I ordered princess tiara lollipops, tea pot lollipops, chocolate gold coins, candy bracelets, and small plastic wands from Oriental Trading (I love when they have free shipping codes!). I wanted all of these to go into goodie bags, but then I came up with a new idea - Use them all in the centerpieces! And when the guests start to leave, they can take the candy out of the centerpieces ala candy buffet style. This way I won't end up with centerpieces I may never use again!
Since I had tulle and ribbon left over from making the cupcake stand and goodie bags, I decided to incorporate the remains into the centerpieces.
Does anyone else have a cabinet full of vases from flower arrangements over the years? Well I have one very full cupboard and decided to use a few of these vases for the centerpieces. I used craft glue to attach ribbon around the vases to give them all a unifying look.
|Small round vase filled with tulle and chocolate gold coins|
|Princess Tiara lollipops in a medium yellow vase, first stuffed with grocery bags then topped off with the tulle.|
|Tea Pot lollipops in another small vase|
|Another small round vase, filled with candy bracelets|
The taller vases I first stuffed with plastic grocery bags then topped them with tulle before adding in the wands or candy.
I made sure to buy plenty of candy to ensure if the kids grabbed a few before it was time to stuff their goody bags, there would be enough left at the end!