St Patrick’s Day {candy bar}

Make a St. Patrick’s Day party candy bar

I’m a big fan of the mini candy bar. By mini, I don’t mean “fun size”, although I do like those too (who doesn’t?!).

By mini I mean small-ish apothecary jars with different types of candy, grouped together by color or in this case grouped together by holiday…St. Patty’s Day!

I used these same jars for Valentine’s Day and for Avery’s birthday party. Sometimes apothecary jars can be too big, making them intimidating to fill because it would be too expensive to make it look good. That’s why I love the smaller sized jars. The only problem is that the candy goes fast. It was only the first weekend in March, and we are now left with just Laffy Taffys. :)

A fun thrift store find is any clear glass jar with a lid. There’s just something about glass that just makes whatever it is inside more fancy. Glass containers, whether it’s an old mason jar or whatever, helps make the package pretty. Don’t you think?! The best part is that glass is cheap too!

Let’s talk about the fun part…the candy!

I used here:
– rainbow button candy
– chocolate gold coins (Aiden’s favorite)
– green apple gummy bears (Kyle’s favorite)
– peanut butter duets (aka peanut butter pillows – my favorite)
– Little Debbie kite brownies (Avery’s favorite)
– green laffy taffies

I stuck with the green – rainbow – gold theme, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

I finally took down my old spice rack that we got as a wedding gift, probably still had the same spices in them (yikes!), and I replaced it with this magnetic chalkboard. The chalkboard is a thrifted frame painted white and the center is sheet metal sprayed with chalkboard spray paint.

It will be a fun little spot to decorate for holidays.

Have you ever had this kind of candy? Peanut Butter Duets? They’re my favorite! I can only find them at the Cracker Barrel, so if we’re ever near one, I love to stop in.

To tie all these different containers together, I used the nesting clover dies along with heart shaped dies from Lifestyle crafts along with some green ribbon. You can get 20% off these Lifestyle Crafts dies with the promo code: NOBIGGIE at checkout.

*Don’t forget to stop the ends of your ribbons from fraying with this quick tip.

Do you get into St. Patrick’s Day? This is about it for us, and since most this candy is now gone…I guess we’ve already celebrated. ;)

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

For another possible resource for saving on holiday treats, tableware, and more, try these Target coupons.


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Comments

  1. 1

    I love the look of candy bars – especially color-coordinated ones! I’ve seen them done at weddings where the bride must have taken months to collect candies that match her wedding colors.. all different types.

  2. 2

    I love this idea! I think the candy would be gone within hours at my house and it would most likely be me eating it all! Those apothacary jars are such a great idea and candy does look so much more enticing when inside these cute litle jars. Where did you find your great jars? I’m thinking Taipan might have a good selection but your right, they would have to be smaller!

  3. 4
    Heidi Bigler M. says:

    Your jars look so cute with the candy and ribbon!!! I’ve got to get those Little Debbie brownies! YUM! and the Duets sound heavenly! I was shopping yesterday and picked up an Apothacary jar at Target and I filled my big jars with green vase fillers but need to do the smaller ones with candy now. :) Thanks for the ideas!

  4. 5

    What an adorable idea! I love how you set everything up! :) Megan

  5. 6

    cute cute!!! love your blog!

  6. 7

    I love this idea…although I’m fairly certain my toddlers would drive me nuts to have the candy all day long until it was gone!! :)

  7. 8

    Love your candy bar!!!! So sweet looking!

  8. 9

    It’s so nice to be able to reuse this over & over again. And I agree, the glass jars make everything more fancy!
    So glad I stopped by, newest follower via Pinterest & g+.

  9. 10

    Wish I would have found this before 8pm on St. Pat’s. Such a fun, festive and SWEET St. Patrick’s day display.

    Amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com stopped over from Tip Junkie!

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