#CandyCorn Week: Decorating With Candy Corn!

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I’m so sad that this is the last day of Candy Corn week here on our blog. Have you enjoyed it? Did you have fun? Have you ordered your candy corn yet? To wrap up the week, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite, easy DIY projects that involve candy corn. Even if you hate the taste of candy corn, you can’t deny that they are beautiful.

#CandyCorn Week: The History of Candy Corn

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I’m putting on my professor outfit today, which includes a tweed jacket, black-rimmed glasses and a scraggily beard that I can thoughtfully stroke while pontificating on the very serious topic of the history of candy corn. Pretend I look like this for today. So, dear pupil, you want to know the history of candy corn? It all started in the 1880s when George Renningner of the Wunderlee Candy Company in.

#CandyCorn Week: Favorite Candy Corn Recipes!

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I’ve been waiting for Recipe of the Week day during Candy Corn Week for so long! I’ve been collecting fun recipes on our Halloween Fun Stuff Pinterest Board for what feels like ages, and today I’m going to share with you three of my favorite recipes that use candy corn! First, you have to try these unbelievable cookies from AverieCooks.com. They are Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies and.

#CandyCorn Week: Candy Corn Nutrition and What They Are Made Of (Ingredients)

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So, what’s in Candy Corn, anyway? And is it busting my diet or not? These are two of the most common questions that we get about Candy Corn, so we’re here to today to settle it once and for all. Let’s start with what’s in a piece of candy corn. Candy corn is made from sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s wax, and food coloring. It is considered a “mellow creme”, or.

#CandyCorn Week is Kicking Off with an Amazing Candy Corn Themed Party!

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Are you as excited about Candy Corn Week on Sweet City Candy as I am? I have been planning this series of posts for a long time now and am so excited to finally share them with all of our fabulous readers and friends. Candy Corn is one of the greatest candies of all time. It’s delicious, it’s festive, it’s colorful and everyone loves it. And it makes the perfect.

Events A to Z: U is for Under the Sea Parties!

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Under the Sea themed birthday parties are among the most popular party themes. Every year party planners continue to get more and more creative with their Under the Sea parties. I think there is some kind of one-up war going on with EPs for who can throw the coolest under the sea party. There are many reasons why Under the Sea continues to be such a popular party theme. -.

Candy Corn Week Is Coming Soon!

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Next week is Candy Corn week on our blog! Bookmark this site and come back every day next week for great ideas for using candy corn this fall! We’ll share with your: Candy Corn Recipes Decorating with Candy Corn Candy Corn Nutrition History of Candy Corn Candy Corn Party Ideas Candy Corn Costumes And much much more!

Recipe of the Week: Cake Batter & Sprinkle Bark from @Sweetapolita!

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Guys, this is one of the quickest and simplest Recipe of the Week recipes that we’ve ever posts. And it’s DE-LI-CIOUS! It’s an oldie-but-goodie from Sweetapolita, and the perfect treat to include at a birthday party. Take a look: This would be great as a party favor for kiddies to take home, don’t you agree? It’s basically a layer of dark chocolate, a layer of white chocolate with some white.

Your #CandyBuffet List for an Autumn #Wedding!

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Now that you’ve read yesterday’s post detailing our favorite Pins for adding some great personal touches to your fall / autumn wedding. And today we’re going to share with you the list of the BEST candy to include in your fall wedding candy buffet. We’ve selected from our inventory a group of bulk candy (you get at wholesale prices AND free shipping if your order is more than $65) the.

5 Great Ideas for a Fall #Wedding!

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It’s that time of year again, when the air turns crisp and the leaves start to change and scarves and sweaters make their first appearance. And fall brides start to panic a little because their wedding is right around the corner and they haven’t finalized all the details yet! Just kidding. We know brides these days have their act together and have been planning up a storm all summer long.

Events A to Z: T is for Tiffany Themed Party!

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A “Tiffany” themed party is a classic bridal shower, bachelorette party or even wedding color scheme. Typically it features black, white and the iconic Robin’s Egg Blue eponymous with the jewelry store, Tiffany & Co. Theses colors are not only beautiful together, but they evoke a certain sophistication and (dare I say) wealthy aspect to any given event. We’ve featured several “Tiffany” themed events on our blog over the years..

Cotton Candy Cocktail with Champagne (or Sprite)!

This is my new favorite party cocktail and it’s SUPER easy to make. You can use champagne or Sprite (for the teetotalers or kiddies). 1. Stuff a glass full of cotton candy. 2. Pour champagne (or sprite) over it. 3. Ohh and ahh over how cool it is to watch the cotton candy dissolve into the liquid. 4. Imbibe and enjoy.  

Blackberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble Recipe from Love and Olive Oil!

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This is the kind of dessert to make if you want to make a BIG impression on someone. Blackberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble from Love and Olive Oil looks so gourmet and rich and delicious, I think I might plan a fancy dinner just so I can serve this and impress my friends. Just look … First of all, I’d really like some of those cool black ramekins for making.

Super Easy Bat Garland for #Halloween!

Now that it’s September, I can officially start talking about Halloween and it’s not considered too early. But some of you are not ready to give up on summer since Labor Day was only yesterday, so I’ll ease you into this Halloween business. Let’s start with a DIY on how to create a SUPER easy bat garland for your front door or house. This really couldn’t be simpler. Spoonful.com has.

We’ve Got a “Candy Crush” on Stephanie Keeping from Spaceships and Laser Beams!

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It’s Candy Crush day, ya’ll! And boy do we have a BIG crush on today’s featured party star. Stephanie Keeping is the mastermind behind the fabulous boy-themed party idea and printable site Spaceships and Laser Beams. Stephanie Keeping and her beautiful family You’ve probably seen her online because she rules the Internet and does a fabulous job on social media of sharing the amazing designs and ideas that come from.

Monster Cookie Sandwiches with Birthday Cake M&Ms!

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Wowza, these Monster Cookie Sandwiches with Cake Batter M&Ms from Beyond Frosting look delicious! A perfect back to school treat to make for your kiddos to enjoy after a hard day at school. Amiright? Let’s give a round of applause to Beyond Frosting for making her yummy Monster Cookies into Cookie Sandwiches by adding vanilla frosting and extra sprinkles! These cookies feature one of my absolute favorite new products out.

This Sports Themed Birthday Party Is Perfect For the Sporty Boy or Girl in Your Life!

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It’s Monday again, and you know what that means? It’s Event of the Week day on our blog! This week’s EOTW is from Erin Harris Photography and is an adorable sports themed party for a very lucky and active little boy. Sports themed parties are great for boys and girls for so many reasons. It’s usually pretty easy to find cool decorations and sports themed candy. Coming up with games.

Events A to Z: S is for Superhero Parties!

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Superheros never go out of style and as each new generation of young people grows up, they reinvent and reproduce superhero stories, movies, cartoons and comics all over again. Little kids LOVE to play the fantasy that they have super powers and can fight “bad guys” (who doesn’t love that fantasy even as an adult?). So Superhero themed birthday parties are still trending big time, and for good reason –.

What Would Happen if a S’Mores and a Chocolate Chip Cookie Had a Baby?

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This delicious treat is what would happen if a S’Mores and Chocolate Chip Cookie had a baby! That’s right – Glorious Treats has experimented in dessert genetics, breeding these two species into a mutant lab experiment of chocolate and marshmallow and cookie goodness. These S’Mores Bars are amazing. A graham cracker crust, topped with chocolate chip cookie, topped with Hershey Bars and mini marshmallows! The recipe – which you can.

Candy #Giveaway When We Reach 1,000 Fans on Facebook!

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Please share and spread the word! We’re aiming for 1,000 fans on Facebook and will do a Candy Giveaway once we reach that number! If you’re not a Facebook Fan already, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/sweetcitycandy

Boy Party Trend – Trash Bash! (Garbage Truck Themed Party!)

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Today we’re featuring an emerging trend in party themes for little boys. Everyone knows little boys are obsessed with trucks or all sorts, but the garbage truck has a special allure. Is is the man hanging off the back? Is it the fact that they takeaway our icky, smelly garbage? Or is it just a cool, big truck? Whatever it is, we’re seeing a number of parties lately not only.

Events A to Z: R is for Red Riding Hood Themed Parties!

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The appeal of Little Red Riding Hood for a party or shower theme is still going strong. And for good reason – it’s adorable! Like a lot of fairy tale based parties, you can take Red Riding Hood in many directions. Here are some of the basics: – The most common colors are red, green and brown. You can have lots of fun with checkered or gingham table clothes and.

Cool Down With These Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars from @SugarDrama

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Is summer heating up enough for you? Do you need a great treat on a hot afternoon to cool you down? These delicious Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream Bars from CookiesAndCups.com (aka: @SugarDrama on Twitter) are just the thing for you (and me!). Anything with peanut butter, chocolate, and more peanut butter (like Peanut Butter Cups) is the best kind of sweet in my book. And this one has a.

Back to School Teacher or Student Gift – “This Year is Going to be Grape!”

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Word puns are so much fun. Especially when they involve candy, which is why I LOVE these purple tags from Bombshell Bling. They say “This Year is Going to be Grape!” and you attach it to some kind of grape flavored candy to pass out to classmates and teachers. Adorable! These are FREE on Bombshell Bling, by the way. That means you don’t have to pay anything for them in.

Get Swept Up Up and Away with this Gorgeous Hot Air Balloon Themed Baby Shower by @SwishPrintables

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Get ready to be swept off your feet by this super sweet and oh-so-pretty Hot Air Balloon themed baby shower for our Event of the Week! This party features adorable pastels and very soft and whimsical decorations, perfect for a lovely baby shower. Let’s dive right in! Isn’t this gorgeous? I love those puffy white clouds and the delicate hot air balloon artwork! The creative mind behind this beautiful party.

Events A to Z: Q is for Queen of Hearts Themed Parties!

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One of the greatest things about Alice in Wonderland is the amazing variety of party themes that come out of it. You can do Classic Alice (think book illustrations), Disney Alice, Mad Hatter Tea Parties, Dark Alice (think Jabberwoky) but my all time favorite type of Alice Party is definitely focused on the Queen of Hearts. This character is so much fun to base a party around because she is.

Zip Zop Bippity Bop! It’s a #Butterfinger Pudding Pop!

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You all remember Bill Cosby pushing those delicious Jell-O Pudding Pops back in the 1980s, right? Now you can make your very own Butterfinger Pudding Pop! Oh, the memories this brings back! These new-age Butterfinger Pudding Pops from Beyond Frosting look a whole lot better than the old-school ones that Bill Cosby sold. This is seriously one of the easiest recipes that I think we’ve had on our Recipe of.

DIY Party Decor – How to Make a Tassel Garland!

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Have you ever seen one of those cool Tassel Garlands at an event and wondered if you could do it yourself? The answer is, of course you can! These are surprisingly simple to make and can add a really festive, fun and colorful element to your party decor. Here are some of our favorite examples of these. I love how you can use them to accent a dessert table or.

Lego Batman is the Perfect Character to Build a Boy’s Birthday Party Around!

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Everyone has seen The Lego Movie by now, right? If you haven’t, it is a must watch immediately for kids and adults. We have the DVD and watch it frequently with our 5 year old son all the time. Hand-down his favorite character is Lego Batman, whose every line is hilarious and sends my son into fits of giggles. Basically any question I ask my son is answered with some.

We’ve Got a “Candy Crush” on Tonya Coleman from Soiree Event Design!

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Welcome back to our latest Candy Crush feature! In these monthly installments we will introduce our readers to someone in our industry whom we adore so much that we have to talk about them all the time.  Last month we featured Tara Berger from One Stylish Party (click here to read that article), and this month we’re getting to know Tonya Coleman from Soiree Event Design. You’ve probably read about.

Trend Alert! Mermaid Themed Parties with Spectacular Candy Buffets!

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The latest Trend Alert article from Tonya at Soiree Event Design has just come out on Hostess With the Mostess and boy is it a stunner! This is the summer of the mermaid themed party, I think. That is why I’m so glad that Tonya selected such a popular party theme and showed everyone why this trend is taking over. AND, like so many of Tonya’s parties this year, her.

Reese’s Pieces Cocoa Puff Bars – Insane, Decadent, and Totally Worth It!

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Reese’s Pieces plus Cocoa Puffs plus Marshmallows! This is a combination that I never would have thought of myself. Whenever there are Cocoa Puffs in the house, they’re gone in less than 60 seconds so I’ve never really had any around long enough to ponder what to mix them with, other than cold milk. But this is an ingenious idea – use Cocoa Puffs like Rick Krispies and make a.

This Rustic Black, White and Tiffany Blue Dessert Table is a Classic and Timeless Design!

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One of the most timeless and classic wedding color palettes is also one of my absolute favorites – black, white and Tiffany blue. A bride and groom can’t go wrong with this color scheme, and today for our Event of the Week we’re going to show you an example of a wedding dessert table taken in the “rustic” direction that is simply stunning. This table was designed by Favor Boutique.

Events A to Z: P is for Peter Pan Themed Parties!

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One of my all-time favorite movies is Peter Pan. I had the privilege of introducing my little boys to this movie and I was so happy that they were as enthralled and captivated as I was. Working in the candy / event planning industry, I’m so happy to see that the magic of Peter Pan has not been lost. In fact, it is still in such high demand that frequently.

Chocolate Candy Bar Ice Cream Pie – Delicious Treat on a Hot Summer Day!

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Is this summer hot enough for you yet? How about cooling down with some delicious, refreshing Chocolate Candy Bar Ice Cream Pie from ChocolateChocolateAndMore.com? This pie includes, among other things, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit-Kats and Hershey Bars. It honestly is one of the simplest recipes that I’ve seen and is sure to be a major crowd pleaser. To get the recipe, click here to ChocolateChocolateAndMore.com. Photo Credits: Photography is.

Everyone Has a Blast At This “Splatter Paint Splash Party” From @PlayPartyPin!

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If you’re considering having an art themed party for one of your kids, this post is a must-read. Our friends at PlayPartyPin.com created a masterpiece of an event with hands-down the absolute best artsy activities for this type of party. There are just so many great things going on in this party. First, let’s talk about the color scheme and theme. One really great thing about an art themed party.

Events A to Z: O is for Ombre Parties!

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Parties and events with an “ombre” theme are a pretty new trend in the event industry. And it’s  no wonder that this theme is taking the industry by storm – it is fabulous and can be done in so many different ways! If you’re not familiar with the term “ombre”, here is what it means – it is a French fashion term for “shading” or the graduation of a color.

Make These Gooey Butter Brownies and You’ll Never Make Regular Brownies Again!

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The cheeky baking-obsessed website, Buns In My Oven, has come up with an amazing new recipe for Gooey Butter Brownies that everyone must immediately try. Why, you ask? What is wrong with regular brownies? Well, for starters, they’re not these brownies! Would you just look at that? How could you not want to make these right away? You’re looking at a delicious, rich brownie base with an ooey-gooey sweet buttery.

Check out our article on Sweeterville.com about the Secrets to Creating a Stunning Candy Buffet

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We recently were asked by our friend Sue at Sweeterville.com to share with her our secrets to creating a stunning candy buffet. And we happily obliged to spill all of our secrets to help readers everywhere be able to make a professional looking, expertly crafted candy buffet. In the article, we not only share tips on selecting a color palette, setting up your display and how much candy to buy,.

Adult Birthday Party – Mad Men / 60′s Theme!

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It’s still Monday, right? No? Well, this Event of the Week is only a few hours late, so we’re posting it anyways. Besides, it’s just too good to hold back until next week. It feels like the ratio of kids birthdays to adult birthdays that we feature here is pretty disproportionate. And we know that adults like to party, too, so today’s post is one for the adults and it’s.

Events A to Z: N is for Nautical Themed Parties!

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A nautical themed party (navy, white, red and gold) is one of the most classic, sophisticated and fun party themes that you can do. Whether you’re having a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary, you basically can’t lose with this theme. Why is that, you may wonder? The nautical theme is very versatile and can be transformed into a cutsie theme for a baby’s first birthday, or.

Dark Chocolate Bark with Oreos, Pistachios and Salted Caramel!

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Dark Chocolate Bark with chopped Oreos, salted caramels and pistachios? This looks like a great combination! I am a big fan of “bark” because it’s super simple to make and you can toss practically anything from your pantry in there and it will taste yummy. But this bark from AverieCooks.com had some planning go into it. Pistachios are a unique flavor and a master chef like Averie Sunshine knows what.

Simple Baby Boy Shower or Baby Girl Shower Candy Buffets

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Boy do we have a treat for you today! We want to make planning a candy buffet as simple and easy as possible. One of the biggest challenges that a lot of people face is not knowing what kind of candy to use together to make an outstanding display. Our good friend Tonya Coleman from Soiree Event Design recently used candy from our store to do a beach bridal candy.

