Elf and The Grinch (with free printables)

One of my favorite holiday movies and themes: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! I’ve loved that Grinch since I was a child! So it comes as no surprise if you know me that I want to do a special movie night every December as part of our traditions with our Elves, Twinkle and Snowflake.

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This year, I saw the cutest “grinchy” yarn at Dollar Tree and thought it would make perfect grinchy outfits for the elves. It was so simple, too! I just wrapped the yarn around them and tucked it in when I was done. So it was also easy to remove and I can re-use it next year. The children got a real kick out of their grinchy fur! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Last year Target was selling a few “Grinch” items and i snagged up this matching game that we get out for the night and keep it out for the rest of the month.

I used a bit of the yarn to wrap it around the movie.

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I went with red and green because I already had a lot and I didn’t have as much for a “Who-ville” theme, yet. That’s the plan for next year’s movie night! Can’t wait!

I made some pillowcases with fabric from JoAnne’s. The Who’s stocking banner is from Michaels. I would like to add more stocking to it before next year and mix them up with different shapes and styles. This was what I grabbed last minute.

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O looooove the white one! I want to get more material next year if they have this one! With the extra fabric I had leftover, I made a quick, small table runner.

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Here is a little secret: I cheated! Lol…I was already tired of sewing just after 2 pillow cases and too excited to decorate (which is the fun part for me) that I just used my glue gun to fold over the edges and glue them together. So really, I guess the table runner was a no-sew! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I printed up some quick cupcake picks (and forgot liners! plus…we had muffins, not cupcakes, lol).

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I made some “Grinch” popcorn. It was really easy and it’s a lot like rice krispy treats, but with popcorn! I used a popcorn bag (not from scratch…I know, I know…we’re trying to switch!) and popped those and let it cool. I melted butter and marshmallows, added green food coloring, drizzled it over the popcorn and mixed it up. After it cooled off, I added Christmas sixlets (so they don’t melt).

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We have a lot of hot chocolate during December! I love making the baggies up with tags and yes, we use Swiss Miss and I don’t make that from scratch either, lol. It’s sooooo good, though! I do usually have extra choices for hot chocolate, like extra marshmallows, whipped cream, and Andes peppermint chips.

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Some other movie night goodies we had were cookies and yogurt parfaits:

the yogurt is Key Lime so it’s already a green shade and the cookies are the recipe found online that are Easy, No Fail Sugar Cookies with a royal icing (not buttercream because I wanted it to harden up to stack later).

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I wanted the piping to match the Grinch’s fur and I think it turned out pretty good for an amateur and not enough icing tips, lol.

For the popcorn bags, I just printed out what I wanted on paper and trimmed it to fit the white paper bags I keep on stock for movie nights.

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It is listed as “Subway Art for Frame” on my printables, but I also used this for the bags.

Now that it’s all set up, we’re ready for Grinch theme movie night!

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My daughter love, love, loved that Snowflake was in the Grinchy spirit and laughed at how silly she looked!

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Yes…we hold and love on our elves like family if you haven’t caught that from previous posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

Getting our hot chocolate and snacks to enjoy our night! Merry Grinch-mas to you!

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Here is my link to the free printables I made for a Grinch Christmas movie night:

Grinch Printables

 

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