A kids birthday party is the perfect opportunity for parents to go crazy with candy. Sure–presents and goodie bags are to be expected–but what about decorations? Candy decorations can really add whimsy and fun to any party theme. Check out these tips on how to incorporate candy (or just the illusion of candy) into any party!
If candy land is what you’re going for, then go big! Find giant lollipops to decorate the cake table with and fill large glassware with different kinds of colored candy. Go for height so the kids will be in awe of the magnitude of the décor. Stack cookies on top of each other and use cake stands of different height to stack macaroons and cupcakes. Kids will always be impressed to see that much candy all in one place.
Stick to the same color tones
Candy comes in an endless variety of colors and this makes it the perfect décor accessory to build on your kids’ birthday party theme. You can go for pinks and whites if your kid is the ultimate party princess or use blue and green candy if it is a summer party. You can accessorize with gold candy to create a rich looking table or use reds and blues together for a circus themed bash.
Make the rest of the décor candy-like too
Once the edible treats are stacked and ready for indulging, then you can focus on the other décor to create the ultimate candy land party. Balloons are always great. Use them to make giant lollipops or wrap them in plastic so they look like giant candy. Decorate the ceiling and the walls with soft-colored paper strings that look like giant candy necklaces. Now every corner of the place will feel like a candy wonderland!
Take them to the clouds
For that unicorn-like, dreamy candy land theme, then you need cotton candy — and lots of it. Use this sugary treat as an inspiration to make giant cones that you decorate the ceiling with. Use a color that adds to the whole theme such as a pink or a green. Cotton candy will make your kids feel like they are on cloud nine and with all that candy there, it will only feel that much more exciting.
Don’t forget the cake
Even if you have enough candy to feed all the kids in town, the cake will always be the centerpiece of the bash. Don’t forget to tie the cake into the whole theme of the décor. If gummy bears are used for that bear-themed party, then decorate the cake with gummy bears or if giant lollipops are the main attraction, then add lollipops on top of the cake.
Candy does something to us, doesn’t it? Even the sight of it can get us all excited, so when our kids’ birthdays come around it’s normal to want to go big and create a magical candy land that will make us too feel like a kid, at least for a day.