Events A to Z: M is for Mad Scientist Parties!

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Mad Scientist parties are becoming quite popular these days. Science is cool and we need to reinforce to our kids how much fun science can be! Mad Scientist Parties are excellent gender-neutral parties. If your kid is having a co-ed birthday party, then this is a great theme that will be interesting and fun for boys and girls alike. Here are some Mad Scientist Party details that should help you.

Get Your Sweet and Salty Needs Met with these Cashew-Caramel Bars!

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Oh, do these look good or what? I’m a big fan of desserts that have a bit of sweet AND salty in them. Something about sweets that are too sweet leave me a bit unsatisfied, but if there’s a sprinkling of sea salt, or a salty nut in it, I’m down for it. That’s why these Cashew Caramel Bars from Bake or Break look absolutely amazing. They have a bottom.

We’ve Got A “Candy Crush” on Tara Berger from One Stylish Party!

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We’re so excited to introduce a new feature on our blog to all of you today! It’s called “Candy Crush” and, no, it has nothing to do with that insanely addicting Facebook / smartphone game. What “Candy Crush” means to us is someone in our world who we’re big time crushing on because this person is doing fabulous things in their field. In this feature, we’re going to bring you.

The Look For Less – How To Make That Great Candy Buffet Yourself!

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You may have seen the latest “The Look for Less” from Tonya Coleman from Soiree Event Design come out last week on Hostess with the Mostess featuring candy exclusively from our store (and if you didn’t, click here to read the full post). This beach bridal all white candy buffet turned out absolutely amazing and Tonya did a FABULOUS job styling this display. And you probably want to know “How’d she.

“The Look For Less” Beach Wedding Candy Buffet vs. Dessert Table on @HWTM_Jenn and @SoireeEventDsgn!

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Friends, we are so very excited to share with you another great post featuring candy from our store from our friend Tonya at Soiree Event Design that has been posted  on Hostess with the Mostess! This one is a “The Look for Less” post where Tonya spills her secrets for how to put together a fabulous beach bridal candy buffet table AND the cost differences between doing a candy buffet.

May I have Seconds, Thirds, and Fourths of these Caramel Crunch Brownies, please?

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These Caramel Crunch Brownies from Bake or Break are the real thing, ya’ll. These are no joke for serious brownie lovers. You’ve got your traditional brownie layer, topped by a layer of caramel WITH Krispies in it, topped by a layer of nougat, TOPPED by a layer of chocolate! 4 layers of delicious goodness! I think there needs to be a new candy bar based on this recipe – it.

Event of the Week: Shades of Blue for a Dreamy Seaside Wedding

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Our Event of the Week today is how to do a candy buffet for a dreamy, seaside wedding with shades of blue. It is a big wedding trend where the color palette crosses over to the candy buffet and all of the candy is coordinated with the rest of the wedding. There are so many varieties of colored candy these days that you can keep your palette consistent and still.

Events A to Z: L is for Lego Parties!

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Wanna know what my favorite movie is this year? Yes, you guessed it – The Lego Movie! My boys are obsessed with it! And frankly, so am I. This movie is “awesome” and I’m so thrilled at all of the cool birthday parties that have come out as a result of so many other kids loving this. Just look:  Photo Sources: Collage; Legos in a Jar; Party Favors in Cups;.

This Tin Roof Sundae Pie from @Cookie_Madness is Amazing!

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After eating this, you’ll seriously never want to just get regular Tin Roof ice cream from the store again. From this point forward, you will only want this amazing Tin Roof Sundae Pie from Cookie Madness. Tin Roof Ice Cream is one of my absolute favorite kinds of ice cream. It is a sundae without having to actually make a sundae – it’s got the chocolate, the peanuts, and the.

Retro Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party Ideas

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I am so excited about our Event of the Week today. This is one of my absolute favorite bridal shower or bachelorette party themes and is a huge upcoming trend in the party circuit. I’m taking about a Retro 1950s Housewife inspired shower theme! This theme is so much fun for so many different reasons. – The available graphics from graphic designers and Etsy shops is really amazing. There are.

Events A to Z: K is for Knights and Dragons!

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What a fun party theme for today! I love looking at all of these Knights and Dragons parties – they are so creative! Knights and Dragons (or Knights and Princesses, if you’re having a co-ed party) is a theme that you can really get carried away with.  There is so much stuff out there that goes with this theme, the decor should be a cinch and games and activities are.

HUGE NEWS! We’re Now Offering FREE Shipping on Orders Over $65!

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Ok, guys, hold on to your hats. We’re about to blow your mind! Starting today, Sweet City Candy is offering FREE Shipping on orders of $65 and up to locations within the lower 48 States. That’s right. This is not a typo or a joke. We’re shakin’ up the candy industry by doing the unthinkable! Very few candy companies have a free shipping policy. Candy’s heavy, ya’ll, and we know.

Try These Truly Amazing Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!

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These look so delicious, don’t you agree?! I’m a sucker for anything with chocolate and peanut butter, so these Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Chef in Training are right up my alley! These have all of my favorite ingredients – melted chocolate chips, baking cocoa, chocolate chunks, peanut butter and Reese’s Pieces! The recipe comes from Kathi from Deliciously Yum and is posted on Chef in Trainings’ website. Click.

Want a Non-Traditional Wedding? How About a Beetlejuice Theme?

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Yes, we know this theme is not for everyone. In fact, there are probably very few people in the world who could pull off something as extreme (and awesome!) as a Beetlejuice themed wedding. But what fun would writing a weekly column called “Event of the Week” be if we didn’t include some of these offbeat, non-traditional events every now and then? Not everyone wants to wear white to their.

Events A to Z: J is for Japanese Tea Party

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J was a toughy to come up with a party theme, I must say. But I know we have a good one. A Japanese Tea Party theme is the perfect theme for so many occasions. Little girls are getting into tea parties lately, and this is a fun way to introduce them to some new things. Adults like tea parties, too. And this can be a wonderful theme for a.

DIY Goody Bags For Your Next Party!

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A goody bag or gift bag has become an essential part of any kid’s birthday party. Gone are the days where a plastic sandwich baggie is acceptable. These days your goody bag better rival the swag bags from the Oscars or fuggettaboutit. No one will come back next year.   Oscar Swag Bag 2014, worth approx. $85,000. AKA: What kids expect in the goody bag at your daughter’s 10th birthday.

Could it Get Any More Decadent Than This Nutella Pie From @BakeOrBreak?

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I don’t think so. First of all, there are basically 5 ingredients. So this pie is super-duper easy. And it looks simply amazing. If you’re a Nutella fan this is a must try. The recipe is from Bake or Break, and you can get it here. You won’t regret it. Make it today and eat the whole thing for dinner. YOLO, right? Photography is from BakeOrBreak.com    

It’s Time to Start Planning Your 4th of July Summer Party!

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All right, Memorial Day is well behind us and it’s officially June. Summer is on it’s way and school is either out already or almost out. That means that the biggest party day of the summer is coming up quickly and it’s time to start planning for the most patriotic holiday of all – the 4th of July! You have roughly 4 weeks of planning ahead of you, so you’re.

Events A to Z: I is for Insect and Bug Themed Birthday Parties!

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This one honestly makes me a little squeamish. Those of you who know me personally know that I HATE insects. Spiders, beetles, ants, flies, worms – they all make my skin crawl and give me nightmares. I ran over a slug the other day with my kid’s stroller and nearly lost my lunch right there on the sidewalk while I scraped the gooey bug guts off the tire with a.

Black, White and Green – Soccer Themed Candy Buffet to Kick-Off the World Cup!

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We are exactly 2 weeks away from the start of the world cup. You now need to kick it into high gear to get ready for your soccer themed party. This means you’re closing in on the time when you need to place your order for candy for your candy buffet. We’ve taken the liberty of providing you with team-specific candy buffet ideas over the past few weeks (here, here.

Marshmallow Blondies – Seriously Delicious

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I’m a big fan of the “blondie.” It’s like a brownie, but with more of a brown sugar / white chocolate vibe to it than a traditional chocolate brownie. Hence the name, duh! If you’re like me and you will eat anything with butterscotch in it, then these delicious Marshmallow Blondies from Cookies and Cups are just right for you. This recipe not only includes butterscotch (under represented in the.

Ever After High “Madeline Hatter” Party Featuring Candy Buffet From @SweetCityCandy Featured on HWTM and Soiree Event Design!

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We have been at it again, friends, with one of our favorite partners in crime for creating events that totally kick-butt – Soiree Event Design! This amazing party is now being featured not only on Tonya’s blog, but also Hostess with the Mostess! Tonya has really outdone herself again with an event based around the Ever After High series, specifically featuring Madeline Hatter, the so-called daughter of the Mad Hatter.

Super Summery and Elegant Spanish Beach Party – Event of the Week!

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Hello Friends, Boy, we had this post all ready to go yesterday and a big thunderstorm came and blew out our internet service before we could hit “Publish.” Seems how most of you were away from your desks and computers and enjoying the beach or a bar-b-que during this long holiday weekend, I suppose it’s all right to be a day late with our Event of the Week. Today’s event.

Events A to Z: H is for Hello Kitty Parties!

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What is it about Hello Kitty that we all love so much? I think partly it’s the simple design of Hello Kitty itself – round white head, black circle eyes, whiskers, bow. It’s low fuss but adorable and easy to look at. It’s no wonder that Hello Kitty is such a popular party theme for the under 8 kids circuit. It’s very girlie, very pink, oh-so delicate and precious and.

Almond Joy Ice Cream Cupcakes – WOW!

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Welcome back to today’s Double-Shot of our Recipe of the Week feature. There are simply SO MANY excellent recipes floating around out there on the web that we just can’t resist sharing our favorites with you. If our first recipe – Milk n’ Cookie Shots – just wasn’t your thing, then why not try these amazing Almond Joy Ice Cream Cupcakes. That’s right – Almond Joy + Ice Cream +.

Make Your Own Milk n’ Cookie Shots Just Like the Pros!

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We’re doing a double-shot Recipe of the Week today, mkay? I’ve got two that are too good to spread out over the week, so after you get inspired to try something funky with this Milk n’ Cookie Shot, stay tuned because some candy-inspired cupcakes are coming your way later on! Super-star chef and baker, Dominique Ansel (of the “Cronut” fame) has come up with these AMAZING little Chocolate Chip Cookie.

“Lavender and Lace” Wedding or Shower Party Palette

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Happy Monday, everyone! We hope you had an excellent weekend and got to enjoy some time outdoors, like we did. Finally it feels like spring has turned a corner into some warmer, sunnier weather – hooray! Today’s Event of the Week fits right in with a spring, summery event. We’ve used a gorgeous palette from The Perfect Palette that they call “Lavender and Lace” which features lavender, antique gold and.

Events A to Z: G is for Graduation Parties!

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It’s that time of year again, people! Kids are graduating from all kinds of schools and there are so many reasons to celebrate their accomplishments! I loved going to all of my friends’ “Open Houses”, as we called them, and having my own which was an awesome pool party in my back yard. I’m such an old-fogie, though, that in my days candy buffets were not a thing. But you.

World Cup “Group of Death” Party Ideas

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Are you as excited about upcoming World Cup as we are? Do you even know who the USA is playing and when? Let us help you out – That’s right, the USA is in what’s known as the “Group of Death.” The Group of Death, if you’re not familiar with the term, is used in multi-stage tournaments when there happens to be one group that is unusually competitive, and has.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars – Recipe of the Week!

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  Today we’re talking about two of my favorite desserts that aren’t infused with peanut butter or S’Mores-based. Believe it or not, I actually DO love other desserts, so I’m featuring one today. This is one my favorite combinations – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cheesecake. Who doesn’t love this? Look at how amazing this is… Does anyone else just make cookie dough to eat it raw and never actually.

10% Off Promotional Discount Ending Soon! Act Fast Before It’s Too Late!

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Hey Friends, Remember this awesome My Little Pony Rainbow Sparkle party styled and photographed by Soiree Event Design and posted on Hostess with the Mostess back at the beginning of April? Well, we’ve been running a promo code from the HWTM post for 10% off your candy order and the code is about to expire! In approximately 2 weeks, this code will expire, so if you’re planning on ordering a.

Event of the Week: Stock the Bar Party Ideas

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Last week we featured an awesome Crawfish Boil from Angela Marie Events that was also a Stock the Bar wedding shower. I can’t believe that was the FIRST time in Sweet City Candy’s history that we featured a Stock the Bar party. For shame, for shame! This is my new favorite type of party. So in order to catch up on the trend, today’s Event of the Week is a.

Events A to Z: F is for Football!

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With the NFL draft last night, I think football is on our brains. Even though football season doesn’t start for a few more months, we’re all pretty excited right? Johnny Football looked humbled last night for the first time in his life. Does Cleveland have a lot more fans suddenly? So, now is the time to talk about a Football party. Why? Because it’s the F week in our list..

World Cup Party Prep – Great Candy Buffets to Match Your Favorite Teams!

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Sorry to have skipped a week of our World Cup Soccer Party Prepping. I must have blacked out last Thursday. Actually, I had a book club meeting. And you know what book club means, right? So there you have it. But this week, I’m making good on my promise and bringing you three great candy buffet ideas to coordinate with the flags from your favorite countries. Two weeks ago, we.

Homemade Cowboy Bark – Insanely Delicious!

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Are you addicted to Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark yet? It’s a dark chocolate bark with pretzels, toffee, Oreos and other goodies and it’s basically taking over my snack cravings. So when I saw this recipe for DIY Cowboy Bark on AverieCooks.com, I freaked. Could it be possible to replicate such perfection in my own kitchen? Yes, friends. It IS possible. See – There are no blurred lines here. You know.

Event of the Week: Crawfish Boil – Stock the Bar Shower!

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I am pretty sure this is my favorite party theme of all time. And after ogling these party pics all weekend long, I’m miffed why we don’t see Stock the Bar parties more often. Have you not heard of a “Stock the Bar” party? Here’s the scoop on what it is: Basically a bride and groom will have a joint shower (hosted by a member (or members) of the wedding.

Events A to Z: E is for Elephant Themed Parties!

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Welcome back, readers and friends! It’s time for another A to Z post. Today’s theme – E for Elephants – sounds narrow, but is actually such a broad theme that you can do so much with it. Here are some reasons why we love an elephant theme: – Traditionally, elephant-themed parties are reserved for baby showers or first birthday parties (boy or girl – this is a great gender-neutral theme),.

Loaded Peanut Butter Muddy Buddy Snack Mix!

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Ugghhhh. I am drooling right now looking at these pictures from Chocolate Chocolate and More. They have put together a Muddy Buddy (or Puppy Chow, if you prefer) snack mix loaded not only with Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips, but chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces! Has anyone else ever seen a dessert and felt like life won’t be complete until you eat it? That’s how I feel about.

#Peeps Aren’t Just for Easter! More party ideas for you and your PEEPS!

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I know, I know. Easter is over. So why am I pushing Peeps? Because Peeps are NOT just for Easter and Christmas, silly! They are a year-round treat and there are SO MANY things you can do with them. We’re here to tell you some of those great ideas today! So let’s get started… Look at these adorable Peep Skewers or Peep Kabobs. This is NOT and Easter thing. It’s.

Event of the Week: Ballerina Themed Birthday Party from This Party Rox!

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Happy Monday, everyone! Look how lovely this Ballerina themed 5th birthday party is from This Party Rox? It is so sweet and pretty – perfect for a little ballerina princess! Ok, that tulle table skirt?  I pretty much want to put that on my dining room table and leave it up year-round. And how cool is it that all of the pretty little party guests each get their own ballerina.

Events A to Z: D is for Dora the Explorer!

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Today we’re talking about really fun different ways you can throw a Dora the Explorer themed party for your little girl. Here’s what I love about Dora: – She’s diverse! Not every little girl looks like Cinderella (nor should they) and Dora is a positive image for kids of all ethnic backgrounds to have a bold cartoon character who is known for being something other than blonde and fashionable. Sorry.

World Cup 2014 – Soccer Party Prep Ideas!

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The World Cup is starting in 8 weeks on June 12. Are you planning a soccer party with your friends and family? We want to help you plan! Since we’re 2 months away from kick-off, we want to start by showing you some great candy buffet options to coordinate with your favorite teams’ colors. This way, whether you’re rooting for the home team (Brazil), pledging your allegiance to USA, obediently.

Recipe of the Week: Easter Candy Cheesecake!

