The Secret Life of Pets Movie Night with Gidget Popcorn Boxes DIY + Reader Giveaway

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We’re excited that The Secret Life Of Pets is now available on Blu-ray and DVD! If you didn’t have a chance to see it in theaters or see one of the many HILARIOUS trailers floating around, it’s a comedy (by the humans behind Despicable Me) about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.  This new release features almost an hour of bonus content, including three super-funny mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.


We just received Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Target Exclusive featuring 4 pages of decals. The combo pack comes with the Blu-ray, DVD, and a Digital copy. Plus, you can decorate your room, car, office, laptop, or wall the fun decals featuring main characters and their funny personalities.


This awesome movie called for a special movie night, so we got the family together to celebrate. And by the family, I meant us AND our pets of course! To make things extra special, I created special popcorn containers and have shared a printable and instructions so you can make them for your family too! One of our favorite characters in the movie is Gidget, a white Pomeranian. Since she is the same color as popcorn, we thought she would be perfect as the theme for our treat boxes!

The Secret Life of Pets Gidget Popcorn Boxes Printable


The Secret Life of Pets Gidget Popcorn Boxes


Clear take-out style boxes (white boxes work too)
Printable Gidget Faces
White paper
Pink marker or crayon
Pink ribbon



Print the Printable Gidget Faces and cut out the circles.
Glue a face to the side of your box.
Cut two small triangles from white paper and draw a smaller pink triangles inside. Attach triangle ears to top of box with glue.
Tie a short length of pink ribbon into a small bow. Glue bow to top of box between ears.
Fill your boxes with popcorn and enjoy!

The Secret Life of Pets DIY Gidget Popcorn Box for Family Movie Night

We of course couldn’t let our dog Toby watch the movie without his own treats, so we made him his favorite sweet potato dog treats in the microwave.


And while the cats didn’t have special homemade treats, they were more than content just getting to cuddle up with us to watchThe Secret Life Of Pets!



About Secret Life of Pets:

In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.

The Secret Life of Pets Welcome Home

Be sure to pick up your copy of The Secret Life of Pets to host your own family movie night or to give as a holiday gift!

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Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win The Secret Life of Pets on DVD! To enter, complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/21/16. Good luck!

The Secret Life of Pets DVD Giveaway' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1.' vickie couturier says:

    i think its cute because its about animals,my grandkids adore animals and would love to see them talking

  2.' Julie Wood says:

    I like the animals and all the different characters in this movie and it is so funny how they come together to help one another! My kids would love this movie!

  3.' Christopher Mason says:

    That bunny is scary funny.

  4. I love that it gives kids imagination and the thought their pets are doing funny things while they are away.

  5.' shelly peterson says:

    I have not seen it but it looks cute and we love movies about animals.

  6. I love the idea of creative things animals do and say and think that we have no clue about. I have 3 cats and often wonder what they are thinking.

  7.' Adrienne Gordon says:

    Love how they interact with each other, human like.

  8. I thought it was a cute movie in general.

  9.' Stephanie Liske says:

    I like the bunny rabbit! So funny.

  10.' bernie wallace says:

    I like secret life of pets because I enjoy animated movies. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  11.' John Smith says:

    I haven’t seen “The Secret Life of Pets” yet, but the animation looks fantastic and the trailer is very amusing!

  12. I really like the different characters in this movie! I haven’t seen the movie yet but they all look so adorable!

  13.' susan smoaks says:

    i love how funny this movie is. i can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  14. I like all the funny and cute pets in this movie.

  15.' Julia Semans says:

    I loved the whole story, but in particular the relationship between Duke and Max when Max has to learn to open his heart and home!

  16.' Charlene S. says:

    I like all the crazy things the pets get into. It makes me wonder what my pets do when I’m not home.

  17. I like that it looks like a fun, cute movie that kids would enjoy.

  18.' Julie Lundstrom says:

    These looks like a funny cute movie. I like pets and have always wondered what they do when I am gone. I would like to watch and find out.

  19.' Susan Hartman says:

    This movie looks adorable. I wanted to see it when we weree on vacation but ran out of time. I love pets!

  20.' Calshondra Williams says:

    I like all the adorable animals in the movie.

  21. I like that it is a comedy about pets.

  22. I love that it is about pets my little niece would love this and she loves to laugh

  23.' joel timmons says:

    Too. Funny. Not. To. Watch

  24.' accontests6 says:

    I love pets and comedies.

  25. Would love to see it!

  26.' jeremy mclaughlin says:

    It looks like a funny movie.

  27.' Julie Matek says:

    I love the adult humor in this movie:)

  28.' Mary Cloud says:

    I love all the different animals in this movie – it looks like it’s going to be hilarious

  29. I like it because it looks like it would be very funny for both kids and adults.

  30. I’d liked the different story lines of the pets! They were all so different!

  31.' Terry Maigi says:

    I love the beginning of the movie when the humans leave and the pets make themselves comfy lol. Especially when the cat tries to talk herself out of eating everything in the fridge!

