We are excited to have this post sponsored by Hobby Lobby. All opinions are our own.
Over the past few years we’ve spent TONS of time in Hobby Lobby and inevitably find ourselves on the party aisle drooling over the fun party decor…straws, cute plates, invitations, decorations, they have everything to make us want to plan a party! To say our minds explode with ideas is somewhat of an understatement…we seriously can hardly contain ourselves! Every time we went we said “we need to plan a party.” This happened so often, we finally decided to start a blog where we could do exactly that….throw parties!! So here we are…throwing a Sweet 16 Birthday Party inspired by Hobby Lobby.
This week we found ourselves on the party aisle of Hobby Lobby again and we had so many ideas we hardly knew where to start. We knew two things, we wanted to throw a party and we had a $100 budget. We saw the Candylicious themed birthday decorations that were so bright and fun and we had the idea to throw a “Sweet” 16 Birthday Party. We started by picking our favorite Candylicious themed decorations and supplies: colorful fans, candy cut-outs, plastic candy favors, and the cute favor box (that we used for a DIY project).
We were off to a great start, and now we just needed to fill in the details of the party. Because we were on a budget, we pulled out our calculator and added everything up as we shopped, making sure to stay under that $100 mark. We were on the hunt for all things bright and colorful. We loaded up all of our plates, napkins, utensils, everything we needed for the party. We found jars for the candy, because every Sweet 16 Birthday Party needs candy! And score, they were 50% off!
For a big impact for the party table we decided to do a fun cake. We grabbed some cake pans, sparkly numbers, and a super fun cake stand that worked perfectly for our party. We knew we could use a 40% off coupon at the register for the cake stand!
Sweet 16 Birthday Party:
A good party’s got to start off with great invitations and to get our guests ready for the “sweet” theme, we decided to attach our invitations to colorful lollipops.
We’ve got a printable invitation for you to use for your party, and you can customize it to work just right for you!
(To use this, right click and save to your computer, then open in a program that allows you to edit. If you need help on this we’ve got a tutorial right here for you.)
For a fun punch of color on the party table, we made a candy birthday bouquet. Super simple to make and made the table look GREAT!
To make this fun Candy Birthday Bouquet, you’ll need:
- Candylicious Birthday Favor Box
- Floral Foam Block
- Lollipops and Suckers
- Tissue Paper
Start by cutting your foam block to fit inside the box:
Start sticking your lollipops in, making sure that your tallest ones are in the back and that the weight is evenly distributed.
Keep filling until you’ve got a bunch in there, then cut your tissue paper into small squares and stuff it in around the candy until your bouquet is full and colorful!
Of course no birthday party is complete without a birthday cake, especially when the theme is “sweet!” We were thrilled with the way this cake turned out and it couldn’t have been simpler!
To make this cake you will need:
- A round cake pans (we used 6 inch)
- 1 cake mix
- White frosting
- Curling ribbon in lots of colors
- Glitter numbers (on the cake decorating aisle in Hobby Lobby)
Bake your cake (1 layer at a time for a total of 2 layers) and allow them to cool completely. Frost the cake, then top with curling ribbon and the numbers. This adds such a fun element to the party table!
We also did some colorful cupcakes using bright cupcake wrappers from the Candylicious product line. We designed cupcakes toppers to match and we’ve got them for you!
Here are the images for you to use (right click and save to your computer), or we have a PDF with a bunch of them ready for you:
Layering several plates makes a nice impact on your table (and we can’t resist polkadots!). Aren’t these adorable! We rolled utensils in napkins and tied more curly cue ribbon on and attached a little candy tag.
Here is a PDF with little candies that you can print and cut and use wherever you want in this party!
No Sweet 16 Birthday Party is complete without a candy station so that the guests can take home candy of their own! We got a variety of jars and filled them with an assortment of candy. And how cute are these little scoops?!
You can let your guests fill a bag and tie it up cute with these tags: (found in the scrapbooking section and knew we had to do SOMETHING with them!)
Did you notice the super bright and colorful backdrop we used for our party? It was fast to put together and added so much to our party. Here’s what you need:
- Foam Board
- Party Fans
- Candy Cut-Outs
- Packing Tape
All you need to do is arrange the fans and candy cut-outs how you like and then tape them to the board.
Hobby Lobby Shopping & Price List:
- Candy Scoops $2.99
- Cake Pan $7.99
- Glass Jars $6.53 (they were 50% off)
- Cellophane Bags $2.99
- Napkins $2.99
- 4 Curling Ribbon $7.96
- Foam Floral Block $2.99
- Sixlets $5.99
- Cake Stand $14.99 (with the 40% off coupon, print below)
- Clear Candy Wrapper Candy Holders $2.99
- Candylicious Paper Fans $5.99
- Candylicious Happy Birthday Favor Box $1.59
- Foam Board $5.99
- Candylicious Cut-Outs $2.99
- Candylicious Cupcake Wrappers $1.99
- Sparkle Numbers $3.98
- Large Plates $3.99
- Small Plates $2.99
- Polka Dotted Plates $4.99
- Pink Tags $1.49
- Utensils $1.99
For a grand total of $96.39!
We also grabbed a cake mix and some candy at the grocery store!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.
Have FUN throwing this party!