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Whoa. This is stunning! Look at how delicious this “Easter Candy ‘Dump’ Cheesecake” is from I Am Baker. I’m speechless. Basically the idea is, use 2-3 Cups of your leftover Easter candy and “dump” it into a cheesecake recipe. Not just any cheesecake recipe. THIS cheesecake recipe from I Am Baker.  Here’s a closer look at an individual slice.   One word: Amazing. Photo Credits: Cheesecake photos are from I.

Green, Brown and Ivory Party Palette – Event of the Week!

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We are LOVIN’ these color palettes lately. You know why? It’s because there is just do darn much you can do with them! Today we’re looking at a light green (chartreuse, if you will), chocolate brown and ivory color palette. Last week we worked on lime green and navy blue, so I think with spring time finally arriving I’m really excited about everything greening up and starting to bloom! These.

Events A to Z: C is for Circus!

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Hello hello again, everybody! It’s another Friday and that means we’re moving down our Events A to Z list to letter C. And C stands for one of my favorite party themes of all time – Circus! Circus parties are so much fun for young kids – the colors, the clowns, the animals! There are so many different ways to creatively style a circus party. Here are a few of.

Last Minute “Egg-celent” Easter Egg Ideas!

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It’s getting pretty close to Easter, folks. Tomorrow is Good Friday and many people have the day off of work. It’s the perfect time to hard boil those eggs and get decorating! If you’re like me, you’re kind of tired of the regular ole egg dye in the super markets and maybe this year you’re looking for a more creative, fun way to decorate those eggs.  My kids are a.

Recipe of the Week: Malted Milk and Whoppers Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Do these cookies from AverieCooks.com just make you drool, or what? When I saw these on her site a few days ago I just KNEW they’d be a perfect ROTW (“Recipe of the Week” for those of you who are new here). It meets my very selective, discerning criteria for a ROTW – 1. It looks delicious. So there you have it, if you ever wondered what masterful criteria for.

More great press! Little Red Caboose Party is on Hostess with the Mostess!

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Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Tara Berger of One Stylish Party and Hostess with the Mostess for featuring this amazing Little Red Caboose themed birthday party! It is so much fun for us to see items from our store featured in such cool parties! Tara’s party featured these delicious rainbow sprinkled chocolate covered pretzels! To see more photos and get all the details from this amazing event,.

Movie Night Party Tips from Red Stamp!

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Have ya’ll heard of Red Stamp, yet? It’s this totally awesome app that has tons and tons of super cool designs for postcards, invitations, envelopes, etc. that you can personalize and share on your social accounts. PLUS, if you love your creation enough, you can actually have Red Stamp print it out on actual real tangible PAPER and have it shipped to you! So cool. Red Stamp has a super.

Event of the Week: Lime Green and Navy Blue Party Palette!

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These colors are perfect for a fun spring time party or wedding – Lime Green and Navy Blue! Why, you may ask? It’s fun! It’s preppy! It’s sophisticated! It’s masculine AND feminine! It’s simple! Seriously, though – take a look at some inspiration images to get behind this event color palette: Photo credits: Bracelet – Ami Designs, Tablescape – Wedding Chicks, Wedding Collage – Stephanie Williams Photography, Cupcake Tower –.

Events A to Z: B is for Baseball!

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Opening Day for Major League Baseball was just under two weeks ago, and Little Leagues are starting their spring season as you read this. You know what that means? Baseball themed parties are going to start trending for little boys (and some girls) very soon! We are here to help you out with with today’s Events A to Z, because B is most certainly for BASEBALL! Let’s start with colors..

Easter Idea – Krispy Confetti Eggs!

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It’s all about confetti desserts at Sweet City Candy this week. Just yesterday our Recipe of the Week was the amazing Confetti Bars from ChelseasMessyApron.com, and today we’re taking it up a notch with Krispy Confetti Eggs from BitznGiggles.com! These little treats are so much fun! I love the Robin’s Egg surprise in the middle – it makes it that much sweeter, don’t you think? There is a trick to.

Recipe of the Week: Confetti Bars!

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I am loving all of these yummy spring-timey recipes coming out, aren’t you? So many cakes, bars, cookies and treats with pretty pastel candies! For example, I LOVE these confetti bars from ChelseasMessyApron.com – These are kind of like Blondie Bars with white chocolate chips, marshmallows and Pastel M&Ms on top. Don’t they look perfect for a sweet Easter dessert, or for a baby shower or bridal shower? To get.

Event of the Week: My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Sparkle Party!

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So, I hope you all have heard that Sweet City Candy was part of an amazing party post on Hostess With the Mostess featuring a super fun party theme – My Little Pony Rainbow Sparkle Party! My Little Pony is not just a relic of the 1980s – it is back in a HUGE way and a whole new generation of kids is jumping whole-hearteldy on the bandwagon. To create.

Events A to Z: A is for Alice in Wonderland

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Welcome back to our Friday A to Z list! Last week we wrapped up a 26-week series called Candy A to Z, which was so much fun introducing our readers to some really cool and unique candies. Now that we’ve made it to the end, we’re starting a brand new A to Z theme – Events A to Z! Starting today, each week we’re going to talk about a different.

Easter Candy Craft Idea – Peeps and Jelly Beans Flower Arrangement!

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These are super popular this year – a flower arrangement where you stuff Peeps and other sweet things in the bottom and put pretty Easter flowers on top. Some people think this is sacrilege – how could you use Peeps for decor and not for eating!?!? But I happen to think it’s great because (to my taste buds) Peeps make better decorations than treats. The image above is from The.

See Us in Action Today on Hostess with the Mostess!

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We are so excited about today’s My Little Pony Rainbow Sparkle Party on Hostess with the Mostess! Wanna know why? Sweet City Candy’s candy is prominently featured in the dessert table! So beautiful, right? And to make this even MORE AMAZING, we’ve got a special discount for HWTM readers, but you can only find out about it if you read the post! If you want to see more gorgeous photos.

Recipe of the Week: Butterfinger Cookies!

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Friends, whenever I am looking for a new recipe you know who never lets me down? CookiesandCups! Yes, this website has THE BEST cookie, brownie, cake, dessert, sweets recipes out there and you should bookmark it right away. Just looks at what expert baker Shelley has done with Butterfingers:   I know, right? Those look daaaang good, girl! And the recipe is cray-cray-easy, too yo! (Something about this recipe is.

Spring Wedding Color Palette – Aquas and Corals and More!

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Spring is in the air! Well, depending on where you live, I guess. Sorry Northeast USA, you have to wait a few more weeks until spring. Spring brides – are you in full planning frenzy mode yet? You should be! We have a great color palette for you today and some amazing candy buffet options to coordinate with it. To get the inspiration flowing, here’s what we’re talking about! Now.

Candy A to Z: Z is for Zours!

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Wow, we’ve made it to Z! Hard to believe that we’ve gotten through the entire candy alphabet already! After today, we’re going to put Candy A to Z on a hiatus for a while and allocate our Friday posts to a new topic (to be announced next Friday). We will certainly bring A to Z back in the future, although it might be a different topic – like Event A.

Easter Candy Craft Gift Idea – Eggs and Ice Cream Cones!

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Love this! Who’s looking for an easy way to give adorable gifts to friends, family and neighbors on Easter? Here’s what you do: Get some ice cream cones and place them in clear cone-shaped treat bags (you can get these almost anywhere – Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, etc.). Fill the cones with great Easter candy, like: Robin’s Eggs Cadbury Mini Eggs Jelly Beans Chocolate Eggs Wrap the baggie tightly around the.

Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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I am LOVING all of these new cookie recipes. Last week it was 5 Chip Cookies and this week it’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies! You can never have enough cookie recipes, right? Love And Olive Oil, one of my absolute favorite cooking and baking sites has just come out with these beauties. You make her amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe, and stuff a Peanut Butter Cup in between.

Event of the Week: Disney Princess Cinderella Birthday Party!

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This is one of the most adorable, sweetest parties that I’ve ever seen. It is for a precious little girl’s first birthday and has just all of the most perfect Cinderella details imaginable. Cinderella is such a classic Disney Princess, but we don’t really see so much of her for party themes these days. Frozen has kind of taken over the party circuit (which is cool, we LOVE Frozen), but.

Candy A to Z: Y is for Yum Junkie Candy!

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We’re getting close to the end of this Candy A to Z countdown, and these letters at the end of the alphabet are making things kind of tough. I almost skipped “U” all together. But today’s letter is Y, and that gives me a unique opportunity to talk about not just one candy, but a brand of candy called Yum Junkie, and why I love this brand so much. Yum.

Easter Craft Idea: Burlap Easter Bunnies!

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Here’s another great Pinterest find, ya’ll. Check out these adorable Burlap Easter Bunnies from LandeeSeeLandeeDo.com! Are these adorable, or what! And so super-duper easy to make, too! LandeeSeeLandeeDo.com is an excellent craft and inspiration site with tons and tons of great ideas, photos and just all around cool stuff. In fact, if you go to this link, you can get the full tutorial on how to make these awesome burlap.

Clear some space in your pantry by making these “5 Chip Cookies”!

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I think almost every recipe that I post on here is a pantry-cleaner-outer.  Oh well! Those are the best kind of recipes, aren’t they? Take a look at these “5 Chip Cookies” from CookiesAndCups.com. How could you not want to empty those shelves full of multiple kinds of chocolate chips and make these delicious cookies? These cookies call for milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla chips, butterscotch chips and.

Preppy Nautical Whale Birthday Party from Happy Wish Company (@HappyWishCo) – Event of the Week!

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You guys, I love a nautical, beachy, under-the-sea themed party. This theme is hands-down one of the absolute greatest (and most popular) for kids birthday parties and baby showers because they’re gorgeous, simple and just so much fun. Today’s Event of the Week takes this theme to a new level by heavily focusing on cute, adorable whales are the centerpiece of the decor and theme. This party is from an.

Candy A to Z: X is for Airheads Xtremes Sour Belts!

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Today’s Candy A to Z is the letter X – so that can only means we’re featuring an Xtreme candy like Airheads Xtremes Sour Belts! These have gotten super popular for candy buffets lately. The rainbow colors make it a perfect match for so many themes.  Plus, kids (and adults) LOVE the fruity flavors that pack a big sour punch. These are also great because they’re inexpensive and you get.

Easter Mason Jars with Candy – Crafty Gift Idea!

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There aren’t many weeks until Easter, so we’re going to spend some of these days sharing with you easy DIY crafts for Easter gifts that include sweet treats. Because, Easter isn’t Easter without some candy. A few weeks ago we told you about the Easter Egg Piñata Balloon idea from TheGunnySack.com, which is one of the best candy gift ideas that I’ve ever seen. This week, we’re going a bit.

Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies – Recipe of the Week!

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Easter is coming up so soon, which that means we’re getting our annual fill of Peeps, Jelly Beans, Cream Eggs and bunnies! My personal favorite are the Cadbury Mini Eggs. I think the creamy chocolate and hard candy shell is just perfection. And I think the addition of some Cadbury Mini Eggs into Blondies is also perfection. Chef in Training has an amazing recipe for these Blondie Bars that are.

Event of the Week: Angry Birds Party from Banner Events!

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Who else has a little boy obsessed with Angry Birds? My son is so obsessed he has Angry Birds underwear and I have to remind him not to pull his pants down to show everyone which bird is on his cool undies each day. I’m pretty certain that when his birthday comes around this summer, the party that we have will be an Angry Birds theme, so I’m spending a.

Candy A to Z: W is for (Necco) Wafers!

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Do certain candies just bring you right back to a time and place of your childhood? For whatever reason, the only time growing up that I would ever get Necco Wafers was during our annual summer trip to my grandparent’s house. They lived in a teeny-weeny farm town in the middle of nowhere and would give my sister and I $1 to share and off we went to the “dime.

Recipe of the Week: S’Mores Cupcakes!

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Ya’ll know me, I’m a sucker for S’Mores. So when I saw these cupcakes on Bakerella.com it was a delight to my eyes. Bakeralla is one of my absolute favorite sites. Her recipes and photography are just unbelievably mouthwatering and talented. See what I’m talking about? I think these days when people are going to culinary school, there must be Photography 101 and 102 requirements, because food bloggers these days.

Event of the Week: St. Patrick’s Day Beer and Chocolate Party!

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St. Patrick’s Day is soon, friends. Are you ready? You’ve got less than 2 weeks to get it together and create a great St. Paddy’s Day party. Lucky for you, we’re here to help out. I really like St. Patricks Day because 1) I am (one quarter) Irish, and it is the only one of my ancestral countries of origin that gets it’s own little celebration in the “New World.”.

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.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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We hope you all feel loved on this Valentine’s Day! Here is a poem just for you called “Candy Love” by Terra McDonald. Fly away with me my dove To a forbidden place where the skittles meet the rainbow Lay under the milky way with me And lets gaze at the star burst together Just you and me, sweet bliss When the moon begins to eclipse we’ll be in each.

Recipe of the Week: Snickers Caramel Apple Salad!

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Are you kidding me? Look at this masterpiece!   I think calling this a “salad” is bit of a stretch, because this Snickers Caramel Apple Salad is clearly a decadent dessert. With Snickers Bars, Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Pudding, Cool Whip, this is clearly a crowd pleaser. This recipe comes from an excellent website – Chef In Training – and everyone should bookmark it immediately.  Some seriously great recipes here. Anyone.

Event of the Week: Disney’s Frozen Party Theme with Candy Buffet!

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Frozen has completely taken over these days.  And I’m not taking about the frozen tundra polar vortex type of “frozen” either. I’m talking about the awesome Disney movie about Anna and Kristoff who set off on a journey to find Anna’s sister, Elsa, who has trapped the kingdom in an endless winter. Although the whole “trapped in an endless winter” thing sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it? I think its encouraging.

Candy A to Z: S is for Sixlets!

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Sixlets are an amazing little candy. They are one of expert event planners’ top secrets in creating a beautiful candy buffet. They are perfect little candy circles that come in an enormous array of colors that you can mix and match to make your perfect candy buffet color scheme. They are also fantastic additions to cookies, cakes and other desserts and can be used to make anything look extra delicious..

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner (and on a Friday night this year! Wohoo!) so you have just over a week to get your stuff together to make or buy some fun and adorable Valentine’s from friends, family and lovers. We’ve come across some really excellent ideas out there and wanted to share a few with you to get your creative juices flowing (or better yet, do what I do.

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Biscoff Filling!

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I know that Biscoff spread isn’t a new thing, but it’s kind of a new thing to me. I don’t have much experience with this delicious, butter cookie flavored spreadable substance but it seems to be all the rage on the plethora of baking and dessert sites that I troll endlessly day after day. I know Biscoff mainly because it seems to be the cookie-of-choice for airlines when passing out.

Wedding Color Palette – Mint and Yellow – Plus Matching Candy Buffet!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE today’s post because it’s all about a great wedding color palette that is fresh and fun, AND you can do a really excellent candy buffet to go along with it. First, we collected this Mint and Yellow color palette from The Perfect Palette and knew that we had found our event for this week.  With everyone wishing for spring time (Screw you Punxsutawny Phil and your prediction.

Candy A to Z: R is for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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It’s Friday! That means it’s time for Candy A to Z, where we work our way through the alphabet with our favorite candy! Today the letter is R, and that can only mean one thing to me. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! I don’t think there is another candy that I write about more on this blog than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It is hands down, my absolute favorite candy ever..

Super Bowl Sweet Favorites!

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Are you ready for this weekend? Beer and wings and nachos and dips and all kinds of yummy food is on the way!  So the big question is … do you have your menu set? If you don’t and you’re looking for some simple, quick and delicious sweet treats to serve at your party, you’ve come to the right place. Here are three totally amazing, easy, crowd-pleasing snacks to serve.

Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Magic Bars – Recipe of the Week!

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It’s that time again, folks. That time of week where we post a link to a stunning, amazing, delicious, mouth-watering dessert recipe. Here’s what we’ve got for you today: These: Plus These: Plus These: Equals These: Pretty ridiculous, right? Chocolate Chocolate and More Chocolate has done it again with a truly amazing, diet-busting recipe for Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Magic Bars. To get the recipe and see lots more.

The Little Mermaid Sure Knows How to Throw a Good Party!

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You know what makes me happy? Knowing that there are little girls growing up today still loving The Little Mermaid. My sister and I watched this movie over and over and over again as kids, memorizing all the songs, knowing all the lines, singing along to movie. I was recently on a cross-Atlantic flight with my kids (not recommend – what was I thinking flying across the ocean with a.

Candy A to Z: Q is for (S)Quiggly Lollipops!

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We’re kind of cheating this week with our “Q” candy. You see, there really aren’t any candies that start with Q, but Squiggly Lollipops come close enough. These Lollipops are the BEST accessory to a candy buffet. Here’s why: They come in 6 different colors: Blue, Pink, Orange, Purple, Green and Yellow – so at least one of these will almost assuredly fit your color scheme. They come in 48.

