Champagne Theme Party Ideas (with Popcorn Bar)

Host a champagne themed party by setting up a popcorn and champagne bar that creates a fun interactive party buffet. When you pair sweetened popcorn with lots of bubbly you get this amazing dessert table that everyone will love! Fill jars with a variety of chocolate & caramel drizzled popcorn and pair them with bottles of Prosecco or sparkling wine. Guests can help themselves as they toast to the host. It’s perfect for anniversary party ideas, showers, or birthday celebrations.

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Popcorn & Champagne Dessert Bar

Set up a sweet popcorn & champagne dessert bar the next time you have something to celebrate, big or small! This is a stylish party idea for any occasion.

When it comes to easy entertaining it doesn’t get much better than this. Party guests can help themselves and there’s no formal serving pieces to worry about. You’ll need glasses for the bubbly, and bags or boxes for the popcorn.

My design inspiration came from the bottles of bubbly. I loved the neutral tones of the labels in copper, gold, and chocolate brown. And it reminds me of the colors and flavors of the sweet gourmet popcorn. I also LOVED the play on words: “Poppin’ corn and “Poppin’ champagne corks. The two make a fantastic combo!

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Party Ideas for a Dessert Bubbly Bar

Add a popcorn and bubbly bar to your next party or celebration.

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Styling a Popcorn Bar

You know how good champagne and chocolate go together, so my popcorn and champagne bar consists of a few flavors of chocolate drizzled popcorn and some foil wrapped chocolate candies. The balance between the sweets and the bubbly works well together.  

  • Setting the scene was easy with a tassel banner from The Flair Exchange, and gold and pearl balloons from the party store.
  • To add an extra touch I wrote the word “Celebrate” on one of the balloons, using a gold marker.
  • Popcorn is placed in apothecary jars. The flavors are peanut butter cup;  potato chip, pretzel, & chocolate; and sea salt caramel. Simple tags are added so guests know what to try, and polka dot bags are available to fill.
  • All the popcorn was purchased from HomeGoods and TJMaxx but you could make it even more unique by adding in chocolate chips, crumbled cookie pieces, sweetened nuts, M&M’s, etc.
  • Bottles of bubbly are ready for pouring. Stemmed glassware is available along with glass markers so guests can write their name on the side and keep track of their drink.
  • To bring together the “pop” theme in even more I added a bowl of party “poppers” for guests to have fun with. I removed the commercial labels and wrapped decorative tape around them so they would coordinate with the rest of the decor.

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9 Comments

  1. I love, love, love this. Sparkling wine and popcorn is one of my favorite pairings. I usually watch a movie, make some popcorn and pop a cork on a Friday after a stressful week. Nothing feels more indulgent. But this takes it to a whole new level!

  2. Love this idea, Chris. You can’t go wrong with champagne and chocolate! And the popcorn looks so nice in the apothecary jars. Happy New Year to you!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    1. Thanks so much, Tracey. Hope you guys have a fabulous night planned for NYE! See you in 2015 – cheers!

  3. A great idea for New Year’s Eve. I like the idea of serving the flavored popcorns instead of more baked goods. The nice thing with popcorn is that you can switch it up and mix some savory flavors with some sweet ones. Your display is so sweet and simple, with the near-neutral color scheme. I like the marker on the glasses, is this something that stays on for the evening, but can then be washed off later? I have never used these, but could see so many great possibilities for them. Thanks for the continuing great inspiration!

    1. Thanks Chloe. Yes, the marked glass go straight into the dishwasher and come out clean. We used them for out Christmas party and guests loved adding their own flair to their glass 🙂

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