Sugar, Sweet, & Spice Party

Posted on June 17th, 2009 by Kara
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Sugar and spice candy buffet via Kara's Party Ideas

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 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 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!

58 thoughts on “Sugar, Sweet, & Spice Party

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  1. Tiffany

    Kara – Awesome Awesome! Where do you purchase all of your candy? I am planning a shower & would like some tips on the most cost effective way to buy large quantities of candy.

  2. Jamie

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

  3. Anonymous

    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 help![email protected]

  4. Anonymous

    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.


  5. 2dayisgood

    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!!

  6. Heather -

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

  7. Anonymous

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


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