You ever see these cute little boxes on the clearance shelf? Or maybe at a dollar store? If so, pick some up and keep them on hand. I'll tell you why. ;)
You ever take your children to the movies? I know, I know it's super expensive to take a family to the movies. Sometimes it's still a special treat. Speaking of treats, THAT'S what makes it so darn expensive! (some dude just sued a theater for expensive munchies a few days ago!) I recently bought some Groupons for a local theater that had the tickets and popcorn and drinks included. It was an awesome deal. So awesome that I've bought the deal twice and multiple times. The only problem is that you get two large popcorn tubs for 4 people. It's not that we mind sharing, but it's kind of a pain in the booty. Kids handing things back and forth and spilling and not to mention the mindlessly eating a half of a tub before you've realized it.
So I slip those little popcorn boxes in to my purse. When we get the tubs, I scoop popcorn in to each one, and we all get our own popcorn to hold. (especially nice if someone has germies on their little hands!)
I work in the movie industry and I've always loved the theater experience. I love going on date nights with my husband and I love family nights as well. Most theaters have discounted nights on either admission or snacks. I don't mind the discount theaters even though some of them aren't as updated. My kids still have a great time just being together and laughing at a movie. It makes for a great night out!
Have you taken your family to the movies lately? Do you smuggle in food?