How to Plan a Valentine’s Day Popcorn Party

Just POPPING (ha!) in really quick to share what we are doing in my class this year to celebrate Valentine’s day! If I have to be completely honest, class parties aren’t my favorite days of the year (except for our winter holiday breakfast because I get to sling pancakes!!). But, I remember vividly LOVING a class party as a student so I do what I have to do to put on my positive pants and make them special.

The Sweet Stuff

That still doesn’t stop me from trying to keep them simple. This is why this year, we are doing a popcorn bar! I happen to have a few bags of microwavable popcorn left over from a girls’ trip last weekend and I have no microwave at my house (weird, I know.) So I usually take popcorn to school to make which gave me the idea! I searched Pinterest for some ideas of what we could include to mix in and here’s what I came up with:
  • mini marshmallows
  • M&Ms
  • Skittles
  • pretzels
  • candy hearts
  • gummy bears

Requesting Party Donations

I am sure there are many more choices out there but again, I wanted to keep it simple. I typed up a Sign-Up Genius form and sent it out to my students’ families via SeeSaw (technology for the win!). But you could send an old-school letter too. I actually prepared one for you and it’s editable AND free #winwinwin
I ask for paper bags for students to put their popcorn in. I cut them down a little shorter or you could fold them over and add a cute little tag.
I threw white bulletin board paper on top of the table and labeled each topping. This was obviously a little more for me than for my students since they can’t really read cursive (ha!). But, sometimes, you must do things that make you happy! It’s what keeps you going!
Now that we’ve covered all the aspects of putting together a delightful popcorn bar for your classroom Valentine’s Day party, don’t forget to download the free family letter to request donations.  An organized popcorn bar can seem daunting at first, but once you break everything down into manageable steps, it’s totally doable. You got this! So what are you waiting for? Download the letter and round up those tasty treats; this is going to be one exciting Valentine’s Day popcorn party!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below.
Happy teaching!
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