Candy is always a welcome addition to a dessert table. Rock candy is available in almost every color and adds a fun element to the table. Display it on a plate or upright in a bowl or vase for an unexpected centerpiece.
Place the white candy melts in a bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals (100% power) until the candy can be stirred smooth. Dip 10 strawberries in the white candy, allowing the excess to pour back into the bowl. Place the dipped berries, well-spaced, on the parchment.
Place white candy melts in separate bowls. Heat the bowl in the microwave at 30 second intervals (100% power) until the candy can be stirred smooth. Dip 10 strawberries in the white candy, allowing the excess to pour back into the bowl. Place the dipped berries, well-spaced, on the parchment. Allow the berries to stand until set, about 30 minutes.
Add edible color to the table with an assortment of red and green candy. If toddlers are attending, be aware of candy size and choose easy-to-chew varieties. Mix and match white and clear bowls to accentuate the different colors and shapes.
To set up a Thanksgiving snack station for the kids, fill small bowls with candy, pretzels, popcorn and any other items that would be yummy in the mix. Use a tiered tray for pretty presentation and to make it easier for several kids to fill their favor cups at once. Tip: Try to stick with treats that come in fall colors.
This beautiful table with clean, modern lines is easily adapted for the holiday with a gauzy, mummy-evocative table runner, a cute centerpiece and small votives. Even better, on Halloween this outdoor living room is a great place to gather with friends and a bowl of candy to turn the night into a grown-up celebration too.
Give each guest a pastry bag filled with icing to use as mortar for their holiday home. Or, simply put out a few bowls filled with frosting so that the guests can spread it on with a knife. Kids may need a little help with this part; parents can frost while kids attach the candy.