“Visions of sugarplums danced in their heads”. These lines from Clement Moore’s “Twas the night before Christmas” pretty much sum up our fascination with sugar, especially during the holidays. A holiday sweet shop theme includes items like candy, pastries, ice cream and chocolate and will add a yummy touch to your holiday decor. Fortunately for your sweet tooth, there are many ways to incorporate these sugary delights into your holiday decorating.
1. Ornaments in ice cream cone shapes make delightful gift tags and the glitter “sprinkles” add a bit of shine
2. Artificial holiday candies can be scattered around a table or used as a colorful vase filler.
3. Craft stores offer candle rings and spray picks that mimic the look of chocolate. Use these to decorate your dessert table or tuck them alongside a cake plate for a beautiful presentation.
4. Decorate a wreath for your kitchen or breakfast room using candy picks and small ornaments and wrap it with a candy cane striped ribbon.
5. No sweet shop Christmas theme would be complete without the iconic candy symbol of the holidays–the candy cane.
• Glue bunches of these to an old container to create a mouth watering vase.
• Use candy cane ornaments as place cards at your holiday meal and your guests can take them home as party gifts.
• One large candy cane hung on the front door offers a hint to your guests as to what awaits them indoors.
6. Scatter gold glittered ornaments, fillers and craft picks among your sweet shop ornaments for a sparkly addition to your decorating.
7. Jewel tones will add an unexpected pop of color. Ruby red, sapphire blue and emerald green coordinate beautifully with the colors found on your confections.
8. If your child is having a birthday party during the month of December, send the kids home with an ornament in the shape of a cupcake or other holiday treat.
A sweet shop decorating theme will delight adults and kids alike and the best part—no calories!