During the summer, I always catch myself with more free time than usual. Because this is my first summer since starting college, entertaining myself has become a new challenge. Now that it’s August, I can confidently say that I have perfected my movie marathon routine since I moved back home.
Personally, my favorite part of movie marathons are the snacks. If I’m being honest, movie marathons are just another excuse for me to eat an excessive amount of sweets. If you are planning on taking some time to watch a few of your favorite movies, I highly recommend stocking up on your favorite movie theater-esque snacks. Some of my essentials are Sour Patch Kids, Izze soda, and stove-popped popcorn (with a few added ingredients, of course).
To make the Circus Animal popcorn above, I started with about 8 cups of popped popcorn. Next, I salted the popcorn to balance out the sweetness of the marshmallow coating and Circus Animal Cookies. To make the marshmallow coating, I melted 2 tablespoons of salted butter and 2 cups of mini marshmallows in a medium-sized sauce pan. Then, I slowly poured the marshmallow coating over the popcorn in a large bowl. Lastly, I added rainbow sprinkles and Circus Animal Cookies. This recipe is a great alternative to having traditional popcorn with your movie!
Obviously, the most important part of a movie marathon is the movies. This summer, I’ve been loving La La Land, the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and my personal favorite Rom-Com, She’s All That. If you are planning to use Netflix for your next movie marathon, I recommend watching To the Bone, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Before We Go.
What movies are on your watch list this summer? Let us know in the comments!