Lollipop Birthday Party
Looking for an alternative to a sweets party? I LOVE this Lollipop themed birthday party sent in by Alexandra Doudian of Enchanted Events & Design! Sweets + treats on a stick are so popular in parties and perfect for little hands. She served pie pops, grilled cheese on sticks, lollipops (of course!), pinwheels on sticks, + lots more!
She decorated with darling lollipop decor throughout the party! Check it out….
win this lollipop party
Alexandra shared lots of party details with us, “Since my daughter (Taline) was turning 3 this year I let her decide the theme of the party. She LOVES lollipops and almost never gets to have them. So she saw this as an opportunity to get a ton of them!
I decided to create a world of goodies on a stick. I didn’t want to go the rainbow route for the party and decided to focus on 3 main “lollipop” colors. My first find and inspiration was Taline’s adorable dress (Strawberry Rose Couture’s Etsy shop). I loved the royal blue and lime green colors and knew I wanted to use those for the party. I then decided to add pink into the mix to keep the party girly.
When guests first arrived at the party they were greeted by a banner hung at the front of the house, “Lollipop Lane.” The walkway was lined with glittery foam lollipops all the way around to the back yard were the party was held.
Food + Treats
I served everything on sticks. There were rolled sandwiches, cherry tomatoes on toothpicks, cinnamon rolls, breadsticks, stick pretzels, fruit kebabs, corn dogs, and (my favorite) grilled cheese cutouts on a lollipop stick.
I created the backdrop for the table to mimic the white and yellow stripes of the invitation. Most of the food was home made or picked up from grocery stores and included, cake pops wrapped like dum dums, M&M’s, lollipops, marshmallow pops, red vines, strawberry wafers, candy bracelets, oreo pops, vanilla meringues and pie pops by Fenella Higgins. I also got custom cookies made. I emailed a copy of the invitation to Jessy at Fairytale Frosting and told her what designs I wanted for the cookies. She created amazing cookies for the table, oh and most importantly SO YUMMY. I also had picked up some ring pops from the dollar store. I decided to do half of them plain and the other half I dipped in colored sugar for a bedazzled look. I then created a giant ring box for them to be displayed in. Finally, I love making and decorating my own cakes but I knew I’d never have time to decorate a cake I’d be proud of. Again Etsy came to my rescue when I discovered Parker’s Flour Patch’s shop and her fondant cake décor. Using store bought funfetti cake mix and store bought icing I baked and frosted a plain white 3 tiered cake. I then got to quickly and easily add all the cake décor that arrived in the mail. I am in love with the final product, such a fabulous and affordable way to create an amazing home baked cake!
Games + Activities
To keep the kids busy I had a ton of plastic balls in pink, green and blue tossed around the back yard. The huge sidewalk area by the kids table had chalk laid out and there was a bead necklace making station set up. I also set up a Balloon Lolli-“POP” game, where I’d filled a bunch of balloons with little prizes and each of the kids got a chance to come and pop the balloon for a prize.
VENDORS + CREDITS
Party styling, printables (available in Etsy shop): Enchanted Events & Design | Blog | Facebook
Photography: Next Exit Photography
Birthday Dress: Strawberry Rose Couture’s Etsy shop
Custom cookies: Fairytale Frosting
Fondant cake décor: Parker’s Flour Patch
Pie Pops: Fenella Higgins