SweetWorks Candy Holiday Decor Ideas #SweetWorksHoliday
This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.
SweetWorks Candy takes the work out of decorating for your holiday party. Not only are their candies wrapped in beautiful packaging, they are, well.. Delicious! I love that they carry the classic brands that I grew up eating. Brands such as Sixlets, Nerds, Oakleaf, Ovation, and Niagara Chocolates remind me of all the wonderful holidays of years past. SweetWorks has been a leader in confections and chocolates for over 50 years!
Our stacking snowman is a family tradition. Each year granma hides candy in the snowman for the little ones. This year they will be thrilled with the little treats that they can eat without getting messy.
Our Santa plate is ready and waiting to be placed by the chimney with carrots for the reindeer and chocolates for Santa!
Frosty is watching over the Sixlets in the entryway. He is motion activated so these treats will be the highlight of the season!
Our His and Her Snowmen are just waiting for us to open the flavored chocolate treats.
What beautiful holiday colors. The silvers, blues and white just shimmer in the light.
Take a simple Red Velvet Cake to a new level with candy decorations!
Are you in the holiday mood yet? This post is only going to get sweeter! We are one of a group of 25 bloggers that each are showing their holiday SweetWorks Candy displays along with favorite decorating tips and recipes. We are also giving away a SweetWorks Candy package to 25 readers!
So to make sure you get the most from this amazing series of awesome ways to make your holidays beautiful, you need to visit your way through the list of sites below. Enter the contest form for your change of winning one of twenty-five amazing SweetWorks Candy prize packages. The event is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. All entries must be submitted prior to midnight on December 15, 2014.
Candy Packages to 25 Winners Valued at $50 include:
8oz Christmas Mix Gumballs Peg Bag (2)
4oz Peanutbutter Filled Santas (2)
4oz Foiled Solid Milk Ornaments (2)
1.7oz Christmas Cane w/ Sixlets (2)
Dark Mint Filled Break-A-Part (1)
Mint Ovation Sticks (1)
Christmas Sixlets Theater Box (1)
4oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Laydown (1)
1.75oz Christmas Mix Pearls (1)
1.75oz Snowflake Mix Pearls (1)
1.5oz Shimmer Silver Stars (1)
1.5oz Shimmer Gold Stars (1)
3.5oz Foiled Semi-Solid Rocking Horse (1)
4.5oz Snowflake Mix Sixlets Jar (1)
4.5oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Jar (1)
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Sarah L says
Going to Christmas Eve service, coming home to hot chocolate and opening one present.
Robin Abrams says
My favorite memory is spending Christmas day at my grandparents house. My cousins and I sitting around the tree opening our presents
Libby's Library says
I was in hard labor (and my babies came fast), on Christmas Eve. I knew that they probably wouldn’t let me come home first thing the next morning, to see the other kids open their gifts, so I talked my husband into letting them open a few, before we headed out to the hospital. Oh my, one of the boys was broken hearted, when he discovered that the biggest box under the tree that was his – was NOT what he thought that it was. He burst out crying. I felt so bad, I begged my husband to take me to the store, so that we could get him what he had been hoping for. He flatly refused and all but forced my into the car, so that we could get to the hospital. Good thing too, because I had our baby 3 minutes after parking, I was still dressed, had my shoes on, and no doctor!
Barb Stenby says
My son’s 1st Christmas is my favorite memory its also the year we bought our Christmas tree (artificial) and we use it every year
The first Christmas with my husband was a huge time for me. I got engaged on Christmas Eve!
Michele Ash says
My most favorite Christmas memory is when I was young and living at my parent’s house with my 2 sisters. We always got excited for Christmas and my youngest sister is 10 years younger than me and 7 years younger than my middle sister. So We held on to the magic a bit longer for her. We used to sneak out into our living room to see what “Santa” brought us and we’d always go to our stockings and empty them out just to see what was in there. Apparently my mother somehow found this out and she thought she’d fix it so that we couldn’t do that anymore by sewing a bell to the bottom of our stockings…. Yeah, OK! We just would sneak out and hold the bell really tightly in our hands and spill them out and check out what we had. The only problem was getting everything back into the stocking while still holding the bell! We somehow did it and we would laugh and laugh all the time because I don’t know if they ever found out that we used to still go out even with the bell attached! Those were the great days and we used to have so much fun! Mom always had Christmas Dinner and everyone would come to our house to celebrate! As the years passed and all of us girls got married and moved out, things changed. Mom no longer has Christmas Dinner and my middle sister has it. It’s so funny to sit and remember all those good times we used to have when we were young! Thanks so much, Michele
robyn donnelly says
Going over to a relatives house for potluck dinner with everything you can think of there. Kids went out to play, men watched sports, women cooked all day. Only thing didn’t like was the kids had to do all the cleaning afterwards.
