Gourmet Hop on Popcorn Bar

This post contains everything you ever wanted to know about the "Hop on Pop" popcorn bar I planned for my daughter's school.

If you are in the "What did I get myself in to?! I AM FREAKING OUT!" stage and are looking for step-by-step instructions on how to coordinate a snack bar for your school, don't worry. I've got you covered. Our post, "How To Plan a Snack Bar for your School," will walk you through the entire process. Be sure to download our free planning guide too!

Dr. Seuss themed "Hop on Pop" Popcorn Bar with printable sign and labels

The Popcorn

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.

Instead of bowls, I bought paper cups for the popcorn. This allowed the staff to try multiple flavors of popcorn without the flavors contaminating each other in a bowl. Who wants Sea Salt and Vinegar mixed with Peanut Butter Cup? NOT ME. 



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.

To jazz up the paper cups I added "POP!" stickers. I had the "POP!" circles printed on sticker paper and they were a breeze to put on. You could also print them on cardstock and attach them to bags of popcorn for easy distribution.

TIP: I used my 2" circle punch to cut the stickers out quickly and easily. I like using full sheets of sticker paper instead of the pre-formatted 2" circles because the full sheets are much more versatile.


It's Your Turn!

Our "Hop on Pop" popcorn bar printables are available for purchase here.

More Seuss-y Goodness

This is just one event from our Dr. Seuss inspired Appreciation Week. You can read about the other days and activities below.

How to Plan a WHO-TASTIC Appreciation Week

Pink Yink Ink Drink Breakfast
Biffer Baum Boxed Lunch
Who Feast Lunch
Who Treats Dessert Bar