Super Bowl Snack Ideas!

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The Super Bowl is coming up quickly and it’s time to start planning your party! You don’t need to be Broncos or Sea Hawks fans to get into the spirit, either. We wanted to bring you three  of our favorite recent recipes that would be PERFECT for a Super Bowl Party. In my opinion, a Super Bowl treat is something that is bite-size, not too messy and perfect for snacking..

Recipe of the Week: Super Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Would you just look at that? Isn’t that one of the most beautiful pictures you’ve ever seen!? I think I’m going to make it my computer desktop image. I could stare at it all day. These are super-duper soft M&M and Chocolate Chip cookies from AverieCooks.com. She has this soft cookie thing down to a science. And there really is a secret trick to making cookies so unbelievably soft and.

Event of the Week: Adorable Little Red Caboose Party!

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I am so excited to share this Little Red Caboose Party with you. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about one of our Events of the Week. Wanna know why? Well, first, it comes from one of our absolute favorite party planners – One Stylish Party. You may remember a post we did a while back about an awesome Glam Vintage Train Party? This party planner, Tara Berger,.

Candy A to Z: P is for Peppermint Patties!

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It’s Candy A to Z day again and today is P, which means P is for Peppermint Pattie!  What else would it be? York Peppermint Patties first came about in York, Pennsylvania in the 1940s. They are confection perfection – a delicious, creamy peppermint candy covered in dark chocolate and extremely satisfying after a meal or for a mid-afternoon sugar-kick. York Peppermint Patties are not the only kind of peppermint.

Have a Hot Chocolate Bar At Your Next Family Gathering!

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Although America is thawing out from the polar vortex, we still have a long way to go before spring time comes and we need to get creative with coming up with ways to make these cold, frosty days fun and exciting. One of the ways you could do that is to have a Hot Chocolate Bar for your friends and family the next time you get together.  This is a.

Caramel Cream Cheese Bars from @BakeOrBreak – Recipe of the Week!

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These amazing dessert bars are almost unbearably delicious. They have two of my absolutely favorite things in them – cream cheese and caramel. This is how much I love cream cheese: I eat it plain.  Not like, plain cream cheese on something. I eat JUST the cream cheese.  I can’t help myself. I’ll stand in front of the fridge staring off into space with a tea spoon in my hand.

Candy Buffet and Dessert Table Back Drops

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One of the best ways to add a pop to your candy buffet or dessert table is to have a really rockin’ backdrop.  This can be such a fun visual addition to your party and be the perfect thing to make your party pics really memorable and eye-catching. Many people think that these backdrops are expensive and hard to put together, but that’s just crazy talk!  There are so many.

Casino Party Candy Buffets for Different Budgets

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Last week we did a great Event of the Week post featuring a funny midlife crisis themed casino birthday party.  Within the post we put together this really cool candy buffet: We wanted to circle back to this ever-popular theme and give a few different options for great candy buffets with different budgets.  We’re going to show you how you can create an awesome casino-style candy buffet for $100, $250.

Candy A to Z: O is for Oh Henry Bars!

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Here we are again! Time for another candy A to Z!  For our first A to Z post of the new year, we’re taking a look at a very old-school candy – the Oh Henry Bar! Oh Henry! bars have peanuts, caramel and fudge all in a yummy chocolate covered candy bar that was first introduced by the Williamson Candy Company of Chicago in 1920.  The name is supposedly after.

Baby Shower Game Ideas!

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We haven’t posted about fun baby shower games in a while, so I thought the first of the year was a good time to revive the topic. First, I came across this excellent baby shower “Baby Book Quiz” game on Love the Day.  Love the Day also put together a really amazing FREE printable package for an orange and blue (adorable!) baby shower. Click here to get the printables (including.

Recipe of the Week: Candy Stuffed Ritz Crackers

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Oh, I am so excited about this week’s Recipe of the Week! It is from one of my all time favorite go-to blogs for yummy, delicious recipes and snacks – Cookies and Cups.  If you have never been there, you need to make a New Year’s Resolution to go there every day for the next 365. It will change your life. So these little snacky-snacks are ingenious.  Sandwiching Reese’s Peanut.

Humorous Mid-Life Crisis Casino Style 40th Birthday Party – Event of the Week!

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I love people who can laugh at themselves and take an occasion that gives so many of us the heebie-jeebies (turning 40!) and take it head on with grace and humor.  That is why I love this fun, witting “Mid-Life Crisis” casino style 40th birthday party from Debbie at Wants and Wishes. When planning her 40th birthday party she wanted to embrace the mini midlife crisis she joked about having.

Candy A to Z: N is for Nerds!

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That’s right, it’s Candy A to Z day again! And today’s letter is N – which means it must be for Nerds. Nerds have been one of my favorite candies since early childhood.  The sweet and sour little candy bits are so satisfying as a snack, or sweet afternoon treat, or Movie Theater snack, or as an ingredient in lots and lots of recipes. To celebrate N is for Nerds.

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!

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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from your friends at Sweet City Candy!  

Jelly Bean Wine Bar – Event (Idea) of the Week!

Jelly Bean Wine Bar – Event (Idea) of the Week!

So I was listening to talk radio while riding in the car with my Dad (isn’t it a law that all Dads over the age of 50 listen exclusively to talk radio?) and this story came on about something really cool that Wine X Magazine put together. The wine experts at Wine X Magazine have come up with a really cool concept – finding jelly beans that match or complement.

Candy A to Z: M is for M&Ms (Duh?!)

What else would M be for, am I right? I mean, sure there are other candies that begin with the letter M, but come on. Nothing compares. Have you ever seen a child have and M&M for the first time? I remember when my son, who is now 4, had his first M&M about 1.5 years ago (don’t hate, I gave my kids chocolate pretty early) and ever since he’s.

Triple Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Bars from @AverieCooks are the BEST!

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I am a huge fan of “everything but the kitchen sink” type recipes. They allow you to do a pantry cleanse and get rid of all those half and quarter bags of nuts, pretzels, chips and candy that you’re afraid you’re just going to binge eat on a lonely Friday night (sob!) but you really REALLY want to use them in a yummy treat. We have the answer for you!.

Cutest EVER Puppy Party from @MissPartyMom Is A Must-See!

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I know you’re all waiting with bated breath to see what party we’ve selected for our Event of the Week today! When I saw this adorable Puppy Party from Miss Party Mom, I knew it just had all the right stuff to be a featured event on our blog. It meets all the criteria: Super cute? Check! Gorgeous decorations? Check! Stunning food display? Check! Creative theme? Check! Happy kiddos? Check!.

Recipe of the Week: Spiced Walnuts and Cashews

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It’s that time of year again – the time to make some homemade spiced nuts! I love spiced holiday nut mixed, especially cashews and walnuts. So I was so excited when I found this “Irresistible Spiced Walnuts and Cashews” Recipe on Cookie Madness, and I just knew I had found our recipe of the week. Take a look at these gorgeous, delicious, spicy nuts (I’m beginning to feel like I’m.

Rainbows and Unicorn Party – A Sweet, Pastel and Girly Event of the Week!

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Get ready, people, we have party cuteness overload coming your way! This party is from Angelina’s Dream Parties and is so over-the-top and unbelievable, you’ll literally have sugary sweetness oozing out of your pores after looking at these pictures. Here’s a taste: This amazing party is for a sweet little 3 year old girl who wanted a Princess Celestia Party (from My Little Ponies), so her fabulous Mama made the.

Candy A to Z: L is for Licorice!

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Here’s something funny. I was reading through the posts from the past few weeks and I realized that I did my alphabet for Candy A to Z out of order. I put “K for Kit Kat” ahead of “J for Jawbreakers”. Now is when I put on my dunce cap and sit in the corner for a half hour thinking about what a dummy I am.   We hear the.

Praline Bread Pudding? Don’t Mind If I Do!

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That’s right. Two amazing recipes in a row. What are you going to do about it? Drool. I just couldn’t resist sharing this decadent and rich Praline Bread Pudding from Bake or Break. It’s a yummy bread pudding cake with pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. And it has a crumbly topping with pecans and brown sugar. And is has caramel sauce with – guess what? – more pecans and brown.

Get in the Holiday Spirit With Our Recipe of the Week: Reindeer Cupcakes!

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Eeeeek! Aren’t these so cute you just want to scream!? I love how the swirl of the frosting gives the reindeer a goofy smile. Adorable! These are from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, and are just the right sweets to get you in the holiday spirit, am I right? What you’re looking at is a vanilla cupcake with a chocolate buttercream frosting. The recipe can be found on the Food.

EOTW: Dinosaur Party!

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Who else has a little boy (or boys) running around the house pretending to be dinosaurs? My kids LOVE dinosaurs and are basically obsessed with them. My 4 year old saw me working on this post and was mesmerized. Is that a dino party, Mommy? Can we do that here? Can I have a dino party? Please? Please? Pleeeeeeeeease!?!” That’s why this Dino party is our Event of the Week.

Recipe of the Week: Strawberries and Cream White Chocolate Bark from @CCCandMore!

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Chocolate Chocolate and More (@CCCandMore if you’re a Twitter user) is quickly becoming one of my go-to places to get new recipes and fantasize about what life would be like if I had a glorious, well-appointed kitchen and lots and lots of time to cook and bake, and a wonderfully fast metabolism that would allow me to eat and drink whatever I wanted and never ever gain an ounce of weight..

Event of the Week: Royal Tea Party Birthday!

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I am so excited to share this Royal Tea Party birthday with you today. I can just imagine how happy and excited these sweet little girls were to be at this gorgeous princess tea party. This party is from Glam and Envious Affair in Queens, New York and is a stunner. Take a look: I can’t even imagine being a little kid and seeing a dessert table like that one..

Candy A to Z: J is for Jawbreakers!

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It’s Friday – remember what day that is? It’s Candy A to Z day! We are on J, and today J is for Jawbreakers! Remember that movie from the late 90s with Rose McGowan and the Noxzema Girl? It was a dark comedy with basically the same plot at Heathers, only with tight pants and midriff shirts? I personally liked the pleated skirts and shoulder pads of Heathers fashion better,.

Welcome to the New Sweet City Candy!

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Do you notice anything different about us? Hmmmm???? That’s right, we got a makeover!  We’ve been working on if for, oh, about a year now. It’s been a big week, to say the least, and our blog is not the only new thing about the Sweet City Candy brand. Our logo is also new: And, the biggest change of all – have you been to our Store Website? If you.

Candy A to Z: K is for Kit Kat!

Candy A to Z: K is for Kit Kat!

Kit Kats have been around for ages (1911, to be exact), and we’ve all enjoyed many a Kit Kat after Halloween, in school lunches, on road trips, in your Christmas stocking, at birthday parties, and in solitude as a reward for getting through a tough day. I can’t think of another candy that is more deserving to represent the letter K in our A to Z list than a Kit.

Black, White, Gold and Silver Candy Buffet

Black, White, Gold and Silver Candy Buffet

Winter wedding planning is in full swing these days and one of the most popular Winter Wedding color palettes is the ever-classic Black and White. But to modern things up, it’s becoming increasingly popular to add a shimmery splash of gold and silver to the mix. Take a look at this palette from The Perfect Palette to get the feel. We are ALWAYS getting requests for putting together black and.

Recipe of the Week: Nerds Vodka!

Recipe of the Week: Nerds Vodka!

So, this recipe is pretty easy. It came from our friends at Candy Booze, and is basically a two-step process. Step 1: Pour Vodka over Nerds in a glass jar. Step 2: Drink after Nerds have dissolved. Here are some pics from Candy Booze: It looks pretty delicious, doesn’t it?  They also have a video on their site showing the Nerds dissolving in the Vodka. Check it out here. And.

Event of the Week: Glam Vintage Train Party from One Stylish Party!

Event of the Week: Glam Vintage Train Party from One Stylish Party!

I have been so excited to share this party with you.  It’s really one of my favorites this year. This Glam Vintage Train Party comes from Tara Berger at One Stylish Party and is absolutely fabulous. With a delightful color palette of pink and gold and teal, this party is girly and tomboyish at the same time. Take a look: That confetti balloon is pretty sweet, right? So here are.

Candy A to Z: I is for Ice Cubes Chocolates

Candy A to Z: I is for Ice Cubes Chocolates

Here’s a blast from the past – who remembers Ice Cubes? These yummy little treats are made by Alberts and come in a box with 100 pieces of candy in them (at least, when you buy them from us, that is how they come). Ice Cubes have been around since the 1930s and are special because they are made with partially hydrogenated coconut oil, which melts quite a bit faster.

Hershey Kiss Acorn Treats – Perfect For Thanksgiving

Hershey Kiss Acorn Treats – Perfect For Thanksgiving

I had on my calendar to write a “Thanksgiving DIY” for today’s post, and I think I’ve found something pretty perfect (and simple) to do.  Take a look at these adorable Acorn Treats from Millie Morgan Media. This is a 3-ingredient treat – all you need are Hershey Kisses, Mini Nutter Butters and chocolate chips.  I won’t give away any more of the recipe details than that – you have.

Recipe of the Week: No Bake Snickers Pie!

Recipe of the Week: No Bake Snickers Pie!

Wondering what to do with those leftover Snickers from Halloween? Well, you’re in luck! Today’s Recipe from AverieCooks.com is a simple and delicious no bake Snickers pie. Take a look: Is that sinful or what?  And it’s seriously one of the easiest recipes that I’ve seen. Averie also says that this can be made well in advance and put in the freezer! Could this get any better? To get the.

Blast From the Past: Vintage Life Savers Ads!

Blast From the Past: Vintage Life Savers Ads!

Some of these Life Savers vintage ads are pretty much pieces of art these days, don’t you think?  I would probably put these in nice frames and hang these on the walls of my kitchen. What do you think? Do you remember these? This one is from the 1940s and is about “chasing the Gremlins” away. Here is a little history of what kind of Gremlins this ad is referring.

Tea Party Bridal Shower – Event of the Week!

Tea Party Bridal Shower – Event of the Week!

This week’s Event of the Week features an absolutely gorgeous Mint, Pink and Gold Tea Party Bridal Shower all the way from down under in Sydney, Australia from Events by Nat. Take a look at this stunning dessert table! I love how sophisticated and pretty this set-up is. The mint, pink and gold motif is elegant and simple. The cookies, the cake pops, the macaroons, the CANDY – everything matched.

Candy A to Z: H is for Hot Tamale!

Candy A to Z: H is for Hot Tamale!

That’s right – we could have done Hersheys. We could have done Haribo. But instead for our first H-Day in Candy A to Z, we have chosen Hot Tamales! Those yummy, spicy little red pill-shaped candies that pack a big cinnamon punch! Who would pass up this yummy treat? Here’s something even better – Hot Tamales are great to cook and experiment with in the kitchen.  Just check out some.

Modern Wedding Color Palette with Candy Buffet Ideas!

Modern Wedding Color Palette with Candy Buffet Ideas!

I am so in love with this color palette from The Perfect Palette. It would make for an incredibly gorgeous wedding, sophisticated birthday party, or bridal shower. Just look at those beautiful jewel-tone colors! We loved this one so much that we put together an amazing candy buffet list that would make a gorgeous tabletop display at a party with this palette. Take a look: Here’s what we’ve selected (from.

Recipe of the Week: Oreo Spider Cupcakes

Recipe of the Week: Oreo Spider Cupcakes

Check out these cutie-pies, I mean cutie-cakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen!  How adorable are these Oreo Spider Cupcakes? So this is a red velvet cupcake topped with buttercream frosting (recipe here), topped with a chocolate-covered Oreo decorated to look like a sweet little spider!  For the full details and recipe, click here to Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. It’s not too late to make these for Halloween, either.

Event of the Week: Boys Bug Birthday Party!

Event of the Week: Boys Bug Birthday Party!

For those of you who don’t have little boys running around and you get to plan pretty, pink, princessy parties all the time … you’re missing out!  Little boys parties can be super cool, too.  Just look at this awesome Bug Themed birthday party from Spaceships and Laser Beams. I must admit, there is a bit of creep-factor with all these buggy images, but if you have a little entomologist.

Candy A to Z: G is for Goobers!

Candy A to Z: G is for Goobers!

Ok, who remembers Goobers, ya’ll?  They’re basically yummy, delicious chocolate covered peanuts and so irresistible, which is why they are our G-lettered candy for the week. Did you know that … Goober is also another name for a peanut in addition to a chocolate-coated peanut The name “Goober” is probably derived from the Gullah word “guber”, which means peanut. (Gullah is the native language of enslaved Africans who were brought.

Favorite #Halloween Pins This Week!

Favorite #Halloween Pins This Week!