When I was 6, I got my first bike from Santa!
Libby's Library says
I think that the birth of one of our children on Christmas Eve is the most memorable. We have a huge famiyl (10 kids, their spouses and 23 grand children), so any time we are together – it’s memorable (and loud!)
We moved on Christmas Eve when I was 6. When I woke up it was Christmas morning. I was surprised to find that Santa had known where to deliver my gifts!
My first Christmas with my husband was really special for me. I got engaged on Christmas Eve!
Debra Holloway says
When I was about 4 Santa Claus showed up at our house and took me to ride on the float with him in the local parade.
angela smith says
one of my favorite christmas memories was when i was a kid and i got a kitten for christmas
One Christmas when I was 6, I got a bike! That was the most fun gift I could have dreamed of!
My favorite (one of) memory is when I was 6 and got my first bake.
My favorite memory was when I was 6 and I got my first bike!
Cher Garman says
I think my favorite Christmas memory was when I was about 6 years old. All I wanted *and apparently all I ever talked about!* was getting an Easy Bake Oven. I had seen them at the department store and knew the box was so big! How would Santa have room for this in his sleigh? Much to my total delight, there it was, under the tree on Christmas morning. I was so happy!!
I got engaged on Christmas Eve one year- it made for a memorable holiday for sure!!
Mary Gardner says
My favorite is the year I got my first bicycle from Santa!
Ann Fantom says
My favorite Christmas memory is decorating the tree with my family while the Christmas music was playing and eating cookies with hot chocolate.
carol L says
One of the happiest memories is the year my daughter got to come home from the hospital on christmas eve after eleven aind a hal months. She went into remission. The best Christmas ever. That was 15 years ago and she’s still good. 🙂
I fondly remember my first Christmas with my husband. I got engaged on Christmas Eve!
Laura Harrison says
I was a 4 year old farm kid. My older brother and sister and I woke up on Christmas morning to find no gifts under the tree. It was as bare under that tree that morning as it had been when we went to bed on Christmas Eve.
The South Dakota winter hit hard that year. 1955 was a tough year for our family. It had been a dry year and the cuttings of hay were reduced by half which meant our main source of income had been sliced in half too.
We ate a lot of wild game and never went hungry though. We had chickens, milk cows, horses and all the critters would expect on a farm. They saw our family through the tough times.
Our living room housed our Christmas tree which Dad had cut down by the river that wound through our property.
It was a beautiful tree even without gifts!
Mom was in the kitchen flipping pancakes as Dad came in from morning chores. He must have started them early that morning to account for having to thaw the pipe that served to water the cows out in the pasture. It froze up a lot in the winter of 1955.
We kids had chores too and it didn’t sound like we were going to be off the hook just because it was Christmas Day.
Dad, brushing snow off his overalls, said, “Well, kids, since there’s no presents to open, might as well get something done around here. Those horse stalls need a good cleaning.”
After a somber breakfast, we dutifully walked to the mud room preparing to bundle ourselves to brace the South Dakota winter chill.
Mom came over and helped me get my snow pants on and I recall there was something about her eyes that morning. They were twinkling! She looked happy and I didn’t feel there was too much to be happy about.
Bundled and in the barn, we started the mundane stall cleaning task. We only had three stalls and one had Old Sam, our horse, occupying it so my brother lead him out while my older sis and I started pitching the spent straw in the wheelbarrow.
I was too little to be a big help with a pitchfork so I scooped up piles by armloads. My brother pushed the wheelbarrow across the way to the pig shed. Those pigs didn’t mind dirty straw.
Dad was busied himself by fixing the barn door which was starting to come off it’s hinges while he kept an eye on us. It’s not like he had to make sure we did what we were told to do. We always did what our folks told us to do.
Later on, Mom joined Dad and us in the barn just as we were finishing up the second stall.
Why did she have her Kodak with her? The Kodak camera only came out on special occasions and there was nothing too special about this day. Of course, I only thought that to myself. We kids were raised to be respectful and unspoiled. If there were no presents, there were no presents and that was that. I think my older siblings understood why there were no gifts. They knew it had been a tough year. Me? I still believed in the guy with the long beard and red suit. And that morning, I must have just figured he missed our place.
