Sweet Shoppe Theme
What could be sweeter than a sweet shop party for your darling little one? Such a fun theme with lots of beautiful colours, candies, candy jars and more!
You could set this party up based on a traditional lolly store, a girly sweet shop with pastel colours or a bright modern candy store! Dream up different ways of displaying/serving the candies or treats (I’ve provided some unbreakable options in this post too!) and try not to eat too much of the candy before the day of the actual party!
Hope you enjoy….
Lanch your party with a gorgeous invitation
You could make your own candy store awning, however this cute scalloped border could be used to help create a bright feel for your candy store for an easier option:
Another sweet option is this border wall decal which you could use to frame your sweet table setting:
A lovely backdrop for the table with custom wording available:
For a bright candy feel, these wall stickers will really liven up your party space and can then be transferred into the playroom/bedroom after the party:
Cute printable banner with candy stripe lettering:
The soft colours of this bunting would help create a pretty feel to your candy shop:
Or try this garland for a fun look!
Love this bunting as you can pick/choose which flag designs you like when you hang it up and can decide the order of the patterns as well. So if one of the designs don’t work into your theme you can leave it out:
These sweet paper chains can be easily made yourself with this kit of pre-cut paper which is adhesive and makes creating a unique and fun decoration easy!
The orange,pink and yellow colours of this garland is perfect for a sweet store feel!
Imagine the room decorated with these pastel pom pom’s! Just gorgeous!
Mix and match your hanging decorations for a cute look:
Set your table with these bright colours:
Such cute polka dot straws for the cups/bottles!
To add to the fun of a sweet shop theme, try this straw holder to display all the pretty straws:
Yellow and pink are so beautiful together for this theme, and these custom wrappers would be lovely on poppers, glass bottles or juice bottles!
You could make a variety of coloured cookies with this sweets cookie cutter. They would look great on the table or could be used to make some cookie take home gifts:
If you are having cupcakes in your sweet shop, keep them within the theme with these cute cuptake toppers and wrappers:
Instead of a cupcake stand, try displaying your cupcakes in a sweet cupcake carrier such as this one. Tie a ribbon around the top to dress it up and I think it would look really sweet!
For your main cake these candles which have wording on them such as “Sweet” and “yum yum” are just perfect for this theme!
Also loving the yellow and white combination of these cuties:
The scalloped look of this cake stand would work in so well with a sweet shop theme, besides the fact that it is just gorgeous and could be used for many parties to come!
Now onto some items to display and serve your candy if you are having a candy buffet.
I have included some glassware as well as some unbreakable options as well, so depending on the age of your guests you can choose what is most appropriate! If most of the little one’s are very very young and it is mainly the adults you are having the dessert table for, then you can’t go past the beautiful glass jars for a classic sweet shop look!
However there are still fun options for displaying your sweets if you are worried about the kids around the candy jars!
First off I love these selections for a traditional sweet shop style:
Just adore these selections of elegant and modern candy jars:
If you are after some more affordable options, Ikea has a few simple but cute candy jars available such as this one:
Or these sets of 3 are another great idea:
For easy candy access (perfect for kids who you think can handle the glass but you still want to make it a bit easier for them) these candy bowl options are great!
Onto some fun unbreakable options and as you’ll see there are plenty of cute ways you can display your sweets/treats which are safe for tiny hands!
Love this turntable which can be used after the party too, to store all sorts of items!
Dress up these cones with some pretty paper:
These tin buckets which come in a range of colours (but I love this colour!) can be used to display lollipops as shown, as well as other treats:
Icecream cups and cupcake wrappers could also be used if you have a smaller group and hence less volume of lollies to serve
These sweet melamine bowls come in such lovely colours and can be part of your kitchenware after the party!
Another simple option is a tray such as this from Ikea which is easy for the little one’s to access and useful to display a few different lollies:
These colourful trays would look great for serving your other treats on, displaying cake pops or your drinks:
To make it even more fun to serve the candy, try one of these cute scoops or tongs:
Labels for your sweets not only help your guests know what they are, but also is an extra way to pretty up the table. Here are some lovely labels and stands to help you do just that!
You can’t have a sweet shop without sweets! Here are some of my favourites:
If you want to buy more lollies online here are a few candy stores to have a peek at:
Special Themed decorations/ideas:
For a classic sweet shop look, one of these bubblegum machines would look fantastic on the table:
Another lovely way to display your lollies is to place some of the jars on this tiered stand – wouldn’t they just look even sweeter?
Pinwheels are SO cute for any theme, and these pinwheels (available in other colours too) could be used as extra decoration on your sweet table for a fun look:
To create a sweet shop feel, perhaps use a welcome sign such as this printable one and place in a pretty frame:
Or for a more traditional feel this vintage shop sign:
This bright chalkboard sticker could also be used to write a welcome sign or birthday message!
Love this print! I’ll happily follow it’s advice =)
If you are creating different levels on your sweet table, this colourful wrapping paper would look great wrapped around the boxes you might be using to place your other candy jars on:
To really make the kids feel they are in a sweet shop, these toys are lovely as decorations and for your little one to play with after the party too!
Take Home Gift
If you are using sweets/candy as the dessert and wish to give the little one’s something novel to take home instead, here are a few cute picks:
The kids will absolutely love picking their treats from the sweet shop table either to take home, or to enjoy at the party! Here are some packaging ideas to carry on the fun:
To top off the favour bags, this ribbon is too sweet!
Or try this cute sticky tape!
These sweet pegs are adorable to attach to the top of a lolly bag!
Some sweet tags to say thank you to the little one’s for coming!
These striped tags come with a variety of numbers to match the age of your child. Love the colours!
If you are needing further sweet shop inspiration have a look at these real parties for some more ideas:
Bethany’s sweet shoppe party from Karas Party Ideas
A sweet shoppe party for twins on the Celebrations at home blog
Love the use of tissue pom poms in this sweet shoppe party on the Save the date for cupcakes blog
An amazing sweet shoppe party featured on the Little Sooti Blog
A unique way of spreading out the sweets in this sweet shoppe party featured on Hostess with the Mostess
Packed full of inspiration is this photoshoot based around the Lollypop printables from the TomKat Studio
Hope you have enjoyed these sweet shop finds and they give you some inspiration for the Sweet Shop theme or for any candy buffet you are planning!
Enjoy & may your little one be truly celebrated!