By now everyone’s seen and heard of candy buffets as a fun alternative to traditional wedding favors or for party favors. But a fun and growing trend is popcorn buffets which in many cases can be cheaper than candy buffets, depending on how you go about it. There are literally 100′s of different types of gourmet popcorn that are on the market now, but be warned! Some of them can get pricey! Besides the basic buttered, cheese, kettle, and caramel popcorn, there is also chocolate, strawberry, Parmesan, nacho, sour cream and onion, cinnamon bun…and many, many more!
If you have an unlimited budget for your wedding, you can order 20 different popcorns and display them in lovely overpriced apothecary jars and order some expensive personalized stickers to go on them and have the gourmet popcorn company set them up and provide an attendant to help serve the popcorn and clean up afterward.
How To Display A Popcorn Buffet
You’ve got your popcorn…now how to display it? What’s your wedding style…is it classic and very formal or casual and colorful? Do you want your popcorn buffet to follow the style of your wedding at all or just be a fun addition? As a planner, I would advise you to follow your wedding’s style and do your display accordingly. Believe it or not, you can make popcorn look elegant with the table coverings and jars you use, as well as the labeling. Try serving your popcorn in wine flutes lined with a cone of foil wrapping paper or elegant scrapbooking paper. If you’re on a budget, but still like the look, get plastic wine flutes from the dollar store. You could also make your own bags with white paper bags you can get at Wal-mart, dressed up a little with a band of flocked scrapbooking paper and a pretty gold sticker holding it together.,
Make some baseball size or smaller popcorn balls and display them in a pretty bowl or make them even larger and create a topiary with them. For a more casual looking popcorn buffet, wrap colorful scrapbooking paper into cones, fill with popcorn and display in a long shallow container like a galvanized planter. Fill with jelly beans or plain sugar to hold the cones upright. Or you could just fill galvanized buckets with the popcorn and provide brown paper bags with a colorful band of scrapbooking paper wrapped around them and your monogram stamped on it. Use movie type small popcorn boxes for a fun and colorful buffet or even rent a really cool old fashioned popcorn machine