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You don’t have to be a party planner to throw a great party. You don’t even have to plan a party months in advance. Because, with so many things on your plate, who can? Here are some of our easiest and fun party ideas, whether you’re throwing it or attending one, no matter the theme.

Throwing a Party

Maybe you lost track of time. Maybe plans kept changing and suddenly, surprise! You’re now throwing that surprise birthday party. No worries. We got you, from start to finish.

Party Invitations

If you have to send the word out, send it via online invitation sites, social networks or email. It’ll save you time and money and get to your invitees sooner. It’s also a great way to keep track of everyone’s RSVPs, send updates and communicate back and forth.

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DIY Party Decorations

Cross off two things on your party list and decorate with candy. Whether you need birthday party decorations or something to complete your party table centerpiece, give your guests something they’ll enjoy eating as much as admire!


Party Activities

Here are some fun and quick party ideas that will entertain your guests for hours and feel like you’ve been planning all week.

Pull out the games or make your up own

Games are a great way to entertain guests of all ages. Dust off those old board games or even go online and play with your virtual guests who couldn’t attend. Or, create your own guessing games. We love just throwing in a bunch of Kisses in an old jar and playing Guess the Candy.

Party planning tip:  Use what you have at home.

Put a spin on a classic. Take some Twizzlers and make an extra fun, extra sweet game of TWIZZLERS Tic-Tac-Toe.

Host a themed trivia

Create a game of trivia that everyone will want play. It could be about the guest of honor if it’s a birthday party or whatever theme your party is geared towards.

Make a Snack Bar

Have a buffet where making the treats is half the fun.

S’more bar

Set up a mini “campfire” and a s’more bar with all the fixin’s. Need some inspiration? Check out

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Chocolate dipping station

Gather some dip-worthy snacks and have your own Chocolate Fun-due Station.

Candy bar

Arrange a variety of candy in an assembly line of bowls. Leave out bags for your guests to mix, match and customize their own bag of candy.

For the adults

Why should the kids have all the fun? Here are some party additions just for the grownups.

S’more Chocolate Martini

Edible Chocolate Shot Glasses

Party Treat Recipes That Don’t Take Too Much Time

Whether you’re hosting or giving to the host, whip these party recipes up in a flash.

Make the most out of box recipes

There is no shame in anyone’s game if you aren’t baking completely from scratch. These recipes are so easy and delicious, no one will even notice.

Quick & Easy Cake Mix

Brownie Mix

Use what you got in your pantry

Got some Hershey’s syrup or extra Kisses in your kitchen? Then here’s how you can put some of those sweet staples to good use.

Hershey’s Syrup Recipes

Hershey’s Cocoa Powder Recipes

Tip: Don’t Forget to Make Sure All Guests Are Accounted For!

If you have guests with certain restrictions or tastes, not to worry.

For the vegan

Bake up some vegan brownies that anyone will love.

Healthier options

Having chocolate dipped fruit is a great way to add just a little something extra to a healthy snack. Or we love these quick no-bake chocolate chia bites.

Non-chocolate recipes

If your guests don’t like chocolate, there are still plenty of great desserts you can serve up. Like these strawberry citrus snack blocks.

Easy Party Favors

Send your guests home with a sincere thank you and a sweet treat they’ll appreciate. It’s easy to make. Just drop some candy in a little bag for each person.

Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for a quick gift on your way to the party, don’t fret. Put together all their favorites in a ROLO Pretzel Delight Gift Box or check out premade gift sets and fun presents at the Hershey’s shop.

You’re a Party-Planning Expert!

Give yourself a pat on the back and a well-deserved celebratory bite of chocolate for throwing a party everyone will be talking about.