Sharing a peek into the new Candle Bar in Charlotte and details behind how you can pour your own candle.
Last month I had a girls night at The Candle Bar that just opened in South End here in Charlotte and y’all, it was so much fun! It’s easy to compare this experience to a paint night type of atmosphere but it is so much more. I promise you this experience won’t let you down…. and let’s be honest, you won’t be shoving your painting in your closet after you take it home. I swear I have lit my new candle every night since I took it home and I’m still not sick of the scent I chose!
When you walk into The Candle Bar you are immediately welcomed by the friendly staff, they’ll show you around, explain the concept and you can get started with pouring your own candle right then and there. They do recommend reserving a seat, especially as they get busier but they will accept walk-ins if there’s space. You can reserve your seat here. You can also make a night of it and BYOB with your friends.
PICK YOUR SCENT AND VESSEL
The hardest part of the whole process was making deciding which scent and vessel I wanted. I found that I was very indecisive in this process, but it was so fun getting to test all the different scents and getting to look through the whole wall of vessels that seemed endless. So the first thing you do is make these decisions. You’ll pick your scent, pick your vessel and get to mixing and pouring. I went with the black plum & persimmon scent, and I selected a white and brass hygge vessel.
STEP BY STEP PROCESS
I love that they walk you through the process and teach you about pouring your own candles as you go. It’s not a hard process, they do all the guesswork for you and there are cheat sheets when you need to know your measurements which is great. Once you’ve poured your candle, they will set it aside to cool and harden and you can pick your candle up in 3 hours. You’ll also get 20% off your in store purchase after pouring your own candle – They have so many cute things and candle accessories.
TAKE YOUR CANDLE HOME & ENJOY
How much? – $35
Want to go back for more? – Yes! If you bring back your vessel (clean it out first) you can re-pour a new candle in the same vessel for a discounted rate.
Where is the Charlotte Location? – They’re currently in a temporary location on Camden Rd. by Design within Reach and they will be moving into their permanent location in the new Design Center in South End around April.
Good Gift Idea? – YES! Make one and gift it, bring someone as a gift or celebration, or even have a little party with friends to celebrate and have a good time. I’m trying to set up my own birthday party with my girlfriends, how fun would that be?