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St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn Ball “Beer” Treats

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St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party Favors

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.

St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party Favors

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…

St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party Favors

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).

St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party Favors

St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party Favors

DIY Details:

  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.

St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party Favors

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:

Download in JPEG format
Download in PDF format

St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party Favors

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.


  1. Robin March 15, 2010 at 5:02 am

    What a fun idea! The labels are wonderful and it’s great that you make them accessible to everyone. Not everyone who loves to throw a great party has the ability to create those extra touches.

  2. Shelley@divinepartyconcepts March 15, 2010 at 6:09 am

    LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kari Mawn March 15, 2010 at 7:31 am

    So cute!

  4. postcardsandpretties March 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

    super cute idea

  5. Jaime March 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Love your website..Always cute and inventive ideas!

  6. Rene March 15, 2010 at 9:32 am

    That is such a cute idea… makes me want to have a party.

  7. Elisha Akram March 15, 2010 at 10:50 am

    What a cute idea! Just love it!

  8. Kristin March 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

    What a great idea…perfect for my appetizer at my Bunco night this month!!

  9. Mary March 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I just ordered DIY labels fom the the Chocolate Treasure Chest for my sons St. Patrick’s day party at school. They’re so cute! If you want to get some ideas for labels or wrappers, check out http:www.chocolatetreasurechest.com

  10. John Wilkins March 19, 2010 at 3:46 am

    I’m sure that we could look at something like this for next years St Patrick’s Day for our new catering firm: http://www.surrey-hills-catering.co.uk

  11. Jenn April 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Hi, Thanks so much for these awesome free printables. I’ve featured you on my blog today:


    I hope you’ll stop by sometime. If you are interested grab my featured button from the top left side of my blog. Cheers!

  12. amanda March 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    love this! can’t wait to try these out.

  13. MonogrammedEverything! March 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

    So doing this!!

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