Host a Candy Corn Party!
If you're tired of the same old spooky Halloween theme, try hosting a Halloween Candy Corn Party! Kids and adults alike will love the colorful orange, yellow, and white festivities and the sweet Candy Corn treats.
Find all the supplies and ideas you need for decorating, crafts, games, and gifts for your Halloween Candy Corn Party. You'll also find a link to a Candy Corn recipe site with every recipe imaginable, as well as a link to a page of homemade and pre-made Candy Corn costumes.
Your Halloween party will be remembered long after the ghosts, goblins, and haunted house parties are forgotten.
Giant Candy Corn image courtesy of Loren Javier on flickr
Add the party spirit to your home or classroom
Candy Corn Jars- Clear jars filled with Candy Corn that spell out the word "candy". So clever and cute!
Bottle Vases- Vases painted orange, yellow, and white
Candy Cornucopia- Fill a cornucopia with Candy Corn to make a table centerpiece.
Candy Corn Topiary- A fun centerpiece for a table
Topiary- Orange, yellow, and white topiary made to look like a corn kernel.
Candy Corn Tree- A fun tree made from a styrofoam cone with Candy Corn glued to it.
Cupcake Liner Tree- Use markers to color cupcake liners and glue to a styrofoam cone.
Twine Cones- Styrofoam cones wrapped in orange, yellow, and white twine
Candy Corn Wreath- Sytrofoam wreath with Candy Corn glued to it.
Fabric Wreath- Grapevine and colorful fabric prints make this pretty wreath.
Candy Corn Pennant Garland- Candy corns to hang along your mantle, window sill, or wall.
Garland Good Enough to Eat- Thread Candy Corn onto fishing line for a garland.
Wooden Candy Corn- Wooden blocks painted to look like Candy Corn
Candy Corn Cones- Pretty styrofoam cones covered in scrapbook paper
Candy Corn Pumpkins- Paint oblong pumpkins to look like Candy Corn.
Candy Corn Candles- Simple way to decorate using hurricane lamps and candles
Candy Corn Tablescape- Elegant tablescape and the author lists where she got all of the beautiful items used to create it
Giant Candy Corn- A painted orange construction cone makes a cool Candy Corn decoration for the yard.
Image courtesy of Juushika Redgrave on flickr
Candy Corn tea light holders.
Candy Corn lights
Make your whole house smell like Candy Corn!
What's a party without food?
Check out the link below to find a plethora of Candy Corn recipes for your Candy Corn party.
Hands-on fun with Candy Corn
Candy Corn on the Cob- A simple craft using real Candy Corn and colored paper to make corn on the cob.
Candy Corn Candy Corn- Make an edible ear of corn using Candy Corn, a chocolate bar, and chocolate frosting.
Hands-on Candy Corn- Use tissue paper and wax paper to make a large kernel of Candy Corn.
Faux Stained Glass Candy Corn- Use tissue paper to make a translucent Candy Corn to hang on the window.
Candy Corn Contractions- These cool Candy Corns are used to teach kids how to make contractions.
Paint the corn.
This simple craft is a great party activity for kids (or adults!). Each guest paints a pre-cut wooden Candy Corn to take home.
Things to make and give away
Treat Bags- Cool Candy Corn bags made from felt
Candy Corn Softies- Colorful fabric Candy Corns that can be used for decorations or as a child's lovey
Party Favors- Orange, yellow, and white cones perfect for party favors
Candy Corn Card- This would be a great card to send someone for National Candy Corn Day on October 30.
Candy Corn Ornament- Littlle terra cotta pots turned into ornaments
Meet the Candy Corn People
Did you know these facts about candy corn?
Impress your guests with your knowledge of Candy Corn or play a trivia game.
-Candy Corn was invented by George Renninger in the 1880s.
-It was first manufactured by the Wunderlee Candy Company. (George was an employee there.)
-It was first mass produced by the Goelitz Candy Company.
-Each piece of candy corn is about three times the size of a real corn kernel.
-About 30 million pounds is produced annually.
-The basic recipe hasn’t changed in over 100 years.
-It used to be called Chicken Feed.
-Candy corn is responsible for the worst candy-related fire in history. In 1950 a batch was being made at the New Jersey Goelitz factory when it caught fire, destroying the entire factory and 2000 pounds of candy corn stock.
-October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.
-The Candy Corn plant, also known as the Brazilian Firecracker Bush, has long orange tubular blooms with yellow tips that look like Candy Corn.
-Candy Corn is one of the most loved and most hated Halloween candies. Very few people feel neutral about it.
Candy Corn Plant image courtesy of dinesh_valke on flickr
The Domino Effect
This incredible video shows dominoes configured into Candy Corn shapes toppling in a really cool spiral pattern.