What's great about this candy kabob party favor is how easy it is to make, and how it can work for virtually any party theme. I used a variety of candies to make it super colorful, but you can also match the candy to your party colors to tie it in.
The only problem is that if you are a candy-lover like me, you might need to buy a lot of extra candy. :)
Candy Kabob Party Favor DIYWhat you need:
- Wooden skewers
- Airheads Extreme
- Shock Tongues
- Gummi Grapefruit
- Nordic Fish
- Gummi Sharks
- Orange slices
- Gummi Peaches
- Gum drops
- Cello bags
Soak the wooden skewers in water. It will make it easier to slide the candy onto the kabobs. But dry off the skewers before adding the candy.
I filled the candy kabobs about ¾ full. The amount of candy on each kabob will be determined by the size of the candy.
Start by laying out the candy next to the wooden skewer to get an idea of what order you want to slide the candy on the kabob. Sounds crazy right? Trust me! My first attempt was a mess! If at all possible, only slide the candy on once.
Keep in mind the color combinations you would like to use. Ella and Annie chose to do rainbow colors. We found some great candy in the bulk section at our local grocery store. The gummy grapefruit, nordic fish (Swedish fish), orange slices, gummy peaches, gumdrops and taffy were all in the bulk bins.
The rainbow Airhead Extremes, Shock Tongues and Kollision Candy we found in the normal candy isle. We found that 8-9 pieces of candy fit on each kabob. Choose candy that is a little thicker so that is does not fall apart when sliding it onto the skewer.
For the Airhead Extreme and Shock Tongue candy, do an accordion fold before sliding onto the skewer.
What worked best? Most all of the candy worked pretty well! The Kollision Candy was a little tough sliding onto the kabobs but I loved how it looked!
It was super fun shopping for all the colorful candy. They will make the perfect party favors for my kiddos' birthdays. If you buy in the bulk section at your local grocery you will be pleasantly surprised at how affordable these are to make.