Thursday, January 31, 2013

Creating A Candy Shop Birthday

So my daughter will be one tomorrow and we are having a small party at her grandparents house on Saturday to celebrate. This is just a "small" party since we did her baptism "big" but I still needed to have a theme. I am obsessed with bright colors lately so I decided a Candy Shop Birthday would definitely display the rainbow. I set up the "candy shop" today and am thrilled with the outcome. I had such a random array of items that came together quite nicely. Good job me!!
Finished table
So what's included? Candy of course!! I got the large rainbow swirl lollipops and the monster lollipops from Oriental Trading. I got M&Ms, Sour Air Heads, Swedish Fish and gumballs from Sams Club. Plus I found the awesome tubes of gumball favors from Sam's, they were totally catered towards this party! I also picked up Hershey's kisses and coin candy in brightly colored wrappers. The rest? I had mason jars left over from another project but you can find a carton of them really inexpensive at Walmart. I also used two really large glass candle holders I got as a free gift with purchase at Ulta. I got the two striped bucket tins from the dollar spot in Target. I picked up the solid color gift bags at Target as well, that way everyone can make their own goodie bag to take home. I found colorful candy scoops at Party City. Lastly, I ordered plastic candy jars from Oriental Trading and filled them with M&Ms for the little kids. I was able to write all the kids names on them in permanent marker.

Then of course there is my totally awesome handmade banner. I used brightly colored card stock I picked up at Michaels and trimmed it to size. I wrote on each rectangle and then took a long piece of pink yarn to string them all together. All I did was use hot glue to attach the yarn to each piece and ta dah! you have the perfect sign.
Hopefully everyone enjoys this as much as I loved putting it all together. I will touch base after the get together and let you all know how it went over.