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When my oldest child, Will, was old enough to watch his first Peanuts movie (one of my husband’s VHS tapes–we still had a VCR!) he was immediately enamored with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and his friends (especially Linus, since our son also had a blanket he loved).

We’ve watched a lot of the classic Peanuts movies together as a family throughout the years and read lots of the books as well (even our 2 year old loves Char-yee Bwown and ‘Noopy). And so we were super excited to hear about the NEW Peanuts Movie that came out on November 6! Our 9 and 7 year old have been to the theater before but this will be our 4 year old son’s first trip to the “big screen” and I can’t think of a better movie to take him to see!

We thought it would be fun to get our kids excited about the new movie by having a “Classic Peanuts Night”, with a fun Charlie Brown themed meal and a viewing of a couple of the fall and winter themed Peanuts videos.

tyson chicken strips

I grabbed some Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips from Sam’s Club for the main feature of the meal. These chicken strips come in 3lb bags and are made from 100% all-natural ingredients. We made “Flying Ace’s Bones” by wrapping the chicken strips in some croissants and I had the kids help of course!

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I found that it was best to cook the chicken strips for a few minutes and then wrap the croissant dough around them, because the cook time is shorter for the croissants. Otherwise just follow the package directions and you’ll be good to go!

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We combined the Flying Ace’s Bones with a Honey Poppyseed Fruit Salad and chili that our kids love! We had some mint patties for dessert! Fruit salad recipe is below.

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The chili recipe was from the Betty Crocker cookbook.

Honey Poppyseed Fruit Salad

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup red grapes

1 cup green grapes

1 cup sliced bananas (add just before serving)

2-3 Tbsp honey (we use local raw)

4 Tbsp lime juice, to taste

1 1/2 Tbsp poppyseeds

Whisk together poppyseeds, lime juice and honey. Mix gently with fruit. Yum!!

We even had Snoopy make a grand appearance to serve us our Flying Ace Bones ;) 

peanuts flying ace bones a kid-friendly recipe!

Before the movie, I gave the kids a chance to do some Peanuts coloring pages, Snoopy coloring pages, Charlie Brown printables and these cute printable “I Am Thankful For” cards to share with the family at Thanksgiving. Then we got our blankets and pillows and enjoyed classic Peanuts films!

I hope you get the chance to take “the whole gang” to see the Peanuts Movie in theaters now!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.