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The Candy Party: Part 2 — Embellished Lanterns, Dimensional Magic Necklaces and Goodie Bags

 To decorate the front of the house and each side of the Candy Buffet,
we made these Giant Lollipops.
I saw the idea on Tip Junkie
They are super easy to create and make such a statement!!
 Another decoration we created was Embellished Lanterns. I bought some plain lanterns at Pier 1 a couple weeks ago with the idea of embellishing them for my backyard for evening BBQ’s. Then I realized they would be so fun to hang from my ceiling as a birthday decoration too!
This is also a fast decorating idea. 

All I did was get different kinds of ribbon, lace and fabric flowers. Then I hot glued them on the lanterns. I added some sparkly jewels to the flowers too.
I also made a couple of Pennant Lanterns for fun.
I had seen a fabulous pennant lantern on Pinterest and wanted to see if I could do something similar. I used some Washi Tape on the large lantern to attach the fabric pennants.
And on the smaller lantern, I used ribbon and made the pennants out of the Washi Tape. All I did was cut out little triangles with the tape and then hot glued the ribbon on and then stuck the tape pennants right under the ribbon. Kind of fun!
Hannah is a very creative girl and she wanted to make something with her friends as a party activity.
We decided to make some Personalized Necklaces.
I found some metal round jewelry disks on clearance at my craft store for 90% off. I bought those and some brightly colored beads.
Then the girls cut out some scrapbook paper to fit in the metal round disks and I mod podged those onto the disks, covering the front of the paper too. While we let those dry, the girls strung up their beads and gorged on candy from the Candy Buffet.
After the mod podge had dried, they picked out their initial from some scrapbook letters, we attached them to the disks and then filled in the surface with Plaid’s Dimensional Magic. This is a great product to use instead of epoxy or resin which can take a long time to dry and is tricky to mix. Plus, the Dimesional Magic dries much quicker.
We let those dry. And Embellished some little mini lunch boxes that I also found on clearance. I matched the beads to the colors in the lunch boxes so each girl’s beads would match their lunch box. When the party was over we let the girls take the candy home from the Candy Buffet in their lunch boxes.
It was so fun to see her huge smile!! 



  1. The Miller Five says:

    What an awesome party! I'm sure she'll remember it forever.

  2. Sabrina says:

    Oh goodness how cute!! I love the balloons as suckers idea.

  3. Candles by Nature says:

    Great ideas all around! This is such a fun and colorful party theme, I love it :)

  4. A Nest in the Making says:

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE this party idea! My favorite things are the lollipops out front! It all looks so great!

    Kristi @ A Nest in the Making

  5. btanders says:

    VERY cute! I just got done doing a candy party too! I wish I had seen your blog 1st as I love the balloons suckers on your sidewalk! You can check mine out at http://btanders.blogspot.com. Keep the inspiring ideas coming!

  6. How cute is this party!

  7. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    I would have had fun at this party! I love, love, love the outdoor lollypops!

  8. Mod Podge Amy says:

    Oh dear, I want to come over. Y'all have so much FUN!! xo

  9. highheels2flipflops says:

    What a fun idea!
    I LOVE the giant lollipops!

  10. Lovely details. Such a great party, and I'm sure Miss Hannah and her friends all had an awesome time. Way to go!

  11. Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    Such a fun party idea!

  12. Can we get a clear picture of the light over you table….are those glass covers?

  13. dotdot. says:

    I just love your giant lollipops! I will tuck that away for my daughters birthday coming soon. Thank you.

  14. Simply LKJ says:

    Love the lollipops! And, what fun party activities for young girls.

  15. This is AWESOME Jen! I love the entire candy display in part one. The colors are super fun. But those giant lollipops are my favorite. What a cool statement and of course, super creative.

  16. Kara @ Mine for the Making says:

    Amazing Jen! Love the theme (my SIL is doing something similar for my niece Saturday), love the colors, and I love the necklaces!!! What a memorable birthday!

  17. Hani@Craftionary says:

    great ideas Jen! you are amazing.. Love the entry way with Giant Lollipops..


  18. LOVE all the colors! And such a fun entry way with all those lolipops to greet you!

  19. Huggs and Kisses xo says:

    That is so great….how creative and fun!!!

  20. Those giant lollipops are adorable! love it!!

  21. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Jen it looks like such a fun party! I love when the kids get to make their party favors:) And are those lollipops made out of balloons?!? Awesome idea! Now I want to find some of that fun Mod Podge to play around with!

  22. scrappylikethat says:

    Wow! I would have loved to go to that party when I was a kid! The decorations look fantastic and I can totally see myself doing that. TFS!

  23. Jennifer says:

    Oh Jen, how cute and fun! I love the lollipop balloons and the craft the girls made. So cute!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  24. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    all of it so darn cute, and colorful. LOVE IT ALL. Great job jen. winks-jen

  25. love the balloons,, such a cool idea and so simple,,simple perfect,,

  26. So adorable! What a fab mama you are, friend! You look gorgeous in that photo above, BTW. <3

  27. Julianne says:

    What an adorable party idea! I especially love the giant lollipops in the yard! Is it bad I'm 24 and I want a party like this? 😉

    I've just started a new blog, I'd love for you to come check it out!


  28. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    Good grief Charlie Brown! That is adorable! So darn cute!

  29. Super cute!! That looks like so much fun!! TFS!

  30. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Hands down, one of the coolest parties I've seen in a long time! It looks like a party I'D want to go to!! 😉 The crafts are absolutely adorable. The girls looked like they had a blast!

  31. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    This looks like the best time!!! A candy party is such a fun idea! :)

  32. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    What a seriously fun party! Happy birthday!

  33. 2littlehooligans says:

    those balloons are great! love the necklaces too:) happy birthday!