My boys are already planning their birthday parties. It doesn’t matter that they are months and months away. My kids are obsessed with who’s party they are attending and when their party will be planned. And let me tell you, I’ve only hosted one party for one of my kids and the oldest is six years old. We typically do the simple family get together. But last year, our six year old had his first “real” party and I have to admit, it was a good time. It had to be – he’s been talking about it ever since. So when Hershey contacted me to highlight a party craft for our next get together birthday bash, I decided to celebrate Spring Break and try out a party favor for our next birthday par-tay.
As you know, I’m all about keeping it simple. And since my kids love candy, it makes sense to make it the focal point. We used candy for our centerpieces and for our favors. The boys helped me fill the jars. I’m all about having kids be a part of the party planning. My oldest stuffed the jars with Twizzlers Pull ‘N’ Peel Candy. They were individually wrapped which is perfect when all those little hands are grabbing for candy. My youngest filled the jars with the Jolly Rancher lollipops after he was done with the Hershey’s Kisses chocolate. Not only does candy make it easy because kids can then create their own favor bags to take home, but it also doubled as our craft. Does anyone else love to do a craft at a party? It may be the education degree in me, but I love a good craft time party. I decided to turn our Jolly Rancher lollipops into superheroes. (We’re kind of obsessed with superheroes in our home.) I created a template that makes each lollipop a cape for the boys to fly them to wherever they want. One of the things I love about the Jolly Rancher lollipops is that both of my boys love them. They are picky eaters, even with their candy. The sky is the limit with this template.
The boys colored theirs, but you could use software to add a personalized message to make them more unique. DOWNLOAD HERE After they were colored we cut them out. All you need to do then is to punch the suckers through the paper capes. You don’t need a hole punch. I simply twisted them a bit to make them fit nice and tight. Here’s proof that the superhero lollipops were a big hit! All you need are capes! The boys played with them, flying them around the living room. Things don’t need to be complicated to be awesome when you’re a kid. Plus, they look great as decoration!
Whatever party you’re planning make sure to invite Hershey’s! Kit Kat Miniatures to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures to iconic Hershey Kisses Chocolates – all are perfect for any birthday celebration. Hershey has teamed up with Walmart to debut brand new Hershey’s themed products, they are available in the party aisle, not just the candy aisle. Plan your Birthday parties with Hershey! It’s all in one location which means I can find my party favors, decorations and craft supplies all in one place. Enjoy!