birthday centerpiece idea -- tie balloons on top--fill with any candy. let kids guess on paper how many pieces of candy are in the jar. one who is closest gets the jar at the end. Could work as table numbers/center pieces too!
Candyland party: Huge cupcake out of a lampshade, foam board, pillow stuffing, foamy glitter stickers, and a red ball(cherry) from the Dollar Tree! I think Cotton Candy could be subbed for the pillow stuffing if shade is lined with foil.