quick popcorn bar // holiday entertaining

lots and lots of entertaining opportunities are going to be presenting themselves soon! friendsgiving, thanksgiving, holiday parties, white elephant parties, nye parties, cocktail parties… the list goes on. so you're going to need some ideas for quickly preparing for your guests. a snack that just does not get enough love at parties is popcorn. i've tried it a few times, but it's always confusing or messy. i set up popcorn in closed glass jars (to keep it fresh) and guests thought it was decor. i put it in a bowl and they just grab a handful leaving SO much left over. so this year, try a pre-packaged popcorn bar! buy (or make) a few different flavors, add your touch to the bag. done.

i painted the flavors on the fronts of the bags. you can label each bag like this, or just make signs and line the bags up behind that.

fill each bag with a different flavor. i used the

holiday flavors


gaslamp popcorn

, pumpkin spice pie, holiday cookie and apple crumble pie. 

i taped them up with a little washi tape and added a sprig from a fern.

it only took a few minutes and will even dress up your table a bit depending on the colors and embellishments you use on the bags. what are your go to ideas for quick entertaining?

[ popcorn ℅

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