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. kara's party ideas

    thank you :). i purchased the material on ebay. i might be willing to sell it to you though! email me at [email protected] :)

  2. Stephanie

    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. :)

  3. Stephanie

    Fishing line?! That's right up my husband's alley! He will be so thrilled that I have given him yet another chore for the party. Lol. Thanks! :)

  4. Anonymous

    LOVE THIS! I am doin my daughters 1st birthday like this but im curious how did you make that awning? Im not super crafty but would love to give it a try if its not too hard. I love how it just gives it that extra little touch! :)

  5. Marce

    LOVE IT! The colors are the best….all your ideas are so great and easy to do! Thank you for sharing!
    May I ask for your help? how did you hang the fabric of the buffette table?

  6. Anonymous

    This is so different. It tops any other candy buffet I've ever seen! I own a kids spa party biz and I would definitely love to do this for a party…you rock!!!

  7. Lisa Green

    Pics of candies are just amazing. I have never seen such candies. I am definitely going to buy these candies for the party i am going to organize for my kid. Spa parties definitely need such buffets. I am feeling so excited.


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