Simple Family Movie Night Popcorn Bar! #DataAndAMovie

Simple Family Movie Night Popcorn Bar! #DataAndAMovie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

One of my favorite parts of summer is lying outdoors in the evenings, having some delicious snacks and with new technology, enjoying a good movie on our tablet, though it can also conveniently be watched on SmartTV. The breeze, the stars and spending time with my family is just made better with our favorite movies, and what a better way to accompany them, than with our favorite snacks.

With my recent purchase of the Cool Pad Rogue- $19.88 (Rollback from $39.83) from Walmart, I was not only able to get a super duper neat phone, but purchase my starter kit  for $19.88 ( currently on rollback from from $25 for the first time ever, cheaper than before and lasts until July 7th 2016) and a VERY affordable plan, with an added benefit —the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS = Unlimited Talk, Text, Data; 10GB 4G LTE plus a free movie (rental, new release = $7 value) on VUDU every month, per line for $49.88. So not only do we now have an excellent phone, but a we are now able to talk and text just as much as we want, and use 10 GB of data! This is a HUGE change for us, and no loner will I have to worry constantly about going over our plan and will be able to browse my favorite blogs and watch how-to videos without the dreaded feeling of panic that I am going to go over my super low plan.

I have to say though, I am super  excited about the added benefit of the $7 dollar rental credit on Vudu! Now we can enjoy a new release under the stars at no additional cost—which is right up my thrifty alley!

DSC_7870To celebrate our new plan and our free movie, we decided to set up a little “popcorn bar” out in our yard. This allows the kids to freely add their favorite sweets and goodies to their popcorn quite easily. I set up all of the various goodies inside of jars and bowls, and gave them each a super convenient movie night lap container ( which you can see later in this post ) to neatly contain all of their goodies!


There are so many options when it comes to what you can add to your popcorn bar! Savory or sweet, the options are absolutely endless and a ton of fun! This little set up require very little prep, and you can use what you have on hand if you don’t want to run out and purchase extra goodies—making for a frugally fun evening!


I simply used containers and bowls I had in my cabinets—no need to be a pinterest perfect Mom here, a little effort goes a long way, and looks quite impressive!

For our bar we put out : jelly beans, sprinkles, trailmix, pretzels, mini mint patties, chocolate covered malt balls, gummi worms, cranberries, mini crackers, chocolate covered caramel and so much more! I also put out paper straws for the adults, as well as red punch flavored sodas—the kiddos sprung for juice boxes, which fit perfectly into their little lap containers.


There are also a great variety of healthier topping options—yogurt covered pretzels, raisins and cranberries to name a few! I also enjoy sprinkling nutritional yeast powder on top of my popcorn as opposed to butter. There are so many simple fantastic ideas that I am sure any family will love!

This is such a fun tradition that we will be able to partake in each and every month thanks to our new plan!


This is such a fabulous service plan, I feel like shouting it from the rooftops! And the fact that my family gets to check out Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone under the stars as an added bonus, is the cherry on top! ( mmm, cherries! Now that’s a thought for a popcorn topping! )

Though I chose one of the more simple options phone wise, I am really enjoying it, and it is definitely a great improvement for our family! Here are a few of the specs:

Walmart Family Mobile Coolpad Rogue Smartphone:

  • 4″ WVGA display
  • Rear-facing 2MP camera
  • Front-facing 0.3MP camera
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Internal memory: 4GB
  • Headphone jack
  • microUSB port
  • GPS-enabled
  • Walmart Family Mobile phone is Wi-Fi compatible
  • 4G capable
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS
  • 1GHz quad-core processor
  • Talk Time: up to 6 hours
  • Standby: up to 124.8 hours


Another movie night tip—a great idea for the kids, is to purchase some sort of sturdy container like the one pictured. They work best with several compartments and are fantastic for separating the goodies and keeping things neat and tidy—especially on indoor movie nights 😉 The kids really seem to enjoy having their own little lap container and did such a great job keeping everything contained–even at the popcorn bar getting refills!


Do YOU currently us Walmart Family Mobile, if not have you checked out the fantastic phones and plans available? If you are considering the service, which movie will you choose to spend your VUDU credit on first??


  • Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to or your local Walmart for current pricing.





4 thoughts on “Simple Family Movie Night Popcorn Bar! #DataAndAMovie”

  • This is such a beautiful set up – with the nicer weather, I love that it can be done outdoors for a great family movie night. #client

  • Love it! Can you tell me what kind of plastic containers you are using for your kids? I love them and they are perfect for picnics and movie nights!

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