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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Create your own Candy Buffet

As we all know CANDY is truly the "reason for the season", this year why not try setting up a scrumptiously sweet candy buffet for your ghoulish guests to enjoy.

Here are 5 tips for creating a Sweet B Style Candy display:
1. Color Scheme - Try selecting a color scheme for your buffet, and select items that will match and compliment it. Orange and black are traditional, but how about pink and orange ,Orange and white, lime green black and white..... a ghostie buffet could be black and white, fall colors of brown, orange and red may also look stunning! 2. Fabric underlay - Use fabric yardage to create a colorful underlay for your display. Textured fabrics such as brocades, satins and sequence will sparkle under candlelight. Use fabrics that match or compliment your color scheme - bunch, drape, and layer for even more texture and interest.
3. Containers - Use containers of various heights and shapes to hold candy. Thrift stores are great resources for glass jars, vases, bowls and cake stands. Make sure each jar that you fill has a spoon or scoop for people to help themselves.
4. Organize - organize your candy by shape, color, size, or type. Don't create a "Hodge-podge", keep clean lines and make sure candy is accessible and easy to reach.
5. Height - One tall centerpiece or candy container will draw the eye and "make a statement". Mount painted branches in a vase, fill a tall jar with giant lollipops, or stack pumpkins high for best visual impact.
To see more pictures of MY candy Buffet,
and have a chance to win one of three great prizes,
- Amelia Schaefer
Sweet B Folk Art
Proud Member of STJ!


yoborobo said...

Oh, I am soooo trying this. How can you lose? A candy buffet! Two of my most favorite words in the same place! LOL! Thank you!

~dani~ said...

This buffet is WICKED good. Awesome idea. And your pics are amazing. Geez I so love Sweet B!!

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

What a great idea! These photos are beautiful and who can resist candy?? YUM!

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Look so festive! Great post :)


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