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
Sweet Shoppe Printables - My Little Jedi
Lollipop invitation - My Little Jedi
Candy land invitation - Imprintables
Sweet Shop party invite - Invite with Style
Sweet shoppe invitation printable - Sweet Bambinos
Candy land invitation printable - Anders Ruff
Printable Lollipop invitation - TomKat Studio
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:
Pink scalloped border - Australian Teaching Aids
Another sweet option is this border wall decal which you could use to frame your sweet table setting:
Ribbon candy border - Giggle smile Designs
A lovely backdrop for the table with custom wording available:
Candyland wallpaper - Imprintables
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:
Candy Factory wall sticker - Lilly & Lolly
Cute printable banner with candy stripe lettering:
Candyland printable custom banner - Dimple Prints
The soft colours of this bunting would help create a pretty feel to your candy shop:
Alimrose bunting - Three Little Owls
Or try this garland for a fun look!
Spring smart garland - P is for Party
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:
Paper Eskimo bunting flags - Born to Party
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!
Candy Hues Paper linkits, precut strips with adhesive to make a paper chain - Linkits
The orange,pink and yellow colours of this garland is perfect for a sweet store feel!
Mini cotton garland - Imprintables
Imagine the room decorated with these pastel pom pom’s! Just gorgeous!
Pastel tissue pom poms - Ah-Tissue
Mix and match your hanging decorations for a cute look:
Lemonade lantern- Details, details
Pink tissue paper fan - Little Sooti
Lime green giant balloon - Little Sooti
Set your table with these bright colours:
Candy pink tablecloth - P is for party
Yellow table cloth - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations
Pale pink tablerunner - P is for Party
Candy stripe table runner - The Party Parlour
Candy stripe table runner - The Petite Party Company
Paper eskimo pink spot table runner - Details, Details
Pink striped plates - The Little Big Company
Purple, pink and blue polka dot plates (matching cup & napkin available) - Lovely Little Parties
Marshmellow pink napkins - Occasion by Design
Napkins Limocello - Occasion by Design
Sambellina party cups - Details, Details
Polkadot lime party cups - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Such cute polka dot straws for the cups/bottles!
Pink polka dot straws - Poppie Lane Emporium
To add to the fun of a sweet shop theme, try this straw holder to display all the pretty straws:
Davis & Waddell Glass Straw dispenser - Robin's Kitchen
Yellow and pink are so beautiful together for this theme, and these custom wrappers would be lovely on poppers, glass bottles or juice bottles!
Custom Printable bottle wrapper - Mon Tresor
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:
Sweets cookie cutter - Details, Details
If you are having cupcakes in your sweet shop, keep them within the theme with these cute cuptake toppers and wrappers:
Multi polkadot cupcake flags - Brown Paper Packages
Scallop cupcake toppers - Twiggi
Candy stripes cupcake wrapper - Enchanted Creations
Pink & white stripe cupcake wrappers - Details, details
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!
Cupcake carrier - Sweet Little Birdy
For your main cake these candles which have wording on them such as “Sweet” and “yum yum” are just perfect for this theme!
Pink n Mix Yummy Candles - Little Sooti
Also loving the yellow and white combination of these cuties:
Lemon and white candles - Details, Details
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!
Square cake stand with scalloped edge - Lily Chic Events
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:
Glass ribbed jars, set of 3 - Sweet Style
Parnella Glass Jar - Sweet Style
Ryder Candy Jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Bormioli Rocco preserving jar - Peters of Kensington
Just adore these selections of elegant and modern candy jars:
Tatiana Candy Jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Samantha candy jar - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Chrissy glass jar - Sweet Style
Emmy glass jar - Sweet Style
If you are after some more affordable options, Ikea has a few simple but cute candy jars available such as this one:
Mogden jar with lid - Ikea
Or these sets of 3 are another great idea:
Set of 3 Apothecary jars - Little Big Company
Candy Jar set of 3 - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebration
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!
17cm Conic Vase - Sweet Little Birdy
Glass bowl small - Sweet Little Birdy
Myles Candy Bowl - Sharnel Dollar Designs
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!
Pink turntable with buckets - Sweet Little Birdy
Dress up these cones with some pretty paper:
Paper cone cup - Mon Tresor
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:
12cm bucket - Lily Chic Events
Icecream cups and cupcake wrappers could also be used if you have a smaller group and hence less volume of lollies to serve
Dixie Cups - Sweet Little Birdy
These sweet melamine bowls come in such lovely colours and can be part of your kitchenware after the party!
