Does anyone else have The Holiday, Love Actually, The Family Man or Miracle on 34th Street on repeat this time of year? Seriously, we can’t get enough of the holiday movies. Our kids prefer The Polar Express, Elf and Home Alone. Some of our favorite nights are spent in with our families. We like to play games, watch a movie, eat popcorn and candy, too.
We’re giving the gift of family fun nights in to our friend this Christmas season. We’re calling them Christmas Cheer in a Bucket. It’s all a family needs for a night of pure entertainment, spent together. We gathered some of our favorite holiday family movies and goodies, and put them inside a bucket with an adorable label with a quote from the movie on it. Oriental Trading is our standard go-to for party items, but they were our shopping spot for our holiday night in gifts, as well.
- Galvanized Buckets, Oriental Trading
- Elmer’s Painter’s Markers, Oriental Trading
- Chalkboard Washi Tape, Oriental Trading (our new favorite addition to our craft bin)
- Movies, popcorn, candy, deck of cards or any other fun games
Step 1: Rip the tape off, and row by row, add it to the Galvanized Bucket.
Step 2: Write your favorite quotes from the Christmas movies. We chose, ‘Merry Christmas you filthy animal,” from Home Alone, “Treat everyday like Christmas,” from Elf and “Believe,” from The Polar Express. Use the Painter’s Markers. You can use a pencil to draft it before it’s permanently on there with the markers.
Step 3: Fill the basket with all the goodies, including the movie, popcorn, candy and game. Add a bow and give, give, give.
Oriental Trading sent us some items of our choosing for this post, free of charge. We’re so happy they did! All opinions are honest, and our own. No other type of compensation was received. Thanks for supporting the companies that support j. sorelle. We love Oriental Trading, even before this post.