“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.” – Linus
Another film we watch every Halloween is the classic Peanut TV special, ‘Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’. You can usually find it a week or two before Halloween as a tv special. This year, it will air on Thursday, October 18 at 8pm E.T. on ABC. And again on Friday, October 26th at 8 p.m. ET in ABC. Click here to buy a copy for your own viewing pleasure.
We made several special treats for our movie night.
Linus’s “Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker” Suckers
My mom was a confectioner for several years when I was younger. She still makes chocolate as a hobby and I love dabbling in the art myself. I bought the leaf mold from Amazon, click here for the link. Then, I blended several different colored chocolates together to create these beautiful chocolate lollipops.
Charlie Browns “I got a rock” Chocolate Rocks
I can’t get over how cute these were!! My son thought they were the real deal and wouldn’t eat them. I’m so proud! lol! I found them in the candy section of Wegmans.
And to honor the Great Pumpkin,
A patch of brownies with candy pumpkins.
Just regular old boxed brownie mix with chocolate icing and decorated with candy pumpkins and green icing vines.
We also had popcorn to watch the movie. All with the amazing help of my four year old, Charlie Beth. She loved decorating the brownies and did a really good job with the icing bag. Gideon, on the other hand, kept stealing the pumpkins off the brownies whenever my back was turned.
I created the signs with some help of some online coloring pages. I cut out the silhouettes on to foam paper and taped them to sticks. So easy and such a fun way to add a little pizazz to the table.
We made a whole evening despite the short film time. I printed out extra coloring pages for the kids to color while we were getting things ready. I also found a couple Peanuts painting crafts in the Target dollar spot for the kids. They loved creating masterpieces after the movie.
I know it’s not my usual Disney movie, but I hope you enjoy this movie as much as we do! Tag @amagicalkingdomcalledhome or #amagicalkingdomcalledhome to share your magical movie night.
Hope the Great Pumpkin visits your house this Halloween!
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