Everything Sweet: A Scrumptious Party Theme

Candy Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

How can you beat a colorful party filled with candy, candy, and more candy? Whether you call this party “Everything Sweet” or “Candied Dreams”, it is a fun and charming party theme for all ages!


Candy Theme Party Invitations

There are lots of other great candy theme invitations from which to choose.  Here are our favorites …

Lollipop Love invitation       Cute Cupcakes       Cupcake Charms

Lollipop Love | Cute Cupcakes | Cupcake Charms

       Cupcake Surprise Invitations

Houndstooth Invitation (sorry, I can't link directly to this invitation so just click the link and then search for the invitation name)

Cupcake Surprise Invitation | Elegant Lollipop Card Invitation

Remember you may also need to order any or all of the following: : Save the Dates, Invitations, Let’s Celebrate Cards, Reply Cards Reply Envelopes, Stamps For Invitation, Stamps for Reply Card, Thank you Notes, Welcome Letter for Out of Towners, Directions, Menus, Thank you for joining us tags. (More concrete ideas and suggestions coming soon!)

Elegant Return Address

The custom embosser is all about sophistication. Now you can easily add some elegance to everyday stationery or as an elegant alternative to having your return addresses printed on your party invitation envelopes. They also make wonderful gifts. You will be surprised at how often you use your new embosser.


Custom embossers

Candy Theme Party Stamps

Personalize your stamps by using zazzle custom postage. There are so many great candy images we just chose a few samples to display so scroll through all the images to chose your personal favorite. Before purchasing any postage, please be sure to bring a complete invitation, including all inserts, to a local post office to determine exactly how much postage is required.

Colorful Candy Stamps | Jelly Beans

If you decide not to customize, please do not mix stamps. It is better to add too much postage than a hodge podge of mismatched stamps. You have spent so much time and money on every other detail, the difference in price is not worth giving a sloppy first impression. We recommend using the USPS Celebrate Stamp.

Candy Theme Party Table Linens

Candied Dreams!   With this theme your linen options are limitless.  Your final decision should be based on two factors:  the physical characteristics of the event room and your guest of honor’s personal style.   Party Idea Pros loves are all the looks created in these  BBJ Linen photos.  Each one was better than the next, so simply choose your favorite or scroll througt their photo gallery for more inspiration.

If you want to save some money, use a classic solid linen or most venues will supply complimentary white or cream linens.  Either will work — although you may want to use colorful napkins. Likewise, if you are hosting a candy party at your house just about any color linen you have will be fine.  In fact, place mats will also work great, and to tell you the truth, individual sheets of scrap booking paper work great and are adorable. Choose any solid colored paper or choose a print:  Ribbon Candy, Cupcakes, Goody Goody Gumdrops.   If you are feeling creative and have lots of time, you can even create a layout highlighting your guest of honor.  Alternatively, use your place mats as place cards by creating a page for each of your guests.  Laminate it and tie with personalized ribbon for a complete favor anyone can enjoy.

Ribbon Candy Paper       Cupcakes paper       Goody Goody Gumdrops Paper

Ribbon Candy Paper | Cupcake Paper | Goody Goody Gumdrops Paper

Want to splurge?  Picture one of these plush candy pillows on each chair.  Definitely skip the chair covers!

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Plush Candy Pillows

Just a note on chair covers: chair covers may not be necessary if the chairs supplied are fairly neutral and in ok condition.  In fact, I tend to not use chair covers  at any of my personal parties.  Having said that, if your budget permits, the overall look of certain rooms is enhanced if chair pads are used.  Choose one of your accent colors.

If you are having a fairly large party, don’t forget to include your place card table, your gift table, buffet tables, and any ceremonial tables when determining your linen count.  Also, if you chose to use more ornate linens, do not use them for the cocktail hour; they will have a greater impact as your guests enter the dining room.

BBJ Linen

Candy Party Theme Centerpieces

Sweetheart Bouquet      Peppermint Candy Bouquet

As hard as we try we can’t seem to keep up with the constantly changes links so rather than keep sending you to dead links please use these photos as inspiration and then go directly to the sources for current selections.

1 800 Flowers | FTD.com | GiftTree  | Candy You Ate as a Kid

Consider using these fillable cylinders alone as a grouping of their own or or as a grouping with one of the other centerpieces, fill with colorful candies and consider adding a colorful boa to the top of one and the bottom of another to add even more pizzazz.

Fillable Cylinder Centerpieces | Aurora Vase | Bulk Cocktail Flavored Jelly Beans | Candy You Ate as a Kid | Marabou Boa

Now Make Them Move

These centerpieces are just too darn cute to stay still. Place them on this revolving base to add movement and pizzazz to your table.

Lots of options …

Large Rotating Display Base Has Mirror Top And Will Hold Up To 44 Lbs.

Fun Candy Theme Party Table Decor

Photofetti Festivity Pack

Includes over 960 double-sided 1″ photos mingled with 1/2″ and 3/4″ colored accent pieces. Choose up to 10 of your favorite photos of the guest of honor. For the 3 accent colors, Party Idea Pros recommends Azalea  Shimmer, Lagoon  Shimmer, Punch, Fairway Shimmer, Vista Blue and Flame Orange Shimmer.

Candy Theme Party Napkin Rings

Just wrap these candy buttons or candy necklaces around your napkins.  Either tape or glue the candy button ends together.

 Candy Buttons on Paper Tape      Candy Necklaces

Candy Buttons on Paper Tape | Candy Necklaces

Candy Theme Party Favors

If you want to lavish gifts upon your guests, you can’t go wrong with any of these party favors. They will also add another dimension to your table setting. Order 1 party favor for each couple, 1 for each single.


Candy Theme Party Place Cards

Assign each table a candy and then write your guests’ names on the corresponding box. Instead of table numbers, use the corresponding candy box.

Assorted Candies

Candy Theme Party Candles

Most venues supply tea-lights and holders but if yours does not, consider purchasing some.  The play of light makes a difference. Place at least three on each table

Hersheys Syrup Candle

Hersheys Syrup Candle

Sweets Theme Paper Goods


Penguin Candyland | Candy Land Deluxe Party Pack | Summer Treats Party Pack

Sweet Cocktail Napkins, Guest Towels, Gift Bags

No matter how formal or casual your party, fun beverage napkins will get your celebration off to a festive start. Choose one style or mix and match all styles to add a bit of punch to your cocktail hour. Order 5-6 napkins per guest figuring everyone has 1-2 drinks, and 3-4 appetizers each.

personalized beverage napkins

Personalized  Napkins and Guest Towels with Sweet Designs (click the birthday party designs for good selection of  sweet motifs)

Candy Theme Pinatas


“Blue Cupcake 13″” Pull-String Piñata” | “Pink Cupcake 13″” Pull-String Pinata”

Candy Theme Printable Games

Freshening Baskets/ Emergency Kits

Buy a fun platter to display sample sized essentials.  Place in powder rooms.

Dots Candy Vintage Metal Lunchbox

Make the Night Last a Year

Don’t let this memorable night fade away with the morning sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Shutterfly.com to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or create a 5×7 photo card announcing the day, time, and location of your next Ladies Night Out.

Photo Books | Collage Calendars | Photo cards


Party Hearty!