All about lollipops, carnival pops, and rock candy swizzle sticks

Don't overlook the sweet tradition of lollipops at your party! Kids today are
overwhelmed with technology and kids parties have become a bit commercial. Slow
down the pace a bit and make big impression with old fashioned suckers, carnvial pops,
and rock candy swizzle sticks. Displaying them is half the fun!

Here's how to make the most of lollipops at your party

  • Rock candy swizzle sticks will give beverages a lift.

  • Create a centerpiece display of lollipops.

Here's how to make lollipop trees, and stands to display suckers and lollpops
Displaying your lollipop creations requires a bit of planning. Want the easy way out?
You can decorate the Wilton lollipop stand, left, for any
party theme. Add ribbons or
even paint it. It's made from cardboard. Use it for dainty suckers or cake pops, as it
won't have the support you'll need for heavy pops. It holds 28 pops!

Here's a do-it-yourself tutorial for how to make a lollipop stand that looks ultra
  • Step one - find the perfect container. Once you find the perfect container, you'll
    need to fit styrofoam inside or find a sturdy cardboard to place on top. A clay pot
    for flowers would make a pretty Springtime cakepop bouquet, and you may just
    find craft styrofoam intended for floral arrangements to fit it precisely.
  • Step two - arrange cake pops: Poke holes in styrofoam for a tidy arrangement,
    insert the cake pops.
  • Step three: hide the holes in the arrangement. Cover the stryrofoam or cardboard
    stand with a layer of Jordan almonds, jelly beans, Sixlets chocolates, M&Ms,
    gummies or other candy in your theme color. For a cake pop stand at a black and
    white panda party try dry white rice to cover the styrofoam or a colorful mix of
    candy. Left, the monster pops hide the cake pops in a bed of flowers.

Lollipop decorations
  • Lollipops make excellent garnishes for drinks.

Lollipop cupcakes
  • Martha Stewart Lollipop cupcakes

Lollipop Trees
Lollipop trees make a wonderful carnival game activity.

How to make a lollipop stand for a beach themed party
Crushed Vanilla Wafer or sandwich cookies. Just pulverize them in a food processor or
take the old fashioned approach: put them in a plastic bag and crush them with rolling

More Pretty Party Treats

  • Love cake pops? Learn how to make a cake pop stand and discover the best
    books and supplies for making cake pops.
  • Easy to make yourself at home, you'll want to start making dipped pretzel rods
    for your kids parties from melted chocolate, crushed candies, sprinkles and candy
    melts. They're sure to melt in your mouth.

Now that you know how to make lollipop trees and stands to display pretty swirled
lollipops, rock candy swizzle sticks, tell us all about lollipops at your party. We link to
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