Miniamo pastel melamine bowls - Belinda James
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:
Krus jar with lid - Ikea
These colourful trays would look great for serving your other treats on, displaying cake pops or your drinks:
Smula tray - Ikea
To make it even more fun to serve the candy, try one of these cute scoops or tongs:
Candy Scoop - Mon Tresor
Candy Scoop 3oz - The Princess and the Pirate
Wooden Lolly scoop - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Bamboo tong - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Miniature tongs - Occasion by Design
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!
Card holders - Occasion by Design
Elegant tags - Sweet Style
Buffet label - Occasion by Design
Chalkboard labels - The Princess and the Pirate
Miniature Wooden Black labels - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
You can’t have a sweet shop without sweets! Here are some of my favourites:
Baby swirl blueberry pops - The Little Big Company
Candy heart red lollipop - Occasion by Design
Yellow bon bons - Sweet Style
Yellow and pink swizzle stick - The Little Big Company
Choc beans - Sweet Style
Rock candy strawberry hearts - Occasion by Design
If you want to buy more lollies online here are a few candy stores to have a peek at:
The Sugar Boy online
The Candy Store
Special Themed decorations/ideas:
For a classic sweet shop look, one of these bubblegum machines would look fantastic on the table:
Gumball machine - Retro Antiques
Gumball machine - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations
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?
Jolie Two Tier Stand - Malmaison Botanical Interiors
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:
Tangerine pinwheels - Paper Polaroid (US)
To create a sweet shop feel, perhaps use a welcome sign such as this printable one and place in a pretty frame:
Custom Sweet Shoppe Welcome sign printable - Evelyn Kate Design
Or for a more traditional feel this vintage shop sign:
Open & closed metal sign - Lark
This bright chalkboard sticker could also be used to write a welcome sign or birthday message!
Grape chalkboard stickers - Giggleme Designs
Love this print! I’ll happily follow it’s advice =)
Keep Calm Print - Poster Pop
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:
Pink Stripes wrapping paper - The Birthday Company
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!
Haba cash register - That's My Toy
Pink electronic cash register - Dilly Dally
Wooden food scale - Learning House
Pink butterfly scale - Larkmade
Wooden sweet house - Cheeky Junior
Janod box of 9 treats - Lime Tree Kids
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:
Lollipop pencil - The Hip Infant
Miniature gumball machine - Occasion by Design
Jellybean pinwheel - The Little Big Company
Bubblegum princess ribbon wand - Pinwheels and pearls
Slide tin, girl & sweets - The Kawaii Notebook
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:
Clear cellophane bag - Mon Tresor
Candy Tote box - Candy Soirees
Candy Stripe paper bag - The Party Studio
Pink and lime green spot bags - Sharnel Dollar Designs
Treats lolly bag - Pepes Paperie
Pink gingham fabric bag - The Petite Party Company
To top off the favour bags, this ribbon is too sweet!
Sherbert striped ribbon - Ribbons Galore
Or try this cute sticky tape!
Sweets sticky tape - Candy Stripe Cloud
These sweet pegs are adorable to attach to the top of a lolly bag!
Little patterned peg set - Candy Stripe Cloud
Some sweet tags to say thank you to the little one’s for coming!
Pink gift tags - Poppie Lane Emporium
Specklefarm light pink stripe tag - Details, Details
These striped tags come with a variety of numbers to match the age of your child. Love the colours!
Gift Tag - The Birthday Company
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!
With summer coming up what could be better than an ice-cream or popsicle party? Definitely a theme your little one and their friends are going to love!
This is such a fun theme to plan for as you can do so much with a ice cream bar with a range of toppings and sauces or with a bright and fun assortment of popsicles to choose from! Suitable for either a boy or girl and another theme with a range of colour scheme options!
Remember to visit the Directory section of the site to find a range of suppliers Australia wide for your next celebration!
Remember to click on any of the images below to be taken directly to where you can purchase the item from!
Ice Cream & Popsicle party invitations and printables
Here are a few invitations, printables and backdrops in various styles to set the scene:
Ice Cream Invitation – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Popsicle Party invitations – Dream a little Dream
Vintage ice cream printable backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs
Ice-cream parlour sign – Jo’s Signs by Design
Ice Cream party social printables – Jo Studio
Ice cream parlour invitation printable – Amity Invites
Ice Cream party invitation printable – Paper Blossom Creations
Printed ice cream party invitation – Love JK
Ice-cream party printables – 2 Love Birds
Ice-cream party invitations – I Will Invitations
This sweet print could be displayed at the party and hung in your child’s room afterwards:
Ice- cream print – Fairy Dust Stylish Stationery
Ice Cream & Popsicle party decorations
To set up your party area, you’ll definitely want some bright pastel colours to continue the fun feeling that an icecream or popsicle party should invoke!
