Poppin’ Activities to Celebrate National Popcorn Day

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate your favorite snack food by adding some poppin’ activities to your day. Here are some fun and flavor-packed ways to celebrate this delicious holiday:

Host a Popcorn and Wine Tasting Party

Wine and cheese may be your go-to for a sophisticated soiree, but why not put a fun twist on this tradition and host a popcorn and wine tasting party?! You can still serve your favorite cheesy flavors, or get a little risqué with your palate and opt for flavors like savory Double Cheese or decadent Drizzled Butter Toffee. Dress up your celebration by presenting your treats and cocktails in a creative way.

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Host a Movie Night at Home

Invite the neighbors over and pop in your favorite film for a relaxing yet fun celebration. Serve up a tub of buttery goodness and enjoy a low-key evening while munching on the ultimate movie watcher grub.

Make your own popcorn party mix or set out a variety of flavors. Turn it into an activity by having guests “blindly” taste the flavors and vote on the ones they like most and least. You can even send guests home with a tasty party favor by filling a cellophane bag with popcorn and wrapping it with red ribbon. Take your movie watching party to the next level with more ideas at Celebrations.com!

Pop in With Some Crafting Fun

This year’s National Popcorn Day falls on a Sunday, which is a good excuse as any to make it a lazy day filled with snacks and crafts! Get the whole family involved and turn it into a family fun night – just make sure you don’t eat all the supplies first!

Popcorn Flower Arrangement

The possibilities are endless with popcorn crafts. You can make something as simple as a tasty necklace, or as pretty as these blooming popcorn flowers.

Or, to cut out the prep work, set up a crafting area and pick up a ready-to-go decorating kit and simply watch the magic happen! Be sure to cover your area with plenty of newspaper for less mess and easy cleanup.

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How will you celebrate National Popcorn Day? Tell us in the comments!

National Popcorn Day Recipe: Tuxedo Chocolate Chip Cookie Popcorn (Plus Fun Family Activities!)

Tuxedo Chocolate Chip Cookie PopcornHear ye, hear ye: We’re overjoyed to announce that January 19 is National Popcorn Day! To help you celebrate the world’s yummiest and most fun snack, we’ve gathered a list of exciting National Popcorn Day activities for you to enjoy with your kids. Plus, we’ve even put together a spankin’ new recipe just for you: Our Tuxedo Chocolate Chip Cookie Popcorn is perfectly dressed for the occasion. So get ready; this is going to be one pop-tastic holiday for the whole family!

National Popcorn Day Activities for the Family

  • Help your kids carefully string together some popcorn to create garland. Hang up your delish décor anywhere in your house, or turn it into an outdoor bird feeder by covering it with birdseed.
  • Test your kids’ knowledge with a pop quiz! Search the Web for some little-known popcorn facts, and then use them to create a flash card game. At the end of the game, each contestant gets a special popcorn treat as a prize.
  • Go to the library and take out some popcorn-themed books that your kids can read while they munch on their favorite snack.
  • Print out a bunch of popcorn coloring sheets and let your kids show off their inner pop-casso. Help them proudly display their artwork on the fridge or in a handmade Popsicle stick frame. (Tip: Decorate the frame with glitter and popcorn!)
  • Or, make a different kind of pop art: Grab some construction paper and glue, plus a few fun popcorn flavors and colors. Help your kids glue the popcorn to the construction paper to create a masterpiece.
  • To end your holiday on a very sweet note, try our special National Popcorn Day recipe below!

Recipe: Tuxedo Chocolate Chip Cookie Popcorn

What You’ll Need

8 chocolate chip cookies with white and milk chocolate chunks
8 cups Peanut Brittle Popcorn*
2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips
½ cup white chocolate chips

*Peanut Brittle Popcorn adds a hint of saltiness that perfectly complements the chocolately flavor of the cookies. But if anyone in your family is allergic to peanuts, use another sweet Popcorn Factory flavor instead, like caramel or kettle corn.

Directions

  1. Pour the Peanut Brittle Popcorn into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Crumble the cookies into tiny bite-sized pieces and add them to the bowl of popcorn. Then, add the white chocolate chips and lightly stir the mixture until the popcorn, cookies and chocolate are well-blended.
  3. Place the semisweet or milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in the microwave until it is melted, making sure to stir the chocolate every 30 seconds.
  4. Once the chocolate has melted, pour it over your popcorn mixture and gently stir it to get an even coating.
  5. Pour the popcorn mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and spread it out into a thin layer. Cool it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes or until the melted chocolate has completely hardened.
  6. When it’s ready, break apart your Tuxedo Chocolate Chip Cookie Popcorn into big chunks and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

How will you and your family celebrate National Popcorn Day?

National Popcorn Day

National Popcorn DayHello Popcorn Fans!

Today is National Popcorn Day and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve been working hard to come up with some great new popcorn gifts that will make any popcorn lover POP with excitement.

It’s no secret that we love popcorn, but what we love more than popcorn is being able to share all of our delicious popcorn flavors and popcorn gifts with other fellow popcorn lovers. When you’re at The Popcorn Factory, popcorn is your life. Every day is National Popcorn Day for us, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! We have our traditional favorite popcorn flavors like our natural butter popcorn, cheese popcorn made with real cheese, our secret recipe caramel popcorn (a real winner!), and our savory white cheddar popcorn, all ready to delight any lucky popcorn recipient.

