Candy Making For Kids book + giveaway

I’m a southern girl {humming Sweet Home Alabama} and so when I met Courtney of Pizzazzerie online I liked her just because… {grin}, but then I met her in person at several blogger events (Martha Stewarts Dreamer Into Doers and BlissDom) and then I knew she would be one of those truly sweet blogging buddies. You know, the ones you call when you really need advice and your husband or non-blogging bestie just can’t understand or help. Yep, Courtney is one of those gals.

And I couldn’t be more proud of her! She’s a creative soul and has just published her second book, Candy Making For Kids! And it’s hitting Amazon and Barnes & Noble at the perfect time to help us all gear up for the holidays!

I know that I can’t wait to get in the kitchen with my boys. Most of you know that my youngest has severe food allergies and buying snacks for him can be almost impossible. Making candy sounds like tons more fun. I love to get messy in the kitchen with them anyway and he of course can’t wait to get started! There are several straight out of the book he can try, like:

  • Valentine’s Conversation Hearts,
  • Easter Baskets,
  • Gummies,
  • Lollipops, and
  • Candy Necklaces

And so many more with a slight modification! He and I both are super excited!

Now down to the goodies! I’m giving away a signed copy of Courtney’s Candy Making For Kids plus a child size whisk and rolling pin to one lucky reader!

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this page telling me you’d like to get creative in the kitchen with your kiddos. Yep, it’s that easy!

Deadline: August 8, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

Extra Entries (leave a comment for EACH extra entry please!):

UPDATE! Our winner has been chosen via Random.Org and the winner is #33, Amy McCoy! Congrats Amy! I hope you enjoy Courtney’s new book and the other goodies!

And if you’re like me and you want a copy right now, hop over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and get a copy! And the fabulous thing is, you can have that one signed too! Courtney has darling red + white polka dot book plate labels that she will be mailing out to those who request them so you can stick the signed greeting inside your book.

Here’s how you get your book plate! Just e-mail Courtney at with the subject line BOOK SIGNATURE and show proof of purchase (e.g., screen shot of online order, picture of receipt, etc) along with the address to send the book plate and who to make the greeting out to. 

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Author: Courtney Dial Whitmore; Photography credit: Zac Williams

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About Kim

Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1
    Karen S. says:

    I’d love a copy and I know my kids would be happy to taste test! :)

  2. 2
    Karen S. says:

    Already a fan on facebook!

  3. 3

    My 2 kids would LOVE to make candy….and I’ll admit, I’m a bit excited about it as well! :)

  4. 4

    I already like “The Celebration Shoppe” on Facebook.

  5. 5

    I just liked you on facebook :)

  6. 6

    My daughter loves jewelry and would be thrilled to make candy necklaces!
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    Karen Maloney says:

    My 4yo loves to cook and bake with me – this would be great!

  8. 8
    Karen Maloney says:

    and I follow you on Facebook =)

  9. 9
    Michelle says:

    Oh Man! how fun, my kids are a little young to start today, but in a year I think we’d be all over this! In the mean time I’d love to get back in the kitchen with my nieces for something fun like this!

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    Samantha Galiano says:

    Ooh, I already make candy. I’ve love to be able to teach my kids.

  11. 11

    My kids love to cook with me in the kitchen. What a new adventure into their favorite treat!! :)

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    Brandy H says:

    I love getting creative in the kitchen with my 4 kiddos!! I have one in particular who is 7 years old and wants to make EVERYTHING we see in Pinterest. I think she’d like her own copy of this book for her birthday next month!!

  13. 13
    Brandy H says:

    I like the Celebration Shoppe on FB!

  14. 14
    Brandy H says:

    Follow Pizzazzerie and The Celebration Shoppe on Twitter and just tweet about this giveaway!


  15. 15

    I would love this but I think my kids would love it more:)

  16. 16
    Brandy H says:

    I also have a child with severe food allergies and it is so discouraging when we get a new cookbook or idea book and there isn’t anything he can have. My daughter always looks for something she can make that he can enjoy, too!!

  17. 17

    I would love a copy of the book and so would my kids!

  18. 18

    Would love a copy and get creative in the kitchen with my kiddos.

  19. 19
    Alicia P says:

    I’ love to win for my daughter. We love to back and would love to learn candy making too! We bake every week to give to the firefighter, neighbors and others in the community to show our appreciation. It would be great to make and give candy too!

    Liked on Facebook ;)

    P.S. love the post from Tuesday on Michelle’s watermelon play date. That is my daughter in the photo. We had a blast at the party. Michelle is the best :)

    Thanks for the great give away:)
    Alicia & Morgan

  20. 20

    I’d love to win a copy!!! I know my kids would love it too!

  21. 21
    Teresa Hemsworth says:

    My girls and I want to get creative in the kitchen and make those candy necklaces, So fun!

  22. 22
    Teresa Hemsworth says:

    Liked The Celebration Shoppe on Facebook

  23. 23

    I can’t wait to get sticky with my three kiddos making candy for Grandma at Christmas this year!

  24. 24

    I would love to try out these candy projects with my twins. So cute!

  25. 25

    OoOoo so excite. Me and my little one sure are crazy for candies! I would love to make these with him :)
    Then he can start making them for me ha!

  26. 26

    I follow both on twitter! My user name is :missjasminegee.

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    Anna Doogan says:

    My kids love cooking in the kitchen and these candy projects look amazing!

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    Anna Doogan says:

    Liked The Celebration Shoppe on FB!

  30. 30

    I would love to win, so I could test a lot of more delicious recipe with my gorgeous apprentice, my son Luca.
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  31. 31

    Thanks for the giveaway. My kids and I would have a blast with this book!!!!

  32. 32

    I am already on FB too!!!!

  33. 33
    Amy McCoy says:

    I would love to make yummy creations with my kiddos!

  34. 34

    I would love to do candy making with my kids for teacher gifts!

  35. 35

    I also like you on Facebook!

  36. 36

    Wow! I would really put that book to good use with my daycare kids. We would really love it.
    Thanks so much for the chance!

  37. 37

    This sound like an awesome book! I love to cook and bake for mi little ones, it will be wonderful to give it a try. I am already a fan in Facebook and if this is as good as your posts (which I love) I will love to try it!

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    Brenda Gunn says:

    My soon to be 6 year old daughter loves to be in the kitchen with me so I am always looking for fun things we can do. She’s also developing a love for cookbooks…the other night I saw her reviewing one of mine with her dad :-)

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    Lisa Stalder says:

    I’m starting over after raising 4 children of my own. I now have a 10 & 11 year old stepson & stepdaughter. Could really use some fun ideas to help me be the “cool” stepmom!

  40. 40

    Love to cook with the kids. We are constantly trying to come up with ideas to get creative and especially in the kitchen!

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    Michelle R. says:

    I would love to cook with my kids!!

  42. 42
    Audra Bell says:

    I love to be creative in the kitchen with my children.

  43. 43

    I love getting creative in the kitchen with my kids!!

  44. 44
    Monica Nogueira says:

    Wow! The book seems to be wonderful! What a creative idea of making candy necklaces! They are very beautiful! I enjoyed to see the little girl admiring her candy lollipop, my daughter does the same after making something in the kitchen by herself. My son who is still a toddler makes the sound track with the pan lids while we are all together trying a new recipe. I really love to have quality time with them in the kitchen, they have fun and we all have great memories!

  45. 45

    My kids love being in the kitchen with me. They would have so much fun with this book!

  46. 46

    My daughter loves to help bake cupcakes for daddy and watch us make dinner in the kitchen, but I’m sure she would love the opportunity to make her own delicious creations using your new book even more!


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