Happy Day Tassel Garland – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Candy pink honeycomb ball – Love The Occasion
Peach honeycomb fancy decoration – Poppies For Grace
Diamond honeycomb decorations – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
How sweet and unique are these tulle pom pom ice-creams made into a garland?:
Ice Cream pom pom garland – Pom Pom Princess
This is a fun garland to combine both an ice-cream and popsicle theme:
Ice-cream and popsicle Garland – Small Favours
These ice cream honeycomb decorations are a must for any ice cream party and come in a few different colours!:
Mint ice cream honeycomb decoration – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Very cute ice-cream and popsicle balloons to really brighten up the party:
Ice-cream balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Popsicle balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
This fun ice-cream pinata not only provides a fun party activity but could make a fantastic decoration at an ice cream party!
Ice-cream pinata – Party Pony Designer Pinata’s
Love these colourful ice-cream and popsicle wall decals which could be used to create a fun backdrop!
Ice cream popsicle wall decalls – Kid Candy
Some colourful tableware selections starting with this amazing pastel tablecloth!:
Pastel ruffled tablecloth – Saffy and May
Some paper tablerunners which would also suit:
Polka Dot Pastel tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Red/White stripes tablerunner – The Party Parlour
You could have lots of fun with tableware for an Icecream or Popsicle party! Here are some options:
Aqua stripe plate – Love The Occasion
Pink stripe plate – Little Kite
Confetti plates – Love The Occasion
Pink dot plates – Favor Lane
Fill these cute pine cones with snacks or fairy floss as a themed way of displaying some food:
Pine food cone – Deer Little Parties
Some cute spoons the kids can use to eat their ice-cream:
Wooden ice cream spoons – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Personalised ice cream spoons – Bespoke Party Products. Party by ‘It’s a cake thing by Jhoanee’
Plastic gelato spoons – Deer Little Parties
Ice Cream Party Dessert Table Items
These ice-cream tubs are fantastic for either filling with favours or a cute way of serving/display some sweet items:
Ice-cream tubs – Butterfly Kisses Celebrations
Such cute ice cream toppers which could be used on your savoury food as well as cupcakes etc:
Ice-cream toothpick toppers – Party and Co
Some of the cute ice cream cup designs available for an ice cream party which you can use for ice-cream or these pretty acrylic bowls could be used for some toppings:
Gelato dessert bowl – Kitchenware Direct
Ice cream van and cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Pastel stripe ice-cream cups – Love The Occasion
Toot Sweet ice cream cups – Emiko Blue
Pink n mix ice cream cups – Emiko Blue
Lavender stripe ice cream cups – The Party Parlour
Sambellina confetti ice cream cups – The Party Parlour
Ice cream van cupcake stand – Confectionately Yours
For your ice-cream and popsicle themed desserts, make sure you visit the Directory to find a vendor in your location ! Here are some examples of creations by vendors on the Directory:
Ice cream sundae cake – JK Cake Designs
Popsicle cookies – Savvy Cakes by Lena (Sydney)
Ice-cream cookie – Love Every Detail
Popsicle Cake pops – Sugar Pop Bakery (posts Australia wide). Party/styling by Dream a Little Dream children’s parties
Ice-cream cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)
Hire one of these stands for a cute ice-cream parlour setup at the party! Just visit the Hire category on the Directory if you are looking for something similar in a different state:
Ice cream stand for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)
Candy cart for hire – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)
These real party pics from vendors on the Directory will be sure to inspire your ice-cream and popsicle party planning!:
Popsicle party – Dream a Little Dream (Perth)
Ice-Cream party – Dream a Little Dream
Popsicle Party – Styling and desserts by Savvy Cakes by Lena
Ice cream party – Red Wagon Events
Ice-cream party – Emiko Blue
Ice Cream or Popsicle Party Favours
This is actually a craft kit that the kids can use to create a cute wall hanging to take home and double as a party favour!:
Ice-cream craft kit – Free Range Living
A few novelty items:
Ice cream sticky note set – Kawaii Kids
Ice Cream lollipops – The Little Big Company
Ice-cream party favor bag – Small Favours
Ice cream popper favor – Lark Store
Love these cute printable favour boxes!!:
Ice cream truck favour box printable – Jo Studio
One of my favourite Ice cream parties, styled by Sugar Coated Mama
Amazing pastel pink ice cream social by Red Wagon Events
This fun Frozen inspired ice cream buffet has great inspiration for a ice cream buffet setup, by Butterfly Kisses Celebrations
I adore this icecream parlour table from the Eat, Drink, Chic blog
The amazing icecream social party styled by Kara herself from Karas Party Ideas
A lovely light and fresh icecream party from Style Me Gorgeous
Hope you have found some inspiring ideas to help you in your planning for this fun summer theme for your little one’s celebration! Enjoy!