10 Ways to Celebrate Your Love of Lollipops

Celebrate National Lollipop Day with our favorite lollipop-inspired recipes and ideas.

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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

Pie Pops

Place Desserts in Basket

Place Desserts in Basket

Stick dessert into basket as desired, into floral foam if necessary. Enjoy at home or be the center star of your block party's dessert table.

Mini pies that are easy to eat? What's not to like?

Make This: Pie Pops

Drinks With Lollipops



©Michelle Kim Photography

Michelle Kim Photography

Create a splash of color at your next party with a sweet lollipop and champagne.

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.




Photo by: Picasa ©LolliPics

Picasa, LolliPics

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.

Savory Sucker

Salmon Lollipops

Salmon Lollipops

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

Floral Lollipops



Add edible flowers to make this sweet treat.

Make This: Flower Lollipop

Gumball Machine Pops

Fun Gumball Pop Cake

Fun Gumball Pop Cake

If you love lollipops, you most likely love gumballs.

Beer Pops

Chocolate Stout Cake Pops

Chocolate Stout Cake Pops

Photo by: Abigail Barnes

Abigail Barnes

Stout beer, chocolate and cake mix make for a delicious treat on a stick.

Edible Centerpiece



You only need a few materials to make this whimsical centerpiece, including a bunch of colorfully-wrapped lollipops.

Make This: Lollipop Topiary

Cotton Candy-Themed Birthday Party

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Sugar Rush

What party theme could be sweeter than a cotton candy theme? Filled with bright colors, cool patterns, lots of frills and sugary treats, this theme is sure to please the sweetest little girls.

All Dolled-Up

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

Super-Sweet Invitation

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

Candy Cake

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.

Name That Dessert

Customized labels are both pretty and functional. They continue the cute pattern and theme throughout the event, and also let your guests know what they are about to enjoy.

Yummy Cupcakes

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

Personalize the Party

The birthday girl will notice the customized party accessories with her name. Children love seeing their names on things, especially when it's their special day.

Cotton Candy

How can you have a cotton candy-themed party without cotton candy? Rent or purchase an affordable cotton candy machine online to make your own fluffy stuff. The machines use any hard candy, so choose your favorite colors and start swirling.

Tasty Tubs

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

The Sweetest Display

Get creative with the way you display the candy. Glass jars and vessels show off the colors and textures of the various sweets. Classic Dots candy dresses up the glass bakery pedestals filled with cotton candy balls.

Big, Big Balloons

Giant 36-inch balloons make a statement in any room and kids adore them. Use them to decorate and then as prizes for any games you may play at the party.

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.

Delectable Cookies

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.

Where to Sit

If you plan on having the guests sit down for snacks or a craft, it is always nice to use customized tent cards at each place setting. The kids have fun finding their place and this way you can seat the birthday girl near her best friends.

Easy Banners

One of the easiest ways to dress up a party is by making hanging garland or banners. Cut pendants out of colorful paper, string with ribbon and hang.

Sweet Treats

It looks like a milkshake, but is it? Think outside the box to incorporate your theme and display treats. Try inexpensive milkshake glasses filled with layers of cotton candy and topped with a striped paper straw.

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

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