A candy bar is a really fun way to help celebrate a special occasion. We used this one for my daughters sweet sixteenth birthday because candy and teenagers goes hand in hand:) I apologize for the photos, we had blue and purple tablecloths covering the windows and I didn’t change the settings on my camera–oops.
For most of the candy containers we used different sizes of Mason jars. I cut rectangular strips of scrapbook paper that matched her theme and placed them on the bottom inside of the jars to help give it a neat look.
We also used paper cups filled with popcorn seeds for weight that we stuck our pretzel sticks into. We labeled all of our treats and candy because we had friends that were coming that needed gluten free treats. That was simple enough using scrapbook pages cut into different layers and typed from the computer.
We also made our hamburger cookies. I think we make these for many fun occasions.
We made chocolate covered marshmallow suckers as well. We used caramel flavored marshmallows. Then dipped each side into the different “themed” birthday colors.
Since it was really hard to be a perfectionist when dipping each side into the chocolate we decided to “fix’ it by drizzling white chocolate over top and adding some sprinkles. That way they don’t have to be perfect just look fun.
We made these treats too. You take a square pretzel and place a Hershey kiss in the middle. Place in the oven on 350 for about 3 minutes, that is it–I let mine go too long and they got hard too fast. Immediately place an M&M in the center and push down. Since ours got harder faster we had to “fix” it by squiggling white chocolate all over it, to hide my mistakes. They tasted wonderful, but now I know less is best for time.
We did some zebra striped pretzels.
Of course we had some purple and blue leftover and decided to go a little crazy on the pretzels too.
We wanted to make little candy carrying containers for the teens to gather their candy in and then mingle. We found these at the dollar store for 12 in a package for $1. We then hot glued ribbon to the edge of the container to spice it up a bit.