This series of posts is for those of you on the PTSA and/or Hospitality Committee at your child’s school. Here you will find step-by-step instructions to duplicate the “Snack Stampede” for our Cowboy themed Staff Appreciation Week at your school. Ready? Let’s go!
We had eight different varieties of gourmet popcorn for the staff to enjoy throughout the day. After listening to feedback from last year’s gourmet popcorn bar, we made half of the flavors sweet, and the other savory. If you have never made gourmet popcorn, don’t be intimidated! 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 deliver their popcorn in gallon sized Ziplock bags. The bags would allow us to pour the snacks easily into the containers, and keep any extra nice and fresh for refilling later in the day (or next day).
Because the staff grabs and goes throughout the day, I provide snacking cups instead of bowls for the popcorn. Given the variety of flavors, I thought they would be shall we say… uncomplimentary, if mixed together. I printed the POP! circles on 8.5×11 sticker sheets and used my circle punch to quickly decorate the cups.
- 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 or cups. People will come back more than once and you don’t want to run out.