I'm not usually a huge fan of football (soccer) but something about the World Cup that just makes me wanna watch, party and cheer. We've always held world cup match watching celebrations in our family since I was a child, so I guess it's tradition now. Especially since this year it's been held in Brazil!! Talk about fun overload, right?! :)
So all this week I'll be sharing some creative party ideas inspired by the beautiful game, and itsworld cup host country!! So you can expect a touch of samba, a pinch of folia and lots of fun on the 'menu'! ;)
I got this funky idea for the candy display for mySoccer Football inspired desserts table (coming tomorrow) from the Brazilian Carnaval party styled by our Crissy last year. I got so many emails asking how it was done, that I decided to share here.
It's so simple to re-create but looks impressive when it's done. I worked with the fabulous SweetWorks for the candy- Gumballs and Sixlets.
DIY Funky Football Soccer Candy Display
1) Start with green, then white, then black. Carry on alternating side-by-side until you have a full row covering the outer edge of your candy jar.
2) Then start layering another row of gumballs on top of the first. this time start with white gumball, then black and then green; until you have a second row.
3) Now fill the center of the jar with Sixlets, up to the level of the rows.
4) Repeat adding two rows at a time, and filing the center gap with more Sixlets.
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.