Summertime is coming to an end and back to school mode is in full effect! Celebrate one of the last weekends of summer with your family, outside with your not so typical, Popcorn Stand! Not to knock lemonade stands, yes they’re delicious, yes they’re refreshing, but come on…who would pass up some freshly popped popcorn on their afternoon or evening stroll?! (Not us) We gathered some of our favorite little ones and opened our End of the Summer Popcorn Stand for business.
What you’ll need:
– Freshly popped popcorn
– Your favorite collection of Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasoning
– Poster board or even a cardboard box (you’ll need an catching sign to get your customer’s mouths watering)
– No chairs (you’ll be so busy selling your delicious treat 😉 )
How to set it up:
This is the perfect budget friendly, easy DIY family time activity.
– Pop popcorn anyway you’d like (microwave bag, stove top, air popper, etc.)
– Grab your everyday folding or card table with a table cloth
– We took your everyday paper lunch bags to serve our popcorn in
– Set up your favorite seasonings on the table
– Have the kiddos but their artistic talents to the test on a card board box or poster board
– Lastly, enjoy the last few days out in the sun with family, friends and deliciously seasoned popcorn!
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This set up is VERY easy (most of these materials we got from Walmart and Michael’s for pretty cheap and you know who we got the seasoning from 🙂 ) and will serve a lot of people on a relatively tight budget.
Want to make one for your next party? Here’s how we did it:
STEP ONE: Find your space and figure out how to use it.
Depending on the length of your table and how much seasoning/popcorn/serving containers you’re using, you’ll need to create some different layers of eight on your popcorn bar to make it full and pretty. We used wooden crates, metal washtubs and wooden baskets for this.
STEP TWO: Think of a theme and get decor.
We were feeling rustic so we went for metal, wood and chalk boards for a cute home-y feel.
STEP THREE: Find what you’ll serve the popcorn in and how you’ll serve it.
We chose to pre-pop our popcorn and leave it out with a scoop and bags. While it is not pictured in this image, we would also suggest a small crock pot of warm movie theater butter and/or popcorn butter spritzer to help the seasoning stick. To remain in the theme of choice, you can even cover these with your own paper/decor and use different labels.
STEP FOUR: Decide what you’ll serve as toppings.
At Kernel Season’s we have 15 different popcorn seasonings in addition to some other delicious toppings like Drizzle Brittle. In these jars (about the size of an 8 oz mug), we used three jars/flavor. Keep in mind some flavors might be more popular than others (everyone loves White Cheddar, for example), so make sure you have enough stocked up. We also chose to add some candy mix-ins to the bar as well.
STEP FIVE: Create labels and signs to show your guests what to do.
It was so easy to find stick on chalkboard labels that worked GREAT and even came with chalk. We also decided to add a “Popcorn Bar” sign to further explain how to use the table.
Once you’ve set up your table, sit back, relax and watch the guests run over to try it. The best part about a popcorn bar is that it’s fun for all ages. People will have a blast creating their very own popcorn and BONUS: this could totally count as your party favor! 🙂
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