Summer memories

I adore summer!  I mean, who doesn’t?  The smell of freshly mowed grass, steaks on the grill and children giggling while running through sprinklers.  Summer certainly provokes wonderful memories.
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 Summer weddings are possibly my favorite, except the ones set outside when its stifling hot. 

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Now, for those of you who aren’t from the south, the definition of the word describes summers here to a tee!

Definition of Stifling (of heat, air, or a room) very hot and causing difficulties in breathing; suffocating.
“stifling heat”
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Now throw in a candy buffet…you can only imagine how I cringe when a client is insistent upon on having an outdoor candy buffet in the middle of summer!  It makes me sweat just thinking about it.  I had a couple come to me with just this idea and at first, I must admit, I was dreading it, not the candy bar…the outdoor part.  But the more that I got to know this couple and their amazing love for one another, the more I was willing to do whatever needed to make this work. 

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The bride lost her mother at a young age and as a mother of two daughters, my heart immediately ached for her.   I think it’s most mothers dream to watch their beautiful daughter walk down the aisle, so I wanted this small part of their day to be as beautiful as possible. 

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Her mother’s favorite candy were circus peanuts, so we decided to incorporate them into her pink & white themed buffet, which turned out to be a beautiful addition.

The rest of the candy bar was filled in with white & pink candies along with champagne truffles.Maness_0759 Maness_0761

The day finally arrived and don’t you know that right smack dead in the middle of summer we had a front move in that provided that particular day with an abundance of beautiful sun & cool temperatures!  It was like magic or maybe an angel looking over this sweet girls day.  It was truly amazing…what a wonderful memory!

When creating the perfect candy buffet for your event, be sure to display an array of different candies….a little something for everyone.  Plan for 1/4lb per guest; remember, it’s a guestimate as some guests will take more and some will take less. 

Here are a couple of websites I recommend ordering your bulk candy.  Remember, if your event is in the summer, you will need to make sure they are delivered with cold packs and shipping can be more expensive. Candy Warehouse, Sweet City Candy!

Overload your summer with beautiful memories! 

XOXO

Robin

May parties are abundant!

May certainly has a number of reasons to celebrate…

Derby, Mother’s Day, & Graduations are just to name a few.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of creating a wonderful day for a graduating 5th grade young lady.

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The focal point for this party was the desert table.  It was packed full of sweet treats. 

Everything from flavored popcorn to gumball necklaces.

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I love using unique party favors, so we displayed necklaces for the girls made of

shiny gumballs & clips! 

As you can imagine…they were the hit of the party!

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Small boxes are perfect for filling with treats.  Don’t forget to provide cute containers for guests to fill up!

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  The desert table was filled with sixlets,

Hershey kisses that were adorned with “Congrats” labels, Swizzle sticks tied with ribbon &

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Pink candy coated popcorn all kept with our over the top theme!

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This gorgeous cake was created by Martine’s.  Her work is amazing & never disappoints!

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Macaron’s & cookies gave something for everyone to enjoy! 

Ok, so maybe the macaron’s were more for the adults! 

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And of course the photo booth!  This is an easy way for your guests to have fun & get goofy! 

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Spray paint wooden frames from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s for adorable photo frames. 

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Until next time…..

XOXO,

Robin