Set out popcorn and flavor shakers for a fun (and cheap!) cocktail hour snack #Food DIY#circus#food#steal-this-idea January 27 | Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photo from A playful backyard-style wedding complete with a Harry Potter bouquet, taquitos, and a piñata by Deborah Huber Photography We are no strangers to talking about the awesomeness of popcorn on Offbeat Bride, so when I was checking out Elba and Brad's wedding, I figured you all had to know about their customizable (and inexpensive!) cocktail hour snack! Picture it: a big vat of popcorn and a few different shakers of dry flavors. Obviously salt is a biggie, but mix it up with cinnamon and sugar, cayenne and Lawry's seasoned salt… maybe lemon pepper and basil? Your imagination is the only limitation here. Just think how spectacular this would be alongside a circus-themed wedding! A movie-themed wedding? Kid-friendly reception? Not having a cocktail hour? I've never been to a wedding where no one wanted a late-night snack after hours of dancing and drinking! Tell me. What popcorn flavors would be ABSOLUTELY essential at your wedding? Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS These fabulous winter engagement photos in Arizona win the internet NEXT Fuck Weddings? Why we have confusing feels about wedding snark Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] We did this at our wedding, everyone loved it. We got a bunch of fun spices, some caramel syrup, and even ranch dressing mix! So fun. Reply Okay, funny story. We arrived last to our cocktail hour after taking the formal portraits with our family. I made my way over to the bar to get a drink and saw this mystery bowl of popcorn sitting on the corner of the bar. I did not intend for popcorn to be included in cocktail hour, I hadn't provided the bowl, and I was a little miffed that the caterer had set it right in front of my bar menu. I stood there staring at it so confused like "Where the fuck did that come from? Is someone playing a trick on me?" Then one of our friends walked up to it and scoop some up into a cup and I figured what the hell? Who doesn't like popcorn? Turns out my aunt had brought a giant family bag of popcorn along when we'd set up the venue the day before. We never got around to opening it and she just left it in the kitchen so when the caterer arrived and saw it she just set it out thinking it was intentional. Yay for happy accidents! 1 agrees Reply This actually sounds like an amazing idea! Like, something I would actually do at my own wedding! I think I would have some sort of cocoa powder with mine (like, hot cocoa mix or something? maybe?) in addition to salt and ranch mix. This sounds super, amazingly cheap and easy, and while I don't actually like popcorn, except for every great once in a while, my boyfriend/fiance to be and my mother both love it. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.