Under the Sea Cupcake Candy Buffet

cupcake candy buffet

Lately, Bud has been begging me to make some cupcakes.  I thought, how fun would it be to have a cupcake candy buffet? That way everyone can decorate their cupcakes just how they want.  And since it’s been so hot around here, an under the sea theme is the perfect diversion!!

Celebration by Frey sent us the perfect products to use for candy buffets, which are a very on trend DIY project. Celebration by Frey products are available in many different colors and formats including gumballs, Sixlets, Pearls and Candy Crumble. They also have achieved a beautiful “shimmer” finish on their products that sets them apart from the competition. Using Celebration by Frey products is the perfect way to enhance any party or any candy buffet!

Under the Sea Cupcake Candy Buffet


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Underwater themed tablecloth

Celebration by Frey candies

Glassware of varying sizes

White butcher paper

Colored markers or crayons

Pictures of sea life cut out of magazines or printed from the Internet

Glue stick


Confession time: I just got back from a week long vacation so the first thing I had to do was clean off the dining room table (you know what I mean).  Then I changed out our usual tablecloth (a Mexican blanket) for a cute tablecloth with fish and flowers.

Next I whipped up a batch of devil’s food cupcakes from a mix (don’t judge).  While the cupcakes were baking, I started gathering all the glassware.  Different sizes are nice, not just because you probably have differing amounts of each type of decoration, but also because varying sizes make for a more attractive display.  Mixing large gumballs with little pearls and tall champagne glasses with smaller old fashioned glasses helps to draw the eyes around the whole display.  I also love the variety of colors available in the Celebration by Frey decorations!!

cupcake candy buffet

After the cupcakes cooled, I laid them and the frosting on a shiny tray and scattered some more Celebration by Frey candy around the table and tray.

cupcake candy buffet

Buy Celebration by Frey at major retailers nationwide including Walmart, Target, Party City and Michaels.

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Celebration by Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.


74 thoughts on “Under the Sea Cupcake Candy Buffet

  1. This looks like a lot of fun and very pretty too! I’m sorry I’m so late to comment I’ve been on a blogging break and am just catching up with your posts. I wanted to leave a comment before reading some more.

  2. I would love the Princess Mix Sixlets Peg Pouch. Would be great for my daughters birthday. I love the colors.
    Thank you!

  3. I would love to give my hubby the Foiled Solid Milk Lavender Balls because he would really enjoy some milk chocolate!

  4. I like the Shimmer Girl Camo Sixlets Peg Pouch, I love Sixlets and the colors are pretty.

  5. I like the Christmas Mix Gumballs Peg Bag! I like to have small gifts for associates I visit in retail stores for my job and the Christmas Mix Gumballs are perfect!

  6. I would pick the peanut butter filled milk chocolate heart because I love peanut butter and milk chocolate

  7. I’d love to have bowls of the lavender sixlets out for my teen daughter’s birthday party. Her friends would love them…and it’s her favorite color!

  8. Sixlets are my absolute favorite! I have never seen them in so many colors! I would love to try the gold sixlets because I have never seen them before!

  9. WoW! Awesome. I would love to try any of these. I love all of them on their site, but I really love the princess mix sixlets and the googlie eye gumballs.My dad taught me how to bake and him and I taught my 2 teen girls,so the 4 of us would love to share this if I win
    and make some family memories.I have so many ideas running through my mind that I want to do.summertime is always better with some sweetness.i love ur candy bar.so elegant and pretty.love the under the sea idea.ur cupcakes look good.super cute.i also love construction paper tablecovers for a candy bar.anytime kids can be creative is always a bonus in my book.i will totally have to do this with my girls.thank u for the chance to win.

  10. I would choose the sixlets. I could decorate with these and they bring back memories from when I was a kid.

  11. I’d most like to get their Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hearts because it has both chocolate and peanut butter – yummy!

  12. I would like the Googlie Eyes Gumballs Peg Pouch (1.41oz) as I love gumballs and blowing bubbles.

  13. Sixlets!! They are just SO good, I remember eating them as a kid and they have such a neat texture.

  14. I would love to try the little pastel hearts–they would be perfect decorations and I’m sure they taste really good 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I go for the sixlets most often as they can easily decorate cookies and cupcakes, I also like for us to make our own blizzards with them, we love their crunchines

  16. I’d get some Foiled Milk Peanut Butter Filled Hearts because my sweet tooth wants some chocolate and peanut butter.

  17. I would give my husband the Tie Dye Sixlets candy. He loves Sixlets and the tie dye will be a blast from his past!

  18. I would like to try the delicious selection of Foiled Solid Milk Pastel Blue Hearts. I think this would go over well with my whole family.

  19. I would choose the Purple Gumballs Stand Up Bag! Purple is my favorite color, and I love gumballs!

  20. I would get the Foiled Solid Milk Red Hearts for my daughter’s birthday. She deserves a sweet treat!

  21. I am having a birthday party for my son and the color theme is green and blue so anything with those colors 🙂

  22. The Sixlets would be great to have on hand when I decorate my youngest sons birthday cake. They come in so many great colors and taste good too.

  23. I would get the Foiled Solid Dark Chocolate Pink Hearts. Mainly because I LOVE dark chocolate and shape in a heart.. you can’t go wrong!

  24. I would love to have the Foiled Solid Milk Light Pink Balls for my daughter’s princess party.

  25. I would most like to give the Shimmer Lavender Sixlets to my granddaughters as they love Sixlets. These would also be a great treat for all of their summer birthdays.

  26. I would love the Girl Camo Mix Pearls Candies Peg Pouch. These would be great to decorate my grand daughter’s birthday cake.

  27. I would like to have the Snowflake Mix Pearls for my Christmas baking. It’s never to early to plan for Christmas.

  28. I’d like to get the Finest Assorted Pralines Box. I love chocolate and nuts, it’s a great combo. Then you add some caramel and excellent candy 🙂

  29. the candy that i most love to try at my next party would be the Niagara Foiled Solid Milk Bear Pop (1.5oz)
    !! these would be prefect for my sons party!

  30. The foiled blue balls are so adorable. I also like the crumbles in all of the many colors. These are all so awesome.

  31. I like the google eye gumballs, I’d put them in the kids lunchbox and get major mom points,

  32. I would love to try the Shimmer Tie Dye Sixlets. They would be perfect to decorate Birthday cakes. Thank you for all of your fun ideas to use the candies.

  33. Shimmer Blue Pacifiers Sweet Shapes Candies would be a great gift idea for my cousin’s baby shower.

  34. I would most like to. try the foiled solid milk pastel blue balls. So pretty and who. can resist chocolate.

  35. I like the Shimmer Blue Pacifiers Sweet Shapes Candies to use to make a centerpiece for a baby shower

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