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Today I’m sharing my favorite tips for hosting the perfect football party and popcorn bar, just in time for the Big Game!
This Football Party and Popcorn Bar is centered around making football-themed snack mixes. I picked up all of my party essentials at Walmart:
I bought Orville Redenbacher® Movie Theater Butter microwave popcorn bags to get my popcorn party started, along with additional mix-in ingredients: mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, bacon (that I cooked), raisins, mini caramel bites, and peanuts. My mix-ins paired perfectly with the buttery Orville Redenbacher popcorn, making a tasty snack mix to enjoy while watching the Big Game!
DIY Football Party Decor Tips
Get Your DIY On
Party decorations don’t need to be over complicated or time consuming. You should be spending more time with friends and family watching the Big Game and eating popcorn snack mix than stressing over party details! Here are two quick headache-free DIYs the add a little bit of football flair to your party:
First, make snack labels using two things you probably already have in your craft stash: craft paper and clothespins. Simply cut little football shapes out of craft paper. Then tape the paper to the clothespin. Since I used black craft paper (to coordinate with my chalkboard menus) I wrote on the labels with silver marker.
Second, DIY a super simple table runner with a permanent marker.
Lay down a plain green party tablecloth and then roll out plain white craft paper. I was a little bit uncertain about what to draw, so I will gladly admit that I did an internet image search for “football plays.” If these are not accurate, I don’t think I want to know!
Chalkboard Menu Displays
Instead of making separate menus, I made use of something I already owned – chalkboards! I wrote out the popcorn bar “menu” on our large kitchen chalkboard…
… and I labeled our “hydration station” with a mini chalkboard.
Making Popcorn Snack Mix
I displayed my snack mix recipes on a chalkboard – to inspire guests when creating their own mixes. People can follow a suggested recipe, or they can create their own.
Here are the four recipe mixes:
Guests can fill up their bowls with popcorn:
Then they just add the toppings of their choice:
Here’s the “Fair Weather Fan Mix” with marshmallows and chocolate chips:
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