Since my daughter was turning three this year I let her decide the theme of her birthday. She adores lollipops and almost never gets to have them. She saw her party as an opportunity to eat a ton of them!
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 from Strawberrie Rose Couture on Etsy.
The moment I saw the dress I was in LOVE! The two dress colors, royal blue and lime green, were perfect. I could picture lots of bright and vivid treats with these colors. I also decided to add pink into the mix to keep the party girly. With my color palette set I was ready to go!
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 where the party was held.
Now to the most important aspect of any party ...
I wanted to create a world of goodies on a stick. Food on a stick is so popular now that I had a very easy time finding inspiration. Plus everything tastes better on a stick, in my opinion! There were rolled sandwiches (skewered on wooden coffee stirrers), cherry tomatoes on toothpicks, cinnamon rolls on bamboo skewers, bread sticks, stick pretzels, fruit kebabs, corn dogs, and (my favorite) grilled cheese cutouts on a popsicle stick!
I created the backdrop for the table to mimic the white and yellow stripes of the invitation.
Most of the desserts were 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 I wanted for the design. Her cookie creations were PERFECT for the table and most importantly ... 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, the cake with decorations by Parker's Flour Patch!
THE SEATING AREA
I wanted to keep the seating area clean and simple so I used bright linens and tiny fabric flower pots to sit on the table. I hung 3-colored pom tissue balls from the canopies and tied all of the chair backs with pink ribbons and more foam lollipops.
To keep the kids busy I had a ton of plastic balls in pink, green and blue tossed around the back yard. There was sidewalk chalk laid out by the kids table which also had a bead necklace station on it.
I created a Lolli-“POP” game, where I’d filled a bunch of balloons with little prizes (bubbles, whistles, and rubber balls) and each of the kids got a chance to come and pop the balloon for a prize.
For the favors, I found these adorable glittered boxes in the Target bargain bin for only $1 in coordinating colors. I filled them with sunglasses, playdough, personalized lollipops and candy bracelets. Finally, I attached a lollipop style favor tag I designed to match the rest of the printables.