It is official we are a family of 8 now. I keep trying to explain to my husband that our family is growing not shrinking , thus the need to keep an oversized home, car and kitchen table. Yes, We married off our first child, our 2nd born daughter walked down the isle while her daddy performed the ceremony as she and our new son made a lifelong commitment to one another. It was a beautiful and memorable celebration with so many family and friends. Aside from the ceremony, the beautiful dress, flowers and venue one of the fun highlights of the celebration was our Pinterest inspired Popcorn buffet.
During one of our many pre-wedding planning sessions my daughter and I were inspired to create a DIY Popcorn buffet to be served to our patiently waiting guests while the wedding party finished up with the after ceremony pictures and the caters added the final touches to the Dinning venue (Barn) .
Our Idea was a hit thanks to GH Cretors for supplying all the gourmet popcorn for our guests. Are you planning an upcoming Wedding, birthday or other type of celebration or gathering? This is probably the easiest crowd pleasing idea I have ever done.
Think about it , Who doesn’t like popcorn?. The salty, sweet and flavorful options make it a crowd pleaser for all ages .
You can create your own Ultimate Simple popcorn buffet with these simple to follow tips.
Choose Theme and Decor: The type of celebration can help you decide on your theme and decor. Will it be rustic, fancy, colorful? A great place to get ideas is to look on Pinterest by searching Popcorn Bars or Popcorn Buffets. We choose a semi rustic look with lined wire baskets and vintage Popcorn signs, being that my daughters wedding was a formal farm venue.
Supplies Needed: Here is a simple list of supplies you will need
- Containers – You will need various sizes for each flavor of popcorn and toppings you will be serving, also a container to hold your popcorn bags or other type of individual containers.
- Scoops – One for each flavor of popcorn ( I found scoops at the Dollar Store). Spoons or ladles for toppings.
- Popcorn bags or containers – That each guest can use to fill with the popcorn of their choosing
- Toppings. – This is an optional item. Some ideas are M&M’s, Mini Chocolate chips. Recess Pieces. Again another great way to find ideas is to search on Pinterest
- Popcorn – Choose a variety of flavors that your guests will enjoy and remember its always fun to add in a special flavor that will get your guests talking about. We added in the GH Cretors Organic Dill Pickle
Signs : Use small chalkboard signs or matching tags you can create and assemble with the use of scrapbook papers.
Purchase Popcorn : Our favorite brand of popcorn to serve at Popcorn Buffets and Bars is GH Cretors. Their selection is a prefect mix of Sweet, Salty and flavorful. We choose to serve the following:
THE MIX : a Blend rich, buttery caramel corn and premium, aged cheddar cheese corn, and you’ve got a mouth-watering mix of sweet and salty.
ORGANIC CHILE JALAPEÑO WHITE CHEDDAR: Organic Chile Jalapeño White Cheddar is a spicy and flavorful offering with real chile peppers and pieces of jalapeño peppers combined with organic white cheddar cheese.
ORGANIC DILL PICKLE: Organic Dill Pickle is a tart, bold, fresh tasting dill pickle popped corn created by combining a big hit of dill pickle seasoning with a dash of real dill weed and sea salt.
JUST THE CHEESE CORN: Real, aged cheddar cheese poured on the fluffiest, gourmet popcorn you’ve ever taste.
ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL: Three timeless, organic ingredients are all you’ll find here: Organic Popcorn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sea Salt
Set-up : If you’re celebrating outdoors, be sure to check the weather forecast. Humidity and popcorn are not a good mix , it causes candy coated popcorn to become sticky and the butter or savory coated popcorn will quickly become stale or soggy. Avoid placing the popcorn buffet in direct sunlight, beside to store popcorn in a cool place. as best as possible. Try using a tent or canopy overyour buffet.
If you are interested in hosting a gourmet popcorn bar at your upcoming gathering , wedding or birthday celebration click here to to find a location near you that sells GH Cretors Popcorn. You will love how simple and crowd pleasing this will be.