DIY Popcorn Bars are “popping” up at all types of parties and get together’s! Today, I’ve got a few tips to share for Creating the Best DIY Popcorn Bar at your next gathering.
This post, Tips for Creating the Best DIY Popcorn Bar, is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn.
Are you ready fo the Big Game? We are, for sure!! Even though our favorite Texas team was knocked out of the playoffs last week, this year’s game should be exciting. Both teams have a dominant offensive team, which will hopefully translate to high scores. (Those are the most exciting in my book anyway, and I do like keeping my eye on New England’s star quarterback, lol.) In addition to the game, I usually enjoy all the commercials just as much as the football.
A few weeks back, my hubby suggested we have some of our friends over for the big game. I told him that sounded like fun! As long as I have a bit of notice, I always have a great time getting together with our friends. I’ve never been a spur of the moment type person -I need time make my to-do lists, shop and get everything planned out and executed properly. (Plus I need at least a weeks notice to get the cleaning people scheduled – that’s the true key to stress-free party, lol)
One of the ideas that had me excited for hosting a game day party is this DIY Popcorn Bar. Our family had attended a wedding recently, and all the kids could talk about afterward was the fabulous popcorn bar. I have to admit; I thought it was great too. Popcorn is always a hit with both kids and adults so a DIY Popcorn Bar would be an excellent addition to any party. A Popcorn Bar is super simple to set up, and it can be as casual or as fancy as you want it! For me, I definitely wanted to keep it easy, and there’s nothing easier than using Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn.
Eating snacks and watching football on TV go hand-in-hand, but with that, there’s a lot of mindless snacking that goes on in the midst of all the football mania. I always like to include healthier options to snack on, like veggie and fruit trays and low-fat popcorn. Microwave popcorn is a delicious, whole grain snack that brings a fun snacking option to any football viewing party. Guests can enjoy the popcorn on its own or customize it with a wide variety of mix-ins. Plus popcorn has about 40% fewer calories than chips (100 vs. 170 kcal per 30 g serving), munching on popcorn is a yummy way to keep your guests satisfied. Orville Redenbacher is committed to bringing the best popcorn to our families. Their farmers grow only Orville’s high quality, non-GMO, 100% whole grain kernels and they’re the only leading popcorn brand who uses real butter.
Tips for Creating the Best DIY Popcorn Bar:
1. To get started with your Popcorn Bar, choose your popcorn:
A few good choices are Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop®, Naturals Simply Salted, Movie Theater Butter or Kettle Korn.
2. Choose your toppings:
Toppings are where you can get creative, just think of all the yummy savory flavor combos: Ranch, Taco, parmesan cheese, or just a splash of hot sauce. Don’t forget the sweet toppings: chocolate covered raisins, hot chocolate powder, cinnamon sugar, chocolate chips, sprinkles and crushed cookies are all fun choices.
This “cookies ‘n cream” mix is always a favorite. (finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and white chocolate chips.)
3. Decide how to serve the popcorn.
You can use brown paper sacks for a fun rustic feel (plus they are nice and roomy and perfect for shaking around the toppings.) You can also find coordinating paper sacks or popcorn boxes at practically any craft or big box store with a specialty baking aisle.
For a unified look, choose coordinating serving containers, clear glass or wide mouth mason jars work great.
Keep it clean: Don’t forget popcorn scoops and napkins!
4. Include drinks
Eating popcorn is thirsty work, lol.
5. Choose a color theme and decide how to display everything
All you need to pull everything together is a few pops of color and a few handmade decorations. The only thing I would do differently on my next popcorn bar is to NOT use a black tablecloth. (Black showed all the crumbs!)
That’s it! A popcorn bar is super easy to set up and will be enjoyed by guests of all ages.
Now it’s your turn, have you ever set up a popcorn bar or have any tips to share? Sound off in the comments below!
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