Looking for some St. Patrick’s Day party inspiration? Here’s a fun DIY favor/treat idea for adult get-togethers: mini “beer pints” made from popcorn balls and punch-sized party cups!
The popcorn ball represents the “foamy head” of the beer. I used this Best Ever Popcorn Balls recipe from allrecipes.com, which yielded exactly 10 super-yummy-&-chewy popcorn balls in the perfect size for this project. (I did modify the recipe slightly by using 2 bags of light butter microwave popcorn in lieu of the 5 quarts of air-popped popcorn… gotta love shortcuts!)
I also designed some labels for the cups, which you can download for free at the bottom of this post.
These would be great as part of a St. Patty’s Day dessert buffet, or you could also wrap them up in clear cellophane and send them home with guests as party favors – or even gift them around the office as a festive treat for co-workers!
I also like the idea of displaying them on cocktail napkins to play up the “beverage” theme…
There will be some empty space between the popcorn ball and the bottom of the cup, so if you’re gifting these it would be great to fill that area with peanuts or party mix (just like you’d find at a pub).
1. Make popcorn balls and let cool. (Tip: Don’t stress about making the popcorn balls perfectly round. In fact, an imperfect shape makes for a better representation of the foamy head!)
2. Print and cut out labels (using download links below).
3. Use a glue stick to affix the labels to the cups.
4. Fill the bottom half of the cups with peanuts or party mix (especially if gifting!), then top with a popcorn ball, making sure the fit is snug.
PRINTABLE POPCORN BALL “BEER” LABELS
These labels are set up at 8 per page on standard 8.5×11″ paper. Click one of the links below to download the file in either JPEG or PDF format:
ENJOY! … and “Slàinte!” (Irish for “Cheers!”)
P.S. Please enjoy these free printables for personal use only. I’ve come across too many instances lately where people are attempting to resell several of the free printables that I’ve made available at HWTM in their own etsy shops and on Ebay, which is very frustrating! (Use at large events is fine too, as long as the printables are not sold for profit.) Thanks for understanding.