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How to Make a Candle Holder and Wax Catcher

No one likes candle wax on their delicious cake (blech). Catch wax drips AND create a bright, unique display of wish-worthy candles! Learn how to make a Candle Holder here:



You Will Need:

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Instructions: (Click images to view full size)

1. Push the end of the candle into the opening of the straw. Our straws measured 7/8 inches around, and the candles were roughly the same size. As I pressed the candle into the end, part of the wax on the spiral came off, making it fit perfectly into the opening. If your candles are significantly larger, you’ll have to shave down the ends a bit.

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2. Using a craft knife, cut a small “X” in the bottom center of the cupcake liner.

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3. Slip the liner over the candle by pressing it into the “X” you just created. Slide the liner down the straw to the desired height. Tape the inside of the liner to the straw if you need more stability.

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4. Repeat with the other candles, straws, and cupcake liners. Try trimming the liners into cute shapes, like flowers or stars. Mix it up and have fun. You can make a candle holder for any occasion!


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Go wild!

Go wild!









Love these bright colors and patterns? Here’s what we used from Birthday Direct!

Paper Straws:

Cupcake Liners:


Maleficent Party Ideas

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Customize your party with our personalized Dark Fairy decorations that reflect your villainous intent.

Summon your most wicked allies to a spooky soiree with our Maleficent Party Ideas!


Have a Wicked Good Time!

Have a Wicked Good Time!


  • Maleficent Foil Balloons pack a BIG decorating punch. Scatter them throughout your party area for brilliant pops of color.

See? BOOM! Awesome Visual Appeal!



FREE Personalization

Have a Wicked Good Time!

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  • Prop a bicycle rim on the wall behind the table to serve as a spinning wheel. Raid your closets and pull out black, purple, and lime green scarves, sheets,  and dark, sparkly costume jewlery to drape over your cake plates and other serving pieces for an eerie display.

    Ooo. Shiny!

    Plastic beads, fabric, and tulle add pizazz!


  • Don’t have a cupcake stand or cake plate? Stack your dinnerware! Bottom layer: Soup bowl. Then, stack a dinner plate, a short candle holder or coffee cup, then a breakfast plate in that order and hot glue in place. (The hot glue should peel off when you are finished with the piece.) Don’t worry if they aren’t the same colors or don’t match. You can drape a piece of your closet finds or Plastic Table Covers over them, or buy cheap tableware at a discount store and spray paint.
  • Grab glass serving pieces and fill them with Wrapped Candy and Paper Straws and let your guests serve themselves.

Dress it up with sparkly scarves and shiny, foil-wrapped candy. [Insert evil laugh here]

  • Use an old black feather boa, fake ravens from your Halloween decorations, and other dark tidbits to create your own Moors table!


  • Cut the crusts off of grilled sandwiches, and cut them into fourths. Arrange the bite-size sandwiches on a platter or tray, and place a little card nearby that reads “Dragon Roasted Sandwiches”.
  • Make dark chocolate cupcakes in Black Cupcake Liners. Frost them with smooth dark chocolate frosting. Unwrap a Tootsie Roll and work it with your fingers. As it warms up, it will become easily pliable.  Shape twisted horns with each candy and slide them into the frosting on the cupcakes. Instant creepy Maleficent Cupcakes! For a dash of dark glamour, sprinkle Black Sugar Sparkles on the frosting, or tamp the frosted cupcake upside down in the sugar before you add the horns. (Black Sugar Sparkles from Wilton are available at most grocery and hobby stores.)
  • Fill Lime Green Wine Glasses with lemon-lime soda. The bubbles will look cool through the plastic glass, and goblets are always fun to drink from.

Activities and Games:

  • Spindle Races: Wind different colors of Curling Ribbon under tables, around corners, behind chairs, and thru any obstacle that the kids will fit through (the doggie door, the pass-through to the kitchen, etc.) Also, criss-cross and twist the different curling ribbons together. Give each contestant a ribbon to follow, and turn them loose at the same time! All contestants have to physically follow their ribbon and wind it into a ball as they go. The first player to make it to the end of their spindle spool wins!


  • Have a large paper bag full of candy in a visible spot at the party. Write “Candy for the Pinata” on the bag in large letters,  and use Aurora and Maleficent Value Stickers for eye-catching decoration. Have the guests all gather for a game of “Hot Potato” with a soft foam ball, like one of the splash balls you play with in the pool. (Dry, of course.) Just as the game gets going, have a “villain” dressed as the heartless King Stefan run into the party room and STEAL the bag of pinata candy! “Candy is not welcome here!!” Tell the children to throw the hot potato ball at the mean King as he runs away with the candy. Every time he gets hit with the ball, he has to throw a handful of candy to them. Make sure you have plenty of Treat Bags for your guests to gather goodies!


Seal Envelopes!

Seal Envelopes!



  • Make an Aurora laurel wreath with your guests! Make a pretty headband of ribbon, tie on pretty streamers, tulle, and ribbons, and let your guests sashay around the party like real princesses!



Birthday Direct has put together a great collection of tableware and exclusive Moxzie, Inc. decorations for a magnificent Maleficent Party! Personalization is FREE, and most orders are pulled and shipped the same day.



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