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Candy Party – Making the decorations…

on July 19, 2012

Candy decorations were harder to find than I thought they would be so I decided to make them.

(For Pictures and more details about the actual party see my post Kindergarten Graduation Candy Party.)

Pinterest is loaded with Candy Party Ideas!  So with the little time that I had and limited funds, this is what I came up with…

What can I do with mod podge, foam disks (dollar store), curling ribbon (dollar store), wooden skewers (dollar store) and these napkins from Hobby Lobby?

Supplies 🙂

All covered…


Pretty lollipops

and these...

Wrapped Candy 🙂

Tissue Paper Pom Poms 

Tissue Paper Pom Pom’s

Here is a nice tutorial from Martha Stewart on making tissue paper pom poms.   (FYI: Quite Time Consuming! Especially, making the little ones!)

Candy Buffet Backdrop 

Backdrop for the Candy Table

I made that using Poster Board, Rainbow Crepe Paper & Tissue Paper.

Here it is all set up…

Candy Table

Rock Candy, All the candy bowls were labeled 🙂


Rainbow Colored Table Covering

Layered Colored Table Covering

A closer look….

All the colors of the rainbow 🙂


Sucker Centerpieces (Made by my friend)

Lollipop Centerpiece

And I made a Wreath for the Door 

Party Wreath using Curling Ribbon

Wreath supplies: From the Dollar Store, Foam Wreath & Curling Ribbon.

I saw an idea for hanging a frame outside for photo’s.  So I went to the thrift store and bought a grotesque picture for $4 and spray painted the frame white.   I had a basket of silly props for the kids to use while posing for pictures.

My son being silly for the camera 😉

All decorated…(well, almost)

Almost ready

I wrapped Beach Balls with Table Covering to look like giant wrapped candy. (All from Dollar Store)

Giant Wrapped “Candy”

With colored plastic plates, I made these to hang all around the fence in the backyard.

Colored Plastic Plate “Candy”

My plan was to have many more outdoor decorations but up until that morning the weather forecast was threatening rain so I didn’t want to invest in buying and making a bunch of balloon decorations that I wouldn’t be able to use.  I was trying to figure out how I would host this party all indoors if it actually did rain.  Fortunately, no rain just a very hot day.  The outside still looked good but I would have liked to of seen more candy-like decorations 🙂

To make handling the food plates easier, I attached the wrapped plastic ware by punching a hole in the plastic plate & tying the ribbon.

Attached the wrapped plastic ware to the plates

It was so nice to see everything all come together on the day of the party.  My only regret is I did not take enough pictures.  I should have delegated that job to someone else. Live & Learn.

That’s it for now, on to my next party project 🙂

Happy Party Decoration Making to You!


8 responses to “Candy Party – Making the decorations…

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  2. Erica says:

    How did you attach the curling ribbon to the foam wreath? Great ideas!

  3. Michele says:

    I can only find 6 1/2 ” napkins but want to do 10″ and 12″ lollipops. One of the pics looks like you have sm, med and large lollipops. Did you find lg napkins or did you decoupage them?

    • Hi, I think they just look bigger in the picture. I wanted to do really big ones too but didn’t. I was thinking it probably wouldn’t be that hard to paint larger ones?
      I think my candy party board on Pinterest has some more ideas. Sorry that I wasn’t more help. Wish you success 🙂

  4. amy says:

    Hi I love these lollipop ideas. Just one quick question, which mod podge did you use?

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