Whatever your passion, black, red, yellow, brown…. sweet, sour or just a tad spicy; colored candy is eye candy that will make your mouth water. The idea of colored candy is so simple and yet so sexy and why didn’t someone think of it sooner? White wedding candy, red valentine’s candy, black and white formal or yellow friendship candy are all the trendy rage of any shindig or sentiment worth its salt, or should I say sugar!
We took a look around the world to see what other people think of colored candy and we found some really great stuff! In New Zealand a lolly scramble is a tradition at any event with kids. This is an event where thousands of lollies (colored candy) are thrown from a moving vehicle where masses of children are waiting to scramble for as many as they can carry in their hands and pockets. Believe it or not, large bags of colored candy are sometimes actually thrown out of an airplane onto fields of rampaging children. What would be more amazing than a lolly scramble in a child’s party theme colors?
Of course the piñata is an old Mexican tradition in which children hit at a hanging paper-maché object until it breaks and candy falls. A great colored candy spin on this tradition is where colored candy is used that coincides with the colors of the donkey, or whatever other creature the kids have just bashed to bits – talk about a surprise!
Over on the other side of the world (an English political function) one grown-up event that was absolutely unforgettable was a high profile fundraiser. It had seat covers which became loot bags for raiding the spectacular colored candy tables at the end of the night. The entire candy buffet was laid out in the colors of the organization holding the event and the cloth bags matched to create a keepsake, parting gift and thank you – all in a single colorful gesture. The opportunities for colored candy themes are limited only by the imagination.
The colored candy theme idea has become so popular around the world that there are now color schemers who can, and will, put together a custom theme. Some examples of custom themes are emotive, like a love candy color scheme, or celebratory as with a christening candy color scheme. Some of the hottest schemes today are apparently; 20s, 70s, Brown, Vibrant and Zot. If you can’t afford your own personal colored candy schemer you may be relieved to know that you can buy color scheme software instead. While this might be a little over the top for some, the idea of color coordinating everybody’s favorite food with an event or feeling is popular.
On a more intimate note the colored candy theme is being used in more personal ways; to cheer up someone with a get well bouquet of rainbow colors or to say I am thinking of you in the recipient’s favorite hue. If the eye candy you have in mind isn’t edible, what will win her (his) heart more sweetly than bouquet of red colored candy? Multi colored candy really is the new black!