5 Ways to Celebrate National Popcorn Day & A Special Giveaway

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by

Melanie first wrote this post about ways to celebrate National Popcorn Day back in 2014. This year we’re happy to update it again with a special giveaway from our friends at Netflix DVD.com


National Popcorn Day


Whether you prefer air popped, microwaved, stove top or theater style with lots of butter … popcorn is a snack we can’t resist! Years ago I got a most useful gift of a full size popcorn machine so it’s a frequent snack in our house. But you don’t need a fancy machine to make it fun – stove top Jiffy Pop is an event here as well!


When is National Popcorn Day?

January 19th is National Popcorn Day. It’s a great reason to snack on some popcorn but also to learn some more about that popular theater snack. Give one or all of the following ideas a try.


5 Ways to Celebrate National Popcorn Day

  • Popcorn BookPopcorn tastes great with more than just butter. One of my favorite seasonings is yeast powder with celery salt and dill. Sounds weird but it’s great, and healthy! Popcorn can be sweet, salty or savory. Go ahead and experiment with some of your seasonings in your spice cabinet. Find more ideas at The Popcorn Board. We’d love to know what toppings do you add to your popcorn?
  • Try a recipe for a dessert or treat with popcorn. We tried Brown Sugar lollipops . They were messy and didn’t turn out into balls for us but it was fun trying and still tasted good.
  • Teach your kids about the science and history of popcorn with coloring pages, worksheets, and books, also listed on The Popcorn Board’s website. We read one titled Popcorn, by Alex Moran that we found at our local library. You can get it through our Amazon link. It made us crave popcorn, of course!
  • Of course stringing popcorn is a Christmas pastime, but you can string popcorn anytime for a treat for the birds. Pop extra kernels and give them a treat.
  • Pick out a special family movie from Netflix DVD.com. Put it in your queue and get it in time for National Popcorn Day on January 19 or soon after.


You can also learn more about National Popcorn Day at their site, but before you do that we have some more National Popcorn Day fun for you.


One lucky family is going to win a National Popcorn Day Netflix DVD.com movie gift pack! This is an exclusive gift pack put together for Jersey Family Fun on behalf of Netflix DVD.com.

Our National Popcorn Day Netflix DVD.com movie gift pack includes

  • A popcorn bowl for the family
  • Individual popcorn bowls for the family
  • A 3 month pass to Netflix DVD
  • A $100 Visa gift card for refreshments like popcorn and seasonings


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This National Popcorn Day how will you celebrate?

186 thoughts on “5 Ways to Celebrate National Popcorn Day & A Special Giveaway

  1. Carrie Goodin says:

    My Son gets a cheese one. I would not but it at first. Hhe convinced me and its yum delicious.

  2. Kelsey vinson says:

    I really want to watch Goodbye Christopher Robin with our kids

  3. Kelsey vinson says:

    Butter or white cheddar!

  4. I would add inside out to my queue.

  5. Amanda Whitley says:

    for the family i would add lego ninjago movie but for me and my husband i would add flatliners.

  6. Amanda Whitley says:

    we like our popcorn lightly buttered.

  7. Geri says:

    Would love to win…….feeling kinda down

  8. Janice Cooper says:

    Butter and salt is our favorite popcorn topping

  9. Kayte CookWatts says:

    Snow White was one of my favorites and I’d love to watch it with the girls for their first time.

  10. Kayte CookWatts says:

    Irish butter & a little bit of parm is really great on popcorn.

  11. Cindy A. says:

    We love caramel around here.

  12. Linda says:

    We would choose Trolls as the movie to watch together.

  13. Linda says:

    Our favorite topping for popcorn is salt and little butter.

  14. GB says:

    We would add The Secret Life of Pets!!!

  15. GB says:

    I like extra butter on popcorn!!

  16. Evie B. says:

    We would watch Despicable Me 3 which we have been meaning to see.

  17. Evie B. says:

    Our favorite popcorn topping is caramel.

  18. MaryAnn says:

    I would want to watch The Mountain Between Us.

  19. MaryAnn says:

    My kids love butter on their popcorn.

