Both of my boys were in the middle school play Shrek the Musical just last week. Here are a couple of photos with more to follow in my Wordless Wednesday post. Here’s Ryan as Papa Bear in the overalls.
We went to all three performances. Everyone did a fantastic job. It made me think back to my school days and wish that I had participated in school plays. Oh what fun these kids had! What a great experience and they made new friends along the way!
I thought, what do you get boys after a play? Flowers? No! My co-worker suggested a candy bouquet. What a GREAT idea. Boy do these two love their candy! Yes! I went on Pinterest to see what I could find for “candy bouquet”. Based on a few different posts, I came up with this version of a candy bouquet.
How to Make a Candy Bouquet
- 4 boxes of Movie Theater Size Candy
- Variety of small and large candy bars
- Air Heads or another colorful packaged candy and Ring Pops
- Paper Straws
- Glittery table centerpiece with stars (after all, they are the stars of the show!)
- Glue Gun
The first five items can be found at your local Dollar Tree. For your glue gun, make sure you have a few extra glue sticks. You will use a lot of glue making this bouquet.
- Glue your boxes together the long way so that you make a rectangle base.
- Trace your base on the cardboard. Cut this out and glue it to the bottom of the base.
- Glue your large candy bars to the straws and then glue the straws to the sides and back of the boxed candy base. I glued a Hershey Bar, then an Air Heads and alternated like this.
- Place your sparkly centerpiece inside the base. You could glue this, but I didn’t. It was weighted down and I didn’t feel it was necessary.
- Cut four straws in half and glue these to the small candy bars. Glue these onto the sparkly centerpiece, again alternating the candy.
- The sparkly centerpiece had some sturdy bendable pieces, so I hung a couple of Ring Pops from these. Add your bow to the front of the bouquet.
You get the general idea. If you don’t want to add a sparkly centerpiece, you can just do candy and glue the boxes together the long way so that it looks more like a tall vase. Tuck some tissue paper on the sides for the finishing touch.
After the play, the boys came out and I presented them with their candy bouquets! Do you think there were any other candy bouquets presented that night? Ummm. no! They were a big hit! 🙂
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