Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oscar Party Tips with The Popcorn Factory {Review & Giveaway}

The Popcorn Factory{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Debbie!}

Over the years, my taste in movies has changed. I have always been a big fan of comedies, but where I once might have rushed out to see the latest action cliffhanger or romantic adventure, now I find myself sizing up a film to see just how much my kids might enjoy it.

Sure, it has increased the number of animated movies I see by threefold, but it's worth it. Whether the whole family gets cozy on the couch with a blanket and a bowl of popcorn or we make it an outing and head to the theater to grab snacks there and catch the latest release, it's entertainment that never goes out of style.

The common theme? The popcorn. It's just not nearly as fun to watch a movie without it! And this year, just in time to honor the biggest celebration of movies around - the Academy Awards - we have found a way to host our own award-winning soirée right at home thanks to the experts at The Popcorn Factory.

movie night snacksThe timeless pairing of movies and popcorn will last forever and The Popcorn Factory is the authority on coming up with the best ways to celebrate. How about encouraging your guests to pull out that fancy, worn-once-and-then-tucked-away-forever-in-the-closet outfit and join you for a formal but fun Oscar viewing party? Everyone likes to play dress-up once in a while!

Or what about making some hilarious lasting memories by appointing someone as the "paparazzi" to snap photos as your guests arrive? Continue the laughs by inviting your guests to play fashion police and, all in fun, choose the best and worst dressed guests! I'm not actually sure which category we would have a harder time picking around here...

kids costumesIf dressing up isn't on your list, there are plenty of other great ways to get in the mood for the Academy Awards. Why not incorporate the red carpet into your party by serving "red carpet sparkling punch" out of equal parts lemon-lime soda, cranberry juice and seltzer water?

Or, take part by acting as the Academy - let your guests pick their ownThe Popcorn Factory list of winners and reward the person who makes the most correct picks and let them do an acceptance speech! Who hasn't wanted to get up and thank the important people in their life for making it all possible?

But no party is complete without the right decorations! And that's where The Popcorn Factory really shines, as they have an amazing (and delicious) collection of movie night snacks that would make perfect centerpieces for an Oscar Party, whether big or small.

How about grabbing some attention with an "Awards Night party pack" starring the Movie Night Scoop Box? It's not only festive but filled with a selection of mouth-watering goodies for everyone to enjoy!

The Popcorn FactoryOr, for a nod to the iconic gold statues that the lucky winners at the Academy Awards take home, the Gold Stars & Swirls Popcorn would be a stylish (and oh-so-yummy) way to spice up your décor while providing your guests with a delicious snack!
The Popcorn FactoryWhatever way you choose to celebrate the Oscars, The Popcorn Factory has a wide selection of premium popcorn and impressive gift tins, baskets and towers that are sure to be filled with only the most fresh and delicious snacks. Plus, with their well-known Popcorn Promise stating that you and your recipients must be absolutely delighted, you know that your movie night will be nothing but the best!

Ready to celebrate the Academy Awards in style? Enter the coupon code MOVIE at The Popcorn Factory and receive $10 off of your purchase of $50 or more (until March 31, 2011)! And, thanks to the generosity of The Popcorn Factory, one person will be even more ready to see the latest flick of their choosing with a tasty treat in hand, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to The Popcorn Factory!

The Popcorn Factory giveawayTo enter to win: Visit The Popcorn Factory's selection of Movie Night Snacks and tell me which one you would most like to enjoy with your favorite film.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you Like the The Popcorn Factory on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

WIN a $25 gift card to The Popcorn Factory - delicious popcorn and gourmet snacks! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/hUx4lz #giveaway #win

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
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3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and The Popcorn Factory. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on March 18th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to The Popcorn Factory for providing a Gold Stars & Swirls Popcorn for me as well as a $25 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Wakela Runen said...

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I would love to be entered for the Popcorn Pals 7-Way Popcorn. That looks really yummy.

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I'd love the sampler!

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jayedee said...

i'd have to pick the Awards Night Snack Box...so i could enjoy a bit of everything!

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Kathy Rambousek said...

Curling up with a movie and a bowl of popcorn sounds pretty good right now. I'd love to win the Popcorn Pals Popcorn & Snack Tins

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Diabetic Snacker Reviews said...

I'd go with the popcorn pals tins with snacks for $24.99 sounds delicious. I love movies & popcorn so I'd love to win! barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at)gmail.com

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Mariee said...

They all look great! But I would probably pick 18 Pack Popcorn Sampler.

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I would love the Popcorn Bowl & Snacks.
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Blogger Broadcast said...

Ooh, yummy and what a smart treat. My kids are crazy about popcorn.

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The Movie Night Scoop Box looks like a lot of fun!

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I like to enjoy the 18 Pack Popcorn Sampler with my favorite movie.

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Kiara said...

I like the snack attack deluxe snack assortment.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

3-1/2 Gallon Popcorn Pals Pick-A-Fill

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

Id love to try Popcorn Pals 7-Way Popcorn Tin with my favorite film :)

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I would like 2-Gallon Popcorn Pals Pick-A-Fill

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Heidi said...

The Snack Attack Deluxe Snack Assortment looks so yum. Thanks.

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The snack attack deluxe snack assortment would be my choice

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Movie Night Scoop Box Four Pack for me

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