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What Are the Best Concessions for a Summer Party

Concessions A summer party is a great excuse to break out the delicious snacks, and we at Miracle Strip Popcorn have a ton of awesome options that you could feature at your party. Here’s a look at our summer favorites.

Sno Cones

What’s more appropriate for summer than your very own sno cone machine at your party? We offer a few different types of sno cone machines, as well as a shaved ice machine, plus all of the delicious flavor syrups you could imagine. You want one half grape and one half cherry? No problem!

Popcorn & Nachos

We also offer all you need for a fully functioning popcorn party. There are a few different sized poppers, plus the corns you’ll need to pop, and gallons of delicious buttery flavor.

If popcorn isn’t your fancy, how do you feel about nacho cheese? Check out our line of nacho cheese products, and really get the party started with some delicious cheesy chips and dip.

Cotton Candy

If there are kiddos coming to your summer party, why not have them spin their own cotton candy? We offer all the bits and bobs you’ll need, from the sugar to the spinning machines. Get ready for a sugar overload!

Lemonade

If you’re doing an outdoor party, your guests will get thirsty. Why not have a delicious hand-made lemonade station? The kiddos can enjoy sugary sweet lemonade, and the grownups can toss a little vodka in there to make it a party!

Funnel Cake

Funnel cake isn’t the easiest thing to manufacture, but if you offer it at your party it’ll surely be a big hit with all your guests. Miracle Strip Popcorn has everything you need, from fryers to cake rings to funnel cake mix.

Hot Dogs

No backyard summer party is complete without some hot dogs, and instead of firing up the whole grill, why not offer your guests a snack on an official hot dog grill? Whether you’re into corn dogs or regular dogs, we have what you need.

If you have any questions about our products, or are looking for some more summer party tips, contact us today!

 

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Bring the Stadium Concessions to Your Home for this Year’s Super Bowl

Super BowlSuper Bowl 50 (the NFL is suspending the Roman numerals for this one) will be played Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Super Bowl ads this year are going for $5 million for a 30-second spot! It has been said that some people love to watch the Super Bowl ads even more than the game itself. Indeed, the commercials are usually the highlight of many Super Bowl parties.

What can you do to make this year’s Super Bowl party in the Florida Panhandle stand out from all the others? Why not connect with Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply to rent (or buy) stadium concessions for use in your home on game day? Go beyond the norm this year. Sure, a typical Super Bowl party has beer, meat, salad (maybe), and desserts (of course), but what about adding on some surprises for your guests like freshly-made cotton candy or popcorn?

Imagine bringing a bit of the stadium feel into your home by having a proper popcorn popping cart or wagon rolled into your living room– it will definitely be a conversation piece and provide you and your guests with lots of popcorn. Indeed, if you want to mix it up a bit, why not serve freshly popped, warm kettle corn or caramel corn at your party? Miracle Strip Popcorn can make that a reality.

Located in Fort Walton Beach, Miracle Strip Popcorn supplies parties with all sorts of concession equipment and supplies, including hot dog steamers, nacho cheese dispensers, lemon squeezers, frozen drink machines, and the always popular trio of popcorn, cotton candy and “sno kone” machines. Kids and kids-at-heart especially like those. Plus, Miracle Strip Popcorn offers savory seasonings, oils, tubs, cartons, bags, cones and more, ensuring that you’ve got all you need to properly serve tasty foods, drinks and confections to your guests.

Every February the Super Bowl occurs, and people gather together to watch the game, the commercials and the halftime entertainment. It’s a fun yearly event for so many people. This year, add some stadium concessions to your home for the Super Bowl party by calling Miracle Strip Popcorn at 850-864-1139 or emailing sales@mspopcorn.com.

 

 

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Renting A Treat Machine For Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

A child’s birthday has a very different meaning for the parent versus the child. To a parent, their child’s birthday is a celebration of one more significant year since they day they were brought into this world. To a child, their birthday means yummy cake and lots of presents!

