Throw a Sweet Party for Valentines Day!

by contributing writer, Tori

Throwing a party for your little one? I’ve got a sweet idea for you! Whether it’s a birthday party or a “just because” get-together, consider this Candy Theme!

Rather than your traditional birthday cake, set up a colorful Candy Buffet. Gather old favorites and new treats and display them in glass bowls and jars. Anything really goes… just be creative! Use a glass vase to hold fun lollipops and use punch ladles as make-shift candy scoops.

You can purchase bulk candy at your favorite sweet shop, or even online. Let your party guests scoop up some sweet treats rather than the serving cake and ice cream. Just don’t forget to light the candles if this is a birthday party! You can get creative and stick them into gumdrop candies and set them in the middle of the candy buffet table.

When guests are about to leave, don’t send them home without a cute candy favor! You can provide small favor boxes or bags and let them scoop up their own candy treats. Or, send them with one of these cute mini gumball machines!

Tip: Make a personalized tag out of card stock and attach with ribbon to each gumball machine. Print each guests’ name or a simple “Thank You For Coming” message. I found all of these yummy favors at Beau Coup, check them out!

Remember, throwing a fabulous party can be easy! Just choose a simple theme (like this candy theme) and stick with it! A few simple touches can really pull a party together and create a fabulous feel!

See more suggestions for this candy themed party (including party decor and game ideas) at Thoughtfully Simple. You can even enter to win a $25.00 gift card to Beau Coup to get your party started!

Tori is Editor and Chief of Thoughtfully Simple Magazine. Wife, Mom, Friend, and Hostess by instinct. Need inspiration? She’s got it! She brings you fabulous ideas, tips, and resources to get your party started. Inspiration for your big day, your everyday, and all the {days} in between. So ladies, get your ‘hostess’ on!


  1. Happy Valentines day!

  2. Lee Allport says:

    Yea for Thoughtfully Simple. Tori’s products are so well made, the quality is divine!!!

    Lee :)

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