Drive In Food

How do you make your drive in movie more fun? Come see how we do it at #drive in food

Yesterday we posted a fun summer activity – we made Cardboard Box Cars! The Little Chefs then “drove” their cars to their own drive-in movie!!  What did we need to go with our drive-in movie adventure? Drive In Food!!

We found these great little, disposable tin containers that include a lid at the dollar store, in a package of 3. They were all excited to have their very own, even though they were identical!

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We decided it would be great to compartmentalize the food using paper cupcake liners and a brown paper sack cut down to size. The paper bag we of course filled with popcorn! What is a movie without popcorn?!

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What I liked best about creating our own compartments is we were able to control the portions. You could also customize the portions from the smallest Little Chefs to the biggest as well as customizing according to dietary needs.

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The tins were fabulous because we were able to fill them ahead of time using the lids to close and stack them. Just before movie time we popped the popcorn, filled the bags and were able to add the bags to the tins quickly.

The Little Chefs absolutely LOVED the variety and individuality of the drive in movie food. They didn’t even ask for more! They were content with what they had, plus a drink on the side.

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Drive in food can be whatever you want it to be. The way it is delivered is really what makes it special. I don’t think our Little Chefs will be able to watch another movie without using this method of distributing snacks. As a bonus, the tins are reusable! We were able to stack them up and store them for next time!

What kind of snacks do you like to have when you watch a movie?


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

5 Replies to "Drive In Food"

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    Melissa May 30, 2013 (9:10 pm)

    What a cute idea! =) Love it! – they look like they are having so much fun!
    Following you from Live Laugh Linky Thursday!

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    Miz Helen June 1, 2013 (7:20 pm)

    Great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Trish @ Mom On Timeout June 4, 2013 (3:57 pm)

    Oh my goodness I can tell how much fun you are all having here! Such a fun idea!

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    emily June 10, 2013 (4:28 pm)

    im not a mom but i could say this is pretty awesome, me and my little sister did this and she was overjoyed! i loved it as well cuz i am the type of person that LOVES to make things

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    Alison May 1, 2016 (3:45 pm)

    Awesome deal! So cute and fun.

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