Whether you’re planning a wedding, a kid’s birthday party or a Sweet Sixteen, you can’t go wrong with a donut party theme! Get ready for lots of fun — with sprinkles! I’ve rounded up the best donut party ideas, including donut recipes, donut party games, cute doughnut party decor, free donut printables and the all the donut party supplies you need to throw an awesome party!
Who can refuse an invitation to a donut party? Not me. Dip me in chocolate and add some sprinkles because I’m all about that doughnut life!
If you don’t like doughnuts — or donuts — I don’t think we can be friends! What’s not to love about everybody’s favorite breakfast dessert?
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When it comes to doughnuts, I’m team Krispy Kreme all the way. They’re a North Carolina homegrown company, and I did write the book on them!
For the moment, I’m putting the business of doughnuts aside to share with you some awesome doughnut party ideas:
- homemade donut recipes
- printable donut cards
- donut invitations
- printable donut signs
- donut crafts
- silly donut games
- DIY donut decor
- donut party favors
What should I serve at a donut party?
The short answer? Doughnuts of every variety. Make sure you have a good variety of glazed doughnuts, cake doughnuts, chocolate-covered donuts, crullers, donuts with sprinkles, donut holes, cream-filled doughnuts, jelly doughnuts and doughnuts stuffed with other yummy fillings.
Set up a sprinkles station with an assortment of sprinkles and other candy party guests can use to decorate their doughnuts.
For beverages, stick with milk and coffee.
Homemade Donut Recipes
Try out one of these delicious homemade doughnut recipes from fellow bloggers:
- Original Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts – Dinner then Dessert
- Red Velvet Donuts – Delightful E Made
- Nutella Stuffed Pretzel Donuts – Tastes of Lizzy T
- Easy Baked Donut Recipe – The Country Chic Cottage
- Hot Chocolate Donuts With Marshmallow Frosting – Love From The Oven
- Homemade Donut Recipe – Lil’ Luna
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Baked Buttermilk Donuts – Picky Palate
- Blueberry Lemon Donuts – Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
- Homemade Potato Donuts – A Wonderful Thought
- Baked Kahlua Donuts – Homecooking Memories
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How to Have a Donut Party
In addition to having lots of doughnuts to eat at your party, make sure the decor reflects the party theme.
Pastel colors are a good choice for a doughnut party. Decorate with donut balloons like these, confetti-filled balloons, doughnut-shaped inflatables and hang a donut party banner. Here are a few cute options:
- donut party garland
- Donut Time Happy Birthday decorations
- Pastel burlap party bunting
- Donut Grow Up banner
- My Mind’s Eye donut banner
Use a peg board, a wooden stand or acrylic stands as a creative way to serve doughnuts at your party. Or try a tiered party tray or cake stand. You also can create cute donut bouquets to use as centerpieces.
Make sure you have doughnut themed paper products at your party.
- Donut dessert plates
- Donut party supplies pack
- Pastel donut plates
- donut napkins
- donut tablecloth
- donut plastic cups
- pink sprinkles donut dessert plates
- donut plate and napkin set
As for donut-themed party activities, you can never go wrong with a doughnut-shaped pinata or pull-string pinata stuffed with candy, like Krispy Kreme jelly beans or Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Thins chocolates.
I’ve got lots of ideas for donut party games later in this post.
Don’t forget about donut-themed party favors.
These donut paper hats are just the cutest. Guests will have fun taking selfies with these donut-themed photo booth props. These donut lollipops are a sweet takeaway gift for guests. I’ve included more party favor ideas later on in this post. Here are a few other fun donut party games:
- Big Mouth inflatable donut toss game
- donut Twister game
- Go Nuts for Donuts card game
- Doughnut balancing game
- inflatable donut ring toss game
- Don’t Drop the Donut game
Donut Party Ideas
- DIY Donut Pinata – Studio DIY
- DIY Donut Shoes – The Cofran Home
- DIY Felt Food Box Of Donuts – Keeping It Real
- Donut Themed Birthday Party – Kara’s Party Ideas
- DIY Wedding Donut Dessert Table – Something Turquoise
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Free Donut Printables
- Whatever Sprinkles Your Donuts SVG – Practically Functional
- Donut Printables – Oh Happy Day
- Free Donut Printables – Burlap and Blue
- It’s A Donut Party – Free Printables – No Biggie
- Donut Worry Be Happy Free Printable – Happiness Is Homemade
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Donut Party Games
- Donut Party Ring Toss – Savlabot
- Donuts On A String – Madly Stylish Events
- Donut Toss – Catch My Party
- Bobbing For Donuts – The Chic Site
- Pin The Sprinkle On The Donut – Mimi’s Dollhouse
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Donut Party Decor
- Create An Adorable Donut Garland – Online Labels
- Donut Dessert Table – Pretty My Party
- DIY Donut Wreath – Crafts by Courtney
- Donut Themed Birthday Party -Michelle’s Party Plan It
- Donut Lip Balm Party Favors – Home Sweet Hess
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