10 Ways to Celebrate Your Love of Lollipops
Celebrate National Lollipop Day with our favorite lollipop-inspired recipes and ideas.
Lollipops may have paved the way for the now popular treats on sticks. Although cakes, pickles, pies and other treats are new to the stick game, lollipops have been around a long time. Some sources say they've been around in America since the early 1800s.
To celebrate the holiday, we gathered our favorite lollipop-inspired recipes and ideas, from our favorite foods on sticks to rainbow-colored everything.
Red Wine Lollipops
Make This: Red Wine Lollipop
Mini pies that are easy to eat? What's not to like?
Make This: Pie Pops
Drinks With Lollipops
Create a splash of color at your next party with a sweet lollipop and champagne.
Make This: Heart Lollipop Drinks
Lollipop or Cookie?
It has the look of a lollipop but the flavor of your favorite sugar cookie. It's the best of both worlds.
Make This: Colorful Spiral Cookies
Looking for the perfect wedding favor? Add an edible image on a sweet treat! Use your save-the-date or engagement photo to make the personalized pops from LolliPics.
Three ingredients are all you need to make these party-perfect appetizers. Simply cover balls of cream cheese in salmon and sprinkle with chives to create irresistible and savory hand-held treats. Get the recipe.
Even though lollipops are usually sweet, these salmon cream cheese pops will be a huge hit at your next party.
Make This: Salmon Lollipops
Add edible flowers to make this sweet treat.
Make This: Flower Lollipop
Gumball Machine Pops
If you love lollipops, you most likely love gumballs.
Stout beer, chocolate and cake mix make for a delicious treat on a stick.
Make This: Chocolate Stout Cake Pop
You only need a few materials to make this whimsical centerpiece, including a bunch of colorfully-wrapped lollipops.
Make This: Lollipop Topiary
Most of your girly guests will love getting dressed up for this party. Tutus, dresses and fancy headbands all add to the sweet atmosphere of the party. Provide outfits for each girl or have them come dressed to impress. Our dolled-up party guests check out the super-sweet cake and desserts. Tutus and hair accessories from Bambaroos Boutique
Set the mood for the party with a sweet and simple invitation design. Multicolored cotton candy cones and chevron print give this invitation a fun and festive look. This theme could be hosted at home or would be adorable at a candy or ice cream shop. If you would like the guests to dress up, don't forget to note that on the invitation. Printable party collection by The TomKat Studio
This layered Rock Candy cake is the perfect centerpiece for your dessert table or party setup. Though this cake was made by a professional, you could easily make a simple white buttercream cake and sprinkle with Rock Candy for a similar effect. Use multiple colors of candy to coordinate with the rest of the party decor.
Cupcakes are a must-have at any children's party. Dress them up with printable cupcake toppers and colorful cupcake wrappers. Your little guests won't be able to resist them. Display the cupcakes on decorative cake stands for an even fancier look. Cupcake wrappers from Bella Cupcake Couture
No time to make your own cotton candy? Specialty shops like Tasty Clouds offer gourmet cotton candy that can be shipped right to your door. These tubs would make perfect party favors for your guests to take home.
Fun in a Cup
For a fun way to serve cotton candy, form balls and place in polka-dot treat cups. These cute treat cups can be used for an array of snacks. Top the cotton candy balls with chevron-patterned flags made with paper and lollipop sticks. Treat cups from Shop Sweet Lulu
Put It on a Pedestal
Isn't this fun? A new product appearing on the party scene is The Pastry Pedestal. These unique acrylic stands are perfect for displaying fun treats like mini cupcakes. Add bits of Rock Candy to simple chocolate mini cupcakes to dress them up a bit and coordinate with the Rock Candy cake.
Sugar cookies are always a favorite with the kids, especially when they are as cute as these cotton candy cookies. Cookie designers are getting more creative and intricate with their designs and can match any party theme. Cookies are always a great favor idea, especially when packaged in a cellophane bag, tied with cute ribbon and sporting a coordinating "thank you" tag.
Label My Gable
Gable boxes like this polka-dot one are perfect for boxed lunches, large take-home favors or for gift giving. Topped with a customized tag, this is certainly a box the guests can't wait to open. Boxes from Polka Dot Market
The Best Things Come in Small Packages
Mini favor boxes created in the same pattern used throughout the party are the perfect party favor when filled with candy, gumballs or other small trinkets. Line them up on a pretty platter to display at the party. Favor boxes from Party Starters