Every year we have a get together to celebrate the 4th of July. The past few years I’ve been impressed with the creativity from my family members on cute decor, and creative recipes. (I am going to say Thank you Pinterest for that). I am not usually very artistic (though I wish I was) so a lot of my great ideas end up being great big fails. I decided to start early this year and experiment so I could come up with something that looked great, and even that the kids could help me with – we got a supply for great candy from SweetWorks and got to work.
As I looked through my box of red, white and blue sixlets, colored foiled chocolate balls, candied stars and gum balls, I started thinking about Captain America. We set out to make an adorable Captain America shield that we could use on cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes and more.
I tried to make a star, but again, I’m not all that artistic like some of you. So we opted for the candied stars in a red,white and blue pattern, and we were pretty pleased with the results.
The kids were able to help and had a lot of fun. Usually with these type of projects they are tedious and extremely time consuming, but the patterns were a lot of fun!
So we had a good idea of what to do with our desserts – but what about decorations? I found these awesome milk bottles at Target and decided to use them for some decor. We used red, white and blue sixlets to create our centerpieces for the tables. These would also be super cute for weddings as well (SweetWorks sells sixlets in all kinds of different colors).
We have a ton more candy to experiment with, so keep an eye out, I’m sure well be sharing more of our ideas!
Want to channel your artistic side and see what you can create? Enter to win $50 Prize Pack from SweetWorks which includes:
- Item Description Qty Value
- Royal Blue Sixlets 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Shimmer White Sixlets 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Royal Blue Gumballs 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Red Gumballs 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Red & White Peppermint Crumble Jar 1 $ 3.00
- Blue & White Vanilla Crumble Jar 1 $ 3.00
- Red, White, Blue Sixlets Small Peg Bags 2 $ 2.00
- Red, White, Blue Pearls Small Peg Bags 2 $ 2.00
- Red, White, Blue Stars Sweet Shapes 2 $ 2.00
- Red Foiled Milk Chocolate Hearts 1/2 lb $ 6.00
- Royal Blue Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls 1/2 lb $ 6.00
- White Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls 1/2 lb $ 6.00
- Total Package Value $50.00