Another fantastic year (2016) for Julie’s Candy Cart

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Thank you so much to all my clients, new and returning, for another successful year.

This year Julie’s Candy Cart has been to a variety of celebrations. The most popular celebrations that the candy carts have been to this year are weddings, closely followed by 50th birthday parties and anniversary parties. A Christening and a Holy Communion were also celebrated with the wee candy cart this year.

The Do-it-yourself candy stands, this year, have been more popular for children’s birthday parties, 21st birthday parties and halloween parties. A Christening was celebrated with the ferris wheel also this year.

My new wishing well made it’s first appearance later on in the year for a wedding. It made a lovely feature in  the wedding suite.

My free hire offer of a post box or wishing tree, with any candy cart booking made within 2 weeks of enquiring, is still very popular with brides. The post box has made many appearances this year and the wishing tree chosen on a couple of aoccasions.

Thanks again everyone and have a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year.

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Post Box and Wishing Well


The Replica Royal Mail post box and the beautiful wishing well post box are both now ready for hire. They can be hired with the candy cart with me delivering and setting them up for you or on a D.I.Y. basis with you picking up from me in Strathaven and setting them up yourself. This is a great way to get what you want on a budget. Contact me for further details.

New to Julie’s Candy Cart – The Ella May Pick ‘n’ Mix Stand

The Ella May Pick ‘n’ Mix Stand is now available to hire on a D.I.Y. basis for anyone living in Strathaven or local to Strathaven. You can come and pick it up from me the day before or morning of the party and drop it back to me afterwards.

It comes with up to 8 perspex cube containers, tongs/scoops, sweetie bags, colour coordinated ribbons and organza for decoration.

I can provide the sweets also if you wish or you can cater for yourselves.

This stand also makes a great cupcake and party bag stand.

Dry hire – £40.  With sweets for 80 people -  £108      90 people – £116.50     100 people – £125   110 people – £133.50   120 people – £142



The Henrietta Heart Ferris Wheel

 Julie’s Candy Cart now has the Henrietta Heart Ferris wheel.

The wheel makes a great pick ‘n’ Mix stand or a Ferrero Roche stand.

Available to hire on a D.I.Y. basis picking it up from me in Strathaven and dropping it back to me after the celebration.

Can be hired dry or with sweets.

Dry hire- £50

Hire with 64 Ferrero Roches- £70     Hire with 88 Ferrero Roches- £77

Hire with 112 Ferrero Roches- £84     Hire with 136 Ferrero Roches- £91

Hire with Retro sweets for 60 people- £101      Hire with Retro sweets for 70 people- £109.50

Hire with Retro sweets for 75 people- £113.75     Hire with Retro sweets for 80 people- £118

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Wee wedding suitcase ……something blue!

Now available to hire on a D.I.Y. basis a blue floral suitcase. This can be used as a wedding post box for putting cards in or it can be adapted to a seating  plan or for adding messages to like an alternative wishing tree/well.


This is £20 to hire on a D.I.Y. basis (plus damage/loss deposit) with you picking up and dropping it back to me in Strathaven.

Additional Services now on offer from Julie’s Candy Cart


I have a gorgeous gold glitter wishing tree which stands over 2 feet tall. Also I now have a new white Manzanita wishing tree with crystal strands which stands over 3 feet tall.  The wishing trees are an alternative to a traditional guest book. I hire them out at a reduced rate to anyone hiring the candy cart or post box.  Reduced from £50/£60 plus price of tags to £25/£30 plus price of tags. Tags range from £2.00 – £4.50 for 10 depending on the design.  A voile table cloth, scatter crystals, a bride and groom pen, a poem in a frame, to explain the use of the tree are all included in the hire price and a gift box will be given to the happy couple to keep their tags in afterwards.


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Snap Happy Media Photo Booth Hire

Today on the blog is Snap Happy Media Photo Booth Hire. I met Pat a few years ago now during a wedding online chat/advice session for brides and grooms to be. We got chatting about the business then some months later met again at a wedding fayre.

Snap Happy is a firm favourite not just for weddings but for any type of event. It’s Great Fun!

I asked Pat a few questions about the business and this is what he told me.

Tell us about Snap Happy Media and how/when you got started?

We are one of the longest established Photo Booth businesses in Scotland.  When we started our small family run business, Photo Booths were all the rage in the States but still fairly new to the UK. But with our success has come many copycats and there are also quite a few who offer “photo booth experiences” without a booth!  We are full time and dedicated to this business and can be relied upon to deliver what we say we will – we have NEVER let anyone down!

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Rennicks Wedding Cars

I have been so lucky in the last 5 years to meet so many lovely people through the wedding business. Recently I met the lovely Emma who runs her own wedding car hire business. She features on my blog today. We got chatting and this is what she told me.

Tell us about Rennicks Wedding Cars and how/when you got started?  We started Rennicks Wedding car hire 13 months ago.  It has been an amazing first year; I have loved every minute of it. Stephen my husband has a passion for cars he has been in the motor industry for 34 years. One day an old wedding car came into the garage and he said “Emma that is what you should do, start up a wedding car business.” Before I knew it he was building me our Stunning 1930’s Regent Landaulet car then we added another 4 cars to the fleet. I am very passionate about my cars and take pride in every job that we do.  I have amazing people and employees around me which makes it such a wonderful job.

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Shieldhill Castle Wedding Show, Sunday 8th March 2015

Julie’s Wee Candy Cart was at Shieldhill Castle on Sunday 8th March. Also on display was the wishing tree, post box, vintage style suitcase and the Henrietta Heart Ferris Wheel.

Thanks for popping along for a chat about the options available for your special occasion. It was great to see you all.

Shieldhill is fast becoming Julie’s Candy Cart’s most popular venue with many bookings already taken for this coming wedding season.

Strathaven Hotel Wedding Show, Sun 15th February 2015

Thanks to everyone who popped along to see us with Julie’s Wee Candy Cart and Henrietta Heart Mini Ferris Wheel at Strathaven Hotel on Sunday 15th February.

Sheila chatted to many brides to be about the options available for their special day. Special discount prices are offered for Strathaven Hotel and local venues in Strathaven and the surrounding area. Just get in touch to enquire.

Many D.I.Y. options still also available for Summer 2015 weddings and events including candy stands, ferris wheels, wishing trees and post boxes. Great prices for these options.