Candy has quickly become the ultimate birthday party accessory. It is so bright and versatile it is easy to come up with creative ideas on how to use candy as birthday party decoration. Not only can you use real candy, but you can also make foe candy or use candy printables to decorate.
Make Super Sized Candy: Take the birthday boy or girl’s favorite candy and make it supersized. Cover paper towel rolls with pastel strips of paper and wrap in cellophane to create large smarties. Cover a gift wrap cardboard tube in white paper and put a balloon at the top and cover with cellophane to create a huge sucker. Take cardboard boxes and print or draw your favorite candy bar wrapper on it. Make M&M pillows to toss around. Kids will love super sized candy as their birthday party décor.
Use Candy Clip Art: Add candy clip art to your birthday invitations, stamps, and food labels. Incorporate it on placemats and wrapping paper. Take full advantage of free candy clip art as birthday party decoration.
Use Candy Borders: A candy border is the perfect addition to birthday photos at a candy themed birthday bash. Add different candy borders to all of your birthday pictures to capture the moment of the party and photos of the past too.
Candy in Jars: Find different vases, jars, or bowls to display colorful candy. It is a fun effect to separate candy by color to create a rainbow effect. Purchase candy by color or separate it out on your own. Setting up the party display is half the fun.
Candy Bouquets: Create your own candy bouquet. Large lollipops work great for bouquets but any candy will work. Even candy bars arranged properly can look great clustered together in a tin or vase.
Candy Cake Topper: It is common to see candy on cakes. Use lollipops to add height to your cake. Or, use candy to add a little flair. Little boys love gummy worms on cake. Again try to color coordinate candy to go with your birthday party theme.
Candy Balls: Get a craft foam ball and add candy to it. Small suckers work well because you can push the stick into the ball easily. Gum drops work great too because you can stick a toothpick into both the gum drop and the foam ball. Most other non gummy candy will need to be glued on and potentially go uneaten. Hang candy balls from the ceiling or put them on top of vases as centerpieces.
Candy Door Hanger: The same as creating a candy ball purchase a craft foam ring and attach lots of coordinating candy. It really looks best when you use only one type of candy. Tie a ribbon onto the ring before adding candy. Hang your candy wreath by the attached ribbon.
Candy may not be the healthiest party option, but there are ways to reduce calorie intake at a candy party. Creating a cardboard candy display and using free candy clip art borders can still give you the candy theme you desire without all the extra sugar laying around. Plus, if you normally limit candy in your home, a candy birthday party will be even more fun. Finding unique ways to celebrate a loved one’s birthday is a great feeling. Be sure to give yourself enough time to plan the birthday party to really enjoy the process without a short deadline looming.
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