Easy DIY Patriotic Tableware

Add a patriotic touch to your Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration with red, white and blue tableware! If you don’t happen to have it on-hand, Celebrations.com has a great trick for creating your own – simply use paint! Use disposable plates and cups that you already have on hand for this simple idea, then fill popcorn – regular or our special patriotic popcorn – for the perfect party spread!

6 Poppin’ Ways to Upgrade Your Graduation Party

Graduation season is upon us! Treat your loved on to a celebration worthy of their four-year struggle with these Graduation Party upgrade ideas!

Make Diploma-Inspired Treats

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An easy way to add an extra festive touch to your spread is to create foods shaped like and inspired by the honorary diploma, like these Graduation S’more Cap Cupcakes from Celebrations.com.

Celebrate Their Alma Matter

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Celebrate the fond memories your special grad had of their school with a college popcorn tin flaunting their alma matter. It can serve as décor while guests dig in to the plentiful popcorn within, and the graduate can then hold on to the tin for a keepsake!

Celebrate Their Class Year

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Add a personal touch to the décor with treats and decorations celebrating their “class,” like these Class of 2015 Marshmallow Pops!

Set up a DIY Photo Booth

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Every good party needs a photo-friendly activity to go with it, which is why we love the idea of setting up your own photo booth. Celebrations.com shares a simple how-to on creating your own Graduation Photo Booth Party props to really take it to the next level. Don’t forget to come up with a unique #hashtag for your special graduate!

Party-Ready Personalized Décor

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Put an extra personal touch on your décor by celebrating the journey that got your grad to this day! Use photos of them in different stages of their lives to decorate the space, like Celebrations.com did with these Mini Clipboard Picture Frames.

Celebrate the Future with an Advice Station

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Take advantage of the wisdom held by your party guests and set up an advice station your grad can take with them in the future. Make it festive with some creativity like this DIY Keys to Success idea from Celebrations.com.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Spicy Jalapeno Snacks!

Kick your Cinco de Mayo up a notch with hot-hot-hot Jalapeno treats and eats! Here are 5 of our favorite jalapeno recipes sure to turn you celebration into a fiesta!

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos

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Jalapeno Popcorn

Cheesy Cornbread Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Skinny Jalapeno Poppers

Spicy Jalapeno Bloody Maria

Looking for more hot-hot-hot recipes? You’ll love this roundup of Jalapeno recipes from Celebrations.com!

Celebrate Baseball Season with these Home Run-Worthy Snacks

Batter up! Every baseball fan knows that you can’t watch a game without a spread of baseball-ready snacks to go with it. Here are 5 baseball snacks you should definitely have next time you’re rooting for your favorite team – whether it’s from the stands or from your couch!

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Crunchy, easy-to-eat and available in a variety of flavors, it’s not hard to see why popcorn is the ultimate baseball snack, Take your fandom to the next level by showing up with a baseball popcorn tin sporting your favorite team’s logo!

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If you’re not in the mood for something as crunchy as popcorn, whip up a batch of homemade soft pretzel bites! This easy recipe is perfectly paired with your favorite dip, such as cheese or honey mustard.

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Now onto the sweet stuff – these baseball field cupcakes are easy to make and sure to add some home run fun to your festivities.

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Decadent red velvet topped with irresistible ice cream makes for one baseball cupcake combo fans won’t be able to resist.

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These cookies are dipped in white chocolate and decorated to look like baseballs for the perfect sweet ending to your baseball fun.

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Bonus: You can’t have snacks without a refreshing sip to drink it down with! Make your own homemade root beer floats for the perfect home run-worthy pairing.

Think Outside the Basket: Creative Easter Gift Ideas

In addition to the fun family traditions and bunny-themed snacks, one of the best parts about being a kid during Easter is receiving festive Easter baskets overflowing with fun toys and treats. This year, we challenge you to think outside the basket when gifting, and we’re here to help!

Here are six of our favorite Easter gift assortments that feel like an Easter basket, but are housed in new and fun ways!

Easter Mailbox

Check your mailbox and we’re sure you’ll find something very eggciting awaiting you! That is – if you happen to have one of these fun personalized Easter Mailboxes, of course! Each metal mailbox comes with a hoppin bunny ready to serve you his accompanying treats.

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Bunny Ear Pouches

These Bunny Ear Pouches are the perfect Easter gift for any bunny! This trio can be gifted to one special someone or broken up into three separate gifts – each filled with an assortment of hoppin’ goodies sure to satisfy their sweet tooth.

