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The Sweetest Candy Craft in Ten Minutes or Less Contest


It’s summertime!  Magical days and lazy nights filled with fantastical memories; memories we’d love to be a part of…

So we asked ourselves, how can we be a small part of your summertime memories?  The answer was too simple:   Ask kids (with parents help) to create “a sweet candy craft,” name the “candy craft,”  and video tape how they made it.

“The Sugar Plum Tree” is visually-magical-world filled with candy that grows on a tree. It resides in Garden of Shut Eye Town (which is found across the Lollipop Sea.) There are zippity-zaps, chocolatey- chews, sugary-snaps, and loli-lous.”

Here is what we are asking:

1)     Assist your child with creating the sweetest candy craft by coming up with a unique candy name and craft concept.

2)     You and your child will create the craft along with a ten minute or less video showing us how you did it.

3)     Like us on Facebook and post your video on our page as a status update. In the comments, please leave your e-mail so we can contact you, if you win.

4)     Once you have uploaded your video, head over to our Twitter page to follow us and tweet the following: I just uploaded my “sweetest candy craft” video on the @sugarplumtree3 Facebook page. Check it out!

5)     You and your child will be entered in our contest for an autographed copy of “The Sugar Plum Tree” book.

The contest ends on Friday, August 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST


We will be choosing 22 of the most creative crafts and submissions to receive our book.

In addition, we will feature the top 5 submissions on our website and blog.

How sweet is that?

Some guidelines for the contest:

1)     You can only submit one video per household. Please be sure you are absolutely happy with your submission before uploading.

2)     Please do not steal candy crafts from online or any other publication. We will automatically disqualify you for using something already out there. Be creative and really try to come up with something unique.

3)     We will not consider submissions over ten minutes.

4)     By uploading your video to our Facebook page, you are giving express consent for us to use your video for the purposes of this contest.

5)     Parental submission and permission is required. We will not accept entries from a child’s Facebook profile.

6)     We will contact all of the winners via e-mail on Monday August 18th, 2014. If you are chosen as one of the top five submissions, we will again ask for your consent to post this video on our website. Please note that you may opt-out at that time and any time preceding the end of this contest.

7)     We ask that you refrain from using this as an opportunity to upload spam to our Facebook page. We will remove any spam and/or inappropriate videos uploaded to our page.

8)     Most importantly, have fun!


For more information on “The Sugar Plum Tree” visit us at . Good Luck!



The Sugar Plum Tree Dream Wish Believe Contest has ended!

Congratulations to: Anitha, Amber, Ria, Raymond, Diane, Kimberly, Angela, Maeve, Jenny, Stephanie, Brooke, Marina, MaryJoan, Angelica, Betty, Heather, Brenda, Jessica, Kyndal, Linda, Amy, Summer, Payton!

And a special congratulations to our top five contestants: Heather,
Debbie, Brooke, Carol, Anitha! These five will be receiving the grand prize gift basket!

And welcome to our 80+ followers on Twitter! Our Sugar Plum Family is growing!


The Sugar Plum Tree “Dream, Wish, Believe Book Giveaway

Enter the sweetest contest ever and receive a copy of “The Sugar Plum Tree” by Katherine James.  We’re giving away 50 books and 5 Grand Prize Sugar Plum Tree Dream Sets.

Over 3000 books sold and increasing popularity in both Canada and United Kingdom…

We are sweetening children’s dreams internationally.

What is “The Sugar Plum Tree”?

“The Sugar Plum Tree” is an endearing children’s story told by author Katherine James that takes both adult and child to a majestic place coined the “Garden of Shuteye” where a tree grows the yummiest and sweetest candy you could ever find.  If you are lucky and you believe, the tradition holds that your sweet dreams will bring morning surprises with candy under the bed.

How do you enter?

1: Read our latest blog post: “There’s Always Time to #DREAMWISHBELIVE”

2: Leave a comment on the blog with what you Dreamed. Wished. And Believed in as a child.

3: Follow us on Twitter @SUGARPLUMTREE3 and tweet the following: “I just entered the #DREAMWISHBELIEVE book giveaway to receive a copy of hte sweetest book ever “The Sugar Plum Tree”

4: Fill in a valid email address where you can be contacted using the form below:

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The #DREAMWISHBELIEVE giveaway begins Monday, June 17th, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, June 30th, 2014.

We will be announcing two winners per day on Twitter and our Facebook page.  Each winner will receive an autographed copy of “The Sugar Plum Tree” book.

On July 1st, 014, we will announce five Grand Prize Winners of our Sugar Plum Tree Dream Set consisting of an autographed book, a Sugar Plum Tree bag, one beanie baby and other “sweet” surprises certain to put a smile on any child’s face.

Dreaming just got sweeter.  Good luck & best wishes for winning.


There’s Always Time to #DreamWishBelieve

There is something magical and effervescent about a good dream or even wishing for something wonderful to come true. More powerful than the dream or wish is that you actually believe in the actual possibility of whatever your mind and heart can conjure up.

Consider this…

Growing up I loved the movie and book Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. The book helped me to create this magical world of candy in my head based on what I was hearing, but more importantly the movie manifested all of what I had already imagined and more. On a subconscious level, I knew that there was nowhere in real life that had chocolate fountains, rivers or even places and things made of candy. However, the gift of the movie and the concept was the opportunity to dream of an instance where I was the winner of a golden ticket whereby I was subsequently whisked off to a magical, sugary and very real candy kingdom like the one Willy Wonka created.

Unfortunately, as we get older our time spent consciously dreaming and imagining the possibilities for things like candy lands is very much diminished by the demands of adult life. While sad to admit, imagine a world where adults spent most of their time dreaming and wishing. We would wish bills away, but they would still be there. We would dream of being anywhere but a desk for eight hours and no work would get done. These are some of the obvious reasons why the euphoric phenomena of dreaming and wishing dissipate as we mature, but isn’t there always time to dream, wish, and believe in something?

If you have children like I do, you know that parenthood presents us with yet another opportunity to dream, wish and believe in impossible situations and happenings. Whether it is through imaginary play with your kids or a reading a book that takes you to an imaginary place- children remind us that there is always time to dream wish and believe.

This was precisely what my sisters and I were thinking of when we decided to write “The Sugar Plum Tree”. We grew up with this story that was told to us on special occasions about a place where candy grew plentifully grown on a tree awaiting our dreams of all of the sweet goodies we could eat. In the morning, everything that was read to us the night before was validated with a sweet surprise left under our bed in the form of candy. How neat!

“The Sugar Plum Tree” is starting new traditions and providing both adults and children with renewed opportunities to imagine the impossible through candy. We will be running a #dreamwishbelieve book giveaway campaign starting today Tuesday, June 17th and we hope you will participate for the chance to win this an autographed book or a Sugar Plum Tree dream set for that special child in your life.

What did you dream, wish or believe in as a child? We want to hear from you.

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