I mostly like Halloween for the candy. When I was little my Aunt Carolyn handed out giant candy bars and Tootsie Roll Lollipops to her trick-or-treaters. She was everyone's favorite house in my community. I thought it would be fun to create a twist on the typical trick-or-treat candy bowl. What about a Party Pumpkin? The idea is not entirely my own. My crafty friend Karen Garland has the most creative "bouquet" in her office. I visited the other day and when I saw it, I immediately needed to know how she made it and then I wanted to make one for myself. So I give you Party Pumpkins and Boo-tiful Bouquets (thanks Karen!).
|This is Peter, the Party Pumpkin|
|Push the lollipops into the styrofoam|
|Peter and his candy afro hair!|
|Karen and her Boo-tiful Bouquet|
I made a version of Karen's bouquet for those of us with ADD. I didn't want to take the time to paint my pot, so I wrapped the bottom in tissue paper. You need a pot, a styrofoam ball, tissue paper, and lollipops. Smaller pots work better with Dum-Dums, but use what you like or what you have. This cost about $3-4. If you have the pot and a piece of styrofoam that will work, the candy is $2.
|Push the Dum-Dums into the ball|
|The Perfect Pick-Me-Up Present!|
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