10 Best Specialty Popcorn Flavors For Birthday Parties

RoundHappyBirthdayOur Children’s Birthday parties are a special time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends, but more importantly our Children’s friends. From location to theme it is all planned out. However one of the most Important items is the Goodie Bag. A goody bag is a bag containing candy, small toys, or other gifts given to party-goers or attendees of an event.  Yes, parents the Goodie Bag at Birthday parties is a big deal, they are a far cry from what we used to get as kids. An easy way to give a great Goodie Bag is to let the kids make it themselves. Host a Gourmet Popcorn Bar and as your guests leave let them fill their own bags to take home as a thank you for attending. Two cups of popcorn per person is a nice amount to plan for – a little less for smaller children.

Here are 10 perfect gourmet popcorn flavors for any Birthday Party…

Birthday Cake – Is it possible to blend up an entire birthday cake, sprinkles and all, no candles of course and put it on popcorn? Yep! Go ahead and make a wish. All you need now is party hats, to serve in not to wear. Add Strawberry Parfait or Neapolitan to complete the party.

ConfettiTallConfetti – Confetti popcorn is a delicious rainbow mix of ten fruit flavors: BananaBlueberryBlue Raspberry, CherryGrapeGreen AppleLemonOrangeStrawberry and Watermelon. Every bite is a taste adventure for your mouth. Pick out you favorites, blend them together, and make new combinations. Perfect for an individual treat or for the whole class. With so many flavors, you can’t go wrong.

White Cheddar – White Cheddar popcorn is so creamy and rich you will find it mixes well with just about anything. Vanilla and White Cheddar is one of my favorites. You’ll never need an excuse to indulge in White Cheddar, though you will make excuses all the time. After school, after work, afternoon, whenever.

Cotton Candy – Sweet, crispy, and light. Cotton Candy is quite a delight. Perfect for parties and celebrations, and new babies alike.

UnderSeaSparkleSpecial Fruity Mix – So you are having a Superman party, mix Cherry and Blueberry. My daughter wants an Under The Sea Mermaid party, mix Green Apple, Watermelon, and Blue Raspberry, oh and she must have it Sparkle, no problem. With so many colors and flavors we can always match your theme.

Pink Sparkle Sugar Corn – Pink Sparkle Sugar Corn (or Blue Sparkle Sugar Corn) is sweet, light and crispy with just a touch of glittery Sparkle. Perfect for making a statement at a party.

Marshmallow Crisp – Marshmallow Crisp was the Snack of The Day on Rachel Ray. This one is yummy to the last bite. Sweet, light, and crispy just like a Rice Crispy Square. Perfect for school parties when you want to be the mom or dad that does things a little different.

Cheddar Cheese – This Cheddar Cheese popcorn is so cheesy you will enjoy it a second time around as you get all the cheese off your fingers. We use only the finest REAL cheese and melt it down to smother our popcorn with a generous blanket of cheesy goodness. Our Cheddar is crispy, smooth and has a rich taste. Cheddar Cheese popcorn matches well with Caramel and my personal favorite Peanut Butter.

Theater Style – Just like a trip to the movies, without leaving your house. Buttery, crispy, and salty. Perfect for snacking on any time, even if there is no movie being watched. Microwave popcorn does not stand a chance against this perfectly popped snack.

Pizza – America’s most popular food flavored on a single kernel of perfectly, popped perfection. Say that 3 times fast, or just order yours today and say that with a mouthful of Popcorn. I betcha can’t.

Design your Gourmet Popcorn Bar with the theme of your party. Princess parties might be all pink, white and sparkly. Superhero parties might be all primary colors. If Pokémon is the theme red, yellow and black.   I have even done a Minecraft party that was green and browns. Popcorn is a perfect way to say thanks for coming. Place your bags, (or other small take home popcorn holder) out by the bar and as you party guests leave tell them (or their parents) to be sure to take home a Sweet Treat for coming. Then Bam you’re done. Now all you have to do is clean up from the party. Whew…

10 Best Summertime Gourmet Popcorn Treats

Any time of year is the perfect time for popcorn, and at Kernel Encore they have a flavor for every season. Pool parties, trips to the beach, and long car trips are the perfect place to have summer time popcorn treats.

Here is a list of the 10 best summer gourmet popcorn sensations…

KeyLime_PieKey Lime Pie – Sweet, tart, light, crispy, and dusted with graham for that one of a kind taste. Sent to you straight from Florida, where the Key Lime is king. One taste and you will be seeing beaches with palm trees and an empty hammock with your name on it.


hawaiiandelightHawaiian Delight -This is a tropical island getaway, popcorn style. Pineapple and Coconut together will make you wonder where you put that grass skirt. Light, crispy, and sweet. Perfect in every way. Great for parties, a must have for a                                                              Luau, or a mid-week pick me up.


lemon_cream_pieLemon Cream Pie – Light, crispy, and sweet. A summertime must. Tangy Lemon mixed with creamy French Vanilla. This is sure to be a treat that no can resist.



a_day_at_the_beachA Day At The BeachAmaretto, Coconut, and Orange. This sweet and tropical corncoction will be sure to put you in an island state of mind.



