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School Fundraising Tips

School FundraisersSchool fundraising is typically done to raise money to pay for educational enrichment programs or to support school groups like the football team, drama club or the marching band. Money is collected from various events, including bake sales, auctions and school carnivals. Miracle Strip Popcorn is a company that’s able to rent/sell concession items like cotton candy machines to schools for their fundraisers.

When planning a fundraiser, the key phrase to think about is this: “What’s in it for me?” People will give money to good causes out of the goodness of their heart, but they’ll also consider what they get in return. Hence, sales that offer some sort of food do well. After all, people need to eat. They get hungry. So if they can get popcorn, cotton candy, or a sno cone for their “donation,” they’re happy as can be!

School fundraisers work well when there’s a lot of people around who have money in their pockets, so plan accordingly. Timing and location are two important factors. For instance, if you were to have a table full of snacks available for purchase, you’d want to put it in or near the cafeteria so people who are already in the mood to eat will walk over and buy from you. Also, consider when people are the most hungry for what you’re offering– there’s quite a demand around lunchtime and dinnertime, but at other times not so much.

Offering a “freebie” to get people to come over to your table or come to your event really helps. If you had a bowl of mints or you offer free drinks or a free slice of pizza with every purchase, those are all incentives to get people interested in what you’re selling. Also, keep in mind certain things like popcorn are hugely popular with people and they’ll buy it. Other items, like sushi or flowers, are nice but they’re not something everyone wants, needs or craves. Think broadly in order to appeal to as many potential “customers” as possible.

Finally, consider offering deals for the people who want to donate more money so they feel like they’re getting their money’s worth. Put together “packages” or offer 2-for-1 specials as ways to encourage sales.

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How to Throw Your Child A Memorable Birthday Party

Children's Birthday PartiesYour child’s birthday party marks a very special occasion. As they turn one year older, a party is definitely in order to highlight and celebrate their special day.

Planning a child’s birthday party is often a rewarding, but time-consuming task. You obviously want to make the day as special, unique, and fun as possible and there are easier ways to go about doing so.

Games:

As far as games go, kids love to play them, but they don’t like to sit at a table for too long waiting to play. Think of games that are quick, to the point, and are engaging for everyone. Water balloon toss, bingo, and small crafts are definite crowd pleasers.

Food:

Finger foods are a great idea for a child’s birthday party. They are easy to make and quick to eat.

Characters:

All kids have a love for a certain cartoon or other television character like Mickey Mouse and Spider Man. You not only can decorate around the famed character, but how about a surprise visit from one too? It’s as simple as a costume store purchase.

Lastly, there are other forms of entertainment that will surely bring smiles to the birthday boy or girl and his or her friends. For example, machines that make a variety of every child’s favorites are a definite hit.

We are referring to popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cone machines, for instance. Ideal for any type of party, these treats are 100% suitable for a child’s birthday party. Either as a mid-party snack or a take-away for the end, you can’t go wrong with these options.

At Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply we delight in bringing smiles to children’s faces at their birthday parties.  Contact us to learn how we can help to make your child’s birthday party a success.

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Which Movie Snacks Shine the Brightest?

Movie SnacksA great movie is driven by its stars. Actors and actresses like Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lawrence, and Chris Pratt take blockbuster films to the next level while putting butts in the seats. But anyone who loves going to the theater can tell you the real lead in any viewing experience.

The movie snacks.

Everyone has his or her favorite candy, and movie time is perfect for indulging. Chocolate peanuts, sour gummies, and fruity chews are all popular choices at the concession stand. Here at Miracle Strip Popcorn, we like to kick things up a notch with carnival style cotton candy made with one of our professional-grade machines. Nothing can keep you from your candy during the excitement of a movie.

While some like to satisfy their sweet tooth, others lean towards options a little more savory. The best movie snacks also tend to show up at other spectator events, like the ballpark. Hot dogs and nachos, both commonly available at movie theaters, are undeniably delicious options.