  32.' Alison King says:

    I like the jokes in the movie. It kept me laughing and entertained.

  33.' Brittney House says:

    I would love to see what cute and funny things that our pets do when we are away.

  34. Love the mischief these pets get into

  35.' elizabeth miller says:

    This movie was great. I loved the party hang out the animals went to and I loved that crazy rabbit. I loved how much this movie makes my daughter laugh.

  36.' Andrea Williams says:

    I think it will be fun to see everything from the animal’s point of view.

  37.' Dwayne Berry says:

    I love it when Snowball says,”this is for Rickey” or something like that. Snowball’s my favorite.

  38. I love that it comes with those wall decals! My kids will love that!

  39.' christina moore says:

    I have not seen the movie, but I hope to see it my granddaughter

  40.' Christina Sparks says:

    I enjoy the humor of the movie.

  41.' kelly tupick says:

    I like the animation and the funny jokes in this movie. It looks cute and funny.

  42. I would like to know what my cat does when I’m not home! This could be the answer! *LOL* kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  43. The great animation and the funny store line. I really want to see this

  44.' Marilyn Nawara says:

    This looks like a super cute movie — would love to watch it with my granddaughter. We are HUGE dog-lovers so this would be perfect for us.

  45.' Meredith Miller says:

    I loved the adventures they have while their humans are away at work.

  46. i loved the film it was really interesting what they do while their owners are away at work *stares at dog* are you going out on adventures like them too?

  47.' Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I haven’t seen the movie, but I know my grandchildren will like a movie with cute animals.

  48. I like the rabbit.

  49. I like the animation and think the pets are adorable. I’m looking forward to watching this with my family. It looks like a lot of fun.
    Thank you!

  50. I love Chloe the cat. She reminds me of my own kitty.

  51.' Jeanna Massman says:

    I like that all the animals have distinct personalities.

  52. I like that the villain is a bunny. Anyone who’s had a bunny knows they can be mean! 🙂

  53. It lets a kid think about what their dog may thing.

  54.' Susan Smith says:

    I like that it is a family comedy about pets.

  55. I like that the movie has a dachshund in it. He looks so cute, and I think my kids would enjoy watching it.

  56.' Linda Trinklein says:

    My kids loved seeing all the pets, and the funny things they do 🙂

  57. I like the character Max. He reminds me of my Jack Russell. They have such great personalities.

  58.' Michelle Hill says:

    After watching the trailer, I am sure that is how my cats and dogs behave while I am away from home.

  59. The thing I like about this movie is that it is about animals and we are big animal lovers and the cast is great.

  60. looks like a fun one that my niece would like

  61.' DailyWoman (Lacey) says:

    I love any story about animals. I know my kids would love this story.

  62.' Yvonne Delgado says:

    It was a cute movie that me and the kids saw. I like the little white dog Gidget- she is hilarious

  63. I havent seen it yet but i love the thoughts of pets having a double life when humans are away

  64.' Carolyn Daley says:

    I love all of the characters. Chloe is my favorite, especially the scene with her at the party with the Cheetos.

  65. I like that this movie brings fun to animal life

  66.' Danielle Wood says:

    I like the humor and how much my kids loved it

  67.' tammy ohagan says:

    As an animal rescuer I love all things “animals”.. especially animated movies!

  68.' Tracy Shafer says:

    I think it looks really cute and my grandkids will love it.

  69.' Allyson Becker says:

    I love that the whole movie is about our pets! The characters seem to be funny and adorable!

  70. I love that I can relate to this movie and how funny it is. Plus the characters are adorable!

  71.' Janice Gabriel says:

    I LOVE this movie because I love a good laugh, and I love animals. This movie is so clever with the animals doing cute animal behaviors one second, then acting human. Their personalities are hilarious, yet the movie is really very sweet and feel-good. Highly recommended!

  72. I love the cuteness factor. The animals look adorable. I’d love to see this, as would my daughter.

  73. I love that I can watch it with my granddaughter

  74. I love all kinds of pets and have many. This would be a great movie to share with my grandchildren.

  75. I haven’t seen the movie, but I really like how pets are involved! My niece loves animals~

  76.' Sarah Cool says:

    I love Gidget! I have a maltipoo thats all white and I named her gidget, before the movie came out. So I loved seeing her in it

  77.' Jennifer H. says:

    I think that this movie looks really funny.

  78. I like that it’s about animals.

  79. i love how funny it is! i also love that it focuses on friendships. and the evil bunny makes me laugh.

  80. It has a doxie- makes it perfect!

  81.' Rajee Pandi says:

    I love animals and it ha lot of fun

  82. I love the cute animals

  83. such a cute movie…thanks

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