Lollipop centerpieces have been around forever and kids love them! Adults love them too, because it makes them FEEL like a kid! These candy centerpieces are easy to create and make a fun conversation piece for your table.
Any type of lollipop can be used to make your centerpiece. Some common types are the basic round pops, with or without the chewy-filled center, swirl lollipops, chocolate lollipops or just plain old fashioned suckers. Serve a bouquet of colorful lollipops and you’ll have a room full of sticky faces and huge smiles…guaranteed!
A cute "candy tree" idea using old fashioned suckers on a string handle, often referred to as “safety pops” (like the kind you used to get after a visit to your pediatrician’s office…apparently we’ll choke on sticks, but not on string...???).
Tie a ribbon around the string handle and hang from a small branch which you've secured inside a container or vase. This is a great idea when used in combination with a party game where the winner gets to pick (untie) one off of the tree.
Insert plain small round pops, or chewy-filled center ones, into a cone shaped piece of foam for an instant tree (as shown in photo).
You can add additional candies placed on sticks (like gummies or gum drops) to fill in bare areas, or leave as is. For a party idea, fill in any bare spaces by inserting a stick into foam with curled ribbon attached to it, or use hot glue to attach ribbon directly to cone. Add additional curled ribbon to top of cone or a photo of the birthday girl/boy – cute!
I know a mom who puts one of these on her kitchen table. When her children complete certain tasks (homework, chores…) they are allowed to have one. Kind of like a “reward tree”! When adding the pops to the tree she marks the tip of one of the sticks with a red marker. When that particular one is picked they earn a special time out with mom. Cute concept, I thought.
Old fashioned swirl pops look so cute in an arrangement. They’re so colorful and swirly and yummy… and they come in many different sizes. Place one large one plus a few smaller ones into a cute vase or jar on the center of your table. Surround them with additional jars/bowls of other kinds of old fashioned candies and you are now, quite literally, like a kid in a candy store!
Here is a centerpiece idea for an anniversary, graduation, birthday, or perhaps a wedding reception candy buffet. Cut out photographs (of the happy couple/birthday person/graduate) and attach it to the center of a swirly lollipop, or print the picture onto round labels, which can then be stuck onto center of pop. Then, insert stick into floral foam which has been secured into a low vase or bowl. Fill the rest of the bowl with cut flowers or greenery, which can also be stuck into foam. Add water to keep foam moist if using real flowers.
Another option would be to replace photo with a number, making your centerpiece work double duty as a table number as well as an arrangement.
Here is another simple lollipop centerpiece idea that can be used for a birthday party or other occasions. You can easily change it to coordinate with your party's colors and theme.
. Fill glass vase with gift basket paper shreds
. Insert 4-6 toothpicks into 4"foam ball where ball and vase meet, to stabilize ball and keep it from tipping.
. Take a napkin, in color of choice, and arrange it underneath foam ball forming 4 "petals" sticking out from bottom of it.
. Insert small lollipops into foam ball, starting at bottom and working your way to top.
. When finished, insert a 12" bamboo skewer into top of arrangement and attach whatever decoration or saying that applies. Cut down skewer using wire cutters, if necessary.
(Here, I used 2 yellow sticky-type notes attached to each other at opposite ends, wrote Happy Birthday with a marker, and cut into a flower shape. Using a piece of tape, I attached to a small paper doily. The skewer is inserted in the pocket of space created between the 2 sticky notes.)
Here is a very simple lollipop centerpiece idea that would be perfect for many kinds of parties. It can be left as is, or decorate it to personalize for your occasion.
To make this cute lollipop decoration all you need is:
Glass loaf pan, 3 (or more) swirl pops, 1 floral foam brick, shredded paper or basket filler
To assemble, simply place foam block inside loaf pan and cover with paper shreds and then insert lollipops into foam.
This cute metal bucket (which I bought for cheap at IKEA store) is filled with a smaller version of swirl lollipops. Simply insert them into some foam that is placed inside bucket, cover it up with some shredded paper, and voila! Instant kids birthday treat, or anytime treat!
The size of these lollipops are perfect for a kid's birthday party, candy buffet, or anytime you don't want a large one that takes forever to eat!
Wanna make it, but don't know where to buy the lollipops?
I used the smaller version of swirl lollipops, as shown here, but this company also carries larger ones, as well as personalized ones.
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I made these molded star shaped chocolate lollipops as part of my twin daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party. They were a big hit!
. Melt chocolate and pour into candy molds. I used a large star shape here. While still warm, add a lollipop stick into each mold. Chill until firm and then gently remove from molds.
. Wrap each chocolate pop in a food grade plastic treat bag or plastic. Tie with decorative ribbon or secure with tape.
. To make lollipop centerpiece simply insert ends of lollipops into a piece of Styrofoam. I covered this block of foam with aluminum foil. You can use whatever you'd like...wrapping paper, tissue paper...just be sure you can poke the lollipops through it.
You can also write directly on the chocolates with cookie icing. Just be sure to let it harden before sealing in plastic.
Here is an easy lollipop centerpiece to make, which is perfect as part of your Valentines Day decorations. Simply place a foam ball within a metal bucket, available at garden or craft stores. Add lollipops and a pretty ribbon and you're done. Very simple!
Change the type of lollipops used to make it suitable for other occasions.
This is also an easy craft idea for kids to make.
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