Many people ask the party planners here at Party411.com what are hi impact ways to decorate that don’t cost an arm and a leg. We usually run down a list of options, (balloon bouquets, crepe paper streamers) and the one that no one expects to hear is foil wrapped chocolates. They really are a fantastic way to decorate. We use foil wrapped candies in our parties all of the time. Usually it’s “edible confetti” of sorts that we sprinkle on our tables. Here is a picture from an Ohio State Bar Mitzvah (see the footballs?)
You can get just about anything in a foil wrapped chocolate; footballs, basketballs, eyeballs, dice, hearts, stars, even tropical fish. They are usually about $11 a pound, but it can go a long way.
I set out little footballs when we have people over for Sunday football games. And I am having a pirate themed birthday party for my brother next month where I will use chocolate gold coins as decoration and a favor.
See how cute gold chocolate coins look?
You can always use fun-sized candy pieces in lieu of novelty chocolate…
It doesn’t always have to be wrapped candy either (but don’t expect your guests to eat it!) For a ski themed party we once used marshmallows…
So consider this the official Party411.com recommendation for candy as party decoration. Have fun with it!