Thursday, October 28, 2010

Witches Wands

For my daughter Audrey's Halloween class party, we made chocolate covered pretzel sticks that we will call witches wands. With pastel sprinkles they can be fairy wands. These would be great magic wands for a Harry Potter themed party too.

I used Accent the Party's free printable circles and orange ribbon to wrap the wands. It was so great that she offered a witch hat & wand design!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Jack-O-Lantern Pops

My daughter Cate and I made these happy face jack-o-lantern pops for her class party. I used a free printable circle from Skip to My Lou and yellow ribbon to finish them off.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween & 5-year-olds

This year, I am the room rep for my daughter's kindergarten class. I am so excited to take on this role because there are so many crafts and ideas I want to do with the kids. The teacher told me I could do a Halloween / fall craft with them during the class party next week. I've decided to do an edible project that they can either eat during the party or take home and enjoy. With so many cute ideas out there, I'm not sure which one to choose. I'm looking for something easy enough for 5-year-olds to do in about half an hour. Help!

Here are a couple of my choices:

Frankenstein marshmallows from Family Corner

Bagel Witches from Pizzazzerie

Cookie witches hat from Betty Crocker

Oreo spiders as pictured in A Creative Project

Which one do you like best? Do you have a better idea I could use?

Friday, October 8, 2010

ADULT PARTY: Karren & David's candy table

My cousin Karren got married this month in Northern California and asked me to do a candy table for her reception. I of course seized the opportunity to do my first wedding candy table.
We would be driving in the day before which posed a couple challenges for me. First, this meant anything I made had a chance of melting en route to the wedding. In addition, Karren was buying the glass jars and platters which made it harder for me to completely plan out the look of the table and the amount of candy I needed. Lastly, I have never been to the site so I didn't know what kind of table I would be using, where the table was going to be placed or the type of lighting and background the table would have. Nonetheless, I did what I could with the cards I was dealt and totally enjoyed the opportunity.

Their color scheme of pink and brown made it easier for me to do the table since I could use almost anything chocolate. With October being breast cancer awareness month, pink candy is also readily available. I bought white popcorn boxes at Walmart ( thank you Pizzazzerie for the tip!) and attached labels on the front then filled them with caramel popcorn. I decided that the 5 hour drive to the Bay Area meant I shouldn't be making too many things myself as the possibility of candy melting or breaking would only mean disaster. I ended up only making strawberry hard candy lollipops and dipped Oreos.
The candy spread also included traditional and strawberry flavored Whoppers, strawberry marshmallows, Hershey's Bliss, Ghirardelli chocolate raspberry squares, Red Vines ( yes, I know they are neither pink or brown but it was the bride's request) and strawberry and chocolate wafer sticks.

Clear bags, the popcorn boxes and the the labels for the candy had a pink damask and brown design.


I love these popcorn boxes

My Oreos survived the trip! Not one melted!