The part I remember the most about this Christmas was opening the third stall. My brother heaved the tall, heavy, stall door open and there, among fresh clean straw, was a stack of wrapped gifts like I had never seen before in all of my 4 years of Christmases. And I don’t think I’ve seen a stack like that since, come to think of it!
We kids stood there, dismayed and dumbfounded. It was if our snow boots had froze themselves to the barn floor. Our eyes must have been as big saucers when the Kodak flashbulbs started to pop off as Mom caught this event on film.
Dad boomed, “Well, I’ll be! Looks like Santa must have mistook the barn for our house. Don’t just stand there, get to opening!”
At that we dove into the stall and commenced to have the best Christmas morning ever!
Over the years, I thought about that Christmas and how Dad was up early that Christmas morn. The strange twinkle in Mom’s eyes. Dad wasn’t thawing pipes. He and Mom had to have been up most the night wrapping all those gifts and that twinkle in Mom’s eyes? It could be she and Dad had a few toddies while planning their kid’s big Christmas day surprise.
And the money to buy all those gifts? How did they pull that off in the tough year of 1955?
I seem to recall one bossy old milk cow (that Mom was never too fond of) left our farm in the back of a stranger’s horse trailer earlier that winter and she never came back.
Merry Christmas to all and never quit believing!
Sherryl Wilson says
What a special story. Thanks for sharing!
I just did my entry and had an issue. I couldn’t get Klout to work but when I went back to finish my entry i inadvertantly clicked the button to credit for giving Klout. Do I need to do something? I can’t get Klout to work at all, even on another site…
Sherryl Wilson says
No worries..thanks for letting me know. I will see if I can find out why it isn’t working.
My first Christmas with my husband was a huge time for me. I got engaged on Christmas Eve!
melissa cushing says
I will never forget all of the amazing Christmases I had as a kid! Even when there were not a lot of presents, I just LOVED that time of year and everything seemed so large to you! It was magical!
wemoved into a new home on Christmas Eve, everything was packed!
My favorite Christmas memory would be waking up with my family, which included my mother, father, and 2 sisters, and excitedly opening presents together as a family. After opening gifts, we all made breakfast together and happily ate it as we laughed and talked about everything in the world. We would do this every year and then go to my grandmothers and open presents after having a huge home-cooked lunch. Those are my best Christmas memories. Now that I am an adult, I don’t really have much of a relationship with my sisters and my parents are divorced, I hold these memories dear.
Ash L. says
My favorite are Christmas mornings opening gifts and lots of food.
My favorite memory is when we moved into a new home on Christmas Eve. I was 6 and I got my first bike!
Cher Garman says
My favorite Christmas memory is as a child coming down the stairs *I was about 5 years old* and seeing all of the presents under the tree and thinking, “Wow, Santa really was here last night!”
My favorite Christmas memory is getting up Christmas morning and eating Santa Breakfast while we look at our presents that he brought the night before. I loved taking my stocking down from the Mantle and seeing what was inside.
Jennifer Essad says
every holiday season my parents would load us up in the station wagon and we’d have thermos’ of cocoa, we’d stop at Dunkin Donuts for a dozen and we’d drive through neighborhoods looking at all the Christmas decorations. Often it would be snowing, such wonderful memories. This is a wonderful gift, thanks for the chance
Dana Rodriguez says
My mom used to make holiday cookies and home made candies every year.
kelly tupick says
One of my favorite Christmas memories was when i was a little girl and I got a Strawberry Shortcake bike for Christmas. I thought it was the coolest and my twin sister got one too. We were riding them all around the house that morning.
Nancy Loring says
My favorite Christmas memory is sneaking down the stairs before waking my parents up and seeing the glow of the christmas tree lights on all of the present was magical. I still believed in Santa Claus at this time so the memory is even sweeter for me.
I absolutely adore Sixlets! Thanks for the chance to win!
barb macaskill says
My favorite holiday memories are the ones we spent with my Meme and Pepe! They are both gone now but those were the most memorable to me. Lots of great food, so many sweets and if we were really good we got to have a little bit of real crème de menthe on our vanilla ice cream! OOOOOOO! How yummy that was!!
Maria Iemma says
I love decorating with different colors and shapes of candies and chocolates for the Holidays. It is so festive and there is always a snack around!