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DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

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gummy fish candy skewer party favors

Stephanie from the fabulous Couture Parties created these oh-so-clever Gummy Candy Skewer favors for a “Preppy Beach Party” she recently designed, and she was kind enough to share a step-by-step tutorial with us here!

One of the best things about this favor idea is that it can easily be tailored to other themes too… For example: gummy tropical fruit skewers for luau theme, spiders/frogs/worms for Harry Potter or Halloween parties, butterflies for fairy parties, etc… so many options!

Full details on the candy skewers are below… and stay tuned for more details on Couture Parties Preppy Beach Party, including additional DIY projects – coming early next week! 


gummy fish candy skewer party favors


Gummy candy (I used rainbow fish, sharks, hammer head sharks, lobsters, and starfish – all purchased at
bakers twine (purchased at The Twinery)
craft punch (Martha Stewart crab punch from Michaels)
bamboo skewers
clear bags (I used 4×6 bags from )
small hole punch


1. Insert gummy candies onto the skewer, alternating from one style to the next. (Make it about an inch shorter than your clear bag so you have some room to tie the bag at the bottom.)

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

Tip: Only insert the skewer half way through the top gummy. This will ensure that the point of the skewer isn’t sticking out.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

2. Punch out little critters with the craft punch and colored cardstock.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

3. Using the small hole punch, punch a hole in the middle of the little critter.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

4. Insert bakers twine in the punched out critter.

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

5. Place the bag over the gummy skewer and tie the bakers twine & critter on it to the base of the skewer

gummy fish candy skewer party favors

DONE! Easy, desirable party favor!


Thanks again to Stephanie for the FUN party inspiration!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

31 responses to “DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers”

  1. Jenn says:

    This is genius! I love it! Totally thinking about party favors for a Halloween bash :)


  2. Such a great idea Stephanie!! And of course with your signature New England prep added into it ;) xo – Vanessa

  3. Ana says:

    Excelente propuesta, me gusta muchisimo, saludos

  4. Great Idea.. I’ll use these for valentine treats for the kids school!! Love it!

  5. Mai says:

    so simple& CLEVER =) sweet treat for my niece’s “Blooming Spring” party is taken cared of now.

  6. faby :) says:

    whats the name of the font?

  7. Love the ideas, so creative!
    My son’s birthday is this week and I’ll definetly be very inspired!

  8. Cindy says:

    It is really hard to move the candy down the skewer!

  9. Kirsten says:

    These are amazing and you could switch it up to match any theme. Great job!


  10. Donna says:

    I’m having trouble with the candy goofing up the stick. Should I soak the sticks or put candy in the freezer? I’m doing them for halloween.

  11. I like this idea for my granddaughters upcoming birthday party