Cute & Simple 4th of July Fun with SweetWorks

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

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

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72 Responses to Cute & Simple 4th of July Fun with SweetWorks

  1. Jeanine says:

    I’d love to use the Ovation® Milk Pumpkin Spice Break-A-Part because I think they’d look awesome on my pumpkin cheesecake!

  2. I love, love, LOVE the Captain America Shield cake! That looks so cool!

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Fun idea! I am all about making fun, festive desserts for our July 4th cookouts, too! I love to get real patriotic!

  4. rochelle haynes says:

    I like thisNiagara Chocolates
    I love chocolate

  5. We have a HUGE weekend party at the Lake! These would be great to help me make things festive!!!

  6. traceyzimmer says:

    These are such neat festive treat ideas! I really love the Captain America shield cake!

  7. Jeanine says:

    How fun and patriotic! We don’t do 4th of July here in Canada ours is July 1st so I need to come up with some ideas for us!

  8. Heather B says:

    I would use the Sixlets. They come in so many great colors and taste good too!

  9. I love red & White Candy Crumble Jar because they are very festive.

  10. I love the Patriotic Candy. I would use it for my Fourth of July party which also happens to be my 42nd Birthday:)

  11. The Harried Mom says:

    What fun and inexpensive ideas. I love the Captain America cake – my kids love super heroes and would love it.

  12. Alice F says:

    I would use Sixlets in my decorations as my Grandmother used to give them to me when I was a little girl.

  13. Catherine S says:

    I love the cake it would be awesome for our BBQ on the 4th. What a great giveaway.

  14. Ora Lee Gurr says:

    I found 4th of July cupcake wrappers with stars. I’m going to snatch your idea and use it for the cupcakes I make. Thanks for the great share and giveaway.

  15. I love having a huge assortment of sprinkles and other cake decorations on hand! You never know when you’re going to need them!

  16. Geez, this entire post has me hungry. I could eat one of everything, perfect for the 4th.

  17. Becky J says:

    I’d love t o use the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes for my cupcakes for July 4th, they are so patriotic!

  18. yumeating says:

    My husband has been a Captain America fan since he was a small boy. I say, while he was still in the womb thanks to his father. So we have Captain America collectibles going back over 30 years. It just so happens he came in the office as I was clicking your blog. Guess what he wants for Fathers Day? 🙂

  19. Crystal says:

    That turned out so cute! I love that you could really personalize it to any holiday or celebration by swapping out the candy colors.

  20. Christie says:

    Love the red white and blue candies! Such a fun cake idea for summer

  21. Debbie Denny says:

    That is an awesome Love the package.

  22. Kecia says:

    Oh, that looks so patriotic and delicious!! I immediately thought about using their pink Sixlets for my sister’s baby shower coming up soon!

  23. The Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes would be fun to use for decorating patriotic treats.

  24. What cute ideas! I love that cake!

  25. Demetra says:

    The cake is fantastic! I love all of these great ideas, I can’t wait to try them.

  26. ascendingbutterfly says:

    I am sure my nephews will flip out for that Captain America Shield cake! Thanks for sharing!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  27. I would get the pink and white for my daughter! She loves pink!

  28. Alison Gibb says:

    I would be using Sixlets because I love them! I used to go to a little penny candy store and I always bought lots of Sixlets!!

  29. Oh my gosh these are the cutest EVER! I love all the fun red, white and blue and your holiday spirit. You are inspiring me to do something fun for July 4th.

  30. I would love to use the chocolate eggs and make an chocolate cupcakes and add mini eggs on top in a next style decoration. Excellent idea love your cake!

  31. Lacey Gross says:

    I would love the red, white and blue mix stars to decorate my 4th of July cupcakes!

  32. Melissa says:

    My son would love to have a stockpile of this candy from sweetworks!

  33. We live superheroes so your Captain America cake would be a big hit with my kids.

  34. wow so many idea with the pretzel for kids and then the cake but i think we might do the crispy treats

  35. Tracy P says:

    Nerds, because it’s my favorite and there are many colors to work with.

