Sugar and spice and all things nice : Kids party sweets and ideas post

Sugar and spice and all things nice : Kids party sweets & ideas post

Remember back when we were young. Mum or Dad – but usually Mum – did all the organizing. When we had friends over after a long afternoon of playing in the sun, food would appear, as if by magic, when we were hungry. Re fuelled, off we would go again until the sun went down.

And at birthday parties, we wouldn’t have to think too much about anything other than partying and wishing the birthday boy or girl happy birthday – assuming it wasn’t us, that is. And lo and behold, food would again arrive. It usually took the form of a candy table, followed up by a birthday cake. Simpler times back then, and while things are done differently today, in many ways many things are still the same.

Let’s explore that somewhat self contradictory statement.

Some things are still the same. Kids like lollies, kids like sweets, and at a birthday, the birthday cake is a highlight of the whole party. Blowing out the candles in one breath is a rite of passage for most youngsters and who could deny a child that? Lets face it, if you have a birthday, but no cake with candles you are in serious trouble.

Some things are done a little differently. For example, back in the day a candy table was usually just that – a table piled high with candy, lollies and biscuits, many home made. Fast forward to the time poor high expectation world of today and that’s where some of the differences are plain to see. Our humble assortment of lollies and sweets has become a candy buffet, highly styled and designed for maximum visual impact. And the lollies probably taste good too.

If you are going to hold a party, and are feeling the pressure of expectation, here are a few suggestions that may help. Firstly, relax, and don’t forget to breathe. This is normal. Breathing, that is.

Give yourself as much time as possible, by getting in early. Send out the invitations in plenty of time – if you want good ones, there are plenty of affordable personalised invitations online if you look around.

We discuss decorating candy tables in several other posts, including this one about backdrops and banners – these have a stunning effect if chosen well. So we will leave that topic and head over to the business end of a candy buffet – the food.

As with so many other things these days it’s all on the web. Buying kids party sweets online would be easy if there wasn’t so much choice – and if it all didn’t look the same.

We think the personalised touch is the way to go – have a look at these custom chocolate bars in wrappers for example. Hundreds of designs, they can be themed to your invitations, and best of all  – chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate. Or there are these specially made party lollipops. As with the chocolates, themed just for you, with your personal message. Very stylish.

Personalised chocolate bar

The piece de resistance however is having your very own rock candy made. There are lower priced versions but if you really want to impress have a look at this personalised rock candy – because its one of a kind, there is a minimum purchase on each batch of 10kg. This may only suit larger events.

These are a few of our party sweets and lollies ideas for kids parties – we hope they helped.

Have a great day, and hope to see you back here soon!

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