Candyland Birthday Party
We think Candyland is the best game ever! We also think it makes a fun, sweet, and yummy birthday party. So, plan a Candyland theme birthday party and it will have your guests shouting "Goody Goody Gumdrops!"
There is also a fun personalized Candyland theme candy bar wrapper that can be used as an invitation. You'll want to mail it in a padded envelope. Imagine how excited the kids will be when they are invited to a birthday party and the invitation is made of chocolate!
No matter what invitation you choose, include a sheet of Candyland stickers in each invitation to get the kids even more excited for the party.
- Start your decorations outside! If the weather is nice, use sidewalk chalk to draw a Candyland inspired board game leading up to the house or the party. Just draw big colored squares and add hearts, swirls, lollipops or other candy shapes to a few of the squares. Your kids will love helping with this!
- If you've got an area leading to the party that is inside, cut large circles out of different colored cardstock. You and the kids can decorate those as well. Just tape them to the floor.
- Once you are inside, a personalized Candyland banner is a great way to welcome your guests to the party. Hang it at the entrance to the party.
- Just inside have life size Candyland cutout of Lolly (with your child's face!) welcoming your guests. You can even personalize them with a speech bubble. Next to her add cutouts of King Kandy, mr. mint and queen frostine.
- Create your own candy balloon display for your party and make everyone feel like they are in Candyland! Take round latex balloons and twist them inside large sheets of colored cellophane. Twist and tie the ends to look like candy. These balloon candies can be hung from the ceiling, used on tables or scattered on the floor around the party.
- Balloon bouquets are great fun and work perfectly for such a bright and fun party. Mix Candy Land Mylar balloons with an assortment of brightly colored latex balloons and create balloon bouquets for around the room. Or choose perfectly coordinated Candyland balloon bouquets. You can also use the Candyland board game (in the box) as a base for your balloons.
Decorate each area of the party based on the different sections of the Candyland board game. You don't need to use all of these ideas, pick and choose what works best for your space, budget and group -
- Build a Gingerbread House - Set out graham cracker squares, icing, various candies for decorating, disposable plates and knives so the kids can build their own gingerbread houses!
- Decorate a gingerbread man or woman - Set up a decorating area for the kids to add icing and candies to prebaked gingerbread people.
- Why not set up a chocolate fountain at Chocolate mountain?
- Candyland Wall Decals - These are perfect accents all around your party room!
- Inflatable Lollipops - Hang these for the ceiling!
- Snowflake Balloons - Create an easy balloon bouquet with these snowflake balloons.
- Glitter Snowflake Centerpiece - Great for the tables
- Snowflake window clings
Ice Cream Slopes
- This is the perfect spot to have a sundae bar!
- Add white Christmas lights to this area for a little glow and sparkle
- Candy Land Paper Goods - be sure to check out all of the matching product
- Candy Necklaces for napkin rings
And, you know the cards that come with the Candyland game? They make great confetti! Another great idea for confetti? Real gumdrops! You can get them at any drug store or candy store. Personalized swirl lollipops also make great confetti on the table. You can also get candy from a local drug store to scatter on the table. Set a bag of cotton candy at each place...or save them for dessert and set up a big display of the fun pink bags.
For dessert, have a "candy bar". I don't mean an actual bar of chocolate, but a large table filled with bags, jars and bowls and absolute mountains of all kinds of candy. We recommend wrapped candy and chocolates. (And, please be aware of any allergies before buying your candy.) Each guest may fill a small bag full of candy from this table. Eat some candy for dessert and take the rest home for a favor.
NAME THAT CANDY
We love these ideas for favors at a Candyland theme party! Start with an empty Candy Land Favor box:
- Rainbow sidewalk chalk
- Candyland, the game - you can get this at your local toy store or Target
- Personalized mint tins - filled with candy
Have fun! We're sure your Candy land theme party will be SWEET! While you're planning, enjoy some pictures of a Candyland party that we planned at Party411.com.