What sets The Popcorn Factory apart from all the other popcorn makers out there is our ingenuity and daringness to go out there and create the perfect popcorn flavor perfect for any and all popcorn connoisseurs! Our jalapeno flavored popcorn has flavor that’s packed with a punch, but everyone who has ever tried it counts it among their favorite popcorn flavors. The buffalo ranch flavored popcorn is delightfully zingy and will leave you wanting more. There will never be another need for chips when you taste our cracked pepper flavored popcorn. And once you get to our savory ginger teriyaki flavored popcorn, it will be hard to find another snack you want other than our innovative popcorn flavors!

National Popcorn DayOf course, what kind of National Popcorn Day would it be without a delectable helping of some of our very best sweet popcorn creations? For chocolate lovers out there, try our decadent Drizzled Caramel Corn, made with our secret recipe caramel popcorn with chocolate generously drizzled over…it’s positively sinful. Our s’mores popcorn is unparalleled in flavor and great ideas put to test. You’ll never want to go camping or sit around a fire without our s’mores popcorn at your side. Have we mentioned that The Popcorn Factory’s kettle corn is the best around? We use old-fashioned copper kettles to give it that perfect, uncompromising taste that made it one of the most popular popcorn flavors to begin with! Our newer dark chocolate and sea salt popcorn is basically the stuff all popcorn dreams are made of. Taking our secret recipe caramel popcorn and covering it with dark chocolate and a helpful sprinkle of gourmet sea salt, it becomes the perfect combination of sweet and savory and everything you’ve been looking for in the perfect popcorn flavor. There’s something especially sweet about our peanut brittle popcorn. Sure it’s rich and buttery taste, mixed with a candy crunch is completely irresistible, but what makes it even sweeter is that it’s a Popcorn Factory family special recipe. A premium treat in itself, our almond pecan popcorn is a real prize for any popcorn enthusiast. Combining our favorite secret recipe caramel popcorn and an array of almonds and pecans, this popcorn flavor perfects a sweet and buttery taste. We could never forget about our red-hot and delicious cinnamon popcorn flavor, and neither will you after you’ve tried it!

The Popcorn Factory has been the leading popcorn innovators for the last 30 years. We live, eat, and breathe popcorn. When we create our new popcorn flavors, we do it for all the other popcorn lovers out there, and especially for those who don’t know that they’re popcorn lovers yet! Celebrate National Popcorn Day with us deliciously and try out on the best popcorn flavors that anyone has to offer. We know you’ll find your favorite and will continue on our journey with us to find the perfect popcorn treat!

Happy National Popcorn Day, everyone! Enjoy Deliciously.

 

‎1st Place NFC/AFC Championship Game Popcorn Party – 3 Prizes!

New York Jets 3-Way Popcorn Tin

New York Jets 3-Way Popcorn Tin

Welcome to The Popcorn Factory ‎1st Place NFC/AFC Championship Game Popcorn Party!

Wow. The Jets knocked off Tom Brady and the Patriots. The Bears will play the Packers in the playoffs for the first time since 1941. And the Steelers advance with a drive in the closing minutes that included a 58-yard pass to rookie Antonio Brown on third-and-19 (3rd and 19 against the Ravens defense with cover protection). Unbelievable!
 
Please post about a paragraph or two telling us about how watching football can bring the family and friends together and how popcorn makes that time so much better! We really love it when our popcorn is shared amongst family and friends, so we absolutely love to hear these comments!

Pictured to your left is the New York Jet 3-Way Popcorn Tin. The winners of course can select from their favorite team’s tin, even if that team is eliminated. :( You can see a list of all football popcorn tins here.

We will select 3 random winners!

Winner Status:

Surprise “1st Poster” Winner) #1 Written By Megan McGaughey on January 18th, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

Winner #1)  #17 Written By Tamara B. on January 18th, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

Winner #2) #21 Written By Carolyn Fridley on January 19th, 2011 @ 9:44 am

Winner #3) #38 Written By Lisa on January 21st, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

Goooooooooooooo Popcorn!

National Popcorn Day – January 19th or the day of the Superbowl?

Indianapolis Colts Popcorn Tin
Indianapolis Colts Popcorn Tin

So there is a bit of popcorn controversy in the popcorn world. controversy in the popcorn world you say, how could that be you ask? Popcorn is fun and great to eat with family and friends. What controversy could possibly exist? Well it surrounds National Popcorn Day. There is a consensus around the idea that National Popcorn Day is at the end of January. But is it on January 19th or on the day of the Superbowl? Okay, okay so to the rest of the world that might not be the biggest controversy around, but here at The Popcorn Factory it’s mighty big and creates quite a few lively discussions around well…the Popcorn Factory! 

So we would like to hear your thoughts. Oh by the way, we’re not trying to sway you towards one opinion with that Indianapolis Colts Popcorn tin. It’s just that well Peyton Manning hasn’t had exactly a Peyton Manning-ish season, so we thought we’d show a little support for him. :)

 

Anyways, let’s hear your thoughts. In a about a paragraph or two, let us know which day you think National Popcorn Day should be on and how your feelings about popcorn have changed from when you were kid to now as an adult. And how do you feel sharing popcorn as a treat with your kids, nieces, nephews, etc.

 

We’ll pick 3 lucky winners randomly!
Surprise “1st Post” Winner: Post #1 Written By Bessie Burnsed on January 7th, 2011 @ 7:04 pm
Winner #1) Post #21  Written By Paulette on January 8th, 2011 @ 3:39 am
Winner #2) Post #34 Written By Fidel on January 11th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
Winner #3) Post #3 Written By Annmarie W. on January 7th, 2011

 

Go Popcorn! Go National Popcorn Day!