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How to Set Up a Quick + Easy Popcorn Bar

If you’re looking to surprise your wedding guests with something fun and unexpected at the end of your party, a DIY popcorn bar can be fun and easy. Today, I have a creative popcorn bar set up with handmade artisan popcorn balls from The Curious Confectionery.

This post was created in collaboration with several handmade shops. Brenda's Wedding Blog has received payment, trade and/or products for this party styling. All opinions are my own.

Since you’ll want your guests to be able to take home their popcorn ball and enjoy later - I've even found personalized goodie bags and the sweetest bunting ribbon {can be used as decor and to tie off the bags with if desired}.

Popcorn Bar Shopping Supply List:

• popcorn balls from The Curious Confectionery {opening on August 15th}
mini bunting ribbon from Edee Nut
personalized goodie bags from Rooted Manor
• custom Festive Fetti confetti to match your party colors
• printable popcorn bar sign {see link below to download your printable sign}
• cake stands for displaying the popcorn balls
• clear bags or plastic wrap for popcorn balls before placing in bags

Oh, and Guess What? I have a FREE Printable Popcorn Bar Sign for you to download. Let your guests know to “snatch + savor the goodness”. Grab your 5x7 Printable Sign Below.

Now that you have all of your supplies to create this quick and easy popcorn bar - let's get it set up.

You will first want to display your popcorn balls on the cake stands. The flavors sent to me included hummingbird, smoked salted caramel, toasted coconut and happy hipster. These handcrafted artisan popcorn balls are made with all natural ingredients and taste amazing. There is no gluten ingredients in the popcorn balls {but they are made in a facility where gluten is prepared}. However, my oldest daughter who is super gluten sensitive, had no reactions at all. We had truly couldn't even pick a favorite popcorn ball - they were each very tasty and I'm looking forward to their fall collection launching too. Wait until you hear the flavors for the fall season :)

You can can display the printable popcorn bar sign in a 5x7 frame and drape the mini bunting ribbon across it for a fun decor accent.

I scattered some of my color matching Festive Fetti around the table linen and cake stands for a little extra festive fun.

Display your personalized goodie bags on the table so guests can choose their popcorn ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and place in the goodie bag. The bags can be folded over, tied with twine, a twist tie or even some of the bunting ribbon.

Now, it's time to Snatch and Savor the Goodness with this DIY Popcorn Bar. Enjoy the sweetness :)

Top 7 Ways to Incorporate Neon Into Your Wedding Day

The neon color palette seems to be all the rage these days and this modern neon styled shoot provides the best wedding inspiration with these bright colors. You can't help but feel happy when you see pops of the bright orange, green and pink against white - like the white canvas background at this shoot's venue in NYC, The Sky Gallery. My festive-fetti™ can be seen sprinkled throughout this shoot that was photographed by Jessica Haley Photography and designed by Ashley Peraino + Caroline of Ivey Weddings & Events. Speaking of Caroline, I want to send her BIG CONGRATULATIONS as she launches her re-brand today. I consider myself pretty lucky to share this shoot on her special day. And, wait until you see the hot pink chandelier from Chandelier by NK - it's the perfect accent for any party {and it's re-usable}. Be sure to scroll down to see all the beautiful photos along with Top 7 Ways to Incorporate Neon Into Your Wedding Day ~ full vendor list follows

Want to Incorporate Neon Colors into Your Wedding Day?

Here are the Top 7 Ways to Bring Pops of Bright Color into your Wedding Day . . .
1. Wrap the bouquet stems with Neon Colored Ribbon or let the ribbon drape
2. Wear the color under your dress with Neon Colored High Heels
3. Scatter Neon Colored Confetti around the dessert table and the tablesettings
4. Make a statement with a Neon Colored Necklace
5. Add a pop of color to the decor {and focal point} with a Hot Pink Chandelier
6. Make the wedding dress look spectacular with a neon Sequin Hanger
7. Create a backdrop with large Neon Colored Paintings to then be displayed at home

Wedding Credits:
Venue: Sky Gallery — Planners: Ashley Peraino + Ivey Weddings & Events — Photographer: Jessica Haley Photography — Florist: Taproot Flowers — Stationery: Darling & Bliss — Make Up Artist: Mollie Parks — Rentals: Starling on Bond — Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design — Bridal Gowns: Designer Loft NYC  — Necklace: Charm & Chain — festive-fetti™ Confetti: Marketplace of Brenda's Wedding Blog  — Sequin Hanger: Frou Frou & Frill — Watercolor Paintings: Art by Megan — Hot Pink Chandelier: Chandelier by NK

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A Romantic Parisian Themed Bridal Shower with Confetti

Happy Monday! Yesterday morning, Michelle posted a photo from her bridal shower on instagram and I was immediately smiling. Want to know why? She used my Engagement Themed festive-fetti™ to surround the cake {including the special shiny paper diamond that's included in the bag}. I LOVE seeing photos from my customers! Her caption said "Do you see your confetti? It was gorgeous!!!".

When I saw my confetti with this pretty cake {which is from Sam's Club} I thought it would look perfect to be paired with this Paris (Ooh La Love) Bridal Shower Collection from Hostess Ink {created by Jennifer of Hostess with the Mostess}.

This Paris Themed Bridal Shower Stationery Collection is flirty and feminine with beautiful illustrations of the Eiffel Tower and roses. This suite of paper designs are custom printed and there's even coordinating return address labels. There's even 3 color variations to choose from.

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festive-fetti™ is Here - It's Colorful, Custom + One-of-a-Kind Confetti

As my daughter would say . . . "I'm nervcited today" - this is her way of saying she's nervous and excited. So, I guess we will both be "nervcited" together today as it's a day of firsts for both of us. I'm launching something totally new and my daughter has her dance recital tonight at a brand new location in a fancy auditorium. So . . . without anymore waiting - I'm thrilled to announce that my very first product launch is officially here and The Festive Shop is now open for business. The first collection launching is cute bags of handmade festive-fetti™ {aka confetti}. These fun bags of custom colored confetti are meant for celebrating any day with because sometimes there’s a reason to party and sometimes we just need a little confetti to make us smile :)

Each festive-fetti™ bag contains at least 100 pieces of confetti and there's even sequins for a little extra sparkle. You can request custom colors and even the bag insert can be personalized. Each festive-fetti™ bag is unique to you . . . making it a one-of-a-kind gift. There's even a special bag just to celebrate the recent engagement of couple or the bride-to-be on her shower day {see below}. I can of course, change the wording to celebrate the wedding day if you wish :)

The ideas for these colorful circles of fun are endless - here's just a few ideas for using festive-fetti™:
• surprise a bride-to-be on her bridal shower day with a little bag inserted into her card
• sprinkle the confetti around the bottom of the bride-to-be's dessert at her bridal shower {ps: festive-fetti™ is not edible - just a fun decoration}
• have the bride-to-be either toss the festive-fetti™ in the air or blow it from her hands at her bridal shower or engagement session for a priceless photo
• place the festive-fetti™ inside of a clear balloon before filling it with air
• use the circles to embellish cards, gift tags or your craft projects
• businesses can even use the confetti as a token of thanks to their customers

A Pink and Gold Wedding Inspiration Board with Touches of Glitter

Time for another trip into the archives today. One of my favorite inspiration boards I've created was this one for a pink and gold wedding with confetti and glitter. It's perfect for weddings and bridal showers - or any girl party. You can see the original post here with photo credits.