- 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.
As much as I love styling for holiday parties, I have to admit that decorating around the home has – in recent years – become much more fun. Sure, sugar-crashes pine needles aren’t fun, but I do love spending time with my sons.
One of my boys likes photography and has some mild interest in it. He was more than eager to help me take pictures of one of his favorites – candy. It was fun, and all we’ve managed to accomplish was a
tray full of candy the Dining Room centerpiece/coffee table vignette. and gum balls. I mean, where would we be without gum balls? Don’t you remember that nasty double-bubble that tasted (and looked) like a very sweet Pepto-Bismol?! That stuff was the best 3 seconds of every kids lives (and their teeth too.)
Did anyone else get ABC gum stuck in their hair? That was the worst. But probably not as bad as the fan/hair incident I witnessed in the summer of ’13. That was equal parts alarming and amusing, and I have to admit that I took a picture of the whole debacle. I’m that mom. Of course, I’d be crying too if my hair just got caught, and stuck, in a fan.
Holiday Decor Tips:
- Have fun. Sometimes you should eat candy.
- Try not to use more than three main colors
- Layers – you do it with your wardrobe, now do it with your dishes!
I think my sons thought it was Christmas morning when I showed them what we would be using in today’s photoshoot! I apologize to my friends and family right now: These goodies will end up on your doorsteps or in Christmas crafts. And if you aren’t lucky enough to live in my (well, it’s our’s really) neighborhood, here’s your chance to win a $50 in Sweetworks candy (you all remember Sixlets® now, right?) Sweetworks has all the colors of candy and gumballs you could ever need for any of your special parties (p.s. you need six bags of the colored gum balls to fill this vintage gum ball machine!) I’ve seen candy favors at weddings, I’ve used them to decorate at an open house and as a snack for my son’s Valentines Party; why do we love to look at colored balls of sugar so much?!
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A special thanks to SweetWorks for sponsoring this post and adding some Christmas cheer to a gloomy (literally) day!