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Halloween is one of my families favorite holidays. Everyone looks forward to dressing up, pumpkin treats & of course the epic movie nights! My kids love movie nights, and since we've moved up by family after Harvey's devastation...we have even more kids to invite over for the fun! We usually pick out a family favorite or holiday themed movie and then make delicious snacks to go along with it. We've had the unfortunate happen once or twice as we couldn't find a DVD we were wanting to watch...but now with technology changing and making things easier, we've started to watch & store all of our movies online. The only minor problem was that we had movies scattered out between Amazon, Google, iTunes & Vudu. Now there is a new service that brings all of our movies together on one platform! Movies Anywhere!
With Halloween being this week we decided on a Harry Potter movie night! Since the kids' ages ranged from 4-16 it was a great choice, plus I could have fun with the food! Three of my nieces & nephews had not seen Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone yet, so I had to make this movie night extra special! Movies Anywhere took care of my movie & I took care of the decor, food & take home wands. Yes, you heard that right, I made everyone their own wand! Now I got the idea of Pinterest, so I can't take the credit...but I will say they were super fun to make!
For the wands you will need:
- Hot Glue
- Black Spray Paint
- Brown Spray Paint
- Copper Spray Paint
I added hot glue to the chopsticks to give each one it's individuality. Once dried I sprayed 6 of them black & 6 of them brown. You need to let them dry between coats or flipping the chopstick over. Once the solid color covers the surface & is dry you can either stipple with the copper spray paint or carefully spray in short bursts to give the wands an aged look. Finish off with a clear sealer or leave as is.
Now let's talk food! I made golden snitches with Ferrero Rocher & a wing printable I found on Pinterest. There are plenty to choose from, but I loved the ones I used. I cut up some gummy worms to make slugs, set our Dementor Relief bars & put out M&M's in the house colors. My favorites were the Polyjuice Potion Deviled Dragons Eggs (recipe below) & the simple Butterbeer! We also made some simple sorting hats with sugar cookies, ice cream cone, icing (to bind) & filled with M&M's of house color.
For the Polyjuice Potion Deviled Dragons Eggs you will need:
- 18 Eggs
- 4 Bacon Strips Diced (Shredded Boomslang skin)
- 3/4c Ranch Dressing (Stewed Lacewing Flies)
- Food Coloring
- Dried Cilantro (Fluxweed)
- Hard Boil your eggs & let cool
- Roll your eggs around until they have cracks all the way around
- Die them as you would your Easter eggs
- Let dry
- Cook diced bacon strips until desired consistency (we cooked these a little less to give them some flexibility like skin)
- Peel shells off of eggs
- Cut your eggs in half and remove yolks
- Mash up yolks in a bowl & add ranch
- Mix well
- Add in Green food coloring
- Mix well
- Pipe or drop yolk mixture by spoonful back into egg halves
- Top with cilantro & bacon dices
TIP: You can add cilantro & bacon bits into the mixture for more flavor & texture.
Movies Anywhere is a free app and website that simplifies and streamlines the digital movie-watching experience by allowing consumers to discover, access and watch their eligible movies in one place. Movies Anywhere offers next-level compatibility to the digital movie experience, syncing your movie libraries across your connected accounts, so you can watch purchased and redeemed digital movies through Movies Anywhere and across connected digital retail accounts.
Movies Anywhere brings together movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment, offering a library of over 7,300 movies at launch.
Participating digital retailers at launch are Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. All Movies Anywhere eligible movies will also be available across connected digital retail accounts and can be played directly on any platforms that support video playback for these digital retailers.
Viewers can enjoy their movies across multiple devices and platforms at home or on the go – Amazon Fire devices, Android mobile and tablet devices, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, the Roku® platform and popular web browsers.