The vibrant colors of rock candy create an inviting and vibrant atmosphere for those memorable and festive gatherings that have made it a favored choice for parties. With a rainbow of colors to choose from, loose rock candy and rock candy sticks add a nostalgic pleasing element of sparkle with a delightsome texture to any party.
For bridal showers, bachelorette and wedding parties crystalized rocky candy is elegant and enchanting. It can also help create a romantic setting with its crystalized glitter that gives the feel of diamonds or sparkling gemstones. Plastic wrapped rock candy sticks tied with ribbon and a name tag or "thank you for coming" place card setting are an excellent accent to the table. View Rock Candy party ideas here.
Rock candy sticks are often tied with ribbon around the warm wooden ball handles for swizzle sticks in champagne and cocktail drinks adding a tasteful touch. Glass jars and decorative vases filled with rock candy enhances a color theme. Also they do well for holding candles, building centerpieces and are fun just spread loosely on the center of a table cloth for an added touch.
Ribbon tied to a name tag or "thank you for coming" on a rock candy stick makes an inviting place card setting or accent to a table. Hanging rock candy from a ceiling mounted light fixture can add luster to a room giving the illusion of a hanging crystal chandelier. Flower topiaries are beautiful made from rock candy sticks and are always a winning crowd-pleaser.
Rock candy sticks are a wonderful way to sweeten up a baby shower, tea party, business promotion, birthday, christening, Bar Mitzvah and more, when well set with a warm cup of tea or hot coffee. The rock candy sticks are incredibly tasty stirring sticks giving the event an impressively inviting feel of being extra pampered by an ingenious host.
A candy buffet is always the center of a party. The unusual structure of glittering rock candy is eye catching in a candy buffet adding composition in the arrangement of the surrounding elements.
Rock candy is a tasteful decoration used in bottle fillers and candy jars, supporting candles, pens, flowers, pop-cycle stick notes for added colorful effects to a room.
For little girl princess/mermaid parties and little boy science/pirate parties rock candy is fun for an endless array of edible and party favors ideas such as treasure bags, rhinestones, precious jewels, minerals rocks and more. Glued or frosted, rock candy is enchanting dressing up name tags, paper snow flakes, invitations, menus or thank you cards.
Numerous crafts and works of art are easily created with rock candy and rock candy sticks. Christmas time is especially fun with the effects you can get with rock candy. One craft idea that has become quite a fad among crafters and fun project for kids is hot gluing rock candy to a floral foam cone to create ornamental mini Christmas trees and centerpieces for tables, mantles and gifts.
Rock candy sticks tied with ribbon and hung upside down make a fabulous Christmas tree ornament for a mesmerizing and colorful impression of crystal ice cycles. White candy rocks work really well in decorum and crafts to appear like chunks of icy frozen snow.
Candy rock sticks have been seen tied together for icy sparkling garlands, glimmering flowers and into fascinating glass-like wreaths. Wreaths are wonderful for all occasions and with a little change they suit a variety of holidays and celebrations. If there is a bit of an artist in you clusters of rock candy sticks can easily be formed into so many art forms. The ideas for rock candy are literally endless only limited by the imagination.
Best of all, rock candy is enjoyable for its sweet taste. Rock candy is delicious sprinkled on donuts, topped on frosted cookies and decorated on cakes and cupcakes. For adding a touch of elegance with a sweet inviting atmosphere to your special occasions rock candy and rock candy sticks is a wonderful choice.
Rock Candy Has an Interesting History
Rock candy is a traditional candy that was considered to be therapeutic, used as a medicine or preservative in some cultures for centuries. Rock candy was also used as medicine food and sometimes as a throat soother. In many places rock candy was only affordable to the rich.
In the mid 18th century it became more accepted as a confectionery treat and was called "Sugre Candie". In many countries rock candy is used in cooking. China uses it extensively in their cuisine and liquors. In China rock candy is called "Ice Candy" and is used in tea, meats, fruits and vegetables. The UK, Ireland and Australia flavor rock candy with peppermint or spearmint and call it seaside rock and do not refer to it as a candy. In India people mix aniseed/fennel seeds into rock candy for an after meal mouth freshener. People of the Netherlands bake rock candy into specialty white breads. Thailand is most interesting accepting and giving rock candy as money making bets in pieces and pounds.
Rock candy is rich in history and will continue to create many priceless memories in the future.