Last October 11, we attended the 3rd birthday of Jeff’s goddaughter at Jollibee Casimiro in Las Pinas. It was a Hello Kitty themed birthday party. I noticed that Jollibee is more lenient these days when it comes to party themes and other additional party activities. When Gwen celebrated her 1st birthday at Jollibee Shell Macapagal, I remembered having a lot of restrictions like prohibiting character-themed party favors and souvenirs, bringing in other food items, hiring non-accredited suppliers like photobooth, etc. Now, Jollibee even has a Hello Kitty theme, perfect for little girls!
Jeff’s cousin, Sherwee, is good at crafts and DIY. She first made a DIY candy buffet at her son’s birthday last January, also in Jollibee but with a Cowboy-theme. For this Hello Kitty themed birthday party, here’s what her DIY Candy Buffet looks like.
How to make a DIY Candy Buffet
- Theme – Choosing a theme for your candy buffet is very important because this is where you will base your colors, decorations and types of sweets to be used.
- Backdrop – Sherwee used crepe paper in pink and white, cut out in long strips. Hello Kitty buntings are also added. The tarp is also made by their relative in addition to the one made by Jollibee. I have talented in-laws pala! The pink cloth that covers the table, it’s a pink curtain! The number 3 sign is made of cartolina.
- Decorations/Centerpiece – They used Hello Kitty stuffed toys as decorations. She also made a tree with branches and put some photos of the celebrant.
- Candy jars or Bowls – It’s up for you to decide where to put your candies. But use what’s available at home so that you don’t have to buy. Sherwee used transparent glass bowls in different sizes to hold the candies. For a more soshal look, some use apothecary jars for the candies.
- Candies/Chocolates – She put hard candies, M&Ms, marshmallows, biscuit sticks, chocolate coins, and lollipops. The lollipops are standing because she used a banana trunk to hold the lollipops.
- Favor Bags – Buy the favor bags where the kids can put their treats according to your theme.
- Treats – Sherwee added Sticker pads for additional treats. Hello Kitty for the girls, and Cars for the boys.
Consider these things if you want to make your own affordable candy buffet on your kid’s parties. Budget may vary depending on your chosen candies and chocolates. If you have extra budget, add a chocolate fondue, it can double as a centerpiece plus it’s a hit with the kids.