Gourmet Hop on Popcorn Bar
Dr. Seuss Themed Teacher Appreciation

This  series of posts is for those of you on the PTSA and/or Hospitality Committee for your child’s school. This is where you will find step-by-step instructions to duplicate my Gourmet “Hop On Popcorn” Bar at your school. Ready? Let’s go! 

We had eight different varieties of gourmet popcorn for the staff to enjoy throughout the day. If you have never made gourmet popcorn, don’t be intimidated! I made Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn (that was delish!) and it literally took ten minutes to make. You can find all sorts of fabulous popcorn recipes on my Simply Pop! Pinterest board.

I used SignUp Genius to coordinate with other members of the Hospitality Committee. I asked that they please drop their popcorn off at my house the night before so that I would have time to fill the glass jars and make them look pretty. I cut out the labels using the Sizzix “Big Shot” die cut machine and the Sizzix Bigz Circle Clear Die (no longer available, alas). I adhered them to the glass jars using Glue Dots.

If I had this to do again..

  • I would have planned to make 1/2 the varieties be sweet and the other 1/2 savory. The one savory flavor, cheese, was gone almost immediately.
  • Be very specific with the quantity desired. I requested the equivalent of two popped bags of microwave popcorn and got anywhere from 4 cups to 3 gallon sized Ziploc bags.
  • Depending on the number of staff members (and how many varieties you provide) it will last more than one day. Be sure to buy extra bowls. People will come back more than once and you don’t want to run out.

The Hop-On-Popcorn printables are available for purchase here.

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