You are here: Home // Cooking, Halloween, Holidays and Entertaining // Celebrating the Great Pumpkin

Celebrating the Great Pumpkin

It’s a tradition more than 40 years in the making, though we’ve only celebrated for three years now…
Each and every year, we have watched ”It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in early October to gear up for the season. What a great show?! The kids quote lines from the flick clear through early November.
Here’s one of our favorite scenes. It always solicits zillions of giggles.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true tradition without accessories, right? This year, I picked up some wonderful bags, along with loads of Charlie Brown themed stuffers from Target’s dollar section.

We also made pumpkin appropriate treats:
Everyone loved these sweet little pumpkin look a likes – delicious! Here’s the recipe:
Orange Snackin’ Popcorn
8 cups popped popcorn
1/4 c. butter
3 T corn syrup (honey will probably work as a substitute, but I haven’t tried it)
1/2 c. sugar
1 small box of orange Jello
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread popcorn out on cookie sheet.
Place butter and syrup in a pan and heat until butter is melted. Add sugar and Jello. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for five minutes. Immediately pour mixture over popcorn, making sure all the popcorn is coated.
Once the popcorn is coated form into balls (I sprayed my hands lightly with cooking spray so the popcorn didn’t stick to me) and place lollipop stick in the middle.

We had lots of fun spending the evening together. Coming up in November and December we will be watching more Charlie Brown specials. Do you watch any and do you have a favorite?

Linking up here:
Skip to My Lou
Today’s Creative Blog
Blue Cricket Design
Tatertots and Jello
Be Different Act Normal

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

12 Responses to " Celebrating the Great Pumpkin "

  1. Bobbi Janay says:

    Ian has the same bag, his MiMi got it for him full of goodies. She gave it to him right before we sat down and watch The Great Pumpkin (it was Ian's first time).

  2. Emily @ Finding My Aloha says:

    I am lovign this popcorn idea. I might try it for a Halloween party I am throwing for toddlers. How have ya been?

  3. Emily @ Finding My Aloha says:

    This is crazy! I totally thought I was a follower but when I looked today I found out Im not. How did that happen? Well, its fixed now…Im official

  4. Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    What a fun tradition! I love the great pumpkin.

  5. Victoria ObSEUSSed says:

    These are so cute. I love them on a stick so they aren't so messy. Thanks for sending some home for our kids!

  6. Steph says:

    One of my fave movies ever… Actually I LOVE all the Charlie Brown movies.

    And popcorn treats??? sign me up. Wait don't… dieting.

  7. katalc says:

    Tried the popcorn and didn't have enough sauce to spread around to make balls. Did I do something wrong?

  8. Amy @ Chicy-Creations says:

    How fun! We are big fans of popcorn balls around here, I think we're going to have to try this recipe!

  9. Jessica says:

    These look DELICIOUS and I want to try and make them for my students!! THANKS for the great idea!!!!!

  10. smilemonsters says:

    Those look great!
    We made popcorn balls but they weren't orange!


  11. The Exchange says:

    What a terrific idea! I just love this! Awesome job and thanks for sharing!

  12. [...] of the things I loved about this recipe is that there are actually very few ingredients (and anything made with a Jell-O product is great, [...]

Leave a Reply

Copyright © 2009 It's a Tradition. All rights reserved.
Powered by WordPress. Hosted By RFE Hosting.