Candy-Themed Kids Party

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Candy-Themed Kids Party

This Candy-Themed Kids Party is perfect for a birthday, end-of-school bash, team party and more. These ideas are geared toward kids ages 6-10 and complete with sugary fun and sweet surprises.

Candy-Themed Kids Party Invitations

Sweetly invite your guests by either making your own invitations or purchasing some found online.  One idea, if you make your own invitations, is to purchase large lollipops and attach tags with all the details of the event. Or you can simplify your event planning process by selecting one of the gorgeous kid’s party invitations available from Sendomatic!

Candy-Themed Kids Party Activities

Create areas where different games or activities can be played and tickets can be won that are redeemable at the candy shop.

candy themed party for kids activities lollipop grove

Create one station called “The Lollipop Grove” where you throw a disc around paper-made lollipops placed in the ground.  Think Ring Toss: Candy Edition. Each successful throw earns tickets and the farther away the lollipop, the more tickets it is worth.

The “Chocolate Swamp” is another option for an activity.  Fill a kiddie pool full of packing peanuts (or, if you are daring, chocolate pudding) and hide index cards in the pool that say either “mini” or “king.”  Have three index cards for each guest (so they can play three times) and each card they pick is for either a mini-sized candy bar or a king-sized candy bar.

The “Gumball Guess” is the easiest activity to put together for the party.  Fill a large glass container full of gumballs (or another candy) and count the number of pieces.  Then ask your guests to guess how many candy pieces are in the jar.  The guest who guesses the closest to the number in the jar gets to take the whole lot home.

Another option to win more tickets is a bingo game where the cards are spelled C-A-N-D-Y. The kids played the game simultaneously as one person randomly pulled numbers out of a bowl. The first child with five numbers in a row and exclaims “candy” wins. You can play three rounds and distribute tickets to three winners.
candy themed party for kids activities sweet shots photo booth

A “Sweet Shots Photo Booth” is a great activity and easy to make.  Ask a local furniture store that sells large appliances for a refrigerator box.  Cut out an area for a door and a window and place a stool inside the booth.  Set up a digital camera on a stand and take pictures of the kids in the booth.  You can send the pictures in the thank you card you send each guest.
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Finish the party with “The Candy Shop”. Create the ultimate sweet factory where every item (except the chocolate bars) is of equal value and the kids could redeem their tickets won during the different activities.  They can also cash in their “mini” and “king” index cards for the appropriate size chocolate bars.

Have you hosted a candy-themed party? Or are you planning one? Share your ideas and success secrets in the comments!


  • July 10, 2008


    My kids forced me to host a “candy themed party” for them on their birthday. They must have got this idea from their friends. I had no clue as to what these parties are all about, so I started surfing the internet but couldn’t find anything that seemed to be what they were looking for. The party was a huge blast and all the kids loved it!

  • May 21, 2009


    I am about to have a Candy Themed b-day party and we got paper or plastic plates and stapled themone upside down one regular and put a craft stick in the middle and put tissue paper over it and got ribbon and tied it in th middle so the tissue paper would stay theres your lolipop!Then,we got more plastic plates and stapled them the same way and put more ticue paper over it and make sure the tissue paper is big enough so both end of the side tie with ribbon and theres your little candy!

    (P.S. you can add little curls to the ribbon!)

  • June 17, 2009


    This candy site is so cool! I love these party ideas! I will totally use these party ideas when I have a party!

  • June 23, 2009


    I am planning a Candy-Themed party for my daughter’s 1st birthday…we are calling it the “Sweetie-Pie Party”. This blog has helped me tons! I like to see pics of party ideas so that I can create my own ideas. Thanks alot for all the help! Awesome job.

  • January 18, 2011

    Erin Sevil

    I love this website! It’s one of the best I’ve seen so far. I love all your ideas. Thanks because I’m having a candy themed party and I’ll definitely be incorporating some of these things into it.

  • March 18, 2011

    Birthday Party Checklist

    I’m starting to make my birthday party planning checklist so for my daughter 1st birthday party. Thank you for this girly ideas.

  • December 12, 2017

    Happy Bright Kids

    Great a super sweet and easy party. simply am passionate about it and therefore the cake topper goes excellent with the ambiance of the party. Thanks for sharing

  • March 21, 2018

    Natalia Teaca

    Wonderful Article!
    My sister’s birthday I had a planned to make a “Sweet Shots Photo Booth”. But I have no idea and no knowledge about how to make a sweet shots photo booth . This Blog give me idea to making it. And My sister really like it.


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