By now you’re probably wondering when we were going to mention the biggest star of all. There is perhaps nothing else that goes hand-in-hand so well with a movie as popcorn-salty, buttery popcorn that keeps you munching from the very first scene to the closing credits. Movie theater popcorn makes every other snack an afterthought. Even if you plan on trying something else, the overwhelming aroma that greets you when walking through the door is all it takes to bring you back.

No matter which movie snack you choose, everyone knows you’ll need a tasty beverage to wash it all down. A classic, often overlooked choice is fresh squeezed lemonade, a treat still offered by some of the old-fashioned movie houses. Frozen drinks have become a more popular choice these days. The go by a number of names, but we’re pretty sure our sno-cones and shaved ice can do the trick.

Hungry yet? The best part about these popular movie theater snacks is that you can easily provide them at your next event. At Miracle Strip Popcorn, we sell the equipment you need to make popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, nachos, and a variety of beverages. Once you realize the leading role that movie snacks play, you have the power to take your next big showing to the next level.

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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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How Concession Rentals Can Help You Raise Money

 

Whether it’s for a school, a charity or an organization, using food to help fundraise your cause can be a hectic endeavor. After all, you need to have the right equipment, and if you don’t have a simplified process, it can be tough to find the manpower needed to continually churn out tasty snacks.

How Concession Rentals Can Help

If you were to rent, you wouldn’t have to worrying about purchasing something like a popcorn machine or cotton candy maker, as renting is always a more economical option. You would save yourself money that would ultimately help turn a greater profit from the from the event. Then after the event is done, you won’t have to deal with finding somewhere to store the items until you need them again.

 

Also, many of the machines come with their supplies included, meaning you aren’t going to have to take extra trips and spend more money for everything you need. In addition, you won’t have to about how the machines will get to and from the fundraiser. Most rental companies offer delivery and pick up, so that is one less thing you’ll need to worry about. This will also make cleanup of the fundraiser easier as you will have less items to clean which means you can spend more time figuring out the results of your event.

 

Miracle Strip Popcorn offers numerous concession machines for rental or retail including popcorn, sno cone and cotton candy machines. We are committed to helping you earn the best possible profits by providing you with the best products for your event. For more information on our products, please contact us today!

 

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Calling All College Students: Host a Circus Themed Party NOW

Circus Themed PartyComfort foods and candies, dressing up, and hanging out with friends are what most, if not all college students live for (when they aren’t studying, mom). Having a get together with your closest friends could be a way to de-stress, catch up, and have some fun on a weekend. Though a normal party with your friends may be fun, themed parties are always exciting; they give you a set way to dress and in this case, act silly. Both guys and gals can easily participate, too!

Why choose a circus themed party? The food, the exciting wardrobe options, and the fun entertainment and music are a college student’s dream “getaway.” Foods such as popcorn, cotton candy, nachos, funnel cake and sno cones are all traditional circus treats that we all enjoyed as children, and can now enjoy in your college years! Dressing up like clowns, acrobats, lion tamers, or mimes are only a few different ideas when getting creative for a circus themed party. You could easily transform any bright shirt or colorful pair of pants into the perfect outfit. The upbeat and jiving music will get everyone in a positive mood to mix and mingle, too.

Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply is a company that supplies all kinds of concession foods, supplies, and clean up objects. Whether you are using these items once, or are planning to hold more gatherings or parties in the future, Miracle Strip offers both renting and retail options to customers.

Miracle Strip has everything you need for a Circus themed party:

  • Popcorn (different sizes) – traditional, kettle corn, and caramel corn
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Sno Cones and Sno Cone Maker
  • Cotton Candy blend and Cotton Candy Maker
  • Shaved Ice and Other Assorted Fountain Beverages
  • Funnel Cake Fryers
  • Nachos
  • Hot Dog Grills
  • Candy and Carmel Apples

 

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Kick Off Your Super Bowl Party With A Concession Rental

These days, watching football at home is almost as good as actually being at the game. Huge, flat-screen televisions and surround sound systems can make you feel like you’re actually in the crowd. In fact, you’re probably already planning on watching this year’s Super Bowl at the house of whomever you know has the biggest TV. Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy the comfort of a sofa, a private bathroom, and a fridge full of your favorite beverages.

