Frugal Foodie Mama: Sparkling Princess Popcorn

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sparkling Princess Popcorn

This easy & quick Sparkling Princess Popcorn is the perfect sweet & salty treat for your princess themed party...
This easy & quick Sparkling Princess Popcorn is the perfect sweet & salty treat for your princess themed party.

I have a goal each year for little miss's birthday- to make her party as special and as beautiful as she is.
However, I am not one of those over-the-top Pinteresty moms. You won't find me painting little stools to look like toadstools, or setting up extravagant photo booths, and I don't even hand out party favor bags (gasp! I know...).  But you will find me going above and beyond the simple cake & ice cream and balloons. I want her to have a memorable party that makes her feel special, but not one that will put my sanity to the test or empty out our bank account. ;)

Being her third birthday this year, this was the first year that little miss was able to pick out her own party theme. And this little lady wanted Disney princesses all the way! 
After poking around on Google and Pinterest a little, I found a few ideas for making pink or purple popcorn for a princess party and loved it. We had rainbow popcorn for her very first birthday party, and that was a huge hit with the guests.  I knew I had to make a sparkling pink popcorn that would be fit for a birthday princess for her third birthday this year...

This easy & quick Sparkling Princess Popcorn is the perfect sweet & salty treat for your princess themed party.
Sparkling Princess Popcorn

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-7 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 12-14)
  • 2 (86.6g) bags of microwave popcorn, popped
  • 12oz bag of bright pink candy melts
  • 1/4 cup of pink, purple, or white (or a combination of) sprinkles or jimmies
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of sparkling sugar (use plain, pink, purple, or silver like I used)
Instructions
Spread the popped popcorn on a large sheet of parchment paper. Remove any unpopped kernels.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the pink candy melts according to the package directions. Immediately drizzle the popcorn with the melted candy melts. Using a rubber spatula, gently turn the pink candy coated popcorn to cover evenly. Immediately sprinkle the popcorn with the jimmies/sprinkles and then the sparkling sugar. Turn again with the rubber spatula to evenly coat the popcorn with jimmies and sugar. Allow to sit out until the candy melts have set completely- usually just 10 minutes.

Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Popcorn will keep for up to 5 days.
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This easy & quick Sparkling Princess Popcorn is the perfect sweet & salty treat for your princess themed party.

I am one to look throughout the year to find good deals on party supplies. I lucked out when I came across this Disney princess cardboard cupcake stand for just $1.99 at my local Goodwill! Since we decided against making cupcakes this year, I was still able to put this stand to good use by displaying our cups of Sparkling Princess Popcorn on it.  I may have borrowed a few princesses from little miss's Fisher Prices castle for some added princess presence. ;)
This easy & quick Sparkling Princess Popcorn is the perfect sweet & salty treat for your princess themed party.

Once again, birthday party popcorn was a huge success! Every kernel was gone by the end of the party. :) You could use purple candy melts with this as well if your little princess happens to be more of a purple lover. And the ice cream cups you find in the party supply aisle or party stores work perfectly for dishing out the princess party popcorn in. I actually found the cups I used for her party at my local Walmart for around $2 each for a pack of 8. 
I am not going to lie- this popcorn would also be perfect for a bridal shower! 

I will be sharing the full recap of her party and one more recipe from little miss's Sparkling Pink Princess Party tomorrow on the blog, so be sure to check back for even more princess perfect party ideas. :)

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