One of my favourite childhood memories of Christmas, is having bowls of lollies (candy) on the dinning table for our Christmas lunch. Lollies and chocolates were a big treat when I was growing up, so it was extra special to have them on our table at Christmas. This is one tradition that we love to follow. More recently we have set up a separate candy buffet, rather than just putting lollies on the table.
This year we have set up the lolly buffet using primarily lollies that are white, red, and pink to coordinate with our Christmas theme. We have cool mints, raspberries, musk sticks, marshmallows, strawberries and cream, and chocolates.
We have placed them in apothecary jars on our hall table. We covered the hall table in a gingham cloth and lace doiley. We added our Joyeux Noel Eiffel Tower display, and a silver candelabra that we had at our wedding reception dinner 22 year ago. We also added some candy canes and chocolate spoons.
We made some gingham bunting from white card and gingham wrapping paper.
Now the trick will be to make sure that the levels in the jars don’t drop too much before Christmas!
Here is what our Candy Buffet looked like last year –
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