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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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Serve Hot Dogs with Style at Your Special Event

The hot dog is truly an American treasure. The tasty treat has been a staple at baseball games and backyard barbeques for years, with it’s convenient shape for topping with condiments and munching down. A food with a history as rich as the hot dog is bound to find some variations in different parts of the country, and many cities and regions have put their stamp on the old favorite. Here are a few classic takes on the hot dog:

The Classic

Three squirts—ketchup, mustard, and relish—are all an old-fashioned dog really needs to tantalize the taste buds. This isn’t much of a specialty item. In fact, you can find it at just about every sporting event on the planet. That doesn’t take away from how delicious it is each and every time. The only thing to customize is how much of each condiment to put on.

The Coney

This one’s simple, but delicious: chili, mustard, and onions, and sometimes even cheddar cheese!

The Chicago

The Chicago style hot dog is often referred to as being “dragged through the garden”. That’s because it includes just about everything you’d find in a garden and more, including white onions, fresh tomatoes, sport peppers, as well as mustard, relish, a dill pickle, and a dash of celery salt to top it all off. One thing you won’t find on a Chicago dog is ketchup, and you may get laughed out of the building if you ask for it. Use a poppy seed bun for a truly authentic Chicago hot dog.

The Sonoran

There are many possible toppings for this Arizona favorite, including beans, onions, tomatoes, mayo, mustard, salsa, and even guacamole. But one thing remains consistent. It’s always wrapped in delicious, mesquite smoked bacon, then grilled to perfection.

The Slaw Dog

In the south, many liven up their hot dogs with a dressing of sweet, mayo-based coleslaw that will never disappoint, no matter where you are in the country.

Of course, the variations don’t end there—not even close. At your next Florida event, start with the hot dogs and get creative, dressing them up to reflect some of the delicious inventions from all over the country. However you serve your hot dogs, we’ll have to tools to do it here at Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply. Contact us today for your next party or event.

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Popcorn Machine Rentals for School Events

What kind of memory does the aroma of popcorn elicit in you? Are you suddenly 10 years old in a dark movie theatre with your parents? Are you sitting on your sofa watching TV? Who among us can’t admit to loving the buttery, salty goodness of a box of popcorn, famously foreshadowed by that blissful scent?

Popcorn is an intrinsic part of almost everyone’s life. We eat it when we go to the movies and watch television, and these days it is considered to be one of the healthiest snacks available. It stands to reason then, that when planning a school event and wondering what kinds of foods to make available, popcorn would come to mind. Renting a popcorn machine for your event is easy, budget friendly, and the results can be very profitable.

Whether the event is a fundraiser, a sporting event, a dance, or a school fair, popcorn will always be one of the most popular choices for the attendees. Having a popcorn machine at your special event will ensure long lines and lots of busy munching. Popcorn is reminiscent of childhood and fun-filled days, and kids and grown-ups alike love to eat it. Plus, like we said before, no one can resist that powerful aroma. It’s almost unfair!

Also, let us not forget that popcorn is a healthy snack, especially when compare with some of your other options. It has no sugar but it does have plenty of fiber, and it’s filling while being low in calories. It can provide energy without being a stimulant. You can put it into interesting, event-themed containers for guests to carry around with ease. If you think popcorn is too bland for the kids, consider the variety of flavors – and the list is endless – that can ensure there will be a type of popcorn for everyone’s taste.

Renting a popcorn machine for your school’s event just makes good sense. It is a wonderful way to provide a snack that is not only healthy, but also says, “Let’s celebrate!” Contact Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply for all your popcorn machine needs!

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Keeping Cool: The History of the Sno-Cone

With the arrival of a cold and snowy winter in much of the United States (but not here in Florida!), it’s nice to be reminded of summer times when snow and ice would have been welcomed as a cool reprieve from the scorching heat. In fact, this is precisely how the sno-cone came into existence. The tasty treat now widely enjoyed through all four seasons was created over time based on a unique set of circumstances and very practical purposes.

Before modern refrigeration, ice needed to be transported to warmer climates by wagon, in huge blocks to prevent them from melting. Stories out of Baltimore, MD from the mid-19th century describe children greeting the wagons on their way south, begging the driver to shave off a little ice to melt in their mouth and help them cool down. Eventually, mothers of the children began to make flavoring to prepare for the arrival of the ice. Before long, ice was being hand shaved at movie theaters so that patrons could enjoy flavored “snowballs” during the hottest summer months.

Snowballs spread gradually around the country, serving as an inexpensive, enjoyable treat during the Great Depression and an appropriate replacement for all the ice cream that was shipped to soldiers during World War II.

Meanwhile, the technology used to make what would come to be known as sno-cones was making big strides. In 1919, a man named Samuel Bert created a machine used to make sno-cones that he sold at the Texas State Fair. While Bert’s machine made sno-cones by crushing ice, a New Orleans man named Ernest Hansen introduced the block-style shaving machine in 1934. The new machine created ice shaving more in line with the actual consistency of snow, and made the icy cold treats a source of pride in the Big Easy.

Ever since, sno-cones have exploded into one of the most popular summer treats in the country. They’ve also inspired the creation of modern iterations like frozen coffee and adult beverages. The next time you cool down with a sno-cone, take a moment to think about just how far they’ve come.

To rent or purchase sno-cone machines and other fun concession and snack bar equipment for your business or event in Florida, contact Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply today.

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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.

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Sno Cones vs. Shaved Ice

So what’s it going to be, a sno cone or shaved ice? While you may think these are one in the same, you are sadly mistaken. Contrary to popular belief, there are some differences between a sno cone and shaved ice. However, whichever variation of flavored ice you chose you are sure to enjoy this refreshing treat, any time of year.

The Differences:

• A sno cone is a ball of ice granular, flavored with one or many sweet syrups
• Shaved ice is a lighter, fluffy version of a sno cone, also flavored by syrup
• Shaved ice holds the flavoring better than a sno cone due to its texture

If you are throwing a party, whether it is in the summer or winter, a sno cone or shaved ice machine is sure to make a lasting impression with your guests. Unlike a boring old cake or the overdone build your own sundae station; give your guests something to talk about during and after the party.

Great for parties, carnivals and concession stands alike, sno cones and shaved ice machines are a great addition to any event! If you are throwing a party in Florida, be sure to contact us, Miracle Strip Popcorn, for more information about our party rentals and supplies!

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