Where to get the extra goodies you might need for your popcorn bar – whether it’s fun and fancy cardstock and paper to DIY popcorn cones, or a movie style popcorn maker of your very own.
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Our Favorite Products for a Popcorn Bar
Seasoning Shakers – Square Glass Spice Jars – Card Stock – Oil Spritzer – Label Paper – Small Popcorn Boxes – Candy Sprinkles – Candy Crumbles & Mini Marshmallows – Popcorn Kernels – Popcorn Oil – Truffle Oil – Ghee – Mini Slow Cooker – Place Card Holders – Classic Movie Glasses
These stainless steel shakers are the perfect size for a large crowd and hold 10 oz of seasoning.
These glass jars are great for families and hold up to 4 oz of seasoning.
An oil spritzer (or mister) for adding just a little moisture to your popped corn, to help the seasonings stick.
You will need blank label paper or sticker paper to print for your seasoning shakers. Be sure to get paper that will work with your printer (depending on if you have an inkjet or laser printer).
You need boxes or bags or bowls for your guests to put their popcorn in. These are pretty tiny – 5″ x 3.75″ x 2.25″ – so go for a bigger size if you know people will eat a lot of popcorn.
Fun sprinkles in different flavors and colors. Mix and match your sprinkles to tie in with your popcorn bar theme.
Other candy sprinkles and marshmallows for toppings. We like to mix mini dehydrated marshmallows with regular mini marshmallows, for a mix of soft-and-crunchy textures.
We recommend using a mushroom style popcorn – called that because it pops in a round, ball shape. This variety is what is used for making caramel corn, and has more surface for letting seasonings and toppings stick.
Popcorn pops better in a pan if you use an oil with a high smoke point. So opt for a canola, corn, safflower or a light olive oil.
One option instead of butter to spritz over your popped corn: truffle oil. Very earthy, pairs better with salt and savory seasonings.
A second option instead of butter: ghee. Ghee is clarified butter – or butter that has been simmered and strained to remove all water. It has a very clean, sweet flavor and, once warmed, will give a nutty flavor.
A mini slow cooker will let you keep butter or ghee melted, so people can drizzle some on top of their popcorn!
An easy way to put up small signs for your topping containers.
Kids love these! Fun, inexpensive, and functional.
Ready to create your very own popcorn bar? Check out our printable kit. You can download it immediately, and it comes with printable popcorn cones, signs, seasoning labels, popcorn tags, and topping tags; plus a full-color instructional eBook. It’s fun and easy, and fully-editable so you can customize it for your very own movie night.