How to make a Popcorn Bar: DIY Popcorn Bars are “popping” up at all types of parties and get together’s! Here are a few tips on how to make a Popcorn Bar for 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.
Even though our favorite Texas team was knocked out of the playoffs for “the big game” this year, this year’s game should still be exciting. Hubby suggested we have some of our friends over for a game watching party. Sounded like a good “game-plan” to me, lol. Of course, it’s not just the game I like, but I also like to watch all the commercials and eat all the food and as long as I have a bit of notice, I love having people over.
One of the ideas that had me excited for hosting a game day party is this DIY Popcorn Bar!
DIY Popcorn Bars are a great choice for gatherings
Are you planning to host a party? A DIY Popcorn Bar is always a great choice for get-togethers. A Popcorn Bar is super simple to set up, and it can be as casual or as fancy as you want it!
Pop the corn, set out some toppings and individual popcorn containers and you are good to go.
For me, I definitely wanted to keep it easy,so I used Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn for the popcorn.
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.
Tips for Creating the Best DIY Popcorn Bar:
1. To get started with your Popcorn Bar, choose your popcorn:
First, Are you going to do a sweet or savory popcorn bar?
Actually why choose one or the other, lol. You can do a sweet AND savory popcorn bar. That’s what I did. I used the Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals Simply Salted and Kettle Korn for my popcorn. I included both sweet and savory toppings.
2. Popcorn Bar Topping ideas:
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.
One tip from experience. Next time I am using these mason jar shakers for my “shakeable” toppings. The open jars were a little messy.
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. ( popcorn bar serving ideas )
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 at your popcorn bar
Because everyone knows, eating popcorn is thirsty work, lol.
5. DIY Popcorn Bar Themes: 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!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn.