Whether you’re planning a small get-together or a large shindig, one question always looms: What kind of food should I serve? If you’re stuck on what to choose, maybe it’s time to consider a popcorn bar. Popcorn is the perfect party food; it’s easy to make, and everyone loves it. Plus, there are so many variations that you can customize your popcorn bar to match your party theme. So, should you have a popcorn bar at your next party? The answer is unequivocally yes!
Think movie night, and chances are you’ll think popcorn. It’s the perfect snack to go with a good film. But did you know that you can take your love of popcorn to the next level by having a popcorn bar at your next party? Yes, it’s true! A popcorn bar is a great way to mix things up and add some fun to your event. Here are just a few reasons why you should have one:
1. They’re easy to set up.
A popcorn bar doesn’t have to be complicated. You can just set up a table and fill it up with a big bowl of popcorn, then add little bowls of flavours and toppings that you and your guests can choose from. Of course, you will need paper cups and napkins for them to use.
If you are feeling fancy, you can also provide a variety of seasonings and syrups that your guests can mix and match when getting their dose of popcorn.
2. They’re affordable.
Popcorn itself is cheap and can be bought wholesale. You can either order already cooked popcorn or go for the kernels to pop on your own before your party. The only thing you may have to invest in is the toppings and seasonings, depending on the flavours that you want your guests to experience. You can also feature gourmet flavours, such as caramel popcorn.
3. Guests can customize their own snacks.
Popcorn bars offer a taste of the sweet and savoury for all guests to enjoy. They have different coloured sugars or edible glitter which allow you to create your own custom treats that are uniquely yours! For children there is always something tasty in any event like chocolates (of course) and caramel popcorn but also gourmet seasoned popcorn with spices such as cinnamon or cocoa powder mixed into it – perfect if they want some salty goodness too.
If you are hosting a lavish party, such as a wedding or a corporate event, you can even go ahead and make an entire “savoury” batch pack including bacon bits so everyone has their fill without having any old snacks sitting around before the main course begins.
4. Popcorn bars are perfect in any kind of venue.
Popcorn is a perfect food for parties of all kinds. It doesn’t require refrigeration or heating, so it can be set up anywhere without worrying about spoilage and tastes great whether you’re at home on your flooring or outside in the sun.
5. You can style your popcorn bar in any way you like.
There are many different ways to enjoy your popcorn bar. You can present it in baskets both wicker and metal, or jars with lids which is great for keeping bugs away.
Some other ideas include presenting popcorn in a bag so they’re easier to grab at the movies during evening shows while you snack, or place a popcorn machine nearby so that you have a steady supply of freshly-cooked popcorn throughout the party.