For all of you crafty folks out there,
you can make your own tree to surprise your child and complete the story!

(And if you're not so crafty, we have an option for you, too)


Here’s one suggestion on how to craft your own tree:

**Spoiler Alert!** This is NOT a craft to do with the kids.
It should be done on the sly to protect the element of surprise & magic on Easter morning :-)

What you will need:

  • Scissors
  • Newspaper (for spray painting)
  • 2-3 small-medium sized branches from a tree
  • String (twine works best)
  • Spray paint
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Pipe cleaners (for hanging candy on the tree)
  • And, of course, candy! Wrapped candy works best.

Step 1

Gather a few branches and tie them together with the twine

Step 2

Place the branches on newspaper and spray paint them (it’s best to do this step outside, so the paint doesn’t ruin your precious indoor thingamajigs)

Step 3

If using glitter, sprinkle glitter on the branches while the paint is still wet

Step 4

When paint is dry, wind a portion of a pipe cleaner around a branch of the tree (making sure to leave enough extra pipe cleaner available to wind around the candy.)

Step 5

Wind the remaining pipe cleaner around a wrapped piece of candy. Repeat for each piece of candy that you want on the tree. And, Voila! A candy tree has bloomed!

Step 6

Plant the tree in the same pot that your child planted the seeds. Do this step on Easter eve, while your little darlings are sound asleep (they’re just so darned cute when they’re asleep, aren’t they?)

Step 7

Soak up the joy & cuteness on the faces of your wee little ones as they revel in the wonder and magic that you created for them.

Step 8

Give yourself a pat on the back, because you are awesome and you know it :-)

And For Those Not-So-Crafty Folks...

Order a Deluxe version with a ready-made Candy Tree!

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Awesome idea!!

Sandy Szabo, Jenny Szabo, and Tara Finegan, the three mama bears of New Beginnings Childcare of Suffolk in Bohemia, had the adorable idea to use little twigs after the children planted their candy tree seeds. It looks as if the tree is slowly sprouting and builds the excitement and anticipation for the children :-)

For additional fun:
You could paint the twigs with white glitter paint and use slightly bigger twigs every couple of days. On the day before Easter, you could glue little pieces of different colored tissue paper to the ends of the branches to look as if candy buds are popping out.

I started this with my daughter and she got SUPER EXCITED when she saw a mere 3 inch white glitter twig in the spot where she had planted her seeds. I can't wait to see the look on her face as her candy tree continues to bloom :-)

Thanks so much to the Szabo mamas for this super cute, creative idea!!!

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Place: The Sweet Gourmet, 69 Main St., Sayville, NY
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time: 12-2

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SALE:
Buy a book, get a white glitter tree for 50% off! One day only.

If you've already purchased a book, bring it down to get it signed and receive the discount on a beautiful glitter tree to complete
the magic for you child!

Visit sugarandthecandytree.com to find out more info about
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Here's a fun, easy, affordable option for parents who prefer to craft a tree to complete the magic for your little darlings :-)

Just get a styrofoam cone from your local craft store similar to the white one in the attached image (The one I purchased- shown in photo of the completed tree- came with a wooden dowel attached for a trunk) However, if you can't find one like that you could just grab a branch from the backyard and insert it into the bottom of the cone.

Use pins to attach flower, leaves or a combo of both.

I used tooth picks to attach the candy.

Plant the completed tree into the pot or the ground, where your child planted the seeds, while your child is sleeping on the night before Easter.

When your child wakes up on Easter morning, soak up the joy and cuteness on their adorable faces when they see the magic that your created for them :-)
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"Sugar and the Candy Tree" & a beautiful 31 inch white glitter tree (to help parents to complete the magic) is now on sale at the Sweet Gourmet on Main Street in Sayville! Pop in and grab a copy if you wish and why not sample some delicious Godiva truffles while you're at it- the chocolate lava cake truffle is my favorite! But my mom ranked the salted caramel truffle #1... Yum!!

FYI- for all you crafty folks out there, you can make your own tree! Check out our website sugarandthecandytree.com for an inexpensive, easy suggestion on how to do so.
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