Sunday, July 12, 2009

11 months and counting..

11 months from yesterday, we'll be surrounded by family and friends, celebrating the night away. I can't wait!

In the interim, there are still things to be taken care of. One that has been slightly stressing me is the centerpieces. We thought we had found something great with the photo centerpieces -

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the mock up that I made (not these!) left a lot to be desired. After lots of looking with very restricting requests (no floral, no candles) we finally happened on an idea that has the potential to be a winner: candy centerpieces!

Now, I had already thought and dismissed the candy idea. Remember the candy trees that I had considered? However, what about a centerpiece that didn't require all of the setup that the trees and other ideas would require? It was time to start looking for some inspiration pictures. Here are the ones that struck my fancy to begin with:

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But now, where to get the candy? And where to find candy that matches our color scheme? And to find the containers?

Surprisingly, the candy was definitely the easiest part. Oriental Trading and Candy Warehouse were kind enough to supply a few hits! We've ordered samples of these from OT.



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The red roses break into individually wrapped lollipops. My thought/plan is to also use white rock candy (my favorite!). We're looking for small containers right now. I love the look of sundae or parfait glasses, but haven't found any place that has them cheap just yet. We're going to need two per table to go with my vision, and we'll have somewhere between 31 and 38 tables.... so we would need at least 60 some odd containers. If anyone knows of someplace to find cheap cheap glassware (less than a dollar apiece) please fill me in!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Really cute idea! I ordered a few things from Dollar tree direct...I popped on there today and they are having a stemware sale!

http://www.dollartree.com/kitchen-tableware/drinkware/213c264c264/kitchen-tableware/213/index.cat

When I ordered, there was noi shipping cost- I just had to pick it up at my local DollarTree store. Good luck!