Seeking a sweet way to celebrate? Whether you’re ushering in
the spookiest time of the year or wanna pull out all the stops for your
birthday (sweet sixteen, anyone?), we’ve got just the party plan for you!
Sweets for the sweet!
Score hostess with the mostess classification before your
party gets under way with the yummiest invites around. Head to the drug store
and pick up a pile of king-size candy bars—one for every guest you plan to
invite. At home, cut out brightly colored cardstock or construction paper in
shapes that can be glued or taped to the back side of the candy wrapper. Write
out your party’s deets in metallic pen, then hand ‘em out during lunch.
Dress it up
Ask your guests to take it up a notch and come dressed as
their favorite candy. Love peppermint? Go for striped red-and-white clothes.
Can’t get enough chocolate? Draw a Hershey’s kiss on a white T-shirt, or a Dove
Promise with a message on the back. As the party princess, get bedecked as
Queen Kandy…or Queen Frostine, if ya wanna be true to Candy Land cannon.
While your party definitely needs nosh aside from
sugar-filled goodies, do make your candy bar the jaw-dropping display it
deserves to be. Set aside a big table and scatter glass or plastic jars and
bowls across it, using stacked books to raise them to different levels. Cover
with a candy-colored table cloth and fill the jars and bowls with all sorts of
Candy Land-centric candy—peppermints, licorice, jolly ranchers, gum drops,
peanut brittle, chocolate-covered nuts, lollipops and fudge. Bonus points for a
chocolate fondue station or frost-your-own cupcakes.
Craft candy castles
Feelin’ artsy? Set out graham crackers, frosting and
assorted teeny candies for decoration, and let your guests tap into their
creative side. Build candy mansions, candy huts and candy cars to your heart’s
A party lives and dies by its music, so pick yours wisely!
We love the hits tunes from Katy Perry’s candy-coated Teenage Dream album. Add in Miley Cyrus’ version of “Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun,” “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies, “Candy Man” by Christina
Aguilera and The Chordettes’ “Lollipop.”
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/6/2011 4:46:00 PM
POSTED IN halloween, parties, weekend fun, party ideas, holiday parties, autumn parties, spring parties, birthday parties, how to throw a killer party