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Easy Summer party Popcorn Station

I used to spend so much energy creating huge elaborate parties and party displays, but over the past year or two, I’ve found joy and fun in simplicity. Sometimes, a simple food station can be the only “wow” factor you need for a fun little event. I’m excited to share a really easy summer inspired popcorn station that you could put together today. The best part? The popcorn bar includes amazing new candy as the toppings: M&M’s® Chili Nut, M&M’s® Honey Nut and M&M’s® Coffee Nut.

Easy Summer party Popcorn Station

The three new M&M’s® peanut varieties were super inspiring. The flavors are all really fun and taste amazing with simple salted popcorn.

Easy Summer party Popcorn Station

Popcorn station tutorial

Ingredients/materials

  • Popcorn
  • Toppings. I prefer M&M’s® Chili Nut, M&M’s® Honey Nut and M&M’s® Coffee Nut because they add a lot of interest and color.
  • Cute little cups or bowls. Use something you have in your house.
  • Sprinkles. I used sprinkles on the table to add fun, but they can also be added to the popcorn for more fun.
  • Something colorful. I used a simple “Oh Happy Day” pick that was all I needed to make it feel like a party.

Directions

  1. Set out popcorn in either a large bowl or prefill smaller bowls for the number of guests attending.
  2. Put the M&M’s® in cute bowls or cups. I like clear because you can see them better. Then add a spoon or scoop for your guests.
  3. Add your backdrop—a simple “popcorn” sign or free printable would work or a fun honeycomb ball or other leftover decoration from a past event.
  4. Serve and enjoy! Ask your friends to tell you their favorite flavor of the M&M’s® peanut varieties.

Easy Summer party Popcorn Station

If your crew is feeling excited, have them participate in the M&M’s® Flavor Vote and have a say in which flavor should stay on the shelves. Do you prefer the honey nut? Or does the coffee nut get you more excited? The chili nut adds a surprising kick to this table. Maybe even keep track of who likes what at your party.

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M&M’s® Flavor Vote

Throughout the voting period of March 1 to June 17, consumers are able to purchase and taste each of the new flavors for themselves and then cast their vote, once a day until June 17. Once fans cast their vote for their favorite new M&M’s® Peanut flavor, they are entered for the chance to win $100,000 and earn the title of the official M&M’s® Taste Tester. The winner will be announced in August along with the winner of the ‘Flavor Vote,’ which will remain on retailer shelves nationwide. Rally for your favorite flavor using the hashtag #MMSFlavorVote.

Easy Summer party Popcorn Station

I have to give a little credit for this to my friend Kari! She always does M&M’s® and popcorn at the movie theater and it has become my favorite little snack. I hope you enjoy!

Easy Summer party Popcorn Station

M&M’s® Chili Nut, M&M’s® Honey Nut and M&M’s® Coffee Nut can all be found at Walmart.

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