12 DIYs of Christmas: Christmas Candy Tray
Today, I am sharing how I styled an easy Christmas candy tray using a few of our family’s favorite treats and pieces from the Lenox holiday collection. This may be the sweetest DIY that you do this holiday season. By the way, this is the 4th DIY of the 12 DIYs of Christmas.
How to Make a Christmas Candy Tray
First, set out your favorite Christmas tray. I am using a beautiful silver metal platter from the Lenox holiday collection. The pinecones and holly leaf design is perfect for holiday gatherings all season long.
Next, make or buy an assortment of your favorite holiday candies and treats! Include a variety of chocolates, peppermints, gummy candies, cookies and white chocolate covered popcorn and pretzels.
Its as easy as 1, 2, 3
Step 1. Use decorative bowls to hold small candies like gummy bears, m&m’s, cherry sours or Red Hots. If necessary, use small pedestals to add height. Begin by placing the largest bowl on the tray, maybe off center. Then, add smaller bowls around it on the tray.
Step 2. Next, place larger individual treats like cookies, peppermint sticks, licorice and chocolate reindeer onto the tray.
Step 3. Last, fill in with bite size treats like mints or white chocolate popcorn (my recipe is here).
Dessert for Dinner
As my kids get older and outgrow certain traditions with sneaky elves and stories of Santa Claus, it has been hard to keep the excitement of Christmas alive. Therefore, I thought it would be fun, and really unexpected to initiate a new a new Christmas tradition… ‘dessert for dinner!’ Of course, we had a meal afterwards, but it was still fun to enjoy dessert first!
So, I set a fancy table with beautiful Lenox mercury glass trees as the centerpiece, gold rimmed glasses, and snowflake carved dinner plates. Then, I served dessert on a silver platter! Plus, Lenox ornaments, holiday decor and entertaining pieces are great gifts which can grow into a beautiful collection year after year.
Paper accents for the table are from Hester and Cook, including the paper Santa placemats and Christmas tree place cards. They are so fun and festive for holiday tablescapes.
Old and new traditions are what bring families together! This was a wonderful feast, y’all!
The 12 DIYs of Christmas
I hope you enjoy this 4th holiday inspired DIY in the 12 DIY’s of Christmas. If you missed the first days of the 12 DIYs of Christmas, you can see how I made a set of berry garland napkin rings for $1, here, a countdown calendar here, and a DIY snow globe lamp, here.