Only 1 more week until the big day, and we’re getting so excited over here! If you haven’t ordered your candy, do so today! A lot of our Halloween candy is already on sale, so check it out! And, there is still time to make some fabulous pumpkins and great Halloween crafts.  Here are some of our favorite Halloween pins this week. You can find these and so much more.

ROTW: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Apples!

ROTW: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Apples!

I believe I’ve said this before – the longer the title of the recipe, the better it is.  That is why I was so drawn to this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Apple recipe from Sprinkle Bakes. Being fall and all, it is prime season for caramel apples. And by adding a super delicious coating of cookie dough just makes these absolutely irresistible! The recipe also seems pretty simple, and.

Candy Corn Halloween Party – Event of the Week!

Candy Corn Halloween Party – Event of the Week!

Ok everyone, this is our last Halloween themed Event of the Week for this year. I know we technically have one more Monday to go before October 31, but we’ve had a good run of Halloween events and it’s time to move on.  Besides, most Halloween parties are happening this coming weekend, so really this is the week ya’ll need to get ready. Here’s what we have going on this.

Candy A to Z: F is for Fun Dip!

Candy A to Z: F is for Fun Dip!

Here’s a throwback to the olden days – Fun Dip! I remember every summer going to my grandparent’s house and walking down to the local “dime store” and buying Lik-m-Aid Fun Dip with my sister and cousins and eating them on the play ground. I basically only got this candy at my grandparent’s house because there was pretty much no way my mom was going to let me eat a.

Festive Holiday Color Palette With Matching Candy Buffet!

Festive Holiday Color Palette With Matching Candy Buffet!

So I have new favorite website – The Perfect Palette.  Have you heard of it? This is an amazing, ingenious website that puts together wonderful color palettes for every occasion, so you can plan your party with the perfect color combinations and have everything go together down to the last detail. You can search by seasonal palettes or even by color. I’ve spent about a gazillion hours on their website.

Recipe of the Week: Rolo Brownie Trifles

Recipe of the Week: Rolo Brownie Trifles

Does that photo above make your heart beat just a little bit faster? Mine too. These little trifle jars of Rolo Brownies look seriously delicious.  I’m throwing a baby shower for a friend of mine in a few weeks and I’m pretty sure these little beauties are going to be on the menu. These, by the way, come from the amazing, expert baking blog Bakingdom, where Darla is the master.

Winter Wedding Color Palette with Matching Candy Buffet

Winter Wedding Color Palette with Matching Candy Buffet

Hold onto your hat, folks. Are you ready for some Winter Wedding inspiration?  We’re going to be helping you out in a huge way. We’re going to start giving you some color palettes for weddings, showers, birthday parties and including with them an array of candy to match those palettes so your candy buffet perfectly fits in with your event theme. Cool, right? So here we go:   With this.

Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin Party!

Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin Party!

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! is one of the the greatest all-time autumn / Halloween feel-good movies ever.  First of all, who doesn’t love Charlie Brown?  Second of all, it’s great to have a Halloween themed movie for kids that’s not terrifyingly scary or gruesome like all the others. I, for one, am NOT a fan of the horror movie genre.  I get nightmares super easily so anything even.

Yes, Eggnog Cordials Are a “Thing.” A Thing You Must Try.

Yes, Eggnog Cordials Are a “Thing.” A Thing You Must Try.

Every year when my husband gets out his Cousin Eddie outfit and Moose-Mug, I know what’s on his mind – Eggnog! It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all mix together cream, sugar and raw eggs and add enough booze to forget that we’re actually drinking raw eggs. But you know what – there’s another way to enjoy eggnog without the queasy raw egg part. There is a.

Favorite Pins Of the Week – Autumn Wedding Inspiration!

Favorite Pins Of the Week – Autumn Wedding Inspiration!

Hey there – are YOU planning a fall wedding?  Whether you’re touching up the final details of your fast-approaching nuptials for this fall, or just getting started on planning the perfect autumn wedding for next year, you’ve come to the right place.  We have an amaaaaahzing Autumn Fall Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest that we’ve been cultivating and working on that we think you’ll love.  From centerpieces, to cakes, to.

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time to be Tweezering Sprinkles on a Cookie” – Recipe of the Week!

“Ain’t Nobody Got Time to be Tweezering Sprinkles on a Cookie” – Recipe of the Week!

Aren’t these cupcakes so fun and festive for Halloween? These are from Cookies and Cups and look seriously delicious. They also are super easy to make, which is a huge blessing because a lot of times these really adorable desserts are freakin’ nightmares to actually put together. Anyone who has tried to turn a cake-pop into some kind of animal knows what I’m talkin’ ’bout. We can’t all be Bakerella. And.

Halloween Spooktacular Event of the Week!

Halloween Spooktacular Event of the Week!

Ya’ll, these Halloween parties that I’m coming across online are just too much to handle.  They are all so well-done and creative.  It’s amazing that this one holiday can inspire so much creativity and so many different styles of events.  Here is one of my favorites from Lillian Hope Designs. This event has such a great mix of sweet and spooky – perfect for a kid-friendly party.  The colors pop,.

Candy A to Z: D is for #DumDums!

Candy A to Z: D is for #DumDums!

Have you had a Dum-Dum lately? These delicious suckers never, ever change and they’re always delicious.  That’s why D is for Dum-Dums. Here are some things that I love about Dum-Dums: 1. On their website, you can actually download Dum-Dum themed desktop wallpaper.  I didn’t realize that desktop wallpaper was still a thing. It seems so 2001. Not sure if this is meant to be ironic in a Hipster-Dum-Dum way,.

Favorite #Halloween Pins This Week!

Favorite #Halloween Pins This Week!

There is so much great Halloween stuff on Pinterest.  If you aren’t on Pinterest, just start banging your head on the ground right this minutes.  Once you feel like you’ve been sufficiently punished, get an account and start pinning right now. Now that that is out of the way, here are my favorite Halloween Pins from the week. Warning: these are actually kind of creepy. I am literally creeped out.

Get the Party Started With #Jagerbomb Jello Shots

Get the Party Started With #Jagerbomb Jello Shots

For real, ya’ll.  These Jagerbomb Jello Shots are totally for real. They look like a pretty good way to get a (responsible, adult) party started, don’t you think? This photo and the recipe comes from our friends at Bakers Royale.  Normally our blog posts have at least something to do with candy and desserts, but when I saw this I said “screw the editorial slant, I’m publishing these delicious things.

Remember This Vintage #M&Ms Ad?

Remember This Vintage #M&Ms Ad?

Packs of fun for everyone!  I so remember this tagline for M&Ms Fun Size packs, don’t you?  I’m pretty sure this ad outdates me, but they used that line for many, many years. Doesn’t think make you want to get some M&M Fun Size Packs?  Just in time for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters too! Here’s where you can order: M&M Original Fun Size Packs (approx. 5lbs / 140 packs) M&M Peanut Fun.

#Halloween Party For “Groan-Ups”

#Halloween Party For “Groan-Ups”

Like what I did up there in the title? “Groan-Ups” like to have Halloween parties too, and because we’re all adults the parties can be much scarier and, well, more grown-up than parties for kiddos.  So for this week’s Event of the Week, we’re featuring some really great event photos and ideas for a spooky, spectacular adult Halloween Party. Let’s get started! Ok, so lets talk a little about some.

Candy A to Z: C is for Candy Corn!

Candy A to Z: C is for Candy Corn!

With Halloween around the bend, everyone is crazy for candy corn.  There’s candy corn cake, candy corn cupcakes, candy corn popsicles, candy corn costumes, and just about everything else in candy corn, in addition to the amazing candy.  So have you ever wondered where all this candy corn mania began?  Here’s a little history lesson for the day: Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger at the.

Favorite Halloween Pins This Week!

Favorite Halloween Pins This Week!

Here we go again – each week leading up to Halloween, we’re posting just a snippet of our favorite fun Halloween Pinterest pins that we’ve come across.  Keep in mind – all of these pins and many more can be found on our Halloween Fun Stuff pin board. DIY Witch Costume Ok – this is seriously one of the best ideas that I’ve seen to create a really creepy, authentic.

Homemade Cosmic Brownies – So Unbelievably Delicious!

Here we go again – it’s Wednesday and that means its our Recipe of the Week day! First, let me say that I’m a HUGE fan of brownies – HUGE!  This Family Guy clip of Lois eating the tray of brownies is basically me (minus the barfing): Seriously, my husband and son get one brownie each, and I eat the rest.  I’m the one who keeps a fork in the.

Party Favor Box DIY – Geometric Shape Boxes

Party Favor Box DIY – Geometric Shape Boxes

I absolutely love a party with goody bags, whether it’s for little kids or adults, it is so sweet to depart from a fun event with a nice little memento from the party.  That’s why I loved the Geometric Shaped Boxes from Oh Happy Day! Let me count the reasons why I adore these boxes so much: 1. They’re not too big and not too small – just the right.

Wheels on the Bus Party – Event of the Week!

Wheels on the Bus Party – Event of the Week!

I absolutely adore this Wheels on the Bus party from Angie Kay of Marigold Events.  With little boys of my own, I can tell that this party was a major hit – just look at the table with the “road” runner and cars to play with.  And everyone knows the famous “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round-and-Round” song -so Angie ingeniously used food and labels to go with the.

Candy A to Z: B is for Blow-Pops!

Candy A to Z: B is for Blow-Pops!

That’s a Blow-Pop! Who remembers that awesome commercial from the early 90s with all those kids in neon outfits and permed hair going through the different flavors of a Charms Blow-Pop?  My favorite was the goofy way the little girl squeaks out “Strawberry!” I’m pretty sure that the producers at Saved By the Bell liked the wardrobes so much from this commercial that they decided to hire the costume designer.

Favorite Halloween Pins This Week

Favorite Halloween Pins This Week

Just wanted to share with you some of our absolute favorite Halloween pins this week.  To see more than what’s posted here, check out our Halloween Fun Stuff Board on Pinterest! Monster Munchies!  How cute are these little Monster bottles filled with candy?  These come from The Idea Room, and what a great idea it is! Perfect for a Halloween Party Favor, or to give to neighbors and friends! Despicable.

Recipe of the Week: Rice Krispie & Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Recipe of the Week: Rice Krispie & Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

I’m convinced that the longer the name of the dessert recipe, the more delicious it’s gonna be.  Remember the Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Fluffernutter Cookies with Peanut Buttercream Frosting? Case-in-point. So this week’s recipe is from one of my absolute favorite recipe websites – Love and Olive Oil.  Lindsay Landis, the mastermind behind this recipe site, is always coming up with innovative and absolutely delicious recipes to try.  And the.

Event of the Week – Halloween Front Porch Party!

Event of the Week – Halloween Front Porch Party!

Our Event of the Week today comes from the lovely and talented Karen Ayers, party planner extraordinaire. Karen put together this amazing Halloween front porch party for her neighborhood and, of course did it with acute attention to detail. This is a great idea if you have a large front porch and a festive neighborhood on Halloween – it’s lots of fun for the kids and a nice reprieve for.

Candy A to Z – A is for Airheads!

Candy A to Z – A is for Airheads!

Here we go again – our third (and final) new feature roll-out of the week.  Every Friday we’re going to bring you a Candy A to Z feature which is basically exactly what it sounds like.  Starting today with “A is for Airheads”, we’re going to share some details and information about this yummy, delicious adolescent favorite taffy that you may not know about, starting with their really cool promotion.

Favorite Halloween Pins This Week

Favorite Halloween Pins This Week

Ya’ll know how much we love Pinterest around here, and how much we love Halloween.  So when Pinterest and Halloween marry this time of year, there are just so many fun things to pin and share.  Leading up to Oct. 31, we’re going to share with you each week some of our favorite Halloween Pins to help you get inspired and in the spooky-spirit of the season.   Ok, first.

Recipe of the Week: Toffee and Rolo Blondie Bars!

Recipe of the Week: Toffee and Rolo Blondie Bars!

Here we go again – today we’re introducing another great weekly feature: Recipe of the Week!  Come back every Wednesday to find a great, new candy-related dessert recipe – YUM! Today’s recipe – Toffee and Rolo Blondie Bars – comes from Bakers Royale, an amazing and delicious baking website from the uber-talented Naomi Robinson. Now, take a look at these amazing Blondies! Naomi calls these “Lazy Baker Bars” and says.

Blast From the Past – Remember This Tootsie Pop Ad?

Blast From the Past – Remember This Tootsie Pop Ad?

How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? The world may never know… Get your Tootsie Pops for Halloween here!   

Event of the Week – Motorcycle Rally Party!

Event of the Week – Motorcycle Rally Party!

Happy Monday, friends!  We’ve got some new stuff coming your way that we’re super excited about.  You may have noticed in the title that this is called “Event of the Week.” In the past we’ve just posted events pics and ideas whenever we feel like it, but to bring a bit more consistency from now on every Monday is going to be “Event” day and we’ll be featuring a new.

Whirly Pop Fake Tattoos and Other Cool Party Tats

Whirly Pop Fake Tattoos and Other Cool Party Tats

Have you heard of Tattly?  It’s this amazingly awesome fake tattoo company that sells really fun rad designs (not clip-arty at all!).  My favorite?  The whirly-pops,of course! How great would these be for having at a birthday party, right?  All the kiddos (and probably some super cool adults too) would love to do this as a fun activity, or to receive a Tattly in their goody-bag.  They even have some.

Sixlet Cookies – One of the Best Things Ever!

Sixlet Cookies – One of the Best Things Ever!

Check out these beauties from Love & Olive Oil.  Why have I never thought about tossing some yummy, delicious and eye-catching Sixlets into a batch of sugar cookies? It’s the perfect combination! Here’s what I love about this idea – you can buy Sixlets by the color and make these for an event (pink for a baby girl shower, for example) to have an extra fun, festive and colorful dessert.

Eye-Catching, Mouth-Watering Candyland Themed Birthday Party!

Eye-Catching, Mouth-Watering Candyland Themed Birthday Party!

We’ve got an amazing post for you for today, folks!  Our friends at Mood Events in Utah have been so kind to share these incredible photos with us from a recent Candyland themed birthday party.  Here’s a taste: We asked Garrett, owner and event designer at Mood Events, for the scoop on this party.  Here’s what he had to say: How many guests attended the party? There were approximately 50 guests.

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Fluffernutter Cookies with Peanut Butter Buttercream – What a Mouthful!

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Fluffernutter Cookies with Peanut Butter Buttercream – What a Mouthful!

Ya’ll, I have a new favorite baker website – AverieCooks.com.  Have you been there? It’s like dessert porn – page after page of unbelievable dessert recipes with mouthwatering photos and yummy recipes.  I’m in heaven.  Actually, she has more than just dessert recipes, which is even better.  And this Averie Sunshine is someone after my own heart – she has an entire cookbook out there all about baking with peanut.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s / Audrey Hepburn Inspired Bridal Shower!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s / Audrey Hepburn Inspired Bridal Shower!

Calling all ladies planning a bridal shower, birthday party, brunch or other fun event – why not make it an awesome Breakfast at Tiffany’s / Audrey Hepburn inspired party! Our friends from ZPerfect Party and Made By a Princess Parties in Style were gracious enough to share these awesome photos with us.  One of  the best things about this party, in addition to the amazing dessert table and candy display, was.

We’re “O-Fish-Ally” Happy To Share This With You!

We’re “O-Fish-Ally” Happy To Share This With You!

Take a look at this adorable printable and treat bag for your kiddos to share with their teachers and friends! The printable, which you can get in this clever chalkboard motif or a fun red/blue chevron design, comes from our friends at Bloom Designs and can be downloaded at this link.  And the best news? It’s free!  Download it right away! If you’re looking for some great fishy treats to.

Peanut Butter Blowout Cookies – YUM!

Peanut Butter Blowout Cookies – YUM!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you know that there are two types of sweets that I just can’t resist.  The first is anything S’Mores and the second is anything with peanut butter.  So when I saw these Peanut Butter Blowout Cookies on Cookie Madness I just about freaked out.  Don’t they look A-MAZ-ING?!!? Her idea to add M&Ms to the recipe was a good call,.

Watch the Mike & Ike Movie Trailer!

Watch the Mike & Ike Movie Trailer!

Words cannot describe how much I love Mike & Ike and the geniuses behind their brand for this movie trailer.  First about a year ago Mike & Ike broke up and started asking everyone if they were on Team Mike or Team Ike?  And now they’ve come out with this gem: This is so silly and so over-the-top and just so delightful, how can you not love it?

Trend Alert – Letter-Shaped Candy Dishes!

Trend Alert – Letter-Shaped Candy Dishes!

