Happy New Year y'all! I can't wait to see what 2017 brings! Football parties and birthday parties is what January brings so far. Both of my kids have birthdays in a few weeks and planning their special day has always been one of my favorite "mom" duties. When they were little, I planned some fun themed parties at home. Since becoming BIG kids, they just want to have their friends come over to hang out. But either way, theme or no theme, I like to have a cute party set up.
This little candy / popcorn bar is really easy. How cute is this??
This little chalkboard sign, we bought at Hobby Lobby. The BAR letters are from Costco. A little more of investment with the letters, but you can use them year round in a media room or outdoor kitchen/patio area. Then putting the serving bowls on top of cake stands creates different levels. The candy mixed with salty savory popcorn was a huge hit!
I've also set up popcorn bars in these cute little kraft sacks with chalkboard labels. I have these available for purchase in the store, but if you are a DIY kinda person, you can find similar sacks and labels at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels. When purchasing this popcorn bar set up, the bags are given to you like this to keep them fresh until you are ready to serve.
Just before your party starts, fill your sacks with popcorn and your guests can serve themselves :)
What a fun surprise to send one of these set ups to a sorority or fraternity! My roommate's mom used to do stuff like this during finals week. And it's such an easy clean up!! All you have to do is toss the bags in the trash!
If you are having a more formal party, you can use glass vases and jars like these for a fancier popcorn bar!
Our popcorn tins also are great to use for a popcorn bar. You can put one, two or three flavors in the tin. For popcorn bars I like to put one flavor in each tin so guests can mix whatever they like, but it's entirely up to you! Here is a set up I did over the holidays with our classic white tins. I also have these available in platinum sliver.
I used simple styrofoam cups for this popcorn bar so I could pre-fill cups to keep people from standing in line too long. And I like to put boxes underneath the table cloth to create some levels and bring the table some depth.
If you want to see even more ideas on popcorn bars, you can follow our pinterst board. Have you done a popcorn and or candy bar set up for a party? If so I would love to see your pictures and be inspired by you!