When it comes to things like party favors, I am a slacker. I always want to be the cute hostess that creates a little parting treasure to send guests away with.
However, I’m not that lady.
But that didn't stop me from coming up with a cute idea for this challenge. I wanted to think of something versatile that could work for more than one occasion…
I went with popcorn—custom-seasoned popcorn, that is!
I thought it would be fun! It’s inexpensive and allergy/diet friendly for almost everyone. This perfect little food favor will be a hit. If you love popcorn like me, then you'll love to get this joyful little package when leaving a party! It may not be fancy or crazy out-of-the-ordinary, but it’s practical and I love a practical gift!
The versatility of popcorn with a flavoring is even better! You can do sweet, savory, sweet and salty, spicy, and on and on!
It may even be fun to make a few different flavored favors and let the guests decide what they want on the way out.
I think it’s cute to tag/label them with phrases like these:
- Thanks for popping by (birthday, wedding, anniversary, new house, etc.)
- When will she pop? (baby shower)
- He popped the question! (engagement)
- One pop shop for summer fun! (movie night, church camp, kids party, etc.)
- All popped out (retirement)
Anyway, you get the point. I like spicy, peppery popcorn, so that’s the first example I will list below, but the others make great favors too!
It’s also fun to use a local farm for popcorn kernels if you have access to one. Otherwise, just grab your fave from the grocery store!
Go get your pop on, folks!
makes 1 party favor
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ cup chocolate chips (guest will need to melt in microwave or on stovetop)
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1½ tablespoon truffle oil
- 2 to 3 teaspoons sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Mix flavor ingredients together and then assemble as favors in brown bags, decorative food storage bags, jars, or your container of choice—it’s all dependent on the style of your party. Each container/favor should include 1 cup popcorn kernels along with the flavoring of your choice.
- You can put the spices and/or chocolate chips in the bottom of the jar or bag. Or, if you have small food envelopes that can hold spices securely, they can be packaged separately from the popcorn.
- When assembling the favors, include instructions on popping and seasoning on the back of the favor’s gift tag, if desired.
- The amounts in each of the flavoring recipes make 1 favor; multiply based on the number of guests you are entertaining.