Kara's Party Ideas Sweet Shoppe Candy Party | Kara's Party Ideas

This SWEET SHOPPE CANDY PARTY was a blast to design and execute. I just love all the colors…and SUGAR!

My favorite things about this party–

The ric rac

/ paper and candy necklace bunting

The milk bottles

The bubble gum machine drink dispenser {took the top off my gumball machine and replaced it with a beverage dispenser}

The various lollipops

The paper straws

The funky ribbon on the candy scoops and favor pails

The chocolate dipped candy sticks

and the chevron bags

Of course, the rock candy cake is also so fun! It was inspired by this cake from Cocoa and Fig. The amazing Kim Stoegbauer from The Tomkat Studio also used a similar cake here.

Vendor Credits:

Party Styling- Kara’s Party Ideas

All Party Supplies & Candy- Kara’s Party Ideas Shop

Cake- Sweeten Your Day

Photography- Laura Bunker Photography

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  1. Karo's fun Land says:

    Oh my, you did such a great job! Definitely you are a talented girl. Love, love everything.

  2. Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties says:

    It's all so terrific, but I especially love the candy necklaces on the bunting! Off to Zurchers!

  3. Sweet Scarlet says:

    Kara this looks AMAZING! Love all the details and color. I love the candy strung with the bunting – genius. Congrats!

  4. Ruzu says:

    everything looks yummy!! I want a colorful day

  5. Brittany says:

    The coolest thing is that bubblegum stand/drink dispenser! Amazing!

  6. Laura says:

    AWESOME! I love the displays you used too– LOVE the apothocary jars!!

  7. Lisa-Sweet Pop Studio says:

    Love it! Great job!!!

  8. shirley fin says:

    gorgeous party. are the jars and containers you used available on zurchers online?

  9. Kara's Party Ideas says:

    Thank you so much, everyone. You are all so nice!

    Shirley- They will be soon!

  10. Amber Lyden says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! What an exciting opportunity! THe candy looks DELISH- pics are just amazing!

  11. A Blissful Nest says:

    Kara it is just fabulous! Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me. Great job!!

  12. Jordan @ I'm With Cupcake says:

    I LOVE IT ALL! Especially the gumball drink dispenser! So clever :)

  13. Diane says:

    Beautiful and INSPIRATIONAL! Great job!!

  14. Jami Eddy says:

    The most beautiful, highly detailed party I have seen yet!

  15. Party Wagon says:

    Gorgeous and Adorable!! I love the lollipops on the candy stick with the red bow! :)

  16. Shelly says:

    Very cute! Where did you find the gum ball drink dispenser?

  17. PartyLikePaula says:

    Love what you created and congrats on the gig, how fun!


  18. texas is for lovers says:

    Congrats! This is really amazing! And I am guessing that is sugar in the gum ball machine? I want to plan a 80's party for my hubby for his 30th this year and I am going to check out the candy from Zuchers!

  19. Suzanna ~ Mon Tresor says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love love all the detail!

  20. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet says:

    Georgeous, that drink dispenser is all types of awesome and excellent job styling. Congratulations on the new job, how fun, it will be like being…well a party planner in a candy shoppe.

  21. Kate says:

    Beautiful. What a clever clever girl you are! Love it ALL!!

  22. Holly Moeller says:

    You did a fabulous job Kara – I LOVE everything!! Congrats on the new gig – so exciting!!

  23. InspiroBook says:

    Love these!!!

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  24. Bitter Sweet Creations says:

    This is GORGEOUS!! I'm in love with the beverage dispenser I want one xx

  25. Wanda says:

    Olá Kara!

    I've been following your blog a long time ago, and let me tell you that everything you post is an absolute inspiration.
    I've made my 1'st baby boy birthday party last saturday and I had a few ideas from you, so thanks a LOT for sharing all this great job you do.
    Regards from Portugal!

  26. Jess says:

    What a gorgeous party!! I love the rock-candy cake. Yum!

  27. Michelle says:

    LOVE!!! Such a stunning table!

  28. tablerbunch says:

    This is amazing! Do you use fabric for the back drop?

  29. Dublin florists says:

    Lovely photos these are. If you are going to organize a birthday party then you must have know about some points. Gather background materials decorations and cover the walls with flat paper, gossamer, or party curtains

  30. Hope says:

    This is all so beautiful!!! I've been searching online for a beverage dispenseer that will work, but most don't give dimensions. Do you have any ideas on where to find one? Thanks so much!

  31. Party Patisserie says:

    Congratulations Kara on your new styist job!!! You did an amazing job! It is so beautiful and it's literally, eye candy! Have fun, I'll be watching.
    Party Patisserie

  32. Lissette says:

    Hi Kara! I'm in love with the chocolate dipped candy sticks, are these from Zurchers too???

  33. Sarah Holt says:

    I love the fabulous plastic milk bottles. I am trying to order them from the imwithcupcake.com that you linked the straws to. Is that where these milk bottles came from. I am having a hard time getting the order to go through… any suggestions?

  34. Sarah Holt says:

    oops, sorry… I was wrong, not sure how I got to that site, you can disregard my comment…

  35. kristy pruitt hardage says:

    On this party (sweeet shoppe candy party)… How, where can i get the pennant and candy necklace you used? I love this party adn I pray I can make mine for my little one’s turning one and four (sugar and spice party) just as cute!!

    Also, how did you know how much candy to purchase for the guest?
    I am turning my home office into a candy store full of these ideas and more… I need help!
    * paper and pigtails is making the invitation and two sugar babies is making the toppers for cup cakes for me! I am also doign this cake, can i order the candy for the cake through you as well?

  36. Isela Morrow says:

    I love The Sweet Shoppe Candy Party! Thank you for sharing your ideas! I love the milk jars with the sugar crystals.

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  38. Michelle says:

    Fainting form the wonderfulness.

  39. Amber says:

    I absolutely your candy party! I am in the middle of planning my daughter’s 1st birthday and I was so inspired by everything especially the rock candy cake. I featured it over on my blog this week along with some other beautiful ombre cake designs. I’d love for you to stop by! http://jroxdesigns.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/amazing-ombre-cake-designs/

  40. Anonymous says:

    Do you ahev printables for the horse party you did?

  41. Anonymous says:

    Love this party! definently receating it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  42. Emily says:

    I love the candy necklace with the pennants. Where did you purchase these long enough to add along with the pennants?

  43. Kaylee says:

    Where did you purchase all of the glass candy vases from?

  44. Anonymous says:

    how much does it all cost

  45. ciera says:

    how much does it all cost

  46. x.mmmm says:

    amazing pictures and nice ideas