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Sugar and spice candy buffet via Kara's Party Ideas KarasPartyIdeas.com

here’s my long awaited sugar, sweet, & spice party!

i’m part of a bunko group…and this month was my month to host. i chose the theme, ‘sugar, sweet, and spice’ because i’ve been dying to do a candy buffet!
and that’s just what i did..a candy buffet, along with a dessert and ice cream bar {i also had chips and salsa..to go along with the spicy theme}.
the party took place under a tent on my backyard patio…
the first thing i did when planning this party was pick a color scheme…the colors i chose were turquoise and hot pink!
i designed a sign and matching labels in photo shop to adorn the candy buffet {and attached the labels to the jars etc. with turquoise ribbon}… i finally had an excuse to make some martha pom pom flowers! i hung them from the tent ceiling…here’s a looksy at the candy buffet and dessert table from afar. you can see the mini eclairs {yum} and marshmallow pops i made in the bottom right corner…of course i had to make cupcakes for the event! this time i made cotton candy cuppy’s! i added yogurt and cotton candy flavoring to the cake recipe, and made cotton candy cream cheese frosting. they tasted delish!…
candy, candy, candy galore!
as far as the glass containers go…i had some of them already, found some apothecary jars on ebay, bought a few at ross, and found others here and there over the past month or so.
i found the plastic candy scooper’s online. i tied both a turquoise and pink ribbon to each one…

here’s the candy rimmed glasses. i dipped them in karosyrup and then rolled them in candy sprinkles! so fun!…

here’s the ice cream, dessert, & drink table.
i made the window awning replica out of cardboard {i painted it with matching blue paint}, and hung it with fishing line…
the drink was lime aid mixed with sprite…here’s a closer look at the ice cream and different toppings i had out {the glass containers are mini trifle bowls that i found at wal-mart for $1.50!}…
dum dum topiaries{i had two of them..one on each end of the candy buffet}.

i made the topiaries out of large styrofoam balls, dum dum suckers, cheap plastic planters {i spray painted them turquoise!}, quick set cement, hot pink feather boa’s, and wooden dowels {also spray painted}…

and last but not least, the party favors

i put cinnamon & sugar in salt and pepper shakers for ‘sugar & spice’ {i got the idea from modern eve, she used bear shaped glass containers for a baby shower}, and made matching tags that i attached to each one with a hot pink or turquoise ribbon…what a night! we all had enough sugar to last a lifetime!!
this party was so fun to plan and carry out. thanks for looking!
leave a comment, i’d love to hear from you!

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  1. fara says:

    I love the color combination…gorgeous! Where did you buy your candy? Did you buy it bulk? Thanks so much!

  2. kara says:

    thank you, thank you everyone ;). i bought most of the candy in the bulk candy section at a local grocery store.

  3. Jamie says:

    Wow! Great party and its so well executed! You just gave me a fabulous idea for my daughter's next birthday party!! thanks!

  4. Anonymous says:

    i have been noticing a variety of candy buffets and would like to try one for a carnival party. I am interested in finding out where everyone is getting the neat templates to adorn the jars with…please [email protected]

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kara, thank you so much for putting up this site. It's like one I haven't seen/found. I absolutely love you ideas. My daughter's first b-day is this June and I am using some of your ideas- just need a little help. I want to make the labels, what program did you use and what printer did you use?? Keep the ideas coming. I would love to show you my pics from Norah's(my daughter) party.


  6. 2dayisgood says:

    that was a great theme!! i'm in great need of a sugar fix right now!! i just found your blog and i'm happily looking through all your wonderful ideas. thanks for all your ideas!!

  7. Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! I'm linking to this post tomorrow (4/22) at Dollar Store Crafts!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love the theme color.. where can I get the turquoise with pink stripes background? thank you =)

  9. Stephanie says:

    Hi, someone asked above and I'm not sure I saw the answer, but how did you create the draping effect with the pink cloth over the blue? I love it and want to use that effect at my daughter's first birthday party. :)