​National Cheese Lovers Day

imageFeeling cheesy this winter? It’s National Cheese Lovers Day (Wednesday, January 20th), and what better way to show your love ones you care, than with some cheese popcorn. It has been found that an average American consumes over 20 pounds of cheese a year. America definitely loves cheese, so it is no surprise why we celebrate this delicious holiday! Here at The Popcorn Factory, we take pride that our cheese popcorn is one of our most popular items. We have some delicious cheese flavors to choose from, such as: White Cheddar, Bacon Cheddar, and Cheesy Jalapeno. An item such as our 3-Flavor Popcorn Tins and Cornfusion Corn gives you a chance to try our fresh-popped butter, caramel, and cheese popcorn. With these mouthwatering flavors you will truly understand why this tasty celebration is a national holiday.

How to Personalize a Popcorn Tin for Father’s Day

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Pops on Father’s Day? How about with his favorite popcorn snack?! Celebrations.com turned put an extra special touch on their personalized popcorn tin by decorating it with their favorite things about dear old dad.


Get the how-to for this popcorn tin decorating idea and show dad just how much he means to you!

Gifts for Pops: 5 Popcorn Father’s Day He’s Sure to Love

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so this Father’s Day wow your Pops with the crunchiest, most savory snack there is – POPCORN!


Does Dad spend weeknights or Sundays cheering on his favorite team? Surprise him with a 3 gallon tin of our most classic and beloved flavors. Choose from Baseball Popcorn Tins or Football Popcorn Tins to suit Dad’s unique personality.


There’s no combination more satisfyingly savory than bacon and cheddar…that’s why we turned it into a pairing part of our Best Friends for Popcorn series! Surprise Dad with a batch of our Bacon and Cheddar Popcorn for a snack he’ll savor until the very last kernel.


If bacon & cheddar isn’t Dad’s cup of tea, but he loves a snack with a unique burst of flavor and irresistible crunch, surprise him with an assortment of pickle-flavored popcorn with our Pucker Party set!


If you really want to go over-the-top with this year’s Father’s Day gift, wow him with a shipment of our 20-gallon crowd pleaser! You can even dump the contents of this poppin’ snack into a kiddie pool like we did here – he’ll be swimming in the snacks for weeks to come!


Alternatively, customize one of our personalized popcorn tins with Dad’s favorite photo of the family, his favorite sports team or even his favorite pet!


If you’re looking for more popcorn fun, check out how we turned our 3-flavor Father’s Day Popcorn Tins into a 3-course meal!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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!


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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!


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)!


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.


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!


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!