How to Create the Perfect Popcorn Bar
With the right selection of popcorn, you can create a unique bar that will be the talk of your next party.
Popcorn Bar Flavor Variations
There are endless ways to flavor your popcorn, but here are a few ideas to get you started:
Sweet and salty. Combine popcorn kernels with sugars, spices (think cinnamon, vanilla, or nutmeg), or extracts such as vanilla bean and almond or maple syrup (the latter will lend an especially sweet kick). You can also add a pinch of salt to bring out all the flavors in your sweetened popcorn without making it too salty.
Movie theater style. The quintessential movie theater combo is butter and salt—try adding some caramel corn for an even richer taste!
Caramel corn. This is one of our favorite varieties; it's easy to make at home with just a few ingredients like buttery caramel sauce and sea salt (do yourself a favor and get fancy fleur de sel!). If this isn't your thing, throw in some pretzels instead—you'll have everyone going nuts!
Popcorn Bar Toppings
Popcorn bar toppings are a great way to add more flavor and excitement to your popcorn. It's easy to get creative with them, but there are some most popular choices:
Salt and pepper
Butter (for salty, buttered popcorn)
Garlic salt (for garlic lovers)
Chili powder (for those who want a little kick)
Cinnamon sugar (for those who like a sweet-and-spicy combo)
Shredded coconut (this one is always good for adding texture)
Points to Remember:
Limit any topping at your party by using just one or two different types of ingredients in each small bowl, so guests don't have too much on their plates at once! That way, there will be plenty left over for everyone else if they come late too :)
Popcorn Bar Decorations
Popcorn is a great choice for party food because it's so customizable. You can get as creative as you want with how you're going to dress up your popcorn bar. Here are some ideas:
Use colored sugars to create little designs on the popcorn. This is especially fun if you have kids at the party and want them to feel like they're helping out!
Create different flavors of gourmet popcorn by adding sugar or salt before baking. Or dust with powdered sugar for an elegant look (try mixing brown sugar and cinnamon for an extra-to-asty treat).
If you're not trying to go all out fancy, consider serving white cheddar cheese sauce instead of melted butter—it adds more flavor than just butter alone would give off without being too overpowering or difficult to eat when mixed into popped corn kernels; plus it's healthier than butter because it tastes better without adding any fat content due to its coating overtop.)
How to Present Your Popcorn
Presenting your popcorn bar is the best way to enjoy it. Make sure there's a large bowl of popcorn and another large bowl of toppings, decorations and utensils for all the guests to share.
Since this is a party-themed event, it makes sense to keep the theme going by placing each thing on a tray or platter that you can easily move around as people add their favorite foods. You can also use different colored dishes so that each type of food stands out from one another in color as well as taste!
Order Just Get Poppin Gourmet Popcorn For Your Popcorn Bar!
As you’re planning your event, it's important to think about the type of popcorn you want. Not all popcorn is created equal! You want something that is going to be delicious enough to make people happy, but also cost-effective. The best way to find what kind of popcorn fits your needs is by ordering from Just Get Poppin Gourmet Popcorn. They have a huge selection and will work with you on pricing so that you get exactly what your budget allows for. Plus, their staff is friendly and knowledgeable about all things popcorn—they can tell you exactly how much popcorn per guest would be appropriate for your event!
You'll also need some containers for storing the popcorn in between serving times during the party; Just Get Poppin Gourmet Popcorn has those too! Just order a few days before the party so that they have time to ship everything out (and so there isn't any risk of leaving yourself without food).
This is a great way to start your own popcorn bar. You can use these ideas as inspiration, or simply order some gourmet popcorn mix from us and create your own masterpiece!