While it might seem sensible to stick to the basics of a birthday party, a parent really doesn’t want to disappoint the birthday boy or girl. There are definitely ways to create the most fun birthday party ever without going over the top.

All kids love treats, pretty much regardless of what it is. To make the goodies even more enticing and to offer up a fun experience at your child’s party, consider renting a popcorn, sno cone or cotton candy machine. The directions are simple, messes can be kept to a minimum, but most of all, the excitement and pure delight on the kids’ faces make it all the worthwhile.

What’s great about these treat machines is that they produce the treat quickly and with minimal effort. Typically needed are a few singular ingredients and electrical outlet. With popcorn and cotton candy machines kids loves to stand around and watch the corn pop or the cotton candy spin. Sno cone machines are just as fun and kids can help with pouring in the flavors of their choice.

Contact Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply today for renting a quality and affordable popcorn, cotton candy or sno cone machine. With one or all of the above, your child’s next birthday party will sure be one that’s never forgotten.

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Tips for Planning a Child’s Birthday Party

A child’s birthday party is usually a very fun and memorable event. When planning the party, first things first– ask the child what he or she would like at his or her party, within reason. Ideally, agree on some sort of theme, such as princesses or pirates. You can then make or buy decorations that fit the theme, and invite attendees to dress up in costumes.

Next, decide on the date and time of the party, and where you want to have it. Be sure and plan it so other kids can attend without having to compete with some other community or school event taking place that same day and time. Keep in mind sleep schedules and appropriate times for children of a certain age. For instance, you wouldn’t throw a party for a 3-year-old at 8pm at night.

Send out invites to the party. Before the party takes place, plan and get the kind of food and drinks guests will like. Candy always goes over well at children’s birthday parties. In fact, if you want to be the cool parent, rent a popcorn machine, a sno cone machine or a cotton candy machine from Miracle Strip Popcorn, and one or all of those items will be a big hit at the party!

Great parties include interactive games and colorful, fun things to play with, so plan to have the kids participate in physical and mental activities, such as coloring, hide-and-seek, or dancing to upbeat music. It’s also important to consider the length of the party– for some, an hour works, while for others, a party could last three or four hours. Consider both your child’s energy level and your own to decide the time the party starts and the time the party ends.

Meanwhile, don’t forget the cake and candles– always a highlight of a birthday party. And if you want to rent candy and snack making machines, Miracle Strip Popcorn can be contacted at 850-864-1139.

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Cotton Candy Machines Are Ideal For Children’s Parties

If you ask a child what they want to eat at their party, they’re not going to say scalloped potatoes or beef brisket. Chances are you’ll hear the usual suspects, though: cookies, cake, and candy.

One of the pure joys of being a youngster is eating cotton candy. It’s a form of spun sugar, commonly found at carnivals, circuses and amusement parks.

Cotton candy is naturally white, but food coloring is usually added to make it quite colorful. It’s fluffy, tasty, and the kind of sweet indulgence even adults like, as evident by the sight of many parents and their kids sharing a bag or two in public.

To enhance a children’s party, consider renting a cotton candy machine—especially if you want the party to be “totally cool!”

Machines include a spinning head enclosing a bowl where you pour a small amount of sugar. That sugar gets heated and the melted form gets put through tiny holes, followed by time in a larger bowl surrounding the spinning head. Pretty soon, a cotton-like candy forms on the walls of the bowl so you can wrap it around a stick or cone and serve the treat to partygoers.

It’s the rare kid who’d refuse cotton candy. After all, it’s colorful, sweet and sometimes sticky, and…it’s sugar!

Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply of Fort Walton Beach, FL, can supply you and your party with a great cotton candy machine and needed supplies/accessories to help ensure a fun time. Call 850-864-1139 to discuss renting a cotton candy machine for your upcoming children’s party.

