Friday, January 6, 2012

Sweet 16

So when my older niece was about to turn 16 I lent a very helping hand in planning the party with my SIL.  My SIL was gracious enough to allow me to be so much a part of this party.  After spending hours scouring sites with my nieces I was able to see what she would like and want.

I was inspired in so many directions and if I had an indispensable amount of money I could have made a display fit for royalty.  However, both our pockets were limited so here is what I came up with:

As you can see, the theme was SWEET.  I used a site called to print out some free printables.  That is where the labels came from that are on the vases.  I then bought 2 packs of Pink sparkly alphas and made the words on the labels.  I also bought self adhesive bling to add to the labels.  I bought the different sizes of vases from the dollar store.  I made the chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered pretzels myself.  

I also made the hand made chocolates in the YUMMY vase, around the marshmallows along with the hand dipped marshmallows and I made the chocolate hearts on the sticks.  Then I bought  the pink with black polka dots 12x12 paper and altered 2 Whitman's Samplers chocolates bottoms of the boxes with it.  I also bought blinged out numbers which you can't see in these pictures of "16" which are on both boxes.  I took the 12x12 paper and fashioned cones out of them simply using a piece of tape to hold them together leaving a small opening at the bottom.  Inside the chocolate boxes I used foam, like they do for planters, and place paper on top of it.  I then placed skewers on the back box in various places as well as different sized skewers.  I then place then cones onto the skewers and filled them with freshly popped popcorn and filled the bottom of both boxes with M&Ms.

Then I used a site called to create these personalized candy bar wrappers for each guest to take home.  

It was a fun way to do something extra special on a budget and it was easy as well!!  Everyone enjoyed the sweets table!!

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