We see lots and lots of candy buffets and dessert tables around here, and one thing we’ve noticed that is in ever-increasing number is the letter-shaped candy dish, usually spelling out the name of the birthday boy or girl, or the first or last names of the wedding couple, or just L-O-V-E, or some other cool word.  Take a look at some recent photos we’ve come across: Photo from HostessWithTheMostess.com.

Pretzel and Peanut Butter Party Bites!

Pretzel and Peanut Butter Party Bites!

Take a look at this party snack idea from Pizzazzerie.com - so simple and yet so delicious!  We’re having a little get-together next weekend and I’m totally making these with both Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Rolos.  Can’t wait! Want the recipe?  Click here to Pizzazzerie.com – it’s soooo simple you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of it yourself!   Need a source for lots and lots of Reese’s Minis?.

You’ll Always Be Invited Back With These Hostess Gifts!

You’ll Always Be Invited Back With These Hostess Gifts!

Are you tired of bringing a plain old bottle of wine with you to every dinner party where it gets put in the wine rack or set upon the buffet table with nary a glance?  It’s true, wine as a hostess gift is cliche (although it will never go out of style), so maybe it’s time to switch things up a bit and give a different kind of hostess gift..

Gorgeous Yellow and Silver Giraffe Themed Party!

Gorgeous Yellow and Silver Giraffe Themed Party!

Is this just the cutest thing party you’ve ever seen?  And what a perfect symbol the giraffe is for how fast children grow.  I know mine are shooting up like weeds, but no one wants to have weeds as their party theme (unless they’re stoners, but that’s a whole other party blog) so giraffes are a much better option.  I also love this because of the candy buffet (duh!).  Yellow.

New Recipe – Ice Cream Cone Krispie Treats!

New Recipe – Ice Cream Cone Krispie Treats!

Take one look – - and you’re hooked! That’s how I felt when I saw this adorable photo of these yummy ice cream cone shaped Krispie treats from Cookies and Cups!  Aaaaaand … there’s a secret inside!  Under the Krispie treat scoop, the cones are filled with M&Ms, Skittles and other yummy candy treats! See?  You didn’t believe me, did you?  How perfect are these for a summer birthday party?.

Calling All Monsters for a Monsters University Party!

Calling All Monsters for a Monsters University Party!

This is my son’s favorite movie this summer – Monster’s University.  We took him a few weeks ago and all he can talk about is “that monster movie” and how much fun he had going to see it.  That’s why I just LOVE this Monster’s University Party – check out some pics! The blue, green and purple color scheme is adorable and can work for both boy and girl monsters..

These Magic Turtle Bars Have Changed My Life…

These Magic Turtle Bars Have Changed My Life…

I think after this I will never make another Turtle Bar recipe again.  With this recipe, I can conclude my search.  It is so simple, yet completely amazing and I just don’t think any other Turtle Bar recipe can ever achieve the greatness that this one has.  Just look at these mouth-watering pictures from ChocolateChocolateandMore.com. One of the best things about this recipe is how simple it is and how.

A “Beary” Sweet Birthday Party!

A “Beary” Sweet Birthday Party!

This is soooo adorable – a birthday party theme of teddy bears!  I love, love, love this theme – it’s so snuggly and cute! And you see that giant bear in the middle of the table?  Yeah, that’s the CAKE! Best of all, I know a certain candy  that would make a great item for a candy buffet – gummy bears!  We have soooooo many different kinds of gummy bears.

Sweet Strawberry Party!

Sweet Strawberry Party!

We are in the throws of fresh strawberry season and I just can’t get enough.  Where I live, the local strawberry farm sets up strawberry stands throughout town (like the one below) and delivers fresh picked berries every morning for sale.  They are the sweetest, juiciest, yummiest berries I have ever tasted and I get sad every year when those strawberry houses get towed away and stored in a barn.

Drink Station Ideas – Lemonade and Limeade

Drink Station Ideas – Lemonade and Limeade

I love it when people get creative with the drink stations at their parties.  A bland table with a bunch of two-liters and red Solo cups is soooo 1990s. It’s time to really jazz things up and have a special drink for your party – like this amazing Limeade stand! This photo (and the idea, actually) comes from One Charming Party, and we think it’s just FAB-U-LOUS!  Think of all.

Best in Show Puppy Party!

Best in Show Puppy Party!

Did your inner monologue just go “Awwwwwwwwww!” after seeing this?  Mine did the first time I saw these photos too.  They’re just too adorable! This is such a sweet party theme for a little boy or girl.  Probably best for kiddos 3 and under, but such a creative idea and so simple to pull off.  Here are some more pics: The dog food bowl full of malt balls just makes.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

We hope you have a wonderful, fun and safe 4th of July! Here’s a special treat for your viewing pleasure.  Remember last year’s San Diego Fireworks Fail?  Here is it again in HD (you may want to turn your speakers down – it’s LOUD!).  Hopefully things go better in San Diego this year. Photo from SantaRosaRedWhiteandBOOM.com

No Fire Pit? No Problem. Try These Deep Dish S’Mores Cookies!

No Fire Pit? No Problem.  Try These Deep Dish S’Mores Cookies!

The 4th of July is just 2 days away and we’re hoping that you’ve got plans for a fun and safe celebration!  Hand’s down, our favorite 4th of July sweet treats are S’Mores.  You just can’t go wrong and there is no better time of year to indulge and have a few (or many) of those sticky gooey chocolately yummy bars.  We’ve posted sooooo much about S’Mores.  Seriously – I’ll.

Snacks to Pack for a Day at the Beach, Lake or Pool

Snacks to Pack for a Day at the Beach, Lake or Pool

Whether you live near a pool or the beach, as summer heats up the water is starting to get nice and refreshing and you are probably planning an outing with your friends or family.  Beach, lake or pools days are what summer time is all about, and we want to help you get ready for that big outing.  One thing that you need to plan ahead for is that sitting.

It’s Ice Cream Party Time!

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Summer is almost underway, and in many parts of the country (and world) weather-wise it’s already here!  That means in addition to getting ready for your fabulous summer BBQs (ideas here and here), you are also probably planning some ice cream parties for your kids.  And hey, adults like ice cream too, so plan a ice cream social with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Amaretto and Chocolate Liquors for after the kiddos.

More Summer BBQ Ideas!

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I know, I know – we just did a summer BBQ post not too long ago.  But you know what?  This is a topic that could take up several posts if not warrant it’s own blog all together.  So get prepared for some more excellent ideas for summer BBQs and outdoor parties! Here are some great photos from Pizzazzerie.com – I love the bright colors and the mod style font of.

Peanut Butter Cup Candy Bars

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So, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you know that I’m a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate treats.  Any time I see a new recipe for a homemade chocolate-peanut butter anything I have to post it.  So here’s the latest – Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Candy Bars from Cookies and Cups. It’s super easy – no mixing, no baking … just melting chocolate and sprinkling some.

Outta The Park Awesome Baseball Party!

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Little League is in full swing, and you know what that means?  Baseball birthday parties are totally trending for young boys.  Plus the MLB season is underway and we’re about to enter the dog days of summer where the only national sports league to be in play is baseball.  So let’s take a look at these amazing baseball party photos from our friends at Hostess with the Mostess, and scroll.

Really Awesome Rainbow Party!

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Rainbow parties are all the rage for the under-5 crowd.  They’re so much fun for both boys and girls, and super easy to pull off.  You can go all-out (like in these party pics), or keep it simple and low key – no matter what level of extravagance you choose, this theme will always be a winner. There are some really easy ways to set up an amazing candy buffet.

It’s Bar-B-Que Time!

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Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and you know what that means?  Summer Bar-B-Que season is officially here!  Of all the many wonderful things to love about spring/summer time, one of my most favorite is the outdoor BBQ.  Whether you have a cozy balcony (like me), a pleasant patio or deck, or a huge massive colossal yard with a pool and trampoline and basketball court – everyone enjoys a good.

DIY Gumball Garland!

I love how simple and fun this DIY Gumball Garland is!  What a great, crafty idea for older kids to do at a birthday party, or for you to do in advance to add to your party decor! Our friends at One Charming Party came up with this and posted very detailed instructions on their website here. If you’re looking for gumballs to make this yourself, then look no further.

It’s Patriotic Picnic Time!

We’ve got loads of patriotic holidays coming up, namely Memorial Day and the 4th of July.  But you can throw in Father’s Day and in a couple of months Labor Day into the mix too.  Red, White & Blue and Stars & Stripes are good decor themes for all of these wonderful days. Below is some visual inspiration for hosting your own Patriotic Picnic Party, as well as a killer.

Alice in Wonderland Candy Buffet

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Here is a delicious, creative candy buffet in a super fun and sophisticated Alice in Wonderland theme.  Our friends at Something Sweet sent these photos to us from a recent social event, The Art of Entertaining, in Lexington, KY.  Take a look! Here is a list of what was used in this buffet as well as a few additional suggestions for a really awesome Alice in Wonderland candy buffet! Gold.

Over-the-Top Beauty and the Beast Birthday Party

Over-the-Top Beauty and the Beast Birthday Party

OMG, this Beauty and the Beast birthday party is RI-DIC-U-LOUS! Take a peek: Krown Kreations & Celebrations posted these photos on Catch My Party.  Aren’t they crazy?  It’s almost a pink and yellow princess overload!  It  must have been lovely and so much fun for those little princesses.  If you’re recreating a party like this and need candy buffet ideas, here are our suggestions… Hot Pink Sixlets Bright Pink Shimmer.

Pink and Gold Candy Buffet Ideas!

Pink and Gold Candy Buffet Ideas!

I saw this adorable first birthday party featuring pink and gold decor on Hostess with the Mostess and it made me think about how beautiful those two colors are together … especially when they are the main colors of a candy buffet.  Pink and gold are such classics that they work well for many occasions like weddings and wedding showers, baby girls showers, and birthday parties for all ages.  Here.

Check out Some New Candy Products We’re Now Offering!

Check out Some New Candy Products We’re Now Offering!

We’re adding new candy to our website all the time, so we wanted to take a post and share with you some of the new and exciting candy that we now have in store.  Check back to this link regularly to see what’s new. Whirlybration Lollipops - Gourmet Hand-Made Lollipops. Thick rope pops with an overwrap,bow & card you can personalize. Great for celebrating any occasion. Smarties Strawberry Taffy –  Smarties.

Seinfeld Party Ideas!

Seinfeld Party Ideas!

Can you believe Seinfeld went off the air more than a decade ago?  We still watch reruns and DVDs in our house nearly every day.  My 3 year old son loves to play our Seinfeld Trivia Game (most notably the Soup Race aspect … he’s still a little light on his trivia knowledge) and he can name all the main characters and has a favorite episode – The Smelly Car..

Amazing Peanut Butter Cup Brownies!

Amazing Peanut Butter Cup Brownies!

Our friends at Cookies and Cups has done it again! They created an unbelievable, diet-crashing, super-duper delicious brownie based dessert.  Ok, so here’s what goes into this – its a Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie Box Mix, topped with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and peanuts, topped with a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie mix.  Whew!  What a mouthful! Click here for the recipe… Photos and recipe are from Cookies and Cups

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas!

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas!

Hey, ya’ll, it’s just about time to break out your fancy floppy hats and “fascinators” because the Kentucky Derby is right around the corner!  This year the derby is on Saturday May 4, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm – perfect cocktail party hours.  Since we know you’re excited about it and want to make your Kentucky Derby party the best EVER, here are some inspiring photos and ideas for a.

Dashing and Dapper 30th Birthday Party!

Dashing and Dapper 30th Birthday Party!

So this is the week of writing about adult birthday parties instead of kids parties.  Adults need to have fun, too.  Take a look at this royal blue and gold colored birthday party. What a fun looking manly birthday party!  I love the bow tie station, and the gold and blue coloring is perfect.  Here are some suggestions for a gold and royal blue candy buffet! Gold Sixlets Royal Blue.

Amazing Mexican Themed 50th Birthday Party!

Amazing Mexican Themed 50th Birthday Party!

This lady must be really awesome, because this looks like the coolest party I’ve ever seen.  Tequila Bar? Check.  Churro Cart? Check.  Wheelbarrow of Drinks? Check.  Cigar Rolling Station? Check. I’d like to be this cool when I turn 50 and maybe my dear friends and family will throw me such a great party.  OR, maybe I don’t have to wait and I can just copy all of these great.

Vintage Movie Night Party!

Vintage Movie Night Party!

Movie Nights are a classic party theme.  My girlfriends and I still get together to watch our favorite 80s flicks – Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Top Gun – all of which have very adult content that went completely over our heads when we were little girls.  It took me forever to figure out why Penny was unable to dance with Johnny in Dirty Dancing, and don’t even get me started on.

Fun Baby Shower Block Crafts!

Fun Baby Shower Block Crafts!

This baby shower craft game is so adorable!  I wish we had done something like this at my baby shower.  I’m pretty sure my son would still be playing with these blocks and he’s almost 4. This fabulous idea comes from our friends at One Charming Party.  Click here for detailed instructions as well as their free printable block craft direction signs. Also, if you’re looking for other baby shower.

Easter Favorites From Around the Web!

Easter Favorites From Around the Web!

It’s Easter Weekend, and that means that most people have today off of work, and the lucky ones get Easter Monday off as well, so it’s at least a 3 possibly a 4 day weekend – woo hoo!  And we’re all gathering together for big meals and feasts, hopefully some warm weather and Easter egg hunts around the yard. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite Easter.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Twins Party!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Twins Party!

Oh, this is just the cutest thing for a twins birthday party – Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat!  I love love LOVE it!  First of all, I pretty much have that whole book completely memorized because my little kiddo loves it so much, so we’re Dr. Seuss fans in this household for sure.  But what a perfect and fun party theme idea to do.

Green and Aqua Easter Brunch Ideas!

Green and Aqua Easter Brunch Ideas!

Look at this beautiful tablescape from Pizzazzerie.com.  Doesn’t it put you in the mood for a lovely Easter Brunch?  Are you aware that Easter is in a week-and-a-half?  Are you prepared? Easter Brunch is one of my absolute favorite meals of the entire year.  Everyone is refreshed from the long weekend, kids are dressed up in their “Sunday Best” wearing patent leather shoes and pretty pastel colors.  Eggs are being.

French Ballerina Party!

French Ballerina Party!

Look at this lovely little French Ballerina Birthday Party!  What a sweet party theme for a little girly-girl. I love the hot pink, black and white colors – they are classic and gorgeous every time! What little girl wouldn’t love a party like this?  For tons more party photos click on this link to Hostess With the Mostess. If you’re looking for more French / Ballerina / Paris themed party.

Are you ready for Easter?

Are you ready for Easter?

Easter is getting closer and closer! Hopefully with Easter nearing, that means spring weather will come with it, right?  Anyone else sick of this cold weather? We have just a few more weeks to go before the Easter Bunny comes – are you stocked with enough candy for all your little ones?  Don’t wait too long!  We have hundreds of Easter candy items available, but you need to get your.

Mini Easter Basket Cups!

Mini Easter Basket Cups!

Look at these adorable little mini Easter baskets! And there so easy to make!  All you need are ribbon, cute cupcake cups and washi tape.  These are great not just for Easter, but for baby and wedding showers and dessert tables.  Just think of all the possibilities! Source: One Charming Party Photo Credits: Sara Schmutz via One Charming Party

Firefighter Birthday Party!

Firefighter Birthday Party!

Want to know what an easy and fun theme for a little boy’s birthday party is?  Firefighters!  What little boys wouldn’t LOVE a firefighter themed birthday party – just look at how cute this one from Pizzazzerie.com is – Best of all, you can totally do a rockin’ candy buffet table for this theme.  Here’s what we suggest: Red Twizzlers Red Licorice Wheels Black Licorice Wheels Red and Yellow Rock.

Ritz Crackers and Toffee Bars – YUM!

Ritz Crackers and Toffee Bars – YUM!

Cookies and Cups is AMAZINGLY creative with her recipes.  Just take a look that this Ritz + Toffee bars, which she lovingly dubbed “White Trash Bars.” Not sure why, but it’s a clever name and it sticks. Anyway, this recipe is remarkably simple – it has 4 ingredients: Ritz crackers, toffee bits, sweetened condensed milk and frosting.  Voila! Click HERE for the recipe, and click HERE to order ground up.

Sex and the City Adult Birthday Party!

Sex and the City Adult Birthday Party!

Love, love LOVE this adult birthday party.  I especially love that Sex and the City is still relevant nearly a decade after it’s gone off the air (yes, people, the show ENDED in 2004 -doesn’t that make you feel old?), which means that the 30-year-old from this birthday party was 15 when the show began and 21 when it went off the air.  This gives me hope for throwing my.

Wine and Cheese and Chocolate Party!

Wine and Cheese and Chocolate Party!

