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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 :)

The Secret to Stylish Wedding Celebrations with a little DIY + some bubbly

A wedding celebration is always a bit better with a little bubbly.

Today on the blog, Freixenet Brut {makes of a quality wine that’s affordable} joins us with three creative DIY tips to make your wedding celebrations stylish while still coming in under budget.

Gifts for your bridesmaid:

When it’s time to ask your BFFs to be in your wedding party, it can be overwhelming to come up with a way to pop the question that's unique and affordable. A fun idea is to grab a bottle of Freixenet Brut for just $12 and a gold pen - then simply write the words “Will you be my bridesmaid?” on Freixenet’s chic black bottle. On the other side of the bottle, you can write a personal note to each friend for a sweet and sentimental touch. To complete the entire look for popping the question - you can package up the bottle of Freixenet Brut with a pretty handmade card and some other fun goodies - like a coffee mug, some chocolate and maybe even a pair of earrings.

Ask "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" in DIY style with a personalized bottle of wine, a pretty handmade card and other goodies
Personalize Bottles of Freixnet Brut in gold pen for wedding gifts and/or favors

Place cards that pop:

Spruce up your place cards whether it's a seated dinner at the reception or a rustic-style bridal luncheon by using adorable Freixenet Brut minis (SRP $4) as a fun alternative. You can personalize each mini black bottle with a gold pen and place one at each table setting to instantly elevate the look while leaving your guests with a treat to take home. {Wedding decor that serves two purposes are always a favorite of mine}

Turn Bottles of Feixenet Brut or Wine into Stylish Wedding Place Cards and Favors with Personalizing each one with the guests name in gold pen


Surprise your guests with a unique guestbook to sign by using a magnum of Freixenet Brut (1.5L, SRP $18). Simply place the magnum bottle in the center of a table surrounded by fresh flowers and have gold pens ready for guests to use to sign their names. This extra-large bottle of Freixenet Brut will look elegant and inviting at the reception and will give the couple a fun keepsake to hang on to after the wedding.

Surprise your guests with a unique guestbook to sign by using a magnum of Freixenet Brut and a gold pen for signing
Find out the Secret to Stylish Wedding Celebrations with a little DIY and some bubbly
Stylish Wedding Goodie Bags : Say it with a Sweet Treat
When it comes to weddings and saying either "Welcome to our Wedding Weekend" or "Thanks for Sharing our Special Day", you can never go wrong when including a Goodie Bag that's filled with sweet treats and the saying of your choice. I'm always a tad partial to a chocolate chip cookie in a goodie bag, but, what type of sweet is your favorite for a goodie bag? Please share in the comments.
Today, Daisy Days joins us with some of their most popular and delicious sweets you can include in your Goodie Bags - along with some of the best bags to place them in {some of them can even be personalized for your event}. Wedding Candy and Mint Favors always seems to be a popular choice - including the chocolate bars, gum and gumball favors and the mint favors. You might even like the jelly beans or lollipops.
Tweet: Wedding Candy + Mint Favors are a popular choice for Goodie Bags. What's your choice?
Wedding Candy + Mint Favors are a popular choice for Goodie Bags. What's your choice?
this post has been sponsored by Daisy Days, but all ideas and opinions are my own
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

Top 5 Spring Wedding Favors with Flair

Spring is coming in just a few weeks, which means it's time to start thinking about the next season of wedding parties . . .

. . . like bridal showers and the weddings themselves. Today, I'm sharing the Top 5 Spring Wedding Favors with flair from Kensington Classics {your shop for everything you will need for planning your special day including fine wedding accessories, invitations, favors and gifts at low everyday prices}

When shopping at Kensington Classics, you can
save an additional 10% with coupon code 5911TEN

PS: If you leave me a comment letting me know which one of the 5 favors is your favorite, I'll pick one of you to win a fun pack of handmade spring colored gift tags later next week.

The "Nestling" Natural Bird Nest Favor Holder comes as a set of 12 and looks absolutely stunning when packaged with an ombre candy assortment and tied with a pretty satin bow.

The "Love Nest" Bird House Favor Box is sold in sets of 24 and is the perfect way to declare your love as you make a life together. The heart shaped windows give your guests a little peek into the sweetness you've packaged inside.

The "Vintage Floral" Favor Boxes come in sets of 24 with natural twine making this pretty box a little bit rustic.

The "Sweet Butterfly" 3-D Butterfly Favor Box {also sold in sets of 24} features a flitting butterfly on top and is the perfect sweet touch for your spring time events.

The "Pink Pom Pom" Favor Box come in sets of 24 and let you go elegant or casual with the tissue-paper pom-pom top. The pillar-shaped favor box is sure to catch the attention of your guests.

Don't Forget: If you leave me a comment letting me know which one of the 5 favors is your favorite, you could win a fun little gift pack of handmade spring colored gift tags later next week {created by me}. Just be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you {it won't be published}.