Party Recap

For Maddie’s 9th birthday, she decided she wanted a candy party. I made the invitation to look and smell like a stick of chewing gum.

For decorations, we used the balloon lollipops and made candy cane sticks out of mailing tubes and tape. We used the remaining balloons and cellophane to create giant candies, some of which were then taped to fishing line to create a garland. Giant kisses made out of foil and ribbon added to the party.

The kids played Lifesaver Pass, Pixie Stix Drop and ran the Gumball Obstacle Course. I also made a Candy Trivia Punchbox game.

The treat table was full of candy and candy-themed favors. At the end of the party, the kids filled up their goodie bags with whatever they wanted.

More pictures at http://blog.celebratethebigandsmall.com/2011/08/10/856/


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cupcakes and ice cream sundaes

  • Activities / Games

    Lifesaver Pass, Candy Trivia Punchbox, Gumball Obstacle Course, Pixie Stix Drop,

  • Party Favors

    Candy, candy-scented nail polish, candy-scented lip balm, bracelets, headbands

  • Best Moment

    The Gumball Obstacle Course

  • What People Drank

    Italian soda


Party Helpers



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    Theresa C wrote:


  • Ivory S

    Ivory S wrote:

    So creative!!

  • Aneta H

    Aneta H wrote:

    that looks like one super fun party :)

  • Alexis J

    Alexis J wrote:

    amazing, ballons and cellophane? how did you get the poles to stand up?

  • Alexis J

    Alexis J wrote:

    absolutly amazing!

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    Ellen H wrote:

    A bag of coins put into the bottom of the tube kept it stable.

  • Brianand Shawna K

    Brianand Shawna K wrote:

    What are the lollipop poles made out of?

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    Ellen H wrote:

    The poles are just white mailing tubes.

  • Karen M

    Karen M wrote:

    how did you make this?

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    Ellen H wrote:

    There's a tutorial on my blog. http://blog.celebratethebigandsmall.com/2011/09/29/all-about-the-packaging-candy-button-punch-box-tutorial/ Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Marie R

    Marie R wrote:

    i love this

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    Mabel T wrote:

    what an adorable party .. what are teh hershey kisses made out of.. thank you for the step by step of the hole punch game..

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    Ellen H wrote:

    Thanks! I used foil, ribbon and round take-out containers. There's more information on my blog. http://blog.celebratethebigandsmall.com/2011/06/30/all-about-the-packaging-giant-kisses/