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Candy Land Theme Party (17 photos)


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The famous Hasbro board game, Candy Land was first designed over 60 years ago, and yet it still seems to be a popular party theme. Today there are several different versions and spin offs of the game, with of course, an online version as well.

The theme is perfect for a party due to the famous Candy Land locations including Gum Drop Mountains, Lollipop Woods, and Peppermint Forest.  I wanted to share a real party thrown by one of my best friends, Jennifer Hostetler. Jenny is an extraordinary party planner and is one of the most detailed and creative people I know. She transformed her back yard into a real life Candy Land board. 

Candy Land has several characters including the Gingerbread People and Mr. Mint.  Here are a few of the characters Jenny created with cardboard and paint.  Her nephew surprised everyone and played the role of Mr. Mint! One by one, her and her husband painted many signs for each of the lands, painted gumdrops, and painted Styrofoam circles and attached sticks.  They blew up balloons and wrapped each one in cellophane and ties with ribbon to create oversized candies and painted each winding space for the Candy Land game board track.

You can’t have a Candy Land party without candy and sweets, of course!  Jenny left no sweet tooth unturned as she had colorful gumdrop cupcakes, a homemade Candy Land Birthday cake that was decked out with lollipops, candy canes, ice cream cones, starbursts for the track, gumdrops, kisses, and marshmallows. She also had a chocolate fountain table filled with a ton of yummy chocolate dipped goodness including pretzels, strawberries, Rice Krispie Treats, graham crackers, marshmallows, and licorice. The candy table doubled as a favor table where she made treat bags handy for each guest to fill with their favorite candies.

The patio, covered in colorful tulle, giant balloon candies, and a cardboard castle top.  The yard itself was transformed into a game board with the track they spent hours hand painting