Jennifer's Candy Land Child Birthday Party Submission

Age: 5

First, thanks Jennifer for your Candy Land Child Birthday Party Submission! What a great addition this will make to our ultimate party planning site.

Let me tell you, there are some great ideas in this party that I know you could use in your future Candy Land Party.

All the information contained in this party submission mirrors all the party themes format.

Starting with the invitations and finishing at the thank you notes, you are going to find everything you need to throw that Ultimate Birthday Party!

Once again, thank you Jennifer for these wonderful party ideas and I hope the readers will be able to utilize them in their future parties!

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I was having a hard time coming up with a really great invitation until I ran across the Hasbro website. There are some really cute postcards that I am going to use as invitations.

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I wanted to make the best life sized Candy Land board that I knew how. I was limited by money and time, but not imagination. I started out by making a path of fun foam squares right up the driveway to the front door. They were painted in the same colors as the Candy Land game. Once inside I had a big banner across the back door that read, “Candy Land”. Now that I have gotten the kids inside, I want to turn our backyard into the game board. There were two ways we were thinking about. The first way involves using a very large canvas tarp and paint the game board directly on it. Or the other way was to paint directly on the grass. We chose to use the canvas tarp, which actually turned out to be a great way. We painted the game board directly on the tarp and it looked exactly like the game board. Now we wanted to make life sized characters to place along the route. I will list each character we made and how we did it.

Jolly in the Gumdrop Forest: I am going to use a stuffed dinosaur that resembles Jolly and making gumdrops out of Styrofoam balls cut in half and painted with a glittery paint.

Lord Licorice: I will be blowing up a picture of Lord Licorice to poster size.

Grandma Nut's house: I am using a Color Your Own House and decorating it with a rubber stamp of a peanut to resemble the peanut brittle house.

Mr. Mint and Peppermint Forest: I am using those lawn decorations of candy canes and sticks and also making additional ones using thinner PVC pipe and red tape.

Chocolate Swamp: I am setting up a one ring inflatable pool and filling it with goodie bags of chocolates.

I also made a few other characters, but they were pretty simple to produce. After all the characters were done, I placed them around the board. It looked really good when it was all completed.

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Party Tableware

I couldn’t find a wide variety of Candy Land table decorations. So I decided to use plain colors, but the same colors as the board has. I used blue plates, red cups, yellow napkins, etc. My daughter and I made gingerbread houses for each table. They looked great and it was a lot of fun. Plus, I put lots of buckets full of candy on each table. I wanted to make sure each child knew this was a “CANDY” party. I also decorated the tables with red and white streamers to look like candy canes. Plus, I wrapped Styrofoam balls with cellophane and twisted the ends to make it look like giant candy. I also had some left over plastic eggs from Easter which I filled with Jelly Beans and put them on the table.

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Ice Breaker Activities

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Food: To continue with the theme, we made sandwiches and cut them into gingerbread shapes using a cookie cutter. I also served colored Goldfish, Pringles Chips, Rainbow Nilla Wafers and colored marshmallows. I tried to find any type of food that came in different colors.

Desert: I setup an ice cream bar stocked with rainbow sprinkles, mini M&M’s, mini marshmallows and other little candies.

Cake: I made a simple sheet cake and frosted it with white frosting. I decorated the top to resemble the game board. It had Lollipop Woods, Peppermint Forest , King Kandy’s Castle and all the playing pieces from the game. It was really neat!

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Party Favors

I was fortunate to find a package of paper bags that matched the colors from the game board. I put all kinds of candy in each bag, tootsie rolls, whistle pops, twizzlers, Dots candy, peppermint and other great candy. I also include a mini gumball machine, Candy Land coloring sheets, Candy Land puzzles, Candy Land scratch and sniff board books and bubbles.

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Games and Activities

The main attraction for this party was playing Candy Land. Each child was their own game piece and we used the actual cards from the real game to move them. As the children moved around the board they were awarded with different prizes, depending on which square they landed on. Also, most squares had a little bag of candy which was won by the first child who landed on that square. The kids wanted to play the game 3 times…so we did. It was a lot of fun and I think some of the parents wanted to join in!

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Thank You Notes

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I couldn’t have done this party without the great help of this website and other people who submitted their ideas. Thank you so much for everything!