10 Cute Candles for Any Birthday Cake

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Everyone knows the main event at a birthday party is the cake, so why not jazz it up with some cute and quirky candles? Check out some of our favorites.

  1. Happy Birthday Candle, $7 at Waiting on Martha: This candle makes a statement. And it has double wicks, which means double the fun!
  2. Numerical Balloon Candle, $2.50 at Shindigz: Whether your friend is turning 1 or 100, these candles will look adorable on the cake while simultaneously blowing up her spot on her real age.
  3. Rainbow Beeswax Party Candle Jar, $24 for 36 at Knot & Bow: These oh-so-pretty candles have a 10- to 15-minute burn time, so you can reuse them a few times.
  4. Bright Party Candles, $7.50 for 24 at Tuckernuck: These extra-tall, multi-colored candles will make any cake look even more impressive.
  5. Happy Birthday Candles, $3 at Madveno: Forget the birthday boy — let these candles be the star.
  6. Multicolor Coil Candles, $7 for 12 at Papyrus: These colored coil candles will look extra wacky on a cake.
  7. YAY! Candles, $5 at Meri Meri: The perfect candles if you can barely contain your excitement.
  8. Pastel Glitter Birthday Candles, $3.50 for 24 Papyrus: What’s a party without glitter?
  9. Corkscrew Candles, $3 for 10 at Target: These corkscrew candles are traditional and unique at the same time.
  10. Balloon Dog Birthday Candles, $12 for five at Oh Happy Day: Whether or not there’s a balloon animal artist at the party, you need these adorable dog-shaped candles.
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