I'm hosting a 30th wedding anniversary party next August. The theme is candy and flowers. I need ideas for 10 centerpieces.
L from Pasadena, CA
Put an all day sucker in a narrow neck vase then add some colorful flowers. Zinnias would be good for August.
Why not find out what the couple's favorite colors & type of flowers are and mix the two combinations together. Then when you see what those choices are then find candies in colors to match. I did a very pretty unusual floral center piece 7 years ago for my daughter's bridal shower. It was a frozen ice center piece with red rose buds & strawberries inside. But you can do the same center piece with any type items added. I'll try to find the link to where I got it from the, Aleene's Craft show. You take any paper carton like orange juice comes in just so it is a waxed carton inside (this helps the mold release better). You add a bit of water to it then drop in your choice of items as you would want them to look after they are frozen for that is what you see on the outside walls of the ice sculpture. On hers I put a large white tall pillar candle in the center first then dropped around the candle silk rose buds and real red whole strawberries with the green stems. And then you fill up the carton with more cold water stopping before you get to the top leaving about 3 inches, because as the water freezes it exspands so you do not want it to over flow plus you need to leave room for the candle to burn as well. Freeze this finished item for a few days prior to your event and take it out of the container by cutting a slice done each side of the carton while frozen to release it from the box. Then just right before the event put the ice sculpture on a large deep sided tray or decorative bowl deep enough to catch the water as it slowly melts and the items inside can have a place to fall and lay in. I put mine in a clear glass large bowl in the bowl's center and around the bowl tucked slightly underneath I put Boston fern leaves and silk white baby's breath pieces. It was so pretty burning. The candle was scented which smelled great and because it had been frozen the candle burned very slowly. As the piece slowly melted away the rose petals & strawberries fell down into the bowl and the strawberries could be eaten if desired. You could do this same idea using any type silk flower heads and unwrapped hard candies and even put you a candle in the center to burn if you desire. But only use the fat pillar candles for they are more stabilized to sit firmly as the ice melts away. You can find many differant shaped boxes that have waxed inside lining like orange juice boxes, etc. You can even use two of the same size flat molds and do two separate molds the same way and then put them against each other for a 3-D look. On those type molds you do not need to coat the sides with anything for they will release easily like shaped cake pans that are deep, etc. The new molds they make now from rubber for your ovens would work perfectly. On those just let the flat side sit in cool water just a second or two to release them then just use the same method for displaying it as mentioned for your center piece.
These sites provide similar ideas to what I saw, it was a long time ago and I could not find the exact episode on which I saw the idea, but you get the idea hopefully.
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