Movie Night Snacks | Sweet & Salty Snack Board

Hosting a neighborhood or family movie night? Invited to a movie night and don’t know what to bring?

We all know the best part is the movie night SNACKS, right? Sweet and salty favorites like popcorn, candy, treats… we’ve got it all in this movie night snack board!

Movie Night Snacks Board

I’m pretty sure my husband has figured out that the main reason I love going to the movies is the popcorn. There’s just not much better than buttery popcorn and a movie.

We’ve been enjoying more movie nights at home lately (thanks to having a new baby at home) so I’ve been finding fun ways to bring that same movie snacks experience to the living room.

I will say this, it’s not the thrill of a huge screen, but getting to wear your pajamas and enjoy a snack board is a major win in this tired mom’s book, haha! By the time we get our baby to sleep, our oldest daughter is SO excited about watching a movie, it’s our special time!

movie night snacks on a tray

Movie Night Snack Boards

Creating a snack board (similar to a charcuterie or grazing board, but full of snack foods) is one of the best ways to let kids get creative in the kitchen, as a side-note! Blakely adores helping to arrange all the candies and treats – and then eating them, of course!

What are your favorite movie night snacks? You can see my family’s favorites are definitely popcorn and chocolate.

I always try to add a few healthier fruit options to our snack board in addition to the candy and popcorn. This is especially helpful if you’re having guests over with different dietary restrictions.

movie night snack boards

Movie Night Snacks

What are good snacks for a movie night?

Let’s talk about the best movie night snacks! You can choose your favorite sweet and salty movie night treats or pick a theme (a few examples down below)! Here are a few suggestions on foods to include.

  • Popcorn (butter, caramel, etc)
  • Pretzels (plain, yogurt covered, chocolate covered)
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • M&Ms
  • Reese’s Cups
  • KitKat Bars
  • Whoppers
  • Twizzlers
  • Skittles
  • Raisinets
  • Mike & Ikes
  • Milk Duds
  • Sno-Caps
  • Buncha Crunch
  • Junior Mints
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries/Raspberries/Blueberries
  • Cheese slices

FLAVOR TIP: Try to balance out the sweet and salty and the textures from crunchy to chewy! And be sure to include 1 or 2 healthy movie night snacks like fruit.

Ever wonder what you should bring to a movie night? A SNACK board is the best bring-a-long if you’ve been invited to a movie night party! Just be sure to use a tray or platter that’s carefully wrapped or better yet, has sides with a top (like a large container with top).

A snack board like this is also perfect for viewing parties (think Oscars, Golden Globes, Super Bowl, March Madness). There are so many reasons to make a snack board!

Favorite Movie Night Snacks

Themed Movie Snack Boards

It’s especially fun to pick a theme or color scheme related to the movie you’re watching. Here are a few examples below!

MOANA SNACK BOARD: Pick island-inspired treats like chocolate covered macadamia nuts, coconut, kiwi, mango etc.

FROZEN SNACK BOARD: Swap out regular candies for all blue varieties like blue jelly beans, blue and white M&Ms, blue Hershey kisses, marshmallows, etc.

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY SNACK BOARD: Lots of chocolate, of course, but add in a hidden piece of golden paper in the popcorn and whoever finds the “golden ticket” wins a prize!

What are your favorite movies? Leave a comment below and we can help come up with fun ideas for your themed snacks!

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Movie Night Snacks Board

Arrange Your Snack Board

You can use any type of large tray or platter to make your movie night snack board. Heck, you can even use a cookie sheet (like a jelly roll pan that has a little side).

Movie Night Snacks Board

Movie Night Snack Board

Movie night snacks arranged on a large board for an epic movie night adventure!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Popcorn butter, caramel, etc
  • Pretzels plain, yogurt covered, chocolate covered
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • M&Ms
  • Reese’s Cups
  • KitKat Bars
  • Whoppers
  • Twizzlers
  • Skittles
  • Raisinets
  • Mike & Ikes
  • Milk Duds
  • Sno-Caps
  • Buncha Crunch
  • Junior Mints
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries/Raspberries/Blueberries
  • Cheese slices

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a large tray or platter. Arrange small bowls throughout (to hold small candies, dips, etc).
  • Arrange popcorn, candy, fruit, cheese, and other snacks in groupings around the tray.
  • Serve for movie night and enjoy!
Keyword movie night snacks
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There you have it! Isn’t this a fun idea? I love any way to add some pizzazz to your everyday. I hope you enjoy movie nights just a little bit more now… bring on the movie snacks!

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6 Comments

  1. Looks beautiful! You always excel in presentation!

    1. Courtney Whitmore says:

      So kind, Pat! THANK YOU!

  2. This board is just stunning. I may have devoured the whole thing by myself. SHHH!

  3. This is so fun! I love it! We’ve done similar boards for movie night before, but I think I need to copy yours! It’s so colorful with so many different tastes and textures! Love it!

  4. This is such a great idea for our movie and game nights! I can’t wait to make one of these boards. So fun and creative!

  5. Heidi Schaffer says:

    So fun! My kids are going to love this so much!

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