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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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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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It was Valentine’s candy craft day at my house this morning, which led to a sampling of Milk Duds, BB Bats, Bit-O-Honey, Reese’s Pieces, Good & Plenty, and Goobers all before 10 a.m. Sure beats a bowl of Cheerios.

My kids and I started with a brainstorming session and came up with a handful of candy-related sweet sayings, including …

- I’m about to tell you a Whopper. I love you!
- I am such a Goober when I’m around you.
- You’re one Hot Tamale in my book.
- Valentine, let’s Take 5 in New York [Peppermint Patty] City!
- Luv U to [Reese's] Pieces.
- I always have a Good & Plenty time with you.
- Kiss my Whatchamacallit! (All credit goes to neighbor Jenny for this one)

From there, we cut out red hearts from poster board and applied our “sweet nothings” and candy to paper. Snap!

Here are three that my kids made with a teeny-tiny bit of motherly input (see heart #3) …

If you're not into playing "hard to get," this is the Valentine for you.

This box of Milk Duds is empty because we had no self control while candy crafting.

"My kids" made this on behalf of my husband. Wink.

Hope our humble hearts inspire you to create homemade candy greetings for your own sweeties!

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Update: Contest winner announced! Congrats to Donna Anderson, who won the $25 Candy.com gift certificate with her Valentine candy heart phrase: RAWR! Thanks to all who participated. Candy.com fans are sweethearts!


We got an avalanche of responses to the contest question: “What Sweet Saying Would You Place on a Valentine Candy Heart?”

After a careful and top-secret review process, a Top 25 list has emerged.

From the 25 Valentine phrases below, tell us your favorite after this post or on Facebook. The phrase with the most nods wins the $25 Candy.com gift certificate. Here goes …

YOU SWEETEN ME
MEOW
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
RAWR!
U + ME = ?
GLEEK

I’ll post the winner tomorrow.

P.S.  There were quite a few entries that ran a bit long for a tiny candy heart, but these three deserve an honorable mention …

I’D CATCH A GRENADE FOR YA
I TASTE BETTER THAN THESE ANTACIDS
LIKE COOKIES AND MILK, WE BELONG TOGETHER

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