Valentine’s Day Party Idea: A Popcorn Bar

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 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. 
That still doesn’t stop me from trying to keep them simple. Which 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 and here’s what I came up with:
-mini marshmallows
-M&Ms 
-Skittles
-pretzels
-candy hearts
-gummy bears
I am sure there are a lot 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 fold them over and add a cute little tag (if I have time…)
I threw some 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 have to do things that just make you happy! It’s what keeps you going!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below.
Happy teaching!

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