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Last December we threw a fun yet fairly simple Disney Descendants theme party. At the time party stores in our area had not yet obtained licensing so that represented some challenges for us but in the end we were really pleased with the outcome and our creativity ended up saving us a lot of money.
We focused our theming around the dessert table. These poison apples were such a fun and striking addition to our table. They were definitely the hit of the party, and they were so easy to make. But first, I had to find sticks for just the right amount of whimsy. I really wanted to go and find some sticks in the woods, sterilize and whittle them to a point. But who has the time for that?
I have a much easier and more sterile way to do it, using wooden skewers and a sharpie. Sharpies solve so many of my problems. I really do heart them. I didn’t completely color them in just to make them more realistic looking and roughed up.
Once they were done, I rinsed and dried my apples and removed the stems. Then I inserted each of the dowels where the stems were. Now I was ready to make the candy. For this you will need:
- Candy thermometer
- Wax paper
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon blue food coloring
- 6 apples
- Tear a long sheet of wax paper and lay it down on the counter (a cooking sheet if you don’t have a heat-proof countertop)
- In a large pot, mix together the sugar, water, corn syrup and food coloring
- Stir constantly to meld the ingredients and bring them to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and insert your candy thermometer.
- When the candy reaches 300°, it’s ready.
- Remove from heat and quickly dip and swirl your apples to coat before transferring to the wax paper to cool.
- The apples will puddle and I think that adds to the look.
We didn’t make a ton of apples, but the kids were able to all get a taste by slicing them. Yes, you can slice a candy apple!
See what else we did for this budget-friendly Disney Descendants party. With a little creativity, you don’t have to spend a ton to throw great theme party.