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I was so excited when Amanda, of Shindig Parties to Go, kindly sent me her Candy Christmas Collection to use for an upcoming party!  While I am working away on a (much simpler) party with this fun collection, I wanted to show you Amanda's SPECTACULAR party ideas using her Candy Christmas printables!  Her creativity and eye for detail is amazing!  Pull a few ideas to use for your own party or use them all- you and your guests will love it!  There will be more from Shindig following this post~  keep going for the cocoa bar!

Amanda adds so many details to her backdrop and party display~ notice the mix of patterns framed separately, the dressed-up cake stands that Amanda made herself, and the candy topiaries!  Easy store-bought Rice Krispie Treats become beautiful party food with chocolate drizzles and paper toppers!

To make the Rice Krispie Treats, start with store-bought Rice Krispie Treats and cut into bite-size portions.  Add a lollipop stick.  Dip in melted white chocolate and then drizzle with melted red Candy Melts (found at craft stores in the baking aisle).  Easy!

The beautiful cake was homemade by Amanda, but you could also use a store-bought cake and decorate with peppermint sticks.  The always-perfect fondant toppers are from Brittany at Edible Details.

More fondant toppers grace the goodies on the table~

I love the signs that Amanda designed for this party~

One of my favorite ideas from Shindig is how Amanda used printed paper from her collection to make a party hat to display each cake pop!  The "ball" on top of the party hat is a cake pop on top!  She also added fur around the edges of the hat for an extra festive touch~

An easy candy addition is large marshmallows topped with crushed peppermint and served with a striped straw in the center~

I just LOVE the red velvet parfaits served with a Santa hat topping the spoons~  I hope there are still some at Hobby Lobby for me to use this Christmas!

The candy bar wrappers are too cute for words!

Perfect for the treat bags!

Amanda put all of this together and displayed it on the most beautiful tablecloth that she made using a white tablecloth that she already had.  She added ruffles in different fabrics and topped with a bow!

LOVELY!  Thank you, Amanda, for sharing your talent with us! 

You can find Shindig's printable COLLECTIONS in her shop!

There are more photos and tutorials at Shindig Parties to Go Blog

Fondant Toppers- Edible Details  Paper Straws- Shop Sweet Lulu  Twine- The Twinery

Merry Christmas!

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Thank you, Lydia! Your kind words mean so much, and I do hope the table will provide lots of holiday inspiration to your readers. Merry Christmas everyone!
December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Parker
Love everything, but especially those rice krispie treat pops!! What a great idea!!
Looks delicious! I was amazed by the shots! Very clear and the colors are vibrant! You can use these photos as cover for greeting cards too.
December 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPostcard Printing
Wow, this is one amazing sweets display! Love all the gingerbread men, Santa hats, etc. Just adorable!
December 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLissa (Bellenza)
This is beautiful, and totally fits our Christmas decorating theme. Where do you get the red ribbon around the center cake stand and the cupcake holders?
February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanika
I have tried the rice krispie treat pops several times with store bought rice krispie treats, but every time I use them and dip them in chocolate, the heat of the chocolate causes the marshmallow in the treats to melt and they just fall apart.

How do you keep them from falling apart?
August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina
Oh no, Sabrina! I am sorry you have had a hard time with the treats! I typically melt the chocolate in the microwave at 1/2 power and I don't let it get too hot. It is just enough to make it melt but not feel hot. I reheat a couple of times if I have to as I go along in case the choc. hardens before I finish since it isn't very hot. Maybe just go for "warm" and see if that helps! I hope it does, as they are always so cute and (usually) so easy! Let me know how it goes!

August 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
Such a beautiful combo, can't wait for christmas time whith all these colours and sweets! :-)
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRonja
You have such great ideas. I especially love the marshmellow pops.
November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika Brown
Hi Lydia,
I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog, especially this children's party. I have even featured the Rice Krispy Treats on my blog...check it out: Enjoy and thank you for the inspiration!
December 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

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