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Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Movie Night

During the summer, or whenever the weather is nice, warm, and there’s no threat of rain, an outdoor movie event can be a real crowd pleaser. It’s best to choose a movie that has broad appeal—the kind that’s not overtly violent, sexual, or foul-mouthed so as not to offend guests or neighbors nearby. Indeed, be respectful of neighbors who may not want a lot of noise outside their window late-at-night—it doesn’t hurt to check with them beforehand to see if they’re cool with your plans.

The technology to host your own neighborhood or friends-and-family movie event is readily available and somewhat affordable. You’ll need a screen (or flat white wall/white sheet hung up on a wall) and a projector, along with some sort of movie player and perhaps stereo speakers in order to properly show—and hear—a movie outdoors. If you don’t have those things, ask your friends if they’ll lend you their equipment (and someone to run it!) and/or buy whatever you’ll need to show the movie outside.

Test the equipment before people arrive for movie time, to make sure it’s working. There’s nothing worse than having a bunch of people gathered, ready for a good time, and for some odd reason the picture doesn’t appear, or there’s no sound.

Next, look around the garage or storage rooms for chairs, and if you don’t have many chairs that you don’t mind putting outside for guests to use, ask them to bring their own. An alternative to chairs would be blankets and pillows. And, since the event is outdoors, don’t forget bug spray and/or a light jacket in case it gets chilly.

Finally, what’s the one thing that goes with movies best? It’s popcorn, of course! If you really want to impress your guests, consider renting a popcorn concession. Miracle Strip Popcorn of Fort Walton Beach, FL, can bring the popcorn maker to your house or outdoor venue. The popcorn machine will be the talk of the party, for sure. Miracle Strip Popcorn can also supply outdoor movie nights with other favorites, like cotton candy, sno cones, ice cream, nachos, and candies. Movies and food—especially popcorn—go together well, and any decent outdoor movie night needs snacks to please the people in attendance.

To find out how Miracle Strip Popcorn can bring their popcorn concession to your movie night, making it more fun, please call 850-864-1139.

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The Sweet and Sticky History of Cotton Candy

Pink clouds of sugar wrapped around a cardboard cone; a familiar childhood memory for many who spent time at the beach strolling the boardwalk or enjoying time at the county fair. Cotton candy has been the subject of poems and in the title of books like, Nikki Giovanni’s Cotton candy on a Rainy Day, a metaphor for the yummy things we love, that disappear so quickly. Its’ a simple concoction, an easy recipe, that brings so much joy and smiles to the eyes of kids and adults; yet, it is one of the few food items we rarely, if ever, attempt to make at home. Cotton candy is magic. That is why we love it so much.

Cotton candy, one of the most popular concession stand items, is deliciously flavored spun sugar, called “candy floss” in Europe and the UK. It is best known in the United States and Canada, as cotton candy and its bubble gum colors come from the use of food coloring. Over the years, this sweetest of the sweets, has come in many flavors, from strawberry and watermelon to more recent exotic flavors like mango and pink lemonade. Many times the flavors of cotton candy reflects the culture and environment of those who make it; for example in Canada, maple flavored cotton candy is a very popular flavor.

The making of cotton candy dates back to the 16th century and was considered somewhat of a luxury because of the expensive process it took to make the confection. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s that cotton candy was spun on a machine. This made the process much less labor intensive and cheaper to create, making it a treat that became available to the everyday person. Ironically, it was a dentist by

the name of William Morrison who partnered with confectioner John C. Wharton, who invented machine-spun cotton candy; hence the name, ‘candy floss” or “Fairy Floss”, which it was called at the 1904 World’s Fair.

In more recent times, in 1921, another dentist, Joseph Lascaux, from New Orleans, Louisiana, updated the machine that is now used to make this magical airy treat and officially named it “cotton candy”. In the 70’s this same machine was updated and automated again so that it now creates and also packages the cotton candy product.

In spite of cotton candy’s somewhat complex history, this very simply made, sweet and sticky treat is still creating sparkles in the eyes of every child at birthday parties, carnivals and fairs today; and in more exotic flavors than ever imagined. Cotton candy is still making fans after all these years.