How to Craft the Ultimate Kids’ Party with Duncan’s Sweets and a Special School Cake

Kids Party Sweets

Ah, childhood parties! Every child eagerly anticipates that one day of the year where they are the star, surrounded by friends, laughter, games, and most importantly, an endless parade of sweets. The anticipation of a Duncan’s sweet bag and the comfort of a good old fashioned ‘School Cake’ — what more could one ask for? Let’s delve into the delightful world of children’s parties and sweets with an edge of nostalgia.

Duncan’s Sweet Selection

A child’s party is synonymous with sweets. It’s the thrill of delving into a pick ‘n’ mix selection or discovering the unique treasures in a 1kg sweet tub. We have it all!

  • Bulk it Up: Going for a grand party? The 1kg sweets offer a delightful range that ensures you have enough to fill every party bag to the brim.

  • Vegan All the Way: Parties are all about inclusion. Duncan’s ensures no child is left out with our vegan selection, encapsulated perfectly in our Vegan Sweet Bags.

  • Nostalgic Touch with Novelty Flair: From mermaids to superheroes, the theme possibilities are endless. Add a touch of nostalgia with retro sweets and sprinkle in today’s novelty with our Kids Party Bag Fillers. And for a touch of aquatic magic, the baby blue Dolphin Sweets are always a hit!

Vegan Sweets - Tongue Painting Sweets

DIY Sweet-Inspired Decorations

Every party needs the right setting. Elevate your decorations with these homemade, sweet-inspired tips:

  1. Sweet Jars Centrepiece: Use empty sweet jars filled with coloured sand, sequins, or glitters to craft centrepieces that sparkle.

  2. Candy Garlands: String together wrapped candies with a thread and hang them around the party area. It’s decor and a takeaway combined!

  3. Dolphin Dive: Given the popularity of our baby blue Dolphin Sweets, consider a dolphin-themed section with blue drapes, balloons, and an aquatic vibe.

The Centrepiece: Duncan’s School Cake

No party is complete without a cake. And we’re not talking about just any cake; we’re talking about a nostalgia-inducing masterpiece – The School Cake. We’ve added a unique Duncan’s twist to the classic recipe with Candy Floss flavouring in the icing and American Vanilla flavouring for the cake, resulting in a taste that’s both reminiscent of school days and excitingly new.

Duncan’s School Cake Recipe:

(Adapted from Baking with Granny’s School Cake Recipe)


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp American Vanilla flavouring

For the icing:

  • 300g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • Candy Floss flavouring (to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Whisk together the butter, sugar, and American Vanilla flavouring until creamy.
  3. Gradually add eggs, one at a time.
  4. Slowly fold in the flour.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking tray.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. For the icing, mix together icing sugar, water, and Candy Floss flavouring.
  8. Spread over the cooled cake.
  9. Slice, serve, and let the nostalgia kick in!

Wrapping It Up with the Perfect Party Bag

As the party winds down, ensure every child goes home with a memory in hand. The Kids Party Bag Fillers provide an array of options that can be mixed and matched based on the theme or individual preferences. Pro tip: Include a little thank you note in each bag to add a personal touch.

In Conclusion

Crafting the perfect kids’ party is an art, blending the past with the present, the whimsical with the real. With Duncan’s sweets and our special School Cake, you have all the ingredients you need. Here’s to many smiles, joyous laughter, and parties that are remembered for years to come!