Pick a Color and Stick With It

Kids of all ages like candy so why not make a candy bar for a gal or guy? It’s a sweet twist to a birthday party, wedding or baby shower, special lunch, or even a BBQ!

Here I chose pink for BilliJo the birthday girl who is turning 29 today. I went in search of pink-ish candy and decided to accent it with silver and black candies for interest. I used Hershey’s Kisses, Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Belly’s, Pufflette’s Gummy Bites, black licorice and Tesla’s Tiny Twist Pops. I could have added more…dark chocolate covered almonds, pink salt water taffy…the sky’s the limit.

Color Shopping

Tesla's Tiny Twist Pops

Tesla’s Tiny Twist Pops

The grocery store is a good start but you won’t find a large selection in one color. I found candywarehouse.com and did a search for “pink candy” and came up with a boat load of confections. They even sell the little silver scoops and candy bags. M&M Candies have a website where you can choose your color and customize the candy. It’s a lot of fun to mess around there because the site walks you through choosing colors, images and personalized messages.

I found all the glass vessels around the house – a votive candle holder, wine glass, various glass things I use for flowers, and more. I added some lime green ribbon for color punch. I could have stuck with pink and that would have been fine too, but I love pink and green together and I’m not even a Delta Zeta! Put it all on a white tablecloth and the colors pop.

This project was a lot of fun for me and all the guests who got to take a little memento of sweets home.

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