Wedding & Events

Thinking About a Gourmet Popcorn  Bar? 

popcorn bar

Let’s start by answering some of the most popular questions we get asked when brides are trying to decide on their popcorn bar.

What is a popcorn bar?

A popcorn bar is a fun, unique, inexpensive and interactive way to feed a crowd. It’s sure to be a delicious hit with all your guests.  You can even include a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors that coordinate with the theme or colors of your wedding. Popcorn bars can also be included as part of your decor. 

What containers should I use for my popcorn bar?

There are several options you can choose from for serving containers for your popcorn bar these include: glass bowls, ½ bushel baskets, or medium size galvanized metal tubs. How will your guests be treating themselves to your gourmet popcorn? 

Other things to consider

Using larger bags/containers for your guest to fill will allow them to take more at one time, whether or not they consume it.  If your bag holds 3 cups, you might run short if you only planned on 1 cup per person.

How many flavors should I have on my popcorn bar? 

Everyone has different tastes, so we recommend including at least one sweet flavored popcorn and at least one salty popcorn on your popcorn bar. Many of our couples choose to have 4 different flavors. That way there is something for everyone. 

When should I place my popcorn order?

We recommend placing your popcorn order at least 2 weeks before your event.

How much popcorn do I need for 100 guests?

Whether you are feeding 50 or 100 guests, just remember, the average guest will eat between 2 to 3 cups of popcorn. If you offer other treats for your guests, the amount of popcorn they eat may be less.  But, also keep in mind, if you serve alcohol the amount they eat could increase.

How long will gourmet popcorn stay fresh?

This is one of the most common questions asked.  The long answer is: Our savory/salty will stay fresh for 2-4 weeks if kept in an airtight container, at room temperature, and out of the sun.

Candied (sugar) coated popcorn will stay fresh 1 to 3 months under the same condition as mentioned for the savory. Our chocolate will also last the same amount of time as our Candied.

The short answer, you won’t have to worry about it, cause everyone will love your popcorn bar  so much, you won’t have any left to worry about.