Still, there’s something missing, isn’t there? Take a big whiff. Can you smell the sweet and savory aromas of fresh popcorn, cotton candy, and tasty nachos? Turns out, there’s something about that stadium atmosphere that you can’t replace.

Or can you? It turns out big-time stadiums don’t have a monopoly on the concession machines that churn out your favorite game day snacks. You can rent the same concession supplies right here on the Florida panhandle at a very affordable rate for your own Super Bowl party.

Whether you’re hosting a party at home or at the public venue, concession rentals are the missing piece, exactly what you need to make your Super Bowl party the one that everyone remembers. Kids and adults alike can enjoy popcorn, sno cones, cotton candy, and much more without needing to stand in the crazy long lines at the stadium.

Miracle Strip Popcorn provides concession rentals for parties and events all over the Florida panhandle. Just be careful. Once you eat real stadium snacks somewhere else, you might never see the point of actually going to a game again.

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Which Concession Rentals Could Enhance Your Holiday Party?

November and December are known for “the holidays,” including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, which means there will be lots of parties this season.

If you’re thinking of having a holiday party, consider renting some items to enhance the party so guests will note you’ve gone above and beyond their expectations.

Miracle Strip Popcorn of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, can supply your party with some unique items, including popcorn (naturally!), cotton candy and sno cones. Create a carnival-like atmosphere in your backyard–or inside your home or event space–and put smiles on the faces of your guests by having them visit the various machines to enjoy their snacks.

While “plain” popcorn is always popular at parties, Miracle Strip Popcorn also offers machines and products so you can offer party guests kettle corn and/or caramel corn, a particular favorite of those in Northwestern Florida. The freshly-popped taste of popcorn can’t be beat, and these machines serve as a focal point of a party, getting guests excited about the out-of-the-ordinary experience of enjoying carnival treats at a holiday party.

In other words, liven up your holiday party with something different– why not have popcorn, cotton candy and sno cones for guests? Kids will LOVE it, and even adults get smiles on their faces when they see the colorful, fun foods available at your party.

Call Miracle Strip Popcorn at 850-864-1139 to ask about holiday-time rentals. From stands to machines, supplies to packaging, and all the way to clean-up, Miracle Strip Popcorn has what you need to have a great holiday party in the Florida Panhandle.

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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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Bringing the Carnival to You: How to Make Sure Your Child’s Party is a Success!

Who remembers going to the county fair and playing the Goin Fishin’ game with the big pole that you had to catch a snapping fish? The excitement of winning that purple, stuffed bear was enough to make the summer a success!

With increased costs, parents are searching for low-cost solutions to give their children the best birthday party ever. This means that staying home is usually the best option. Don’t be concerned your little one and their friends won’t have much to do; Miracle Strip Popcorn is here for you!

We offer an array of fun games for the littlest guests to keep them laughing, having fun and keep busy! With us, you can re-create that famed carnival atmosphere, all in the confines of your living room!

There’s something to be said for the big giggles that come out of little bodies! We’re sure you’ll hear the squeals, shrills and belly-bursting laughs as the birthday girl or boy and their friends gather round the various games you’ve set up.

The games we have stocked in our entertainment catalog are ideal for child birthday parties due to size and easy to follow instructions. Designed so little hands can reach and toes stay planted on the ground, these games are fun and simple for little brains to figure out.

Even the bigger guests of the party will enjoy these games as they bring back memories of the fair, patiently waiting for their turn to take a chance to win those one and only carnival stuffed toys! Some of the games found in our catalog include Plinko, Ring Toss, Tic Tac Toe, Smash the Cans, Fishing, Duck Pond and Land on the Pad Frog game.

Colorful, bright and lightweight, the various games we rent are party hits. If you yourself can pry away from them, you’ll see how much fun the little guests are having! Set up is easy and the games come with all parts and accessories. Convenience and fun are at its best when choosing Miracle Strip Popcorn.

Contact us today to see why renting our games will provide the best birthday party entertainment.