watermelonWatermelon – Watermelon popcorn is a delicious combination of the sweetest watermelon candy and the most amazing popcorn. Sweet and crispy. You will be wanting more with every bite.


pink-grapefruitPink Grapefruit – Sweet, light, crispy and refreshing. Pink Grapefruit Gourmet Popcorn has just enough tart to make this a very pleasant tropical flavor.


peach-cobblerPeach Cobbler – This one smells as sweet and tastes as good as the fresh Peach Cobbler my grandmother used to make. Light, crispy and absolutely delicious. A summer treat any time of year.


blackberryBlackberry – Sweet like Blackberry Jam. Makes me want toast every time I smell it, but since it is crunchy all I need is the popcorn – Craving solved.



peaches_and_creamPeaches & Cream – A southern delight. Light crispy sweet smelling peach mixed with creamy French Vanilla.



strawberry-shortcakeStrawberry Shortcake – Sweet, light and crispy strawberry perfection. Nothing is better than strawberry shortcake on a summer afternoon.



What a great way to have your treats and eat them too. Easy to pack and take anywhere you summer vacation plans take you. Air popped popcorn perfections that make calming those snack cravings a delightful distraction. Happy summer snacking.

10 Must Have Gourmet Popcorn Flavors For Your Wedding




Wedding Cake – A must have for any Wedding Bar. Sweet, crispy and completely white. Not only beautiful, but tastes amazing too! Pair with Champagne & Strawberries and Milk Chocolate Drizzle for an elegant look.

Champagne Sparkle– Champagne Sparkle is Elegant in every way. It is sweet, light, and crispy. It has been featured in STAR Magazine. Serve in champagne flutes at your celebration and your guests will be speechless.

Hot Wings & Ranch – This is two types of popcorn mixed together. The orange is Hot Wings and the white is Ranch. The Ranch is light and crispy with that great ranch tanginess, the Hot Wings is a cheese popcorn so it is a little heavier. The Hot Wings has that great mouthwatering Hot Wings taste, imagine eating wings without the mess. Spicy flavor without the heat.

Jalapeno Kettle Corn– Our delicious Kettle Corn does not get much better until you add Jalapeno and then it gets Amazing. Sweet, hot, crispy and gone! Always a favorite, There is only one right way to get that crispy sugar shell on Kettle Corn and we do it the right way, and with a Jalapeno kicker, it is crazy good.

White Cheddar– Our White Cheddar popcorn is so creamy and rich you will find it mixes well with just about anything. This is air popped popcorn and it is dipped in the most wonderful creamy white cheddar on the planet. At any celebration it is always good to have salty selections, because sometimes we just get sweeted out. White Cheddar is the answer to that.

Baby White Salted– Every party has those guests that think Popcorn only comes one way, so for those special guest this is the one for them. Tiny, crispy, white, light, and fluffy salted popcorn. Perfectly Popped Goodness in every bite.

Original Kettle Corn–   Our Original Kettle Corn is cooked in a big outdoor kettle, we have found that it is the only way to get that authentic popcorn taste. We use perfectly round popcorn kernels that are about the size of a nickel or larger. It has a light sugar glaze all over and then it is kissed with salt, making a truly perfect treat. It is sweet, crispy, salty and buttery.

Peppermint Sparkle– I like to end my dinner with a perfect peppermint treat. This White Chocolate dipped popcorn kissed with delicate peppermint and edible glitter is the perfect way to say good night to a magical evening. Beautiful to look at and impossible to resist.

Caramel Sparkle– Add that Sparkle to your event with this beautiful, perfectly popped perfection in one little bite. This is our own special recipe Caramel with a little Bling. Everyone likes to see you dressed up for the party and that is just what Caramel has done. This one will keep your guests talking about it for a while.

Milk Chocolate Drizzle – We start with Butter & Salt popcorn and then take the most incredible, silky Milk Chocolate and drizzle it on top of the Butter & Salt popcorn. We do this by hand to make sure it is perfect in every way. Every Kernel is drizzled with Milk Chocolate giving this popcorn its beauty and deliciousness. To complement add Dark Chocolate Drizzle and White Chocolate Drizzle. That is a threesome that everyone will want to be apart of.

Planning a Wedding can be the exciting and over whelming at the same time. Kernel Encore makes your celebrations a snap to plan with their Gourmet Popcorn Bars that serve 80 to 120 guests. When picking flavors, mix it up. Make sure to add sweet with salty, and the more colorful the better. Elegant affairs can have popcorn too. Order the Sparkle flavors and the guests will be blown away. Birthdays, school parties, retirement parties, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, we can make any celebration POP!

How Much Popcorn Is Enough For My Party?

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I have found this to be one of the most common questions I am asked. So lets break it down…

If you are having a Gourmet Popcorn Bar for your wedding or party, we generally say average enough for each person to have 2 cups of popcorn. I know that does not sound like a lot, because we all manage to eat the whole bag of Theater Style before the movie previews are done, but you must consider if you will be serving other foods. If you are serving other foods, a little goes a long way, especially if you are using it for a Thank you at the end of the night. Send your guests home Happy with a few munchies for the road.

Generally speaking 2 cups per person per event.