Candle Centerpieces for Birthday Parties
1st Birthday Candles
The lighting, and blowing out, of candles, forms the living, breathing centerpiece, of any birthday celebration. There's a candle suitable for any age.
Smaller numeral candles make fun accessories for cupcakes. A hit for kids' birthdays, as the bright colors, and entertaining designs, delight most small children. The bigger ones make festive, freestanding decorations for the centre of the table, and often come in a feast of wild, and vivid colors.
Most birthday ideas and themes benefit from bold colour schemes: you can mix and match sultry reds and greens, lively yellows, with purple, vibrant orange, and cool blues, in fearless, and daring ways.
Birthday candle rings, and countdown candles, might initially start out as a novelty, but soon inspire an annual candle burning ceremony, children, and
young adults, look forward to year after year.
For an elegant 21st, dignified 85th, or romantic birthday dinner for two, you can make arrangements with candles, champagne glasses, and flowers, etc., and introduce more subtle colors.
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Celebration Candles 1-21 Year Numbered Birthday Candle
Count down your son, or grandson's years, up to that special milestone, his 21st birthday. Overdipped in blue wax, this 3" x 15" candle is numbered from 1-21, with adorable pictures, marking key events.
Sure to become an eagerly anticipated tradition in your family, with the birthday boy looking forward to the candle lighting ceremony, year after year.
Need a present for a new baby, or a 1st birthday? This gift stays meaningful, and brings joy and fun, for many years.
Not only for the boys, this candle also comes in pink, white, and yellow.
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White and Pink Beaded Multi Candle and Cake Stand
Fit for a princess. Birthday girls, from the ages of 1 to 101, will be thrilled with the elegance, and Victorian-style opulence, of this candle and cake stand.
A chain of clear beads links one cake/candle holder to another, with sparkling pink faux crystals dangling in between.
Display a large cake, or a group of cupcakes on the top tier. Arrange your choice of candles on the remaining 6 trays, or alternate candles with cupcakes.
Also available in an antique silver finish, with clear crystal drops.
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Sweet Sixteen Personalized Photo Candle Centerpiece
You only turn sixteen once. Pull out all the stops, and have a pillar candle custom made, with a photo of yourself, and a text message of your choice. Your own photos, artwork, clipart, or any digital image in jpg format, all make suitable candle designs.
Your finished candle is wrapped in cellophane, with a raffia tie.
The pillar candle measures 3 x 9 inches tall. Choose from 4 candle colors: white, ivory, pink, or blue.
Happy Birthday Candle and Balloon Bouquet Cake Topper Decorating Kit
Decorate your own homemade birthday cake with these colorful cake toppers, and give it the look of a designer cake, straight from the bakery.
The kit includes a set of Happy Birthday letter candles, and two plastic balloon arrangements.
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40th Birthday Toothpick Candles
Turning 40? Fortunately, you don't have to put 40 candles onto your birthday cake.
This set contains 14 pieces. 13 candles spell out 'Happy Birthday', with decorative replacements for the letters 'I' and 'A'. The remaining toothpick holds a '40th' candle.
Colorful, and a lot of fun, these take up little space on a big cake, and don't hide any iced patterns, or frosted designs, the cake might have.
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Happy Birthday Flower Candles (12-pieces)
Whether you're young, or not-so-young, but with a youthful attitude, these flower birthday candles add lively color, and a musical note, to your birthday party.
Each candle comes with a long stick for lighting. Once lit, the "Happy Birthday" song plays. The flower opens up, revealing 12 lit and spinning petals.
Must-have accessories for any birthday party. The kids love them, and so will you!
Each set contains 12 rotating candles, (4 blue, 4 pink, and 4 yellow).
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Pewter Birthday Candleholders - 6 Circus Characters
Show your child how much you cherish them. Stick these circus figures into your young son or daughter's birthday cake, and create the fun-loving party theme they deserve.
Crafted from high-quality pewter, these durable candle holders don't tarnish, and stand the test of time.
Choose from white, pink, or blue gift boxes. The set includes a box of 36 birthday cake candles, of various colors.
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Happy Birthday Rotary Candleholder
Powered by the heat of a single candle, this silver-toned merry-go-round entertains your guests, and says a dynamic "Happy birthday".
Light the tealight candle. The carousel spins. Dangling cake-and-candle ornaments rotate, and cast moving reflections onto the ceiling.
Light, yet durable, these candle holders ship in a compact gift box.
Size: 6.5" high.
Silver Birthday Cake Candelabra
Whether you're turning 9 or 90 years old, this silver-toned candelabra transforms a large birthday cake into a festive, playfully "grand", centerpiece.
Display the 5" tall candle holder in the center, and your cake's dressed to impress.
The set includes nine candles, (how's that for an early birthday present)!
