What in the world do you give a tween boy for a birthday gift? (tick tock, tick tock) Based on my son’s reaction and his friend’s reaction, I think I’ve broken the code with this DIY movie birthday gift. And best of all, it’s easy to make.
Movie Birthday Gift
We picked up a box of movie candy from the drug store (bonus points if you get the birthday boy’s favorite candy) and a movie theater gift card.
Cut a piece of red and white striped paper to wrap around the box. Leave an inch or so at the top of the box and enough to fold around the bottom.
If you have a scallop circle punch, then it’s easy to make popcorn kernels. If you don’t, just freehand cut popcorn shapes. Color the edges of the popcorn with a yellow highlighter to make it look like butter on the popcorn.
Tape or glue the popcorn to both the front and back of the top of the box. Slip a piece of white paper into the top to cover the top of the candy box. Add a Happy Birthday label to the box front.
Cover an envelope with striped paper and popcorn. Slip the movie ticket(s) into the envelope.
In about 5 minutes, you’ve wrapped an adorable, uh, I mean cool birthday gift.
If you give 2 movie tickets, it allows the birthday boy or girl to enjoy a movie with the gift giver.
While I think it’s the perfect gift for a tween boy, it’s also a great gift for anyone who enjoys movies. You could make several of the box wrappers and envelopes up ahead. Then when a birthday party comes up, you just need to slip a box of candy into the box wrapper and you’re ready to go.
Gift giving to tween boys doesn’t have to be difficult with these additional ideas:
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- Upcycled Comic Book Can
- DIY Avengers Clipboard
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.