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Happy Birthday to my son Skyler who turned Sweet 16 on Saturday! We surprised him with this candy tower at school on Friday. By the end of school, of course, there was no candy on the tower! This is a spin-off of something we did at my high school in Wisconsin. When you turned 16 your friends would bring you "candy ribbons" for you to wear. They would basically attach candy with tape to ribbons, the 1/2-inch sized wrapping paper ribbon, and attach a bow to the top. They would pin it on you and all day long people would pull candy off your ribbons. If you had a lot of friends, you would be wearing a lot of ribbons! It was a fun tradition!
I found this candy tower idea on Cheap Chic Home's Web Site. I am a follower of her web site; she has a lot of great ideas. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make one for my son's 16th.
Directions for Candy Tower:
It is very simple to make.
1. You need some oasis or styrofoam blocks. I used 4 larger oasis blocks for the bottom part and two smaller oasis blocks for the top part. The bottom oasis came in a package of two, shrink wrapped. I kept the shrink wrap on the oasis.
2. Hot glue the two bottom pieces together (4 blocks) and then glue the two smaller pieces together. Glue the smaller pieces on the top of the bottom pieces.
3. Using a low-heat hot glue gun, glue on the candy. My daughter Talley helped me!
4. Finished it off by gluing some candles...no, we didn't light them, curling ribbon, and a balloon weight-- the kind that looks like fireworks --- from the Dollar Store.
What I really like about this is that we took it to school and all the kids ate the candy --- and not me!
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