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Retro Candy Theme Birthday...Preparations 
Apr. 12, 2012 8:41 pm 
Updated: Apr. 14, 2012 7:53 am
I am preparing for my daughter's upcoming 6th birthday party on Saturday. We decided to go with a "retro candy" theme. The theme is more about the colors than actual retro candy although there will be rock candy and cherry sticks on the candy table.
Here is a sneak peak.....I am trying to get an early start as I usually wait until the last day then rush around cleaning the house, grocery shopping, baking, and setting up. More pictures to come once everything is complete before the party begins on Saturday!
Scroll through my older blogs on AllRecipes to see what I did previous years for my daughter's birthdays!
Retro Candy Birthday Party
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Retro Candy Birthday Party
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Setting Up Candy Table
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Beverage Area
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Apr. 13, 2012 5:08 am
I love it. I too get ANYTHING I can done ahead of time. My motherinlaw always asks, "What can I do"? And usually my answer is nothing because its already done. Or there is a list on counter with exact times as to when something needs to be put in oven, or taken out, etc. I want to enjoy the party too! And it amazes me to see so many hosts/hostesses rushing around at party time not mingling with their guests or enjoying. Some tasks sure but running around with your head cut off to me is more for self attention. Anyway, good job on the idea and please enjoy. AuntE
Apr. 13, 2012 7:05 am
I love retro candy, makes me nostalgic. You look to be very well organized, so much less stess on party day. I'm a last minute girl myself (not by choice), and I'm always down to the last minute...makes for a frazzled hostess! Happy Birthday to your little girl!
Apr. 13, 2012 2:39 pm
I am very last minute myself, I am glad I got started a day earlier this year. I am tired tonight, yet I have so much to do. I work better under pressure! :)
Apr. 13, 2012 6:53 pm
Beautiful photos, MSC! Hope to see the rest!
Apr. 13, 2012 8:16 pm
Thanks Bibi!
Apr. 14, 2012 7:53 am
I love all the photos of retro candy. I am a planner when it comes to parties. Theme parties are a wonderful way to keep organized. You will enjoy this party because you are already planning ahead!
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I have a daughter that loves to help me bake. We spend Christmas Eve in the kitchen making special cookies for Santa together.
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I failed several times at trying to make fondant centers for truffles. I decided to put my candymaking book away for a while!
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