Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Candy Bar

Literally speaking - a bar full of candy. That was the final destination that I arrived at for Brook's Baby Shower favor. Sure, I wanted to do little sweetie pies...but then I thought, heck, why not serve those AT the shower for dessert! That way I don't have to spend money on a cake...which by the way, I am not a cake person. I am definitely more of a brownie, cookie, icecream kinda gal. And thinking about trekking to the grocery store and spending money on cake is just enough to get me in a mood...a bad one. Another hangup with the pies were those mini little tins. I just know that there is someone stupid distracted enough to throw the whole pie, tin and all, in the microwave - creating some sort of fire disaster. Yikes! Bower Power doesn't want credit for anything that requires a 911 call.

Besides, I figure that tricker-treaters are just the ticket for candy leftovers. I don't know that any costumed kids would be allowed to eat the neighbor's baked goods :(


I was so excited to get started that I bought all the sweetums at Target last night on sale. Then I set to work getting them in matchy glass jars for the big day. I will have little baggies on hand for the guests to dig in. This also helps with satisfying the children that are coming - nothing says 'Baby Showers Rock' to a seven year old like a sack full of sweets.

Whatta doya thinks? Did I make the right decision? Should I go back to my original plans? Will the sweetie pies still be a hit? Or is candy always a good way to go? Can you tell that I am getting more nervous?!?

9 comments:

kari said...

I love it. I'm jealous. I want you to be in charge of my baby shower one day.

Freckles Chick said...

K, if and when I reproduce, I'm calling you to plan my shower. I love this idea even more than the cookie pie one. Plus there's something so gratifying and fun about the candy shop concept, scooping up your favorite sweets to your heart's content. Love the glass jars.

G+D said...

I think this is a great idea, Katie! I love it!!

Bayjb said...

I love the candy bar idea. I've been to a few parties with one and they're great. It's just a nice way to cater to everyone's tastes and be nontraditional.

Tammi said...

very oool. I actually saw something similar for a wedding and they even put little silver "scoops" in the jars that had jelly beans, etc. I am going to do this for my son's bday party 10/25...Cant wait! Love the fishbowl with Reese's cups..HEAVEN!

SLH said...

Love it. Nothing screams party like sugared-up females drooling over baby clothes! Can I come?

Katie said...

Girls - you have no idea how flattering that is. There is very little I love more than planning events! And when babies are involved, it just gets better. I really love that scoop idea Tammi but I have no idea where to get them cheaply...any thoughts?

Steph - yes, you can come...as long as you don't give birth on the plane...on second thought, no you are not invited for safety reasons :)

XO - Katie

Tammi said...

Katie-I bought some from SouthernLivingatHome.com-They come as a pair (one is an actual scooper and the other is a small scoop...if that makes sense). I think they were around $25 for the pair, but I gets lots of uses out of them, so great investment! ;)
If you cant locate on SLAH website, I always find great SLAH items on Ebay, just type Southern Living at Home in the search box, most everything comes "New in Box". Good luck!

Katie said...

Oh thanks for the tip Tammi - I will have to 'run' over to EBAY now :)

XO - Katie