4 Ways to Have the Sweetest Birthday Ever

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PINPOST-1-1Every mother knows the feeling. I call it “Party Planning Overload.” For me, it’s usually that moment when I’m planning my little one’s birthday celebration and, amidst all of the theme details, cake choices, and party game options, I realize that I still haven’t decided on the party favors.

That was me…until about two days ago. That’s when I decided that instead of the usual “little bags of trinkets and candy,” I’d turn the candy into fun keepsakes like the ones below. They’re super simple to make (Hershey’s makes a variety of edible options), the kids will love them, and the moms will be asking you for instructions on how to make them for their own tot’s parties!





Pipe cleaners (Any color. I used silver because it most resembled shiny jewelry.)

1 bag of Rainbow Twizzlers, cut into “beads”

1 bag of Jolly Ranchers for “jewels”

1 bag of Hershey’s Kisses for “diamonds”


Place a Kiss at the center of the pipe cleaner. Wrap pipe cleaner around a Hershey’s Kiss. With remaining pipe cleaner, twist into ring size for child.


String colored Twizzler “beads” onto pipe cleaners to desired size of necklace or bracelet.


Craft tiara shape with pipe cleaners. Have child pick candy jewels (Twizzlers, Jolly Ranchers and Kisses). Glue candy onto tiara so she can be a candy queen!





5 packs of Kit Kats

1 bag of Hershey’s Kisses (for melting)

1 bag of Reese’s Minis

1 bag of Jolly Ranchers


Melt a handful of Hershey’s Kisses. This will be your glue. Use the chocolate glue to stick all four sides of the Kit Kat bars together. After the chocolate glue is dried and the chocolate box is stable, fill the treasure chest with a bounty of Reese’s Minis and Jolly Ranchers. Place the remaining Kit Kat bar at an angle as the chest’s lid.





1 terracotta pot

1 bag of Rainbow Twizzlers

1 bag of Reese’s Minis


Fill terracotta pot with Reese’s candies. Arrange Twizzlers in order of rainbow colors, one of each. Place each end in terracotta pot, creating an arch handle over the Reese’s candy.





1 bag of Hershey’s Kisses

1 bag of Hershey’s Nuggets

1 bag of Kit Kat Minis


Glue each of the four Kisses wheels onto the bottom of one Kit Kat bar. Glue a Hershey’s Nugget on top of the Kit Kat bar. For added fun, add a cookie teddy bear or gummy character as a driver!

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  1. I love all of these — I think the treasure chest is my favorite, as I love chocolate filled with chocolate:)

  2. I LOVE candy! Yum! These are the Cutest ideas! I am going to use some of them for my son’s birthday party!!

    • Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

      I LOVE candy too, especially Hershey’s! Have you been to Hershey? The whole town smells like chocolate!

  3. How cute! The treasure chest instantly gave me ideas for a Holloween themed treat! We for sure need to do these at our next birthday party! The kids and adults will love them!

  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Those are such fun ideas. My birthday is coming up and I would love a few of these.

  5. Adorable!! I’m planning my daughter’s Candy Land party now so this is perfect!

  6. How fun! I’m especially loving the candy treasure chest- what a creative idea!

  7. These are REALLY cool. My son’s birthday is this weekend, then it’s my daughter’s birthday and then it’s mine. It gets a little nutty here in the spring and summer!

  8. These are adorable. Perfect for gifts for all the guests.

  9. Tonya C says:

    Love these ideas. Especially loving the rainbow Twizzlers pot of gold!

  10. Oh boy. I love everything about this! I’m such a sweet lover, these are all great ideas!

  11. Those Kit Kat and Reeces are giving me Life! With this selection I am sure to be sweet for Life!

  12. Debbie Denny says:

    Oh spectacular ideas. Perfect to bring a smile.

  13. Love the cars! Those would make great party favors and little boys like mine would love them!

  14. Everything is so stinking cute, but I love the candy jewelry most!!

  15. I like this idea, it’s very creative! I’m sure they won’t last long, tho! Anything made out of chocolate is a plus!

  16. These are so creative and adorable..it takes candy favors to a new level. I think the treasure box is my Fav bc I am a huge fan of Reese’s Pieces so that might be part of it!!! Very cool idea that I will def have to use!!!

  17. OMG I am drooling just reading this. I love candies and candy related gifts

  18. these are all super adorable ideas for any party or gathering. I tend to overload on party planning as well ☺

  19. TOTALLY making that kit kat hut for my spouse’s birthday this June – I love that I am from PA and Hershey is here. But I never thought of a candy hut – love it!

  20. aww cute little rings! I like that they’re not TOO much sugar – just one piece of candy, and fun to make and wear.

  21. Oh my gosh this is so clever! I love the jewelry treats and the treasure chest is so cool!

  22. These are such cute ideas for little party favors at birthdays or any other party! I really like the Pot Of Gold with the rainbow licorice!

  23. These are absolutely amazing! Drooling right now for real. So creative.

  24. Janeane Davis says:

    Your ides for playig with the candy are so fun! I like the candy rings you showed in the photo.

  25. The rings are super cute. These would be great for anniversaries or valentines day

  26. Those little race cars are too cute!! 🙂

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