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Polka Dot Egg Tins

If bunny ears aren’t your thing, but you love the idea of a gift trio, these simple yet chic Polka Dot Egg Tins might just do the trick. After the treats have been devoured, your recipient can reuse the tins to store their favorite Easter photos and memories!

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Doodle Egg Activity Kit

For an extra special Easter recipient, this Doodle Egg Activity Kit is the perfect assortment. Each box is adorned with festive activities and comes equipped with colored markers for ultimate festive fun. This is the perfect way to get the little ones into the spirit (or keep them busy while the adults catch up)!

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Drawstring Chick Tote

Sweet tweet alert! This adorable Drawstring Chick Tote is filled with plenty of snacks and treats to keep your recipient satisfied – whether they are an adorable little chick or full grown chicken.

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Drawstring Lamb Tote

If the chick’s simply not cute enough for you (is that even possible?), this adorabaahle Drawstring Lamb Tote is sure to be. After Easter, reuse the tote to as a lunch or snack sack!

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Last-Minute DIY St. Patrick’s Day Serving Tray!

Planning a festive St. Patrick’s Day bash? Present your festive sweets and eats in a new and creative way with a DIY Serving Tray! Using materials you most likely already have at home, you too can recreate this fun idea.

And when it’s completed? Serve your Sour Green Apple popcorn and Rainbow popcorn for a Leprechaun-approved spread!

Go Green with These St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Looking for the perfect way to get the kids into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit? Let them in on the fun with green St. Patrick’s Day crafts! We love these two ideas pictured below – the DIY cocktail stirrers and of course, the fun and festive leprechaun hat (filled with St. Patrick’s Day popcorn, of course).

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Get the how-to for these fun crafts here. How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the entire family? Share with us below in the comments section!

Valentine’s Day Movie Night Ideas

There’s nothing more romantic than spending an evening cuddling up to your special someone taking in a classic movie about love. Since Valentine’s Day this year is on a Saturday, you can make the entire day staying warm with your loved one, indulging in snacks and enjoying some classics.

Start with the movie selection – will the two of you prefer a more recent rom-com like Silver Linings Playbook or something a bit more classic such as When Harry Met Sally? No matter what you prefer, the research has already been done for you! Celebrations.com put together this list of the best romantic comedies from the past century – starting from the 1930s all the way into our current decade. Pick a few from each to spice things up!

Next on the list: snacks. You already know what we’re going to say – a movie night calls for popcorn! We love the idea of getting creative with the popcorn tin like Celebrations.com did here. They not only decorated one of our red popcorn tins with gold foil hearts, but also used the underside of the cover to play tic-tac-toe. Chic, simple, and SWEET!

Simple & Sweet DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

One of the best parts of Valentine’s Day? The festive snacks! Show off your favorite Valentine’s Day treats in a festive DIY treat bag. This handmade bag is so easy to recreate – each bag takes about 1-2 minutes.

These treat bags sport a stylish transparent heart, making our red & white Valentine’s Day popcorn the perfect touch, but you can fill these with whatever bite-sized goodies you prefer.

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Supplies for DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

White paper bags
Marker
Scissors OR Exacto Knife
Festive tape
Clear snack bags

Directions for DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

Start by either drawing or tracing a heart shape on the lower-middle part of your paper bag. When choosing the placement, make sure you will have enough room at the top to fold it over an inch or two at the end.

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Then, use your scissors or exacto knife to cut out the shape. An exacto knife is more accurate if you are familiar with using it, but scissors will do the job as well. You want the heart shape to be cut out of both the front and the back of the bag.

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Use your marker to write a fun message. Since we filled our with popcorn, we put a punny spin on it by writing, “You Make my <3 Pop!”

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Now, the hard part is done! All you need to do now is fill your clear treat bags with your treats, place the clear bag inside the paper treat bags and seal! (This is where our red and white popcorn really came in handy). We used festive red and white washi tape to get the job done, but if you don’t have that laying around, feel free to use any kind of tape you do have.

Lovely Valentine’s Day Treat Idea: Strawberries and Cream Sweetheart Popcorn Bars

It’s no secret we at The Popcorn Factory LOVE popcorn. That’s why when we found the recipe for these Strawberries and Cream Sweetheart Popcorn Bars from Celebrations.com , we just knew we had to try it for Valentine’s Day!

Using our Strawberry & Vanilla Cream popcorn flavors, some chocolate, marshmallow cream and of course – love, they created a delicious treat that’s perfect for lovebugs of all ages. Get the entire recipe here.