Once upon a time there lived an amazing woman; cook, house keeper, cleaner, doctor, nurse, chauffeur, banker, teacher, nuturer, disiplanarian….
My Mother is AMAZING! So last Sunday, after months and months of planning, I threw her a surprise 60th birthday luncheon. Gathering all our close family in one room to celebrate her birthday was a task and a half, but it was well worth all the texts, emails and telephone calls!
At the end of the meal I unveiled a candy table full of her favourite sweeties. I knew we wouldn’t need any more food after a gorgeous three course lunch, but I thought it would be nice to give everyone a little personalised goodie bag to take home.
For weeks I googled ‘candy table’, reading other peoples advice, their do’s and dont’s. I must have looked at hundreds of images of elegantly dressed tables with jars of coloured sweets and cupcakes.
Once I had decided on a pink theme, I set about gathering bags and boxes of Mum’s favourite jellies, chocolates, boiled sweets and marshmallows.
I ordered personalised candy bags and jar tags from etsy. I bought matching raffia ribbon to tie around the candy jars.
The jars came from The Glen House pantry; having chucked them in the dish washer, I wrapped raffia around them and hung the personalised tags.
I set out the pretty jars of sweets at the luncheon, alongside a framed note, candy scoop and candy bags.
It was a delightful to watch the table being raided by the family.
“Happy 60th Birthday Carol” candy bag
I wrote a personalised thank you note, inviting everyone to help themselves to Mum’s favourite sweets.
Ssssh, these ones were mine….
Happy 60th birthday Mum!