Snacktime with The BFG

Have you seen The BFG yet?

The kids both read the book years ago and we were lucky enough to see a sneak preview of it back in June, a couple of weeks before it was released.  It's a great movie and we all really enjoyed it.  Disney did a great job staying true to the book, which has been a favorite of both my kids.  We decided that the only response to seeing The BFG movie was a reread of The BFG book and matching snack food!

After checking the book and comparing it to the movie, we set our menu.  We decided on:
  • Snozzcumber Bites
  • Strawbumbles and Cream
  • Frobscottle Floats

Snozzcumbers are the non-people food the giants eat, but they're quite icky in taste.  Since we did *want* to eat our snacks, we adapted our Snozzcumber Bites to be palatable with fresh cucumbers, yummy herbed cream cheese, and crackers.

Make Snozzcumber Bites:
1 cucumber
1 packaged herbed cream cheese
1 sleeve butter crackers

Cut cucumber into rounds, then quarter each of those rounds.
Lay out your butter crackers and spread each with a dollop of herbed cream cheese.
Place a cucumber quarter on top of each to make Snozzcumber Bites!

Strawbumbles are the BFG's word for strawberries and they're currently in season here.  We debated making a quick bite similar to the Snozzcumber Bites with vanilla wafers and Nutella spread, but the kids decided on a different plan--Strawbumbles and Cream!

Make Strawbumbles and Cream:
1 package strawberries
1 package mini vanilla wafers
1 can of whipped cream

Hull your strawberries, then slice in half, then half again.
Arrange on a plate, then add several vanilla wafers.
Add some whipped cream to the side for dipping your Strawbumbles!

Giants love to drink Froscottle, a fizzy drink where the bubbles move down instead of upwards, and leave the drinker with "whizzpoppers" from the carbonation.  While we couldn't figure out how to change the direction of the bubbles, we did make Froscottle Floats!

Make Froscottle Floats:
1 carton of sherbet, lime or lemon (we used rainbow and only scooped the yellow/green parts)
1 bottle of lemon-lime soda

Using a melon baller, scoop small scoops of lemon or lime sherbet into your glass.
Slowly pour lemon-lime soda over top, letting the fluffy part settle before you keep pouring.
Add pretty straws and enjoy your Frobscottle!

If you haven't seen the movie yet, we'd really recommend trying to go!  If the schedule doesn't quite work out, you can always watch it when it's released to video from your own house and enjoy a BFG themed movie night with these snacks.  If you do, we'd love to hear about it!

If you're planning on a whole BFG themed night, check out the printables we have for you too.  There might be something your kids would love to enjoy with their movie and snacks.

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If you've never read or seen The BFG, it's not to miss. In the movie, ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. After peering out the windows at night during the witching hour, Sophie spies a giant walking about.  After he realizes she has seen him, he takes her back to Giant Country with him.

Sophie learns that the 24-foot giant is actually quite gentle and refers to him as The BFG (Big Friendly Giant).  He teaches her the magic of dreams and takes her to Dream Country to learn more. But Sophie's presence in the Giant's world soon attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other not-so-friendly giants who prefer eating children. Sophie and the BFG must figure out how to convince the queen to get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

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Disclosure: The movie photo and printables are courtesy of Disney, used with permission.  We did receive a sneak preview of The BFG for our family.  All creations and opinions are my own.