Treat Guests to a Self-Serve Popcorn Bar

Always a crowd pleaser, popcorn is a budget-friendly way to feed a big group. Add gourmet toppings to take this oh-so-munchable snack to the next level.
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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Popcorn: Always a Crowd-Pleaser

Seriously, who doesn't like popcorn. It's crunchy, salty and endlessly munchable. Delight guests young and old with a popcorn bar stocked with all their favorite sweet and savory toppings so everyone can whip up a totally custom creation. 

Craft These (Cute!) Cones

Instead of serving your guests out of standard plastic bowls, use our free printable to turn inexpensive card stock into decorative paper cones. To create them, enlarge this template by 50 percent, then print onto legal-size copier paper. Transfer the template to 12x12 card stock and cut out. Use a craft knife to cut a slit opposite the tab. Once assembled, further secure them with tape.

Portable Presentation

Guests can just grab a paper cone, fill it with popcorn and their favorite toppings then mingle while they munch. 

A Tisket, A Tasket, Serve Popcorn in a Basket

Extra-large baskets, fitted with removable canvas liners, will both add a rustic, vintage touch while also being easy to clean after the party's over. 

Set Out Serveware

No one wants to think of other people's hands in their food so be sure to stock the table with plenty of scoops and tongs for guests to use.

Don't Forget the Sweet Stuff

Have you ever put M&Ms in your popcorn? No?! Well, you should try it. Sweet and savory always pair well together and nothing tops mixing a crunchy texture, like popcorn, with the smooth creaminess of chocolate. Provide a mix of bite-size sweets so guests can try out this taste sensation for themselves. 

Shake It On

For savory or spicy flavor fanatics, stock the bar with assorted dried seasonings in shakers that have been clearly marked with chalkboard paper labels.