The Partiologist: Popcorn!

Popcorn!

Get Your Popcorn Here!
 
That is what the sign should have read because I had lots of popcorn to choose from.  In it's own little corner. It looks like a few gourmet chocolate covered strawberries snuck in.  Only because I had some matching paper cups.

Popcorn Booth!
 
All the popcorn props came from Hobby Lobby.
 

 
Homemade Crazy Crunch Caramel Corn for the circus freaks to take home.
If you like, here's the recipe.  If you don't like...scroll down.
 

RECIPE

1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup Karo light corn syrup
1 gallon popped corn
2/3 cup toasted pecans
1 1/3 cup toasted almonds or walnuts

Combine sugar, butter and corn syrup in 2 qt. sauce pan. 
Bring to boil over medium heat stirring constantly. 
 Continue boiling, stirring occasionally 10 - 15 minutes or until the mixture turns a light caramel color (290 degrees).  Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. 
Pour syrup over popped corn and nuts on baking sheet. 
Toss until popped corn and nuts are coated. 
Spread out to dry. 
Break into pieces and store in tightly covered container or plastic bags. 
 Makes 1 3/4 lbs.
 
 
Supplies.
Line boxes with bags.
Fill bags with popcorn.
Tie with little ribbon.

Now that the Crazy Crunch Caramel Corn is out of the way...
How about some Popcorn Sugar Cookies?
 

Here's the how to~
 

Take a mini flower cutter and squish it.
Cut out cream fondant (Duff White).
Pipe around the edges and write Popcorn on each piece.
Start with one stripe down the middle in dark red using #46 tip.
Add cream stripes on each side.
Repeat until the base is covered.
Clean the top with spatula (or really you wouldn't have to, I just like making extra work for myself).
Pipe on different sizes of cream popcorn dots.
Let the frosting dry and brush on yellow shimmer dust for the butter.

 
Now on to something a little easier.  Marshmallow popcorn treats.

PRINTABLE
Marshmallow Popcorn Bars


4 tablespoons butter
1 pkg. 10 oz. regular marshmallows
6 - 8 cups popped popcorn

Spray large mixing bowl with cooking spray.
Add popcorn.
In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Pour over popcorn and mix until completely coated.
Press into greased 9 x 13 pan.
Refrigerate until cool.
 
Flip out of pan and cut into squares.
 
Make in a 9 x 13 pan and cut into squares
 
 
Package in cute striped bags and boxes!
 
 
It's Time to get YOUR Party Poppin'!

The Partiologist
 
 


12 comments :

  1. Cute CUte CUTE!!!! I bought some of those bags at Hobby Lobby too, couldn't resist. Who doesn't love caramel corn and I'm LOVING Those cookies, squeeee.

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  2. Everything looks fantastic!! I'll have to save the caramel corn recipe for later. Did you pop all of that popcorn yourself? I don't have a popcorn popper, so my microwave would be busy!!

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    1. Thanks Tricia! I bought Vic's Popcorn already popped!

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  3. It all looks wonderful! I love popcorn and I love all your popcord ideas!!! They are all so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. WOW! You sure know how to party! I adore the popcorn cookies! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  5. What a great way to "POP" start the weekend! I have seen several popcorn parties on Pinterest lately. They have popcorn bars where you can decorate and flavor your own popcorn. The Popcorn bars are amazing but I would rather have one of your popcorn cookies!!

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  6. That is a wonderful variety of popcorn treats! So fun, I love how you showed the steps to make all of them.

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  7. You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous creativity. How fun is the party! It is just over the top! My jaw dropped and I'm picking myself up off the floor. LOVE every detail of your popcorn party! I've got to get myself down to Hobby lobby for some of those cute bags. And your cookies!! Oh my stars girlfriend they are beyond incredible!

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE! WOULD BE PERFECT FOR A GO BIG RED PARTY TOO!!!


    cheeron

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  9. You are speaking my language with the popcorn! In fact, it is what I had for dinner tonight. :) Love your cute decorations.

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  10. This is wonderful...

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