I still remember the giddy excitement of a sleepover. The determination to stay up ALL NIGHT LONG, even though that determination only lasted just past sundown. The stories and the snacks. Oh the best sleepover snacks.
I think the best part of just about any soiree or social shindig is the food, #AmIRight?
Children are great at bringing back fond memories from our childhood. We love finding fun ways to recreate moments we enjoyed when we were young with our own children, and try to add a healthier spin on age old recipes.
Recently we landed on a sleepover theme for movie night in our house, with our favorite popcorn from Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP (now available in microwave variety)! Part of the fun was everyone creating a fun snack dish before eventually landing all piled up in our big bed for movie time… until their determination to stay awake faded and we carried our little ones to their own beds.
The pillar of most gatherings or parties is the food, my favorite part. For our own sleepover adventure, we wanted to have interactive, creative snacks to enjoy together – before and during the game and movie time – just like the classic sleepovers from my younger years.
Butcher block paper is a top choice of mine as a base for any creative space. It can be adapted to use in almost all themes and lends itself very well to the whimsical and artistic side. Plus, it’s a breeze to clean up. Win-win!
A Popcorn Party Station for The Best Sleepover Party Snacks
Of course, who doesn’t remember popcorn at a sleepover! With a generous portion at the center we spread the toppings and snacks all around.
We’ve been loving the new microwave Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP. Just like their ready-to-eat popcorn, the microwave popcorn is made with real, simple ingredients. For the Sea Salt variety, there’s now just popcorn kernels, oil, and sea salt in a hot, fresh microwave variety to for a guilt-free snack at just 35 calories per popped cup. Plus there’s a Real Butter variety and my personal favorite when wanting a little snack and sweet enough all on it’s own…Lightly Sweet Kettle Corn, sweetened with cane sugar and monk fruit, not an artificial sweetener, at that same 35 calories per cup popped!
For our sleepover snacks table, we popped a couple bags of the new Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP microwave popcorn in the Sea Salt variety to use as a base, and this is where you can be creative to fit your desired appetites and eating lifestyles. We landed on melted chocolate for dipping and drizzling, sprinkles, crushed cookies, marshmallows and nuts for toppings, then added bananas and apple slices for a little healthier option. (You can use any berries or fruit, they work well).
Utilizing paper straws as skewers made it fun to stake all sorts of goodies to make a portable treat.
To set up the sleepover party snacks table, we started by laying out a layer of the butcher block paper, and then wrote on it to label some of the toppings that way. It was fun to also add extra crayons for writing notes to each other, drawing pictures and it just helped to continue brining they activity to life.
The table set up was a fondue style to promote interactivity and group involvement. Setting out bowls with goodies and stations so everyone could create a mix of their favorites and move from topping to topping easily.
Each of our kids had a blast making their own creations (and basically playing with their food, a fun treat in itself) and we enjoyed the time mixing our favorites together before it was on to the movie time with our treats in tow.