I have long been a collector of buttons. I have moved my 10 lbs of buttons from home, to university, to home, to apartment after apartment, well my entire life. There is nothing like the feel of running your hand through a bin of buttons, mmm, or having the ability to always find just the right button when you need it.
The world of parties is embracing buttons, not the plastic kind, buttons made of sugar. Oh yes! This is a party trend that is still quiet compared to some, but it is steady and strong. I can never decide if I want to throw a Sew Crafty party or a Coraline bash! Really, I think at some point I’ll have to do both because there are just too many ways one can incorporate edible buttons into a party!
If you’re looking for some sweet buttons for your upcoming party, here are a few super sweet ideas.
I love these sugar buttons. So delicate, so pastel, so iridescent, so beautiful!
Oh yes, these are sugar.
Amazing aren’t they? These sugar creations are handcrafted by Andie’s Specialty Sweets on Etsy. Absolutely stunning little works of art, and they ship to Canada!
What can you do with sugar buttons? Decorate cupcakes like these by Natalie Bode which I found on Pinterest via her Flickr pool.
Or bake your favorite towering cake and decorate it with sugar buttons like this one from Cobblestone Rue. Stunning! The buttons on this cake are made of fondant, but if you don’t want to play with fondant (playing with fondant is so much fun, you should try it!), using sugar buttons is the perfect alternative.
A simple way to include the button motif into your party is by making cookies. I love cookies, they are one of my favorite sweets and button cookies, oh so easy. Don’t believe me? Bakerella has a tutorial on her site that shows just how easy it is! Look at these! So easy to make.
You can also make some buttons using your favorite sugar cookie recipe and tint them ever so slightly with lovely pastel colours like these ones I found over at Cutest Food. Love the way they are packaged, so pretty!
If you’d like to send guests home with an edible favor, then you’ll love this vintage button card idea I found over at Sugar and Meringue! I just LOVE this! And they have a free printable for you!
I am loving the button party trend! What about you? Does this party trend inspire you? Sew crafty or Coraline?