3rd Birthday Candle with Balloon Design
Turn your three-year-old's birthday party into a colorful occasion, full of fun and joy. A sturdy toothpick holds this adorable number 3 candle firmly upright in your child's birthday cake, until the memorable time of the blowing out of the candle. The balloon design adds a festive party touch to the 3½" candle.
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Wooden Birthday Candle Train
This candle lit train centerpiece will be the highlight of your child's birthday celebrations every year.
Add candles and the birthday number to the compartments of this colourful wooden birthday train. The numbers 1-6 come with the train. Additional numbers 7, 8, 9, and 10, and the birthday candles, can be purchased separately.
Length: 20.5 inches / 52cm.
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Silver spirals give birthday candles festive flair. We used pointed candles 3.5 cm (1.4") in diameter, and 33, (13.2") 23 (9.2"), and 13 cm (5.2") tall.
These candles will burn for 1-2 hours before the ribbon gets in the way. Detach the ribbon at the top, and allow it to settle around the base of the candle. Or apply the spirals lower down on the candles.
5 candles; silver metallic ribbon; birthday wrapping paper, (matching your candle colors); white cupcake baking cases; silver spray paint; craft glue; Presstik
Spray-paint the baking cases, and leave to dry.
Apply glue to the ribbon's end, stick to the candle top at an angle. Pressing the glued end against the candle, use your other hand to wind the ribbon around the candle, spiralling it towards the bottom. Glue the end. Trim the ribbons, top and bottom.
Cover your birthday table with the wrapping paper. Wedge the candles firmly into the baking cases with a dab of Presstik. Line the candles up on the table, with the tallest candle in the middle.
Make a festive birthday arrangement with at least 3 colourful gift box candles.
Leave the candle lighting until the start of the festivities, so the "ribbons" can stay intact as long as possible.
Party Cake Candles - Set of 8
Infuse your birthday celebrations with an assortment of pastel colors.
Each 3" x 2" birthday cake candle burns for 8 hours, so they should outlast the festivities.
Create an elegant birthday centerpiece with candy striped candles, and roses.
We used one each 32, 28, 24 cm, (12.8, 11.2, 9.6") candles, and two 20 cm, (8") candles.
5 pink-and-white candy striped candles
White and/or pink roses
A oval glass dish
A gauzy pink/white ribbon
Wind the ribbon around the glass dish, and tie a bow. You might have to secure the ribbon here or there, with strips of sticky tape. Arrange the tallest candles in the centre of the glass dish. Place the other two towards the sides. Fill the dish half-way with water. Cut the roses' stems very short, and float them between the candles.
Making your own birthday centre pieces is very enjoyable, especially if you know candlemaking.
Using a decoupage technique, decorate a pillar candle with designs cut from birthday gift-wrap. Use any birthday-themed designs as a substitute for the balloons, if you prefer.
Your guests will admire your creativity!
One of the easiest birthday centerpiece ideas, using candles and sweets.
You'll need: a cake stand; colourful sweets; 4 chunk candles, of different heights and shapes, matching the colours of the sweets. We used three 2.4" (6cm) pillar candles, and one 3" (7.5cm) ball candle, with purple, sky-blue and pink chunks.
Arrange the candles on the cake stand in a way that pleases your eye. Surround the candles with the sweets.
Variations: striped candles with liquorice. Ivory, cocoa and brown layered candles with chocolates. If you don't like the elevated look of the cake stand, use a plate or flat tray instead.
Make your own festive birthday centerpiece for a long table.
Line the table with upside down wineglasses, with a ball candle on each one. Decorate the central glass with the birthday number, (made from pipe cleaners), and ribbons.
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Arrange a group of dessert candles on a tray or platter. This can form a single centrepiece on a round table. For long tables you might line up multiple single dessert candles in a row. Or place them between the real goodies on your table, to add a playful effect.
Create a memorable birthday experience for an older person. Someone with a long history, who has experienced and done many things!
Decorate tins with photos from all stages of his or her life. These form a unique tribute to the person, and make meaningful centrepieces for their birthday tables.
Display the tins on silver paper doyleys. Decorative, rather than a great source of illumination, you might want to arrange tea lights around the tins, to supplement the available candle light.
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Celebrate youth, and have fun, with this playful centerpiece. Good enough to eat!
You'll need a cake stand, paper doily, and a variety of cupcake candles. Five or six candles should be enough.
Place the paper doily onto the cake stand, and arrange the cupcake candles on it.
Achieve this simple, but elegant look, in no time at all. Use a 21st birthday glass as a hurricane candle holder. You can find these 21st champagne glasses at many gift stores. We used a 20cm (8") tall glass, with a 6.2cm (2½") wide opening.
You'll need: a large 21st glass; a pointed, ivory, cylinder candle; a cream-and-gold ribbon; tiny gold beads.
Pour a thin layer of gold beads into the bottom of the glass. Center the candle in the glass. Pour more gold beads into the glass, wedging the candle in firmly. Tie the ribbon around the glass's stem, and tie a bow in it.