Real Parties: Kate’s Sweet Shop

Hello party people! Your resident party girl, Kim here, bringing you this sweet lollipop party right from my own home! My daughter, Kate just turned two and since she is such a little sweetie, I decided on a candy-filled lollipop party for her. Her first birthday bash was cupcake themed and went crazy with the sweetness!

I started this party off right by creating a super-cute (if I do say so myself) cut-out lollipop invitation! These were quite a bit of work, but well worth it! Contact me if you need advice on making these and I’ll share some tips! You can also purchase them in my shop! Along with the invitations, I made coordinating cupcake toppers (my favorite!), lollipop tags, banners and a door sign that said “Kate’s Sweet Shop”. I also decided to make huge lollipops for lining the sidewalk up to our front door. These were super easy, made with paper plates, decorative paper, tape, a wood dowel, cellophane & ribbon!

For the food, I tried to find things that could be put on a lollipop stick! I found some random things like a rainbow-colored round gelatin dessert and stuck a lollipop stick in it! Fruit on a stick, pink snowballs on a stick, and of course the super cute chocolate-dipped marshmallow pops were all yummy!

The kids decorated foam “lollipops”, which were foam circles that I had taped onto lollipop sticks. I put out letters, animals, flowers and other little foam stickies for them to create their own lollipop craft!

Kate was so adorable in her custom rhinestone lollipop tank top from Pouty Pants, and adorable satin-trimmed pink tutu from Etsy. Perfection!

Hmmm….What will next year’s sweet theme be? I’m thinking popsicles….or gumballs….I know, I’m crazy to already be planning, but that’s how party girls roll!

I recently opened my Etsy shop for party invitations and decorations, and I can’t believe how many party-obsessed mommas I am connecting with! I feel like I’m not the only crazy one anymore! Need ideas on a theme you are thinking about for a party? Email me at [email protected] or visit my blog for more fun party ideas!


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    What an adorable party. The invitations are divine!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us- it’s just too cute!

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    Okay, you have got to be one of the most creative mommies I know! I absolutely LOVE your cupcake and lollipop (sweet shoppe) idea! I was wondering if you or any other mommies out there have any suggestions. I have a little girlie girl who is turning 5 within two weeks of her older brother turning 7. Every year, I have a combo party because it is just easier for all family members to make it to one party instead of 2. They both have 1 thing in common and that is their love for CANDY and SWEETS! Do you have any ideas on how I can combine a girlie PRINCESSey 5 year old party with a ROUGH and TUMBLE BOYish 7 year old party? I appreciate any suggestions anyone may have =)

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    So cute! We are getting ready to have a lollipop party for our twin girls turning one! I just love all of your ideas! Could you tell me where you found the small lollipop party favors? Thanks so much!! :)

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    oh my goodness i fell in love with this idea wen i first saw it, it is so CUTE :).
    but i was wondering one question..
    where did you get the cotton candy and where did you get the suckers.
    Jordyn :)

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    my daughter will be turning a year old in oct. and i fell inlove with your lollipop theme. i love the bright colors, and decor/invites. i was just wondering two things: what size is the invitaiton? and about how much candy did you order? we are having about 80 people. thanks so much for you time!


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    Wow, fantastic blog layout! How lengthy have you been running a blog for? you made blogging look easy. The total glance of your site is wonderful, let alone the content material!

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