6 Ideas for Candy Centerpieces

Candy Centerpieces are a hot trend right now in bar & bat mitzvah decor, sweet 16 parties, and even some whimsical weddings. Here are 6 ideas for showcasing your Candy Centerpieces.

Candy CenterpiecesCandy – it’s an invitation to release your inner child.  It’s also a very smart idea for decorating. Candy is colorful, pretty, and fun, and you can use plenty without breaking the bank.  Even when using real flowers, it can be a good idea to incorporate some less expensive decor instead of trying to fill your space with blooms.  Candy can do the trick without looking cheap. There are several ways to work candy centerpieces into your table-scape.

1 – Coordinate With Your Blooms

Candy Centerpiece VaseSource: Jennifer V Designs via Hostess with the Mostess

Sometimes, there’s just no substitute for fresh flowers.  They look amazing and fill a space with color. As an alternative to an enormous floral masterpiece, keep your guests engaged with a creative mix of flowers and candy.   You can also fill a vase with different tones in the same color family and top with flowers.

Red Candy Centerpieces2 – Showcase Your Colors,  Theme or Initials

Candy ShoesCovered in Candy can make almost anything out of candy, from footballs to tennis rackets and Chanel bags. For a show or fashion theme, candy shoes and a candy mannequin are the perfect decorative touches for your tables.

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Candy InitialsCovered in Candy can also make the guest of honors initials out of his or her favorite candy, a perfect touch for the candle lighting table or cake table.

Candy, Sprinkles, Gummy Bears CenterpieceFor a candy theme bat mitzvah or Sweet 16 party, you can display candy favorites in various jars of various types and heights, including domed platters, terrariums, and apothecary jars. View Modern Candy Theme Bat Mitzvah from Sara Renee Events.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding Venues & Vendors3 – Turn The Candy into a Flower

Rock Candy Bat Mitzvah Party CenterpiecesYou’ll have to tap into your inner crafter for this, but there are plenty of easy directions for candy flowers.  Candy topiaries are particularly simple.  You just glue candy around a Styrofoam ball until it is covered.

Check out Wow Guests with Topiary Centerpieces and Candy Topiaries

Candy Topiary 4 – Do Double Duty With Centerpiece Favors

Candy Centerpieces, Centerpiece FavorsLollipops work especially well for this.  What starts out as decor turns into a sweet treat for guests to take home.  These super cute candy-filled wands from Wanderfuls are perfect for a bridal or baby shower.

Jelly Bean Lollipop CenterpiecesSource: Izzy Hudgins via Emmaline Bride

5 – Blend The Candy In With Other Items

Lollipop Candy Centerpieces WeddingThere are plenty of things that you can use to create an arrangement if you think a bit outside the box.  Willow branches, ribbon, pine cones, and fall leaves are all great choices.  Use them as is or dress them up with a bit of paint.  Glue some decorative paper around large cans for a vase.  Add in some coordinating candy, and there it is!

Candy Centerpieces Lollipop MarshmallowCovered in Candy perfectly combines candy of different shapes and textures with decorative, glittery elements.  View more from Covered in Candy.

6 – Candy Table Runners

Lollipop Candy Table Runner If you’re having long tables at your event, we love the idea of lollipop and candy table runners!  Instructions for creative a candy runner are available on anders ruff.

If you need a source for buying candy in bulk, Candy Warehouse stocks a wide assortment of everything from gum to chocolate to red hots.

Additional Credits: My Home Design Decorating, Kosher Scoop, Wedding Bee, Kooki Gifts and Events, Wedding Party Centerpieces

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  • http://twitter.com/mar_palazzo Maria Palazzo

    What adhesive can I use to stick wrapped candies to styrofoam so that they can be eaten?

    • Mazelmoments

      You can use a regular glue gun for wrapped candy. For unwrapped candy you may want to use toothpicks or thick frosting, and make sure the styrofoam is washed and clean. See Dylan Lauren from Dylan’s Candy Bar demonstrate – http://www.today.com/video/today/33479215#33479215