The following is for candy filled birthday party for kids (ages 6 - 10) complete with sugary fun and sweet surprises.
Sweetly invite your guests by either making your own invitations or purchase some found online. One idea if you make your own invitations is to purchase large lollipops and attaching tags with all the details of the event. If you purchase them from a retailer online, Goolge "lollipop invitations" and many great invitations exist, including:
Create areas where different games or activities can be played and tickets can be won that are redeemable at the candy shop.
Create one station called "The Lollipop Grove" where you throw a disc around paper made lollipops placed in the ground. Each successful throw earns tickets and the farther away the lollipop, the more tickets it is worth.
The "Chocolate Swamp" is another option for an activity. Fill a kiddie pool full of packing peanutes (or if you are daring chocolate pudding) and hide index cards in the pool that say either "mini" or "king." Have three index cards for each guest (so they can play three times) and each card they pick is for either a mini sized candy bar or a king sized cany bar.
The "Gumball Guess" is the easiest activity to put together for the party. Fill a large glass container full of gumballs (or another candy) and count the number of pieces. Then ask your guests to guess how many candy pieces are in the jar. The guest who guesses closest to the number in the jar gets to take the whole lot home.
Another option to win the more tickes is a bingo game where the cards spelled C-A-N-D-Y. The kids played the game simultaneously as one person randomly pulled numbers out of a bowl. The first child with five numbers in a row and exclaimes “candy” wins. You can play three rounds and distribute tickets to three winners.
A "Sweet Shots Photo Booth" is a great activity and easy to make. Ask a local furniture store that sells large appliances for a refrigerator box. Cut out an area for a door and a window and place a stool inside the booth. Set up a digital camera on a stand and take pictures of the kids in the booth. You can send the pictures in the thank you card you send each guest.
Finish the party with "The Candy Shop". Create the ultimate sweet factory where every item (except the chocolate bars) is of equal value and have the kids could redeem their tickets won during the different activities. They can also cash in their "mini" and "king" index cards for the appropriate size chocolate bars.
For the complete version of this party, including a PDF of the signs for the different stations, party checklist, templates and instructions, please visit www.urbanitystudios.com/kidspartycandy