Happy happy Saturday, everyone! I hope all my American friends had the most wonderful Thanksgiving and everyone else had a beautiful week. Currently I am sipping on a cup of coffee with the OSU vs. Michigan game on in the background and DJ working on a project next to me. I have just been relishing in this long weekend. I can’t wait to share how my first time hosting Thanksgiving went- but I don’t want to pass over last Sunday November 18th! So, without further adieu, let us jump into the land of Candytopia!!
Candytopia is a pop-up interactive candy experience- basically a Candyland come to life! I loveee my candy, so when I heard about this I couldn’t pass it up. My sister in law, Amy, joined me!
Our tickets were for noon, so I drove down from Cupertino around 10 am to make sure we had plenty of time for parking, etc.
All the sculptures in Candytopia are made of candy. It’s pretty sweet!
Time to go inside!!
We all shuffled into a lobby-type room before starting the tour while they explained the rules, explained how to use the app, and gave a general intro. I was shocked at the creativity just in this room alone. I mean look at this dragon- entirely made of candy. They have a sign next to each piece saying what it is made of and how long it took to construct.. this took 542 hours!
Also in each room you enter there is a box of candy with yummies for the taking.
My candy corn lovin’ self was lovin’ this fox
We all congregated into the next room as Lindor Truffle’s propelled down on the other side of a clock from the ceiling! I LOVE these. Some of the yummiest chocolate.
We then took an escalator downstairs into another room…
This room was bright and playful! It felt like we were in Willy Wonka’s factory.
My favorite part of the room was this little toad stool.
The next room was a chandelier room with epic recreations of some prominent figures & just fun photos.
Then there was a little crossover area with large blow up balloons and a photo op!
Next room- the underwater room! This one may have been my favorite for the actual aesthetic effect.
But the room with the most laughs- the Unicorn room!
Yes- you are interpreting this photo correctly– there is a pig farting confetti. Only in SF, folks, only in SF. hahaha.
I am still finding confetti around the house even after vacuuming several times, hah!
And now.. onto the marshmallow pit! We had a hard time getting a solid picture.. oh well. It was SOO much fun. Talk about feeling like a kid again!
We ended in the gift-store with some fun, unique finds! We were gushing over how cool this Candy Sushi was!
Amy and I grabbed a quick cup of coffee at Starbucks, and then I headed back to Cup to meet up with DJ. Time to get our tree!!! We usually don’t get our tree until after thanksgiving, but this couple of weeks is crazy busy & I didn’t want to fight the masses that would be going to get them this weekend.
This year we went to a place in the mountains of Los Gatos called Tabacco Ranch.
We had an extra hard time this year finding the right tree, on top of my general indecisiveness. I don’t know if it was a bad year for trees or if the thick smoke damaged a lot of them, because there were many that seemed to be missing entire halves and branches. But finally- we stumbled across THE one! *cue angels singing Hallelujah chorus in unison*
Okay, time to go eat some leftovers & then work on the Thanksgiving post! 🙂
Questions for you:
- Favorite candy?
- Christmas tree- real or fake? Colored lights or white lights? I always love hearing what everyone prefers to do!