03 Sep

DIY Tutorial: Gummy Candy Skewers

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 Candywarehouse.com)
bakers twine (purchased at The Twinery)
craft punch (Martha Stewart crab punch from Michaels)
bamboo skewers
clear bags (I used 4×6 bags from Papermart.com )
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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wedding invitation kits SAYS:

Gummy bears are my all time favorite. What a clever and colorful idea. Love it.

Reply September 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

Hunter Valley Wedding Venue SAYS:

They are great! People are so creative!

Reply September 6, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Entertain Exchange SAYS:

So fun for any party!

Reply September 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Sandra (Ribbons and Favors) SAYS:

Very cute alternative to a sucker! Another helpful little hint – if your working single handedly twist a little rubber band around the bottom of the bag after you have slipped your skewer in. Then tie your ribbon on and you will get a very nice, neat, tight and secure closure at the bottom. You can remove the rubber band after you have tied your ribbon on …or not. We use this little technique all the time on ANY of our cello bag products. Who knew a rubber band could be your helping hand!

Reply September 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm

April~Living The Sweet Life SAYS:

Really fun idea!

Reply September 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Jenn SAYS:

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


Reply September 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations SAYS:

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

Reply September 10, 2010 at 9:08 am


Excelente propuesta, me gusta muchisimo, saludos

Reply September 11, 2010 at 5:16 am

Suzanne (Crunchy green Mom) SAYS:

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

Reply September 16, 2010 at 9:24 am


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

Reply September 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm

faby :) SAYS:

whats the name of the font?

Reply September 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Andrea Ribeiro SAYS:

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

Reply January 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

Cindy SAYS:

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

Reply July 17, 2013 at 8:05 am

Kirsten SAYS:

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


Reply April 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

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.

Reply October 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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