To start I created a banner for the background of the bar. I used gold curling ribbon, tickets and printable flags to string against the back wall to create an eye-catching focal point.
I thought adding mix-ins to the popcorn would be fun. I set out Oreo cookies, M&M's, mini marshmallows and gummy bears. The crushed Oreo cookies were a hit and NO ONE really enjoyed the gummy bears....strange combo. I embellished the individual sections of this serving tray with glitter and added coordinating washi tape to the wooden spoons - it's little details :)
It is always good to have a child appropriate cocktail on hand for any kid-centered event. This Golden Fizz Mocktini is my own creation....Tang, Cherry Syrup, a large can of Pineapple Juice and gingerale/Sprite....I do not have a recipe for this - but it is delicious....promise. Just follow your directions to make a large pitcher of Tang and toss in the rest of the ingredients to taste. If you don't like Tang, you can try Sunny D or good old fashioned OJ! If you want an adult version add some chilled vodka or gin!
I used left over curled ribbon to top off these wooden drink stirrers.
These golden cupcakes were very easy to make. I used gold food color spray that I purchased from Michaels and spritzed the frosting to give the cupcakes a touch of gold shimmer. I used the toppers from my printable set to create an Oscars version just for this party, but it comes with movie themed toppers.
Creating a popcorn bar or mini concession stand is also perfect for a movie night theme or slumber party like the one my client Natalie created for her son's video game sleepover! Popcorn bars are a great alternative to a dessert table or candy buffet. Here are a few popcorn bar ideas I found on Pinterest to give you a bit of inspiration.