  36. amushro says:

    Love the Captain America Shield Cake. My son would go crazy over that cake

  37. Tamra Phelps says:

    I would definitely use the Sixlets in Chocolate Chip Cookies! The Candy Crumbles would be great decorating cakes or cookies!

  38. That cake looks awesome! SweetWorks has some yummy sounding candies!

  39. Kim Pinch says:

    I would use the powder blue and white and the red and white candy crumbles to make cookies. My kids love the crushed candy cane cookies I make at Christmas and this would be a great summer version.

  40. shirley says:

    I would use the Red, White and Blue Mix Stars Sweet Shapes, because they really make the cake look good.

  41. This sounds like such a sweet giveaway! I love the different colored pearls – perfect for different holidays!

  42. I love the Milk Pumpkin Spice Break-A-Part! Sounds great for fall baking!

  43. Leela says:

    Red & White Candy Crumble Jar because they are festive.

  44. amweeks says:

    We have a big crab feast here for the 4th of July…and it includes cupcakes. I’d love to use the Sixlets to decorate the tops of the cupcakes!

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  46. Beth Gilbert Franklin says:

    I used to love Sixlets when I was a child. Haven’t had them in a while.

  47. tracee says:

    I would use the nerds to decorate because the colors are bright and cheery and the shape has a lot of fun textures. (okay, I would actually just eat them. I like nerds).

  48. jamie anders martin says:

    I love sixlets for my candy themed 4th young and old will have a smile on their face 😀

  49. Jan Lee says:

    I’d use Sixlets, Pearls and Candy Crumble on cupcakes for 4th of July. Why? The kids love candy and these are edible decorations.

  50. joanna reed says:

    I like the red,white and blue stars and I would use them for holiday baking.

  51. Leah Shumack says:

    I would love to have the red, white and blue stars to put on top of my strawberry trifle!

  52. hangontite2000 says:

    i would use the red white and blue sixlets, they are easy to decorate with and delicious.

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  55. Dana Matthews says:

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up…I’d like to use the Shimmer™ Coral Sixlets® Peg Pouch to decorate with!

  56. Shannon says:

    I’d use the gumballs because there are so many types and you could do so much with them.

  57. I would love to use the Shimmer Silver Stars Sweet Shapes Peg Bag for holiday decorating. I think they would be perfect for Forth of July or even New Years parties.

  58. msh60 says:

    I would use the shimmer white gumballs, red gumballs, and blue gumballs and layer them in a clear vase – I think I could stick pinwheels down into them and use it for a centerpiece.

  59. Tandi Cortez-Rios says:

    I would love to have the Tie Dye Mix Sixlets®. I would use them to make my daughter a cake.

  60. I’d love to use the Ovation Mint Sticks. They are quite universal. They could be used whole as they are, broken in half or quartered to make other types of decorations, or even crumbled as a topping (or even snacked on in between). I think they’d be perfect!

    Shelly Hammond

  61. latanya t says:

    Bright Pink & White Candy Crumble™ Peg Pouch for valentines day

  62. shea balentine says:

    The Red, White, Pink Hearts Sweet Shapes would be so cute on my Valentines day cupcakes!

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  65. Lisa Walker says:

    I would use the red, white, and blue sixlets for holiday desserts.

  66. Dawn S. Keenan-Banks says:

    I would use sixlets. They are smaller and easier to eat than m and m’s and taste great!

  67. Bridget A says:

    I would have to use a variety of Shimmer Turquoise Sixlets and Lime Green & White Candy Crumble for my brother and sister-in-laws upcoming wedding reception because they are the perfect colors and would go great on the center of the tables!

  68. lexxii88 says:

    I’d use sixlets because they are versatile

  69. Liz Lew says:

    Sixlets, they are so colorful I can do my disney-mickey/minnie themed cupcakes

  70. lissa crane says:

    I would love the Sixlets the most! I think my kiddo’s would love to use these to decorate with and my son would love to make the Captain America cake!

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