Kids love rock candy sticks. Place them by the door and they won't be able to resist taking one for the road as they leave the party. To add a little embellishment, cut strips from our printable black-and-white striped paper, attach with double-sided tape and cut into a flag shape. Display on a white platter so the colors pop.
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.
This hen-and-chick turns deep red when the temperatures drop, and then it stays red year-round. It’s known as a cobweb sempervivum because of the white growth on its leaves that looks like a spider web. Rosettes grow two inches tall and 12 inches wide, spreading by sending stalks of baby rosettes out from the mother plant. Plant them in a rock garden or a container. Zones 3 to 8.
For an even bigger kick, use red, green or blue rock candy and tint your bubbly with festive colors. Added bonus: You'll feel like a kid again.