Cotton Candy-Themed Birthday Party
From birthday-girl attire to creative desserts and easy decor, discover all the details that make this party darling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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