“Movie Night in a Bag” ~ Gift Idea {Day 26}

October 26, 2011

When Christmas rolls around, we all find ourselves with the dilemma of finding unique, thoughtful, and doesn’t-break-the-bank gifts for people like teachers, etc… (or even kids’ birthday party gifts).

A few years ago I came up with the idea of a “Movie Night in a Bag” gift. Every thing you need for a relaxing movie night “in” is in the bag ~ popcorn & hot chocolate. It’s tied shut with a tag that can also be used as a gift card holder {if you so choose to include a gift card to a local video rental store}.

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The bag is small (and durable!) enough for your kids to throw in their backpacks on their way to school. This also can be adapted to be a gift for a whole family, as well. Just include the appropriate amount of “goodies” to accommodate each family member.

Here’s how I make them:

1. Start with a piece of fabric about 9x 22 inches. {I like to rip my fabric and have little fringed edges.)

2. Fold in half and sew up the sides with a 1/2 inch seam. The raw edges will show. That’s great!


Stuff it with a package of popcorn and as many packages of hot chocolate as you’d like to include: {You could also include candy canes to be used as “stir sticks” for the hot chocolate. I’ve never tried it, but apparently, it’s yummy!}


Make gift tags or gift card holders. (I’ll show you how I did mine tomorrow.)


Tie the top shut with raffia, jute, or ribbon, and tie on your tag/ gift card holder.

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There they are ~ “Movie Night in a Bag”!

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