Autumn is finally upon us and we could not be more excited for the new season! Here at Latika we’re celebrating with a series of festive goodies for our followers to enjoy – like this fall-themed Family Movie Night. We’ve paired each movie selection with a gourmet popcorn recipe to compliment your home theater experience.
Keeping reading for our recommendations for family-friendly movies with seasonal popcorn recipes & traditions!
Spooky Films Worth Streaming
Enjoy these fall-themed recommendations for all ages across popular streaming platforms!
Recommend for ages 3-8
Explore the wonder of music, magic and family in Disney’s Coco, the story of aspiring young guitarist Miguel who finds himself on a journey between two worlds. A film sure to spark singing, dancing and conversations about the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Don’t forget to turn on the subtitles to sing along!
Looking for fun Mexican treats to enjoy with this movie? Try Abuelitas Hot Chocolate and these Sugar Skull Lollipop Rings.
Enjoy it with
Melt 6 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons each lime juice and tequila, 2 teaspoons each sugar and kosher salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest in a skillet over medium heat; drizzle over 12 cups hot popcorn and toss with 4 cups lightly crushed lime-flavored tortilla chips.
The Harry Potter Series on Peacock
Recommended for age 9+
Help the kids get a head start their holiday break reading with the Harry Potter series, a classic fantasy coming-of-age adventure. Get into the excitement of Hogwarts School for Witchcraft & Wizardry by having the whole family take the Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz and the Patronus Quiz. Even more fun, see who can keep up the best British accent throughout the movie!
Don’t forget your favorite wizards candies & sweets like Jelly Slugs, Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans & Chocolate Frogs.
Enjoy it with
Bring 1 cup butter, 2.5 cups brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 cup corn syrup to a boil. Add 14 oz sweetened condensed milk and boil 1 more min – let it cool a few mins so it doesn’t shrink the popcorn. Add 1 tbsp vanilla, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp rum extract and stir in with 2-3 cups hot popcorn.
Goosebumps on Netflix
Recommended for age 11+
If your tweens and teens are hard to impress with the newest releases – try going old-school with these classics! These series are spooky, wacky & weird with plenty of episodes to binge together.
Most episodes of Goosebumps are PG-versions inspired by more adult scary films (i.e. The Mask, Chucky, Poltergeist). It’s a safe way to introduce young fans to the classics when they’re ready.
Don’t forget the modern movie reboot of Goosebumps starring Jack Black!
Enjoy it with
Spread popped popcorn out on baking sheet. Melt 1 cup of milk chocolate chips and a small scoop of shortening (to thin the chocolate for drizzling) in the microwave. Spoon it into a small Ziploc bag while still VERY hot. Snip a corner off of the Ziploc bag and use it like a frosting bag to drizzle the chocolate all over the popcorn. Sprinkle the mini marshmallows and 2 cups graham cracker bits and crumbs over the top of the drizzled chocolate.
Allow to cool and then break up a bit and enjoy!
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell on Netflix
Recommended for all ages
Get into the Halloween season with this creepy and creative program for fantastical baking and crafting.
Wickedly talented baker and artist Christine McConnell fills her home with haunting confections and creepy crafts. Her creations are frightfully delicious. Her creature friends are delightfully twisted. Together they create peanut butter pretzel bones, wolf-claw donuts, ginger-dead house, fairy batwings, shrunken head cookies and more!
You can find and try baking her desserts with here book Deceptive Desserts: A Lady’s Guide to Baking Bad!
Enjoy it with
Peanut-Butter Banana Popcorn
Heat 1 cup honey and 3/4 cup sugar over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon each vanilla extract and kosher salt until smooth; pour over 16 cups hot popcorn and 2 cups peanuts, 1 cup dried banana chips and 1/2 cup chocolate chips then toss. Spread on baking sheets and let cool.
Now it’s time to throw on some comfy fall pajamas, gather the kids, assemble your gourmet popcorn & snacks and enjoy your festive fall family movie night!