So, we’re in the awkward season of holidays where people still want to get together but there isn’t a big national holiday or festival coming up that we can celebrate.  St. Patrick’s Day is soon, but that’s really an Irish / College holiday (or for people who live in Savannah,GA) and Easter is kind of a family-only deal, right? Mardi Gras / Karneval is over and I’m pretty sure people.

Mad Scientist Birthday Party with Candy Experiments!

Mad Scientist Birthday Party with Candy Experiments!

I saw this post on Pizzazzerie.com about a super cute and clever Mad Scientist Birthday Party and just had to share.  Look at how much fun this party is for elementary-aged kiddos!  I love the white lab coats and bow tie.  Plus how cute is that kid with his Einstein hair?  Totes adorb. So this party got me thinking that there has GOT to be some great “experiments” to do.

Harry Potter Birthday Party – For Kids and Adults!

Harry Potter Birthday Party – For Kids and Adults!

You know what I love about Harry Potter?  It’s cool for both kids and adults to love those magical books, and that means that both kids and adults can have Harry Potter themed birthday parties.  That’s right, I’m an adult and I like Harry Potter.  I like him and his books so much that I think my birthday party this year will have a Harry Potter theme.  Don’t believe me.

Adorable Clifford Birthday Party!

Adorable Clifford Birthday Party!

Do you have a child obsessed with Clifford the Big Red Dog?  I know I certainly do.  Although, when my son requests a Clifford book he makes me change the name to “Oscar” because that’s the name of our dog.  Cute, right?  I know.  My kids are adorable. Speaking of adorable, this Clifford party is really something.  What a sweet, perfect party for both boys and girls.  With a simple.

Champagne Cordials and Champagne Bubbles!

Champagne Cordials and Champagne Bubbles!

With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, everyone is trying to figure out what sweet treats and surprises to plan for their honey.  Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete popping a bottle of bubbly, and our friends at Yum Sugar have set up a super simple and helpful video about the proper steps to take to open a bottle of champagne the right way.  Let’s face it, it’s embarrassing to break the.

“Super Fly” Airplane Valentines!

Check out these adorable boy Valentines from One Charming Party.  So cute, right?  They are perfect for your little guy to hand out to his classmates this Valentine’s Day, especially if he’s a macho man and squeamish about handing out pink and red hearts to everyone.  This is a perfect compromise.  A “super fly” Valentine. Photo Credit: One Charming Party

New Favorite Candy – Neon Sour Gummy Bears!

Check it out, people!  A new favorite candy to add to your rad candy stash – Sour Neon Gummy Bears!  Sweet! So when you’re planning a neon party, or a totally 80′s party, or a glow-stick party, or a gummy bear’s party, make sure you add these to your must-have list!

Almost Forgot – It’s the Super Bowl This Weekend!

Almost Forgot – It’s the Super Bowl This Weekend!

Whaaaat?  How could I not have posted anything regarding the Super Bowl during the whole month of January?  And now here were are on February 1 with the Super Bowl 2 days away and I have nothing to show for it.  Well, I need to rectify this situation immediately.  Right NOW! All right, since I’m obviously ill prepared for the Super Bowl I’m going to share with you links to.

Preppy Beach Party!

Preppy Beach Party!

One of my favorite party themes of all time is a good ole’ fashioned beach bash.  And I am also a total Benetton and Hilfiger wearing preppy. So when I saw this Preppy Beach Party combo of two of my favorite things on Kara’s Party Ideas, I nearly freaked out.  Why didn’t I think of this idea?  The ever-nautical colors of navy, orange and white really create a striking color.

Adorable Animal Valentine’s Day Cards / Boxes!

Check these out from One Charming Party! How adorable are these little animal Valentines?? And the best thing, other than that they are FREE (download here)?  You can fill them with super yummy Valentine’s Day candy!  Hooray! Here are some suggestions: Conversation Hearts (duh!)  Cherry Jelly Hearts  Red and White Milkies Red Foil Milk Chocolate Hearts Photo Credits: One Charming Party

Red Velvet Popcorn – Gorgeous and Delicious!

Red Velvet Popcorn – Gorgeous and Delicious!

I guess I have a thing for red velvet cake these days. Maybe it’s because Valentine’s Day is just on the horizon so I’m wanting all of my sweet treats in red, pink and white,or maybe it’s because red velvet cake is delicious no matter what holiday is approaching and this red velvet popcorn should be a staple in your household all year round.  Hmmmm. Regardless, this is something that.

I’m a “Sucker” For You Valentine’s … So Sweet!

Take a look at these adorable Valentine’s Day printables from Love The Day. So cute, right?  And so simple – all you need to do is purchase the printable from their website (it’s only $5!) then stock up on some great Valentine’s Day lolli’s from our website. Conversation Twirl Pops Mom n Pops Valentine Heart Pops Red Foil Milk Chocolate Heart Pops Pink and White Whirly Pops Voila!   Photo.

Red Velvet Cake Milkshakes!

Red Velvet Cake Milkshakes!

Ohhhh, I saw this delicious and easy recipe on Pizzazzerie.com and just had to share it here.  It doesn’t matter to me that it’s been snowing here for days and we all have long underwear, leg warmers, and woolly socks on  - I’m makin’ milkshakes! Are you interested in this recipe?  Click here to jump on over to Pizzazzerie.com for the deets!  Photo Credits: Pizzazzerie.com    

Five Fun Things for Friday – Valentine’s Day Edition!

Five Fun Things for Friday – Valentine’s Day Edition!

All right, less than a month to go before Valentine’s Day, people.  Time to kick it into high gear!  For today’s post, we have our favorite (well, my favorite) Valentine’s Day sweets.  All, of course, are available on our website – www.SweetCityCandy.com.  You can click the link, or click on the “Store” tab at the top of this page. Hershey’s 7oz. Giant Silver Foil Kiss I always remember from elementary school.

Glittery Gold and Red Valentine’s Day Dessert Table – Glamour!

Glittery Gold and Red Valentine’s Day Dessert Table – Glamour!

Remember a few years ago when everyone thought that gold was tacky and silver was all the rage? And people hated their gold jewelry so much that they took it to jewelers or pawn shops and had it melted down for cash. And now suddenly gold is in again because we’re all poor from the bummer economy (and we melted all our gold, which is worth a LOT of money.

Over The Rainbow Valentines!

Look how cute these homemade “I’m Over the Rainbow For You!” Valentines are from Love The Day.  Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these on Feb. 14?  Especially little kiddies who exchange Valentines in their school classes, am I right? Here’s how easy this is – you can buy the tag from Love The Day for $5 and print out as many as you want or need.  Then all you.

Malted Milk Ball Krispie Treats!

Malted Milk Ball Krispie Treats!

Are you a malt ball fan, like I am?  I hadn’t had Whoppers in the longest time and over the holidays I found some stashed away in my mother’s pantry.  So I indulged a little. Then a little more.  Then I indulged a whole lot and am close to turning into a Whopper myself if I don’t slow down my eating habits. But how can I resist when there are.

DIY Glitter Candles!

I absolutely love these simple and festive glitter candles!  What a great and easy way to spice up a basic store-bought candle, right? Here are some pics: This DIY, of course, comes from One Charming Party.  Click on this link to see the full DIY and instructions. And don’t forget when you’re making these to use edible glitter.  Where do you find edible glitter, you ask?  Just go to Amazon.com.

Crazy Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!

Crazy Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!

Ok, for real – these photos are just a snippet of all those available on Kara’s Party Ideas for this crazy Mickey Mouse party.  I’m not sure what this party could possible be missing – it’s got everything!  Cake, Candy, Cheerios, Cookies, Mickey shaped bologna and cheese, toast with Mickey’s face in it, Tic Tac Mickey, Rice Crispie Treat Mickey – everything Mickey!  I think they must have had about.

French Market Baby Shower – Très beau!

French Market Baby Shower – Très beau!

Now that this Christmas and New Years business is over, it’s time to move on to other wonderfully delicious topics – like this gorgeous French Market themed baby shower from Pizzazzerie.com.  Coming from someone who has lived in Europe and traveled all around, this actually looks like quite an authentic little marché français, ahem, French Market.  From the white porcelain trays to the rustic knick-knacks, and even the delicious macaroons,.

Happy New Year, Friends!

Happy New Year, Friends!

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful friends out there!  We so appreciate you’re friendship, readership and business from 2012 and look forward to more sweet and delicious things to introduce and talk about in this upcoming year!

Chocolate Melty Snowman Cookies!

Chocolate Melty Snowman Cookies!

Aren’t these just the most adorable Christmas cookies you’ve every seen?  They bring a great big smile to my face, they are just so darn cute!  The recipe and photo comes from BHG.com, but the most important thing to me is how to make the melty snowman topping.  Follow this link for the details.  It seems like you could use any regular sugar cookie for the base, right?  Maybe cutting.

DIY Peppermint Trays!

DIY Peppermint Trays!

Ohhhh, I just love all of these fun and festive holiday DIY projects!  And this one is sooooo easy.  All you need are Starlight Mints (get them here in Red or Green), a cookie sheet, parchment paper or wax paper and an over.  You probably have all of this at home already, right?  Think of all the things you could make – serving trays, coasters, little plates, frames, ornaments. For.

Make Your Own Crock Pot Candy!

When I first saw this on Cookies and Cups I thought it said “Crack Pot Candy” so I had to click on it and find out more.  I thought it would be a recipe for candy so addicting it’s like crack.  Instead it was a recipe for making your own chocolate candy with your Crock Pot, which was also intriguing because I’ve never made anything other than beef stew and.

Perfect Holiday (or anytime) Treat – Mint Oreo Cookies!

Perfect Holiday (or anytime) Treat – Mint Oreo Cookies!

I think I’m in love with these minty Oreo cookies.  Aren’t they beautiful?  Our friends at One Charming Party have created something truly amazing here and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be making these year round and not just as a holiday treat. Here’s all you need: Oreos White Chocolate Melts Mint Candies You could also double-dip these by starting with chocolate covered Oreos then dipping them in white chocolate..

DIY New Years Eve Party Horns!

DIY New Years Eve Party Horns!

Check these out from Icing Designs – so chic and fun!!!  Everyone loves a good NYE party, especially if there are cool party favors and toys, like these party horns, that you can make in whatever color scheme you desire.  I LOVE the simple black and white frilly party horns, but just think of all the fun options that are out there?  I mean, have you been in a craft.

New Favorite Dessert – Root Beer Float Cupcake with Ice Cream Frosting!

New Favorite Dessert – Root Beer Float Cupcake with Ice Cream Frosting!

Fans of the old fashioned Root Beer Float have got to try out one of the latest and greatest creations from our friends at Cookies and Cups.  These yummy little cupcakes are made of delicious cake infused with root beer and vanilla frosting that actually includes real ice cream!  Here’s a picture: If you’re interested in making these cupcakes (and you should be!), click here to get the recipe from.

No One Loves A Grinch, But Everyone Loves THE Grinch!

No One Loves A Grinch, But Everyone Loves THE Grinch!

Grinchy people are a bummer to be around, especially during the holidays. But THE Grinch, as in Dr. Seuss’s beloved green Christmas thief, is a complete blast to be around.  If you’re looking for a really unique and festive party theme, consider using The Grinch as inspiration.  Just take a look at these awesome pictures below from a family brunch (what a fun family!!) and you’ll see how much fun The.

Serve Candy Cane Cocktails At Your Holiday Party!

Serve Candy Cane Cocktails At Your Holiday Party!

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock! Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring! It’s that time of year again, and you know what that means?  Holiday parties!  Warm fires in the fireplace!  Hot cocoa!  And my favorite – tun and festive cocktails! No one does holiday parties better than Martha Stewart, so we’re filching her recipe reprinting her recipe for Candy Cane Cocktails and giving her complete and full credit.

Give the Gift Everyone Wants This Year – Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies!

Give the Gift Everyone Wants This Year – Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies!

For real, this is what I want wrapped up under the tree – a nice big box of these delicious Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies!  Each box comes with a dozen delicious chocolate mint cookies and when you order a case you get 12 whole boxes!  That means you can give these wonderful gifts to 12 of your favorite people … or give one box each to 2 people and.

DIY Winter Tree Cake Toppers!

DIY Winter Tree Cake Toppers!

How adorable are these little cake toppers?  Perfect for your upcoming holiday party, right? These are ridiculously simple to make.  So simple that you probably have all the materials already at home.  Check out the full tutorial here, at Icing Designs.  Genius! Photo Credits: Icing Designs

Inspiration for a Snow White Princess Party!

Inspiration for a Snow White Princess Party!

Snow White is one of the most popular themes for a little girl’s birthday party, and rightly so.  One of the most beloved and famous of all the Disney animated movies, it’s not wonder that little girls across the globe love to play dress up in Snow White’s blue and yellow dress and put a red bow in their hair. We’ve collected photos from around the web of adorable Snow.

Tips and Suggestions for Beer and Chocolate Pairing

Tips and Suggestions for Beer and Chocolate Pairing

This is a popular topic lately and we were so excited to see an article on CandyIndustry.com about an actual Beer + Chocolate Tasting at the Fine Chocolate Show in Chicago.  Here is an excerpt from Crystal Lindell’s article.  To view the entire article, click here. Clay Gordon, publisher and senior chocolate correspondent for The Chocolate Life, as well as Jim Blockinger, midwest Regional Manager for Merchant du Vin, started the.

Make Your Own “Hostess” Favorites!

Make Your Own “Hostess” Favorites!

The sad news has been circulating the news networks about the imminent closure of Hostess, the snack food juggernaut that has become insolvent and is shutting its doors.  Such sad news that unless someone buys the favored brands we might never see Twinkies or Hostess Cupcakes on the shelves at supermarkets again! But alas, all is not lost!  You can still make your own Hostess products! Here are links to.

Backyard Beer Bash Birthday Brew-ha-ha!

Backyard Beer Bash Birthday Brew-ha-ha!

I was just trying to see how much alliteration I could use in the headline.  I almost added a “Boo-yah!” to the end, but it seemed like a little too much.  Anyway, let’s talk about this Backyard Beer Bash that I read about on Hostess With the Mostess.  This Jonah person is one lucky dude.  His lady planned a birthday party for him based on beer tasting and she even.

Make the Perfect Gingerbread House This Holiday Season!

Make the Perfect Gingerbread House This Holiday Season!

If you’ve ever wondered how to to make a great gingerbread house, check out this video from Marian at Sweetopia.  It’s totally worth the 10 minutes to see her put together a gorgeous and delicious looking edible house.  Also if you go to this link, she provides templates for making the gingerbread house walls too. Now for the really fun part – the candy!  If you’re planning a gingerbread house making.

Colorful Crayon Birthday Party!

Colorful Crayon Birthday Party!

Whoa, this party is a color overload … and I LOVE it!  Nothing is more cheery and festive than using rainbow colors and a crayon motif for a birthday party.  There are so many things that you can to do really make a party like this sizzle. This party uses the Crayon Party Collection of printables from Love The Day and then goes bonkers using everything else imaginable to tie.

Thanksgiving Chocolates are ON SALE!

Thanksgiving Chocolates are ON SALE!

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us, and you can’t waste any time procrastinating preparing for the festivities, otherwise you’ll miss the opportunity to get these amazing Thanksgiving Chocolates on SALE!  Take a look at what’s available: 1 oz. Chocolate Foiled Turkeys – Pack of 20, $24.40 (reg. price: $29.20) 2 oz. Chocolate Foiled Turkeys – Pack of 24, $43.20 (reg. price: $50.88) Chocolate Thanksgiving Lollipops – Pack of 60, $22.20.

Embellish Your Party With Thanksgiving Printables!

Embellish Your Party With Thanksgiving Printables!

Now that we’re in full-swing holiday mode (you’ve heard the Christmas songs on at the mall already, right?), it’s really time to get organized for your Thanksgiving dinner.  Whether you’re having a large or small gathering, using colorful, adorable printables to label your food can make a huge difference in bringing your whole spread together in a cohesive way. Here are some of our favorite places to get awesome printables.

Special Holiday Spiced Nuts Recipe

Special Holiday Spiced Nuts Recipe

All right, people, put away your scary skeletons, cobwebs and costumes and pull out your knit sweaters, wooly socks and Thanksgiving recipes!  It’s November, which means we’re on the fast track to some serious holiday parties, beginning with Turkey Day in less than 3 weeks.  From now on it’s basically a sprint to the New Year, so you better get your act together regarding what sweets and treats you’re going.

Ka-POW! This Super Hero Dessert Table Kicks Butt!

Ka-POW! This Super Hero Dessert Table Kicks Butt!

That’s right – this dessert table is perfectly fitting for a kick-a$# 30th birthday party.  We tend to forget that adults like candy buffets too, but too often we only see them at little kids parties.  Some candy goes really well with beer, wine and liquor, so it’s a shame to not include it in adult festivities.  This party is a reminder that fun party themes and dessert tables aren’t.

Simply Adorable Dora Ballerina Birthday Party!

Simply Adorable Dora Ballerina Birthday Party!

What little girl wouldn’t go crazy for this simply adorable Dora Ballerina Birthday Party?  The hot pink and blue colors are so pretty and girly and the dessert table is just to die for! Want to have a candy buffet like this at your party?  Here’s what we suggest: Teal, Hot Pink and Light Pink Milkies Bright Pink Shimmer Gumballs Pink and Blue Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Hot Pink Sixlets.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween filled with tons of fun for the whole family.  Stay safe and stay sweet tonight, everyone!

Love This Bumble Bee Birthday Party!

Love This Bumble Bee Birthday Party!

I just love this Bumble Bee themed Birthday Day Party from TomKat Studio.  They have a fabulous collection of Bee themed printables that will make any B-Day celebration (Get it? “Bee” Day – so clever) special.  Take a look at these photos: I love all the little paper cones and push-pop plastic containers for goodies. If you want to have a Bumble-Bee themed party with a kickin’ candy buffet, choose a.

“Home Run” Baseball Bar Mitzvah!

“Home Run” Baseball Bar Mitzvah!

Check out this amazing baseball themed bar mitzvah with the totally sweet candy buffet – wow!  Some lucky boy entered into manhood with a really awesome party. Tons and tons of details (and more photos) can be found at Hostess With the Mostess.  But, if you’re looking to recreate that rockin’ candy buffet table, then stick around here and we’ll show you how we can help.  Here’s a list of.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake Recipe!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake Recipe!

Ok, so I’m seeing a trend here – I love to post recipes that combine chocolate and peanut butter. Almost as much as I like to post about S’Mores.  I think I better start baking soon otherwise I’ll black out and be found in a trance sitting on the kitchen floor eating alternating spoonfuls of peanut butter and chocolate syrup. My latest favorite chocolate and peanut butter combo are these.

DE-Lish! Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars!

DE-Lish! Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars!

Cookies and Cups has done it again with these AMAZING Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars!  Check out these photos: And these are sooooooo easy to make.  Pretty much every ingredient is already in your house – a log of cookie dough, marshmallows, pretzels (peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets, even better!) and peanut butter chips. Click here for the recipe! Photo Credits: Cookies and Cups

Make Your Own Halloween Lollipops!

Make Your Own Halloween Lollipops!

Take a look at this super easy and fun recipe from MarthaStewart.com for homemade Halloween Lollipops.  Not only are they easy, but you can incorporate your favorite Halloween candies into the lolli! Click on the link above for the full recipe, and see below some suggestions for great candy to include in your Halloween Lollipops! Candy Corn or Indian Corn Gummy Worms Pop Rocks Pumpkin Patch Rock Candy Crystals Pop.

Adorable Ghost Cake Pops!

Adorable Ghost Cake Pops!

Halloween is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Do you have your costume? Part of good Halloween preparation is trying some different yummy recipes – like this one for Ghost Cake Pops from Bakerella! Aren’t they adorable?  Click on this link to learn how she did it, and guest what – it’s so much easier than you think!  Enjoy! Photo Credit: Bakerella.com

Sweet Halloween Treats to Make For Your Friends and Family!

Sweet Halloween Treats to Make For Your Friends and Family!

    LilSugar.com posted a collection of AMAZING Halloween treats from around the web, so we wanted to share some of our favorites here with you.  Their list has a whopping 18 treats on it, but we’ve narrowed it down to our five favorites.  Here they are with links to the originating websites so you can get the recipes and tutorials! Dracula’s Dentures from The-Girl-Who-Ate-Everything.com Creepy Cupcake Cones from KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.blogspot.com.

Lindt to Give Away 1,000,000 Lindor Truffles (Yes, One Million!)

Lindt to Give Away 1,000,000 Lindor Truffles (Yes, One Million!)

No need to get your eyes checked, you saw that correctly – as part of a new branding campaign, Lindt is giving away 1,000,000 (One MILLION!!) Lindor Truffles starting on next Tuesday, Oct. 9. Here’s more from CandyIndustry.com: Starting Tuesday, one million people will have a chance to get a free bag of of Lindor Truffles. Lindt & Sprϋngli USA, which produces the Lindor chocolates, is giving away 6-oz. bags.

Candy Frankenstein Tutorial

Candy Frankenstein Tutorial

Take a look at these awesome Candy Frankensteins that we found on ThatsWhatWeSaid.net.  A craft like this is right on our wheelhouse.  It’s cute, it’s simple and it’s got Halloween candy in it! The best thing is that there are so many different types of candies that you can use to put these together.  Here is the link to the full tutorial.  Below are some suggestions for additional candies that.

A New Take on an Under The Sea Themed Birthday Party

A New Take on an Under The Sea Themed Birthday Party

Under the Sea themed birthday parties are among my favorites because there is so much you can do with them.  They can have as wide of a color palette as you can imaging and there are so many decorations, games and CANDY that you can use to make your party really stand out.  I saw this party on Baby Lifestyles and just had to share it here because it offers.

Black and White Halloween Party!

Black and White Halloween Party!

Check out this awesome, sophisticated black and white Halloween party from Pizzazzerie.com.  This is perfect for a fun and festive party geared towards an older crowd (high school and above).  And so easy to pull off – what’s more plentiful than black and white decorations and candy?  And Pizzazzerie’s suggestion to add a little orange or lime green pop of color is right on target for a dessert table and.

Adorable Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party!

Adorable Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party!

Check out this ADORABLE Little Red Riding Hood birthday party from Kara’s Party Ideas!  This is Cute with a Capital C, am I right? Want to know the best thing?  The party designer – Postreadiccion from Spain – has made it possible for your to purchase the party printables package for your own Little Red Riding Hood Party!  YAY! Just click on the link to Postreadiccion above. This red / white.

Stock Up on Halloween Favorites!

Stock Up on Halloween Favorites!

We are looking down the barrel of a gun called “Halloween” and there isn’t much time left to stock up on your favorite Halloween candies before running the risk of them going out of stock.  Here are some classic Halloween favorites to get you in a sweet and spooky mood: Creepy Peepers Peanut Butter Filled Eyeballs  - Pop these peepers in your mouth and you won’t believe how something so gross.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Movie Candy Cookies!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Movie Candy Cookies!

Take a look at this! You know you want it.  It’s irresistible – cookies made with movie theater candy like Raisinets, M&Ms, Milk Duds and Reese’s Pieces. What could be better to satisfy a sweet tooth than this? For the recipe and step-by-step mouth watering photos, follow this link to Cookies and Cups.  You won’t regret it! Photo Credits: All photos are from Cookies and Cups

What to Serve At a School Dance After Party?

What to Serve At a School Dance After Party?

Now that school is back in session, there is one thing on the minds of your high schoolers – HOMECOMING!  That’s right, fall football season has started and that means that sometime in October/November your son or daughter will be preparing for the annual Homecoming Dance, selecting dates, dresses, tuxedos and the ever-important question of what to do after the dance. A lot of parents these days wisely offer up.

Sour Patch Kid Cupcakes – Yes Please!

Sour Patch Kid Cupcakes – Yes Please!

Just when I thought the bloggers over at Cookies and Cups couldn’t get more creative, I discover THIS on their website!  Sour Patch Cupcakes – how did I not ever see this before? If you’re a cupcake lover and a sour candy lover (as I am, of course), these are a MUST try.  The recipe calls for sour frosting – yum!  To get the recipe and step-by-step photos, click here..

It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for Halloween!

It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning for Halloween!

I know, I know.  Yesterday was Labor Day and today (for much of the country) is the first day of school.  But you know what that means?  Halloween is JUST AROUND THE CORNER!  For realz, ya’ll – 8 weeks to go.  So now is the perfect time to start planning some great Halloween goodies for your friends and family. 1.  Get these awesome Skeleton Cupcake Holders from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Shimmery Candy Is Sweet and Sassy!

Shimmery Candy Is Sweet and Sassy!

New Product Alert!  Sweet City Candy is now carrying sweets with a certain shimmery quality to it that will really make your candy buffet POP!  We’re proud to introduce shimmery Gumballs and Sixlets to our ever expanding product line, just in time for the festive fall season of parties and holidays to get underway.  Here’s a look at what’s new: Sixlets you can now buy with a shimmery glow in.

Firetruck and Fireman Themed Party!

Firetruck and Fireman Themed Party!

Oh me, oh my – sorry folks for the late summer hiatus on blogging.  We’re back now and ready to discuss all the latest party trends, photos, candy and themes that will bring us into the festive and party-rich fall and winter seasons.  Can you believe how close fall is upon us? Let’s begin by looking at these amazing party photos from Stephanie from Spaceships & Laser Beams via Kara’s.

Totally Awesome 1980s Party!

Totally Awesome 1980s Party!

Take a look at this totally awesome 80′s party from Kara’s Party Ideas!  The theming of this party is great – just look at those Cabbage Patch Cake Pops, am I right?  And the Tetris-shaped Rice Crispie Treats?  Rad! They uses some super cool candy in this party too, but we have some other suggestions to sweeten things up.  Here’s what we recommend: Nerds Pop Rocks Candy Necklaces Rock Candy.

Beat the Heat with Homemade Popsicles!

Beat the Heat with Homemade Popsicles!

Almost nothing can bring refreshment on a hot summer day like a yummy, delicious homemade popsicle.  Popsicles and super easy to make, especially if you have one of the fancy-schamncy machines, like a Zoku Quick Pop Maker  that freezes pops in literally minutes so you don’t have to wait hours and hours for your frozen treats in the freezer.  Take a look: Now, you can make your homemade popsicles super healthy.

Product Highlight: Toasted Coconut Marshmallows!

Product Highlight: Toasted Coconut Marshmallows!

Anyone who is a coconut fan or a marshmallow fan (or if you’re like me – a huge fan of both), you MUST try out these delicious Toasted Coconut Marshmallows from Cavalier.  With yummy, crunchy toasted coconut on the outside and sweet creamy marshmallow on the inside, this 5.5 lb bag won’t last long.  Click on the link above to see details for ordering. And just think of all the.

Push-Up Pop Pencils!

Push-Up Pop Pencils!

I love, love LOVE this back-to-school treat from Bakerella!  What a perfectly sweet way to send your kids back to school with these adorably delicious Pencil shaped Push-Up Pops.  Take a look at these photos! For the recipe and more step-by-step photos, click here to get to Bakerella’s website – you won’t regret it! Photo credits: All photos are from Bakerella.com 

Howdy, Ombre (Best Dessert Photos from Around the Web)

Howdy, Ombre (Best Dessert Photos from Around the Web)

This “Ombre” dessert and fashion fad just isn’t going to go away any time soon – and thank goodness for that!  I absolutely LOVE the ombre image – a single color gradient getting darker or lighter.  It’s a gorgeous feast for the eyes and tummy, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Ombre inspired dessert images from around the web for your viewing pleasure. Also – if you’re planning.

Almonds, Almonds Everywhere!

Almonds, Almonds Everywhere!

According to the Almond Board of California, consumers are most likely to be introduced to almonds through confectioners!  Hurrah for us, because we get to help people enjoy one of the yummiest and healthiest snacks around.  Almonds have some major health benefits that make it a worthwhile snacking option.  Here are just a few of those benefits: Good for brain: Almond is a source of many nutrients which help in development.

Hello Kitty Party Favors!

Hello Kitty Party Favors!

Do you have a little girly-girl who loves Hello Kitty and wants her birthday party to be Hello Kitty Themed?  We have some fabulous products that will make a huge impact at that party and will bring giant toothy smiles to your little girl’s face, as well as all her lucky friends who get to attend. First up is the Hello Kitty Candy Necklace.  This delicious candy necklace comes with.

Olympic Caliber Desserts – Best Pics of the Web!

Olympic Caliber Desserts – Best Pics of the Web!

In honor of tonight’s opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, we’ve collected images from all over the web commemorating the games and individual events.  Take a look and throughout the games submit to us any of your own Olympic Dessert photos to Lauren (at) SweetCityCandy (dot) com and we’ll add them to the post! Above photo is from BizBash.com Above photo is from CutestFood.com Above photo is from HoosierHomemade.com.

Summer Camp Themed Birthday Party

Summer Camp Themed Birthday Party

Some lucky kid got an AWESOME 4th birthday party with a summer camp theme!  Would you just look at that cake with the Twix & Rock Candy Crystal fire kindling?  The details of this party (and the games – oh, the games!) are so well done.  Take a look! I, of course, am obsessed with the candy selection, which is superb not only for its theme appropriateness but also for.

Olympics Party Ideas!

Olympics Party Ideas!

The Summer Olympics are just a week away, so who’s having a party?  Lots of you are probably planning some kind of get-together centered around your favorite sports, whether it’s swimming, gymnastics, women’s soccer or track & field (or whatever other Olympic sport you’re into). Well we wanted to make that candy buffet you’re planning easy-peasy, so here are our top picks to go along with those famous Olympic Ring.

Party Decor DIY – Yarn Wrapped Vases!

Party Decor DIY – Yarn Wrapped Vases!

Check out these awesome party decor DIY vases, everyone!  They are so chic, stylish and SIMPLE! The instructions call for the  most basic items so all you need to buy are cool shaped vases, flowers and yarn to match your decor and everything else you probably already have at home. – Vases – Yarn – Scissors – Hot Glue Gun – Glue Sticks – 1 Bunch Mini Dahlias (or other.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting = HEAVEN!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting = HEAVEN!

Holy Cupcake Heaven, Batman – check out these Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting! These cupcakes have my three favorite things in them – chocolate, peanut butter and cookie dough! I literally drooled on my computer keyboard when I saw these photos on GimmeSomeOven.com (cute name for a blog, too, don’t you think?) GimmeSomeOven’s recipe was adapted from Lindsay Landis’s The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook – one of.

Top 10 Most Expensive Desserts in the World!

Top 10 Most Expensive Desserts in the World!

Well, here’s one list we’re glad our products aren’t on!  TopTenz.net put together a list of the Top 10 Most Expensive Desserts in the World, and boy are they pricey!  The cheapest one starts at $854 and they go all the way up to a $1.65 million dollar fruitcake – whuuut?  I was surprised that a fruitcake – the most ridiculed and lambasted desserts of all time actually “takes the.

Product Highlight: Hot & Sour Whirly Pops

Product Highlight: Hot & Sour Whirly Pops

Just in time for summer fun, we have Adams & Brooks’ famous Hot & Sour Whirly Pops on SALE!  That’s right, a case (24 count) of these delicious whirly pop classics is normally $30.48, but for a short time you can buy them on our website for only $18.24. If you’re planning a special summer pool party or beach bash, these awesomely delicious orange, yellow and green whirly pops are.

Colorful Muppets Birthday Party!

Colorful Muppets Birthday Party!

This bright and colorful Muppets themed birthday party is so amazing, don’t you think?  What little kid wouldn’t love to have this birthday party?  The colors, the candy, the games – what more could you ask for? Here are some photos: This party is such a feast for the eyes and the stomach!  There are about 4 times as many photos on Kara’s Party Ideas so please click here to.

Gorgeous Dress Made of 50,000 Gummy Bears!

Gorgeous Dress Made of 50,000 Gummy Bears!

An Alexander McQueen inspired gown has been created from 50,000 colorful gummy bears!  How amazing is this?  The dress was handmade for TWELV Magazine’s debut issue and weighs a hefty 220 pounds. It takes three super strong people just to move it, so we probably won’t see anyone dancing in it any time soon. How exactly is a gummy bear dress made? First, steel wire is twisted to create the shape of.

Five Fun Things for Friday!

Five Fun Things for Friday!

Wow, it’s been a long time since our last Five Fun Things post.  There are just so many cool things out there right now, we’re just going to dive right in.  Here are Five Fun Things that we are totally loving right now. Salt Cellar and Spoon (0r candy dish, depending on how you want to use the bowl) from Jeanette Zeis Ceramics on Etsy.   Pretty much everything on.

Did You Know We’re on Pinterest?

Did You Know We’re on Pinterest?

Yes, it’s true!  We are on that wildly popular website that everyone is talking about – the one that lets you pin you favorite photos into groups for inspiration, fun and sharing! We’ve got 10 amazing boards and tons more on the way so you can pin your favorite candy, dessert table and party inspiration photos to your heart’s contest. Here’s a sampling of some of our boards.  To see.

Super Cute Ice Cream Cone Event Decor!

Super Cute Ice Cream Cone Event Decor!