Candy Party Themes

If you’re looking for inspiration for creative party themes, I’ve got a sweet idea for you! Whether it’s a birthday party or a “just because” get-together, check this out: it’s a candy party!

Candy Party

This theme is perfect for a slumber party or regular birthday party too! Just gather friends and get ready for some sweet, sugary, fun! What more could a kid want… right?

Here is one of my favorite candy-themed invites:

candy party invitations

You can personalize this invite for your kiddo’s birthday or slumber party and set the tone for your sweet event! See your options for these candy themed invitations.

Rather than your traditional birthday cake, set up a colorful candy buffet. Gather old favorites and new treats and display them in glass bowls and jars. Anything really goes, just be creative! Use a glass vase to hold fun lollipops and use punch ladles as make-shift candy scoops.

Candy Buffet

You can purchase bulk candy at your favorite sweet shop, or even online (I use candywarehouse.com). Let your party guests scoop up some sweet treats rather than the serving cake and ice cream. Just don’t forget to light the candles if this is a birthday party! You can get creative and stick them into gumdrop candies and set them in the middle of the candy buffet table.

When guests are about to leave, don’t send them home without a cute candy favor! You can always provide small favor boxes or bags and let them scoop up their own sweet treats. Or, send them with one of these cute mini gumball machines. Hostess tip: Make a personalized tag out of card stock and attach with ribbon to each gumball machine. Print each guests’ name or a simple “Thank You For Coming” message. I found all of these yummy favors at Beau Coup, check them out!

Candy favors

If your party is going to be a Sweet Slumber {party}, order a couple of these fun candy pillows to use as party decor! They will be a huge hit and make for one sweet pillow fight!

Other Party Ideas:

  • Set out board games like Candy Land for the guests to play (even if they are older…they’ll still have fun)!
  • Fill jars with gumballs/jelly beans/ M&Ms and have them guess the amount for a prize.
  • Play charades having all the cards be names of candy bars and candy types
  • Have a scavenger hunt and have them collect different types of candy
**Want more ideas? We have recently added a new Candy Party feature- REAL party photos!

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34 Comments on Candy Party Themes

  1. Dawn
    January 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Ok, one more. I’m so in love with the mini gumball machines! I found little cheesy plastic ones at our dollar store, and used them for a candy buffet at a baby shower, and everyone thought they were so cute. Imagine how they would act with the real deal?

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  2. carissa_MomIF
    January 13, 2009 at 11:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Okay I already tweeted so I’m half way there yes?/
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    Oh my gosh the mini gumball machine! My kids would love.. and me too!

  3. Angie E
    January 14, 2009 at 9:15 am (5 years ago)

    I like the Heart Shaped Measuring Spoons! How unique!
    Very nice website, I enjoyed browsing!
    Thank you!
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  4. Heather
    January 14, 2009 at 9:41 am (5 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE your ideas and I think it would be so fun to throw a sweet slumber party! But my next big occasion on my agenda is the wedding of my best girlfriend, so I would probably use the gift certificate to buy her the super cute Personalized Toiletry Bag or Personalized Terry Cloth Spa Slippers. Love them both! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  5. Heather
    January 14, 2009 at 9:42 am (5 years ago)

    I subscribed to your feeder!

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  6. Heather
    January 14, 2009 at 6:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the hanging picture frame ornament!

  7. Danielle
    January 15, 2009 at 9:01 am (5 years ago)

    I just LOVE the *mini classic gumball machines*…so cute for a Bday Party! What a great idea….who doesnt just love candy???
    Thanks

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  8. Cristin
    January 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm (5 years ago)

    I would definitely get the Mini Candy Dispensers with the scoops! I would get them because I am currently planning a “Sweet as Sugar” 1st birthday party for my daughter and I think it would be cute to give each family their own candy dispenser to take home…or maybe use them on the candy buffet – either way I have had my eye on them for awhile!!

    BTW, love the Sweet Slumber party ideas!

    Cristin

  9. Tisa
    January 18, 2009 at 11:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I would buy some of the Custom Fortune Cookies! ~ :) Fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Jamee Bryant
    January 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm (5 years ago)

    I can’t believe I’m just now finding your blog!! I love it! I can’t wait to spend some time soaking it all in.

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  11. Kari A.
    January 21, 2009 at 11:28 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this idea. Especially for an adult candy party I would buy the Cool Bean® jelly bean cocktail mixers with my gift certificate! You don’t need to be a kid to love candy.

  12. Kari A.
    January 21, 2009 at 11:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I am a subscriber.

  13. Kari A.
    January 22, 2009 at 10:38 am (5 years ago)

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  14. Carolyn G
    January 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm (5 years ago)

    I would get the cool bean jelly bean cocktail mixers

  15. Beth
    January 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I would get the mini classic gumball machines for a birthday party

  16. monique salerno
    January 23, 2009 at 10:58 am (5 years ago)

    i really like the candy giveaway

  17. Nancy
    January 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm (5 years ago)

    If I won the $25. gift certificate, I would buy a combination of the Heart-Shaped Measuring Spoons and the Whisked Away Heart Whisks. Combined with a selection of favorite family recipes or a cookbook , they would make wonderful presents for friends who love cooking, those who are newly engaged or just – married.

  18. Mary
    January 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm (5 years ago)

    The seashell place card holders are great!

  19. Donna K
    January 25, 2009 at 1:01 am (5 years ago)

    I would get the mini vanilla heart candle tins.

  20. Catherine @ Evolving Mommy
    January 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm (5 years ago)

    The baby piggy banks are really cute and would be perfect for a shower. I also like the gingham organza bags. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. Tamara B.
    January 26, 2009 at 7:12 pm (5 years ago)

    I was the lucky winner I would buy the mini cupcake candles and the Custom Fortune Cookies. Great website with great brithday party ideas that aren’t boring either.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  22. Brandy
    January 28, 2009 at 9:40 am (5 years ago)

    I would definately buy the mini gumball machines! I am having a “sweetest” party for my little girl who is turning 5 in April! Thanks!

  23. L.T.
    January 29, 2009 at 9:10 am (5 years ago)

    Hmm… well if I did a candy themed party it would probably be inspired by the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Although I don’t think I could afford or make a chocolate or candy chair for people to sit on. :D

    If I had the gift certificate, I’d get the mini candy dispensers with scoop so I can have my own little candy shop at home; but the towel cakes and shoe bottle openers are cute too.

  24. Kate
    January 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Sooo cute! I would love to get the silver ball place card holders! they are awesome so are the mini brownie pops…yum! I would love to use either for any of my upcoming wedding events or the other wedding im (and helping with) 2 months later and another 2 months after that…phew!

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