  20. Michelle Coles says:

    Our family hasn’t seen Despicable Me 3 yet so I would add that!

  21. Michelle Coles says:

    Our family’s favorite topping is butter and a little sea salt!

  22. shelly dixon says:

    We love melted butter!

  23. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    I’d add Trolls to our watch list. Love this movie.

  24. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    My family’s favorite popcorn topping is extra butter.

  25. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would add Nut Job 2. Nutty by Nature to mine!

  26. Stephanie Phelps says:

    My family loves cheddar cheese and butter on their popcorn!

  27. Jael Suarez says:

    My fav is butter popcorn with franks red hot! And any movie with my 3 kids!

  28. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Would add Despicable me 3.

  29. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Favorite topping is butter.

  30. JEFF says:


  31. JEFF says:


  32. Madonna says:

    I would add Pottersville. I have no idea what its about but I like the name because it reminds me of its a wonderful life.

  33. Madonna says:

    We are pretty simple and like it with just butter and sea salt

  34. Elle says:

    I would add The Secret Life of Pets. We loved that one.

  35. Elle says:

    Not really toppings but we love kettle corn the best.

  36. Laurajj says:

    Oh…butter for sure!!!! The more butter…the better!

  37. christy gamber says:

    Captain underpants!

  38. christy gamber says:

    chocolate! But I see I said the same thing last year, too.lol

  39. LORI says:


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  41. Janet Marie Gillich says:

    We still need to see Trolls, so that would be on our list

  42. Janet Marie Gillich says:

    we love lots of butter

  43. Annamarie V says:

    I love putting truffle salt on my popcorn. I also sometimes mix together butter, crushed garlic and sriracha sauce melt it in the microwave and mix it with the popcorn, it’s so good.

  44. Angela Hendricks says:

    The Lego Ninjago Movie would be at the top of our list to watch! My 8 year old has been wanting to see that movie!

  45. Angela Hendricks says:

    I love using warm butter spray on my popcorn.

  46. Ellie Wright says:

    I’m looking forward to watching Dunkirk.

  47. Ellie Wright says:

    We love extra butter or white cheddar cheese.

  48. Donna says:

    Nothing beats good old-fashioned butter but white cheddar topping is pretty good too!

  49. Dandi D says:

    We would really enjoy the Paddington movie.

  50. Dandi D says:

    My family’s favorite popcorn in kettle corn.

  51. Deanna Marissa says:

    My family would love to watch Trolls.

  52. Deanna Marissa says:

    We love butter popcorn.

  53. Audrey Stewart says:

    WE want to see “Battle of the Sexes”.

  54. Audrey Stewart says:

    We love white cheddar popcorn flavor.

  55. elizabeth miller says:

    I would have to add Home Again and Kidnap for me, Despicable Me 3 and My Little pony for the kids, and Brawl for my hubby to our must watch movie list. They have a great line up.

  56. elizabeth miller says:

    Our favorite family popcorn topping is cheddar cheese. Lots of it!

  57. Jennifer Bellotti says:

    I would add Despicable Me 3 to the list!!!

  58. Jennifer Bellotti says:

    We like extra butter on top of popcorn!!!

  59. Joellen says:

    Storks! I have to see that movie! It looks so cute!

  60. Joellen says:

    Butter is definitely the best on popcorn!

  61. Kristen says:

    I’ll add the movie Home Again to my queue.

  62. Kristen says:

    Our favorite topping is Parmesan.

  63. Chantae B says:

    Kettle Corn is my favorite!

    The family loves to watch Troll.

  64. LaNeshe says:

    We’re easy, butter!

  65. Betsy Barnes says:

    I would add Despicable Me 3 to our queue for our family movie night!

  66. Betsy Barnes says:

    My family enjoys extra butter and cajun seasoning on popcorn!

  67. Tim says:

    The most recent Despicable Me movie would be a family favorite.

  68. Tim says:

    The only toppings we ever put on popcorn are butter, caramel, or cheese, and the popcorn usually comes with those already on them.

  69. Frank Patton says:


  70. Geri says:

    Favorite topping would be cheddar cheese.

  71. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I would add Atomic Blonde to our que.

  72. Dana Rodriguez says:

    We love extra butter!

  73. Natalie says:

    I would love to add The Secret Life of Pets or A Question of Faith to my list!

  74. Natalie says:

    My family’s favorite popcorn topping is butter and salt!

  75. Lauren says:

    My family likes garlic salt on their popcorn.

  76. shelly peterson says:

    I would add Cars 3 to my list.

  77. shelly peterson says:

    We love butter and salt or cheese.

  78. bill norris says:

    wonder woman for the add on

  79. bill norris says:

    family’s favorite popcorn topping is cheese dust

  80. Our favorite topping is drizzled chocolate.

  81. Jessica Major says:

    To many movies to pick from by I chose Brads Status

  82. Jessica Major says:

    Butter and alittle more butter 🍿

  83. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    My daughter is getting into Wonder Woman right now.

  84. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    I like it the old fashion way butter with salt.

  85. Cristy Coleman says:

    Mmmm… Butter or Ranch Seasoning :)

  86. Sam says:

    Despicable Me 3

  87. Sam says:

    butter and or cheese :)

  88. Janeen Richardson says:

    the Lego Ninjago Movie!

  89. Janeen Richardson says:

    Lawry’s seasoned salt, butter and sugar!:)

  90. Cheryl B says:

    We haven’t seen Storks yet.

  91. Cheryl B says:

    We love real butter as a topping.

  92. Calvin says:


  93. Calvin says:

    I like bbq.

  94. Christinamarra@aol.com says:

    Would love to win! We would truly enjoy a family movie night! We love popcorn with lots of butter and a classic movie like Back To The Future! Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. Miriam says:

    Butter and garlic powder is so yummy!

    We can’t wait until Coco comes out on Netflix!

  96. Marsha says:

    Butter and salt makes great popcorn!

  97. Kevin schulte says:

    Hot sauce with Parmesan cheese. Good ole kettle corn too!!!

  98. Jeffrey says:

    My kids, and I, love the Despicable Me series. We’d love to watch the first two again and then the 3rd in the series.

  99. Cheryl Gross says:

    We would love to watch Storks!

  100. Jeffrey says:

    I’m a fan of caramel corn with peanuts, I know, its kind of old fashioned!

  101. Cheryl Gross says:

    Movie theater butter is super yum!

  102. Rochel S says:

    We would add Despicable Me 3

  103. Rochel S says:

    I love butter on my popcorn.

  104. Rebekah Baier says:

    Butter and salt !

  105. Terry says:

    I would love to see Bridget Jone’s Baby.

  106. Terry says:

    I love butter on my popcorn.

  107. shelly peterson says:

    I would add The Secret Life of Pets

  108. shelly peterson says:

    Our favorite topping is butter.

  109. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    I love to watch The Secret Life of pets with my family.

  110. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    We all love butter topping on our popcorn.

  111. Sarah Mayer says:

    Melted butter and salt.

  112. Kimberly Bauer says:

    Our favorite topping is extra butter.

  113. bernie wallace says:

    My families favorite popcorn topping is Butter. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  114. Tonya Mcminn says:

    My family’s favorite popcorn topping is caramel and ranch seasoning

  115. Tonya Mcminn says:

    I would add movie insideout to my que

  116. Donna L says:

    I would watch ” The Jungle Book”.

  117. Donna L says:

    I like garlic butter on my popcorn.

  118. Sheila K. says:

    We would love to see The Secret Life of Pets!

  119. Sheila K. says:

    We like parmesan cheese on our popcorn!

  120. Wendy R. says:

    We like caramel popcorn, made with melted marshmallows!

  121. Terra Heck says:

    We’d like to watch Long Way North. Thanks.

  122. Terra Heck says:

    I like to add butter and salt to my popcorn. Once in a while I’ll mix in M&Ms. Thanks.

  123. Kristine Gerlach says:

    I would have to put Groundhog Day in my queue….that is my birthday and believe it or not, I have never even seen it!

  124. Kristine Gerlach says:


  125. Laurajj says:

    Oh I would love to watch Storks! We have really been wanting to see that one! Looks so good!

  126. Kristen says:

    We’d like to finally watch The Secret Life of Pets.

  127. Kristen says:

    Our favorite topping is Parmesan cheese.

  128. Jeffrey says:

    I would add The BFG to my watch list, along with Storks and Pets.

  129. Jeffrey says:

    Our favorite popcorn topping is caramel. I make it at home and the kids love it!

  130. Ashley Keinath says:

    Butter is our fav tooping!!!

  131. lissa crane says:

    I would love to add the movie ‘Pets” to our family queue! It looks adorable and we haven’t seen it yet!

  132. lissa crane says:

    We love lots and lots of movie theater butter! I know its bad for us, but it’s sooo good!

  133. Laurajj says:

    Oh for us….we love butter and salt! YUMMY

  134. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would like to see the Secret Life Of Pets movie.

  135. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like butter and cheddar cheese on my popcorn.

  136. Favorite popcorn topping is peanut butter.

  137. I would go with The Peanuts Movie.

  138. elizabeth miller says:

    Cheese on popcorn is our absolute favorite topping.

  139. Laura Bradley says:

    We want to see Secret Life of Pets!

  140. Laura Bradley says:

    We just like butter and salt on our popcorn!

  141. Elena says:

    I would add The Jungle Book

  142. Elena says:

    my favorite topping is parmesan

  143. Cheryl G. says:

    Batman vs. Superman

  144. Cheryl G. says:

    We love butter!

  145. Amy Orvin says:

    We would add The Storks and the Secret Life of Pets to watch on our list.

  146. Amy Orvin says:

    We all love to add butter topping to our popcorn.

  147. Kayte CookWatts says:

    Mary Poppins is one we never get tired of watching

  148. Kayte CookWatts says:

    We like Indian curry spice on our popcorn, or Irish butter.

  149. Melissa T says:

    We want to see Kubo

  150. Melissa T says:

    We like butter or white cheddar

  151. Jennifer Bellotti says:

    Favorite popcorn topping is lots of butter and salt.

  152. Jennifer Bellotti says:

    We would watch the Secret Life of Pets.

  153. Natalie says:

    I would add Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors to my DVD list

  154. Natalie says:

    My family’s favorite popcorn topping is cheddar cheese powder.

  155. kim brooks says:

    My favorite popcorn topping is fizzled chocolate love me a chocolate almond popcorn omg.

  156. Cheryl B says:

    We would watch The Jungle Book.

  157. Cheryl B says:

    We like apple cinnamon flavor.

  158. Sarah says:

    I like salt and alittle butter on my popcorn.

  159. Janice says:

    We like a little salt on popcorn or butter.

  160. Janice says:

    I would add Minions.

  161. Steve Weber says:

    We love to put salt and sugar on our popcorn.

  162. Audrey Stewart says:

    Melted butter is our favorite.

  163. Audrey Stewart says:

    We want to see The Secret Lives of Pets.

  164. suzanne mallon says:

    Cheddar cheese

  165. Michelle Coles says:

    We still haven’t seen the Secret Life of Pets so we would add that one.

  166. Michelle Coles says:

    We like butter on our popcorn.

  167. Annamarie V says:

    I like truffle salt on my popcorn or sometimes I melt some butter and garlic with sriracha and poor it over it is so good.

  168. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    I would like cheese on my popcorn

  169. Kris I. says:

    I would add Storks to our lists to watch! looks cute.

  170. Kris I. says:

    We love butter….extra butter!

  171. Brenda Haines says:

    We would add Storks, for sure!

  172. Brenda Haines says:

    We all love parmesan cheese on buttered popcorn. Thanks for the chance!

  173. Elle says:

    We like butter on top of popcorn.

  174. Elle says:

    I would add Inside Out.

  175. christy says:

    The jungle Book

  176. christy says:


  177. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    I would add the National Treasure Series to the list for my 6 year old daughter and I to watch. I am getting my daughter into treasure hunting.

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