The entertainment industry is an ever growing one, with the popularity of DVD releases. A good yet simple idea for gift-giving is to make a movie night gift bag, which is likely to be appreciated by movie lovers. This can also be an excellent gift if you are spending the night over at a friend’s place.
What you need:
- Large Bowl, basket or movie themed box
- Microwavable popcorn
- Sweets and candies
- Movie cards or gift cards
- Cellophane paper or wrapping paper
- Gift tag
- Cellophane bag
- Tissue paper
Step 1: Select the container
Start by placing some tissue paper at the bottom of the bowl, basket or box that you are going to use. This will make the package more presentable, and also serve as a base for the items that you shall be placing inside to make up the gift bag. You can be as creative as you wish: you can either use a simple bowl, or you can even personalize it by having the recipient’s name painted or printed, or having the bowl made from clay pottery. A basket or box can feature a favorite movie character which can be easily found at stores.
Step 2: Start inserting items
Insert the popcorn bags at the back, and place the packets of microwavable popcorn inside them or in front of them. It is best to place these at the back since they are probably the largest items that you shall be inserting in the gift bag. They will serve as a background for the other smaller items in front.
Step 3: Pop in the other treats
Put in the other goodies, such as sodas, candy, sweets, crisps, chocolate bars and snacks. Make sure to select treats that you know the recipient will appreciate. It is best to choose snacks that are usually associated with being consumed while watching movies.
Step 4: Include the DVD or gift card
Place the gift card or movie ticket in front of the goodies. You can choose the one which your friend or relative will prefer: either tickets for a movie theatre or for a video rental store, or even both. You can also consider purchasing a DVD. Just make sure it’s a new release, or it’s a movie they haven’t watched yet.
Step 5: Wrap it up
Place these items in a clear or colored cellophane bag large enough to hold everything. Secure the top with tape. You can also affix a ribbon for decorative purposes. You may also attach a gift tag to the ribbon, where you can write your message.
This gift is a relatively simple idea, which should not take much of your time to create. The items are relatively inexpensive. A handmade gift is better appreciated than store-bought ones, as it involves time and dedication. Moreover, movie lovers will love receiving this kind of gift, as it presents a good opportunity to stay over and watch a few movies on DVD.