Candy A to Z: V is for Violet Mint Squares from C. Howard’s!

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Today’s candy might be a new one for many of you. Lots of the candy on our A to Z list are quite common, everyday favorites, but today’s candy is a bit of a throw-back. C. Howard’s Violet Mint Squares are truly a one-of-a-kind candy. They’re little mint squares with a distinctive flowery violet flavor and have been around since the 1930s. It appears as though the packaging has been.

Easter Basket Idea – Balloon Egg Piñata!

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You guys, look at this awesome idea from TheGunnySack.com! You get jumbo balloons, put candy in them, blow them up, decorate and place in the Easter basket! I’m freaking out over the combined genius and cuteness of these things! You know what else I absolutely love about these? Wouldn’t they be awesome for a creative birthday party goody bag? Think about how you can customize the names on each balloon.

Recipe of the Week: “Tutti Fruity” Rocky Road Bars from Sweetapolita!

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Would you look at those beautiful Rocky Road bars from Sweetapolita? O-M-G – those colors!  Those flavors! Perfection! Here’s what I love about recipes like this – you can get your pantry cleared out AND make a delicious dessert all at the same time. These lovely little yummy delights have candy fruit slices, pistachios, macadamia nuts, marshmallows and loads more making them chock-full of flavor. Tempted yet? Hop over to.

More Mardi Gras Party Ideas!

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Last week we featured some Mardi Gras party ideas for a very colorful palette with a worldly celebration in mind (think Rio, Germany, Spain and other parts of the world that go hog wild for Karneval in bright colors). This week we’re going to tell you about another color palette for Mardi Gras – this one leans a bit more towards a New Orleans theme. You’ll often find many Mardi.

Event of the Week: Cotton Candy Party from Party Pants!

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Do you want to see one of the sweetest party themes of the year? It’s this whimsical, airy, fanciful Cotton Candy Themed Party from our friends at Party Pants in Rhode Island! These photos (taken by Michael J Larson Photography, also in Rhode Island) have such a graceful, light touch to them, its like floating through a pink-shaded dream. I can almost smell the deliciously sweet cotton candy flavor just.

Candy A to Z: U is for sUper Blow Pops!

Candy A to Z: U is for sUper Blow Pops!

I really had a hard time coming up with a “U” candy for this A to Z candy countdown. I almost gave up and was going to skip the letter all together, but I think my creative work-around will do the trick. Who doesn’t love Charms Blow-Pops, anyway? And who wouldn’t love one of their SUPER Blow-Pops? You know, the ones that are super-sized to be about twice the size.

Caramel Stuffed Krispie Treats – Recipe of the Week

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Booh-yah! Have you ever seen anything so delicious in your life? Rice Krispie Treats sandwiching caramel sauce and extra marshmallows? Oh-Em-Gee, you guys. These just rocked my world. I’m pretty sure I’ll never make regular old Rick Krispie Treats ever again. From now on there will be a layer of caramel and marshmallows in between. Get the recipe right now – RIGHT NOW – at CookiesAndCups. Here is the link..

Mardi Gras Candy Buffet Ideas!

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Get ready people, Mardi Gras (or Karenval / Carnival, depending on what part of the world you’re in) is coming up quickly.  Are you having a party? Did you know that candy is a HUGE part of this celebration? They don’t just throw beads from those floats, you know. I was at a Karenval parade in Cologne, Germany a few years ago and nearly got decapitated by a 1/2 pound.

Event of the Week: Minnie Mouse Themed Party with Candy Buffet!

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Happy Monday everyone!  We’re so excited to talk about a Minnie Mouse birthday party (or baby shower) today. Minnie Mouse is such a classic party theme for little girls and can be among the most fun and simple to put together.  Party colors include Red, Black & White, with a little pink thrown in for good measure. We’ve scoured the web and have been working on our Pinterest board to.

Candy A to Z: T is for Twix!

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I’ve been looking forward to the “T” day of our Candy A to Z countdown so I can talk about how much I love Twix. Not only are they a perfect balance of chocolate, cookie and caramel but you get TWO Twix per package. How can you not love something when it feels like you’re getting double what you paid for? Not only are they good on their own, but.