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One very simple way to incorporate a color theme into a candy buffet is to layer candy in glass vessels.

 

Candy Layering

 

In the example above, layers of 1-inch green and white gumballs are coupled with white Sixlets and kiwi green foiled chocolate balls. White candy is always a great choice as it pairs with other colors perfectly.

This combination would work just as well at a neutral baby shower as it would at a Christmas tree-trimming party or St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Set up takes minutes vs. hours. Plus, beautiful candy is a great conversation piece, and it can be used as a dessert item as well as a take-home treat.

 

Unexpected purple and yellow candies are a beautiful combination for a candy buffet.

 

With candy layering, you can color-match any party theme.

For a wedding with an unexpected color combination like lavender, yellow, and white, you can layer yellow and white gumballs, and accent with purple foiled chocolates, and grape unicorn lollipops. Just a few of these candy-filled glass containers will complement a cake, cupcakes, and other wedding pastries.

Candy combinations are endless, which can make buying overwhelming. A great place to start is SweetWorks’ Celebration candy collection. Each candy in this line is developed specifically for mixing and matching. Another great starting point is the candy by color page on Candy.com.

Use SweetWorks Celebration product line as a base, and incorporate chocolate bars, truffles, jelly beans, gummi candies, hard candy balls, and lollipops.

 

Valentine Candy Buffet

 

In the Valentine-themed candy buffet photo above, foiled chocolate hearts are layered with white gumballs. The focal point is a single red and white swirled lollipop centered in a glass jar filled with white Sixlets.

The jar brimming with hot pink, white, and red Sixlets ties the color scheme together. Only four types of candy are used in this candy buffet, but the color combinations make it look as if there is more.

Get inspired and send us photos of any candy layering that you have done! We’d love to see and share your work on the blog. (Send your photos and contact information to media@candy.com.)

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We received quite a few responses to last Friday’s contest question: “What Short-and-Sweet Phrase Would You Put on a Valentine Candy Heart?”

After careful review, a Top 25 list has emerged.

Post your favorite on our Facebook Page. The phrase with the most thumbs up wins the $25 Candy.com gift certificate.

SM:)LE
WUV
I LIKE U
LUV U BOO
1 IN A MILL
LQQN 4 LUV
S’UP
MWUAH!
4 EVER URS
HAPPY 2 ❤ U
UR MY FAV
❤ U 4EVR
SWEET CHEEKS
PUCKER UP
HI CUPCAKE
LUVM (love you very much)
LYL (love you lots)
LOL (lots of love)
ME + U = LOVE
SMOOCHES ❤
FB ME
TAG ME
PIN ME
YES, PLEASE
JUST SAYIN’

Polls close tomorrow night at 11:59 p.m. est. The winner will be posted on Wed. morning. Thanks all for participating!

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Quick! Answer this question: What short-and-sweet phrase would you love to see on a Valentine candy heart?

Submit your short-and-sweet phrase/saying after this post or on our Facebook page and you’ll automatically be entered to win a $25 Candy.com gift certificate.

Early next week, I’ll post the top 25 phrases and let Candy.com fans vote for the favorite.

Last year around this time, we asked Candy.com fans this very same question.

We got a slew of entries.

From the following top 25 submissions in 2011, Candy.com fans voted “Rawr!” as the winner:

YOU SWEETEN ME
MEOW
RAWR! - winner (“Rawr!” means “love” in dinosaur-speak)
LUV U MORE
SMOOCH
KISS MY …
SUGAR RUSH
SHORE THING
SUGAR LIPS
LUCKY CHARM
LUV U MORE
CUDDLE BUG
URS 4-EVA
LIKE
MY 1 & ONLY
KNOCKED UP
EAT YOUR ♥ OUT
SNUGGLE BUNNY
KISS MY …
LOVE SICK
SWEET BUNS
SQUISHY HUG
SUGAR BOOGER
U + ME = ☺
GLEEK

Help us make this year’s Valentine’s Candy Heart contest even sweeter. Submit your creative short-and-sweet phrases asap! Good luck … and Happy Friday!

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On Martha Stewart’s Valentine’s Show today at 11 a.m. (CST) on the Hallmark Channel, Weddings Editorial Director Darcy Miller showed off the Valentine she’s giving to her own family and friends: Customized glass jars filled with Candy.com Valentine’s candy! (See the how-to and resource guide on Darcy’s blog and view the segment.)

Here are two photos from this morning’s show. (Thank you Jenn!)

Darcy’s Valentine candy jars were darling and seemed simple enough to make, even for a novice crafter like myself (see my humble DIY Valentine’s Hearts). I’m pretty sure I’m going to steal this idea down to Madelaine’s red chocolate lips!

p.s. – Steal the idea, too. Check out the Valentine’s segment with Martha Stewart and Darcy Miller.

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