorites for Sam. This is what happened with SING. As soon as he saw the trailer on TV, he was enchanted. It wasn’t long before he could quote the entire trailer like a monologue. The anticipation to the release date was epic in our house. Sam was very anxious for his first viewing!
From Illumination, the studio that brought you The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, comes an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. SING (now on Blu-ray and DVD) stars Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.
The Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, features more than 65 hit songs including ‘Faith,’ a brand new song by the legendary Stevie Wonder (featuring Ariana Grande), marking his first song for a major film release in 25 years.
I won’t tell you how many times we saw the movie in theaters…. but I will say it’s been an agonizing wait in Sam’s world for the Blu-ray to be released.
To tide him over, he’s carted around a stuffy of his favorite character, Buster, wherever he goes. I assure you, Buster has had many wondrous adventures with Sam since joining the family.
The wait is finally over, because SING Special Edition is now available on Blu-ray & DVD. The music-filled comedy includes over 60-minutes of bonus content and will incorporate three all-new entertaining mini movies featuring the cast from SING as well as an exclusive Tori Kelly music video and a variety of musical extras.
I knew I wanted to make his first Blu-ray viewing extra special since he was so excited for it. I started brainstorming ideas that we could enjoy during our family movie night with SING. I decided on customized popcorn bags since I knew we would be enjoying our favorite treat while viewing.
To make the bags even more fun, I did candied popcorn to celebrate Rosita and Gunter. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty. I LOVED Rosita in the movie and could definitely identify with her. (Hello, my fellow busy moms, trying to remember you’re your own person underneath that mom persona).
I may or may not have cheered when Rosita comes into her own and finds her confidence towards the end of the movie. She and her fellow pig, Gunter — who isn’t lacking in the confidence department — do an amazing rendition of Shake It Off.
These DIY popcorn are SO easy to create yourself thanks to our free printables. You can grab them here: Gunter Track Suit | Gunter Dance Outfit | Rosita. Plus, you can’t go wrong with candied popcorn.
Sweet and Salty Pink Popcorn
- 2 bags of movie style popcorn
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp corn syrup
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups of white sugar
- pink gel food coloring
- Put heavy cream, butter, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir regularly until it boils and sugar dissolves.
- Mix in food coloring.
- Put one bag of popcorn in a large baking dish or roasting pan. Pour mixture over popcorn and coat.
- Spread popcorn over lined baking sheet to dry.
- Mix in second bag of movie style popcorn for that sweet salty mix.
- Calories: 2222
- Sugar: 405
- Sodium: 211
- Fat: 67
- Saturated Fat: 42
- Unsaturated Fat: 21
- Trans Fat: 1
- Carbohydrates: 420
- Protein: 3
- Cholesterol: 224
Pick up your copy of SING Special Edition in stores now.
Check out the DIY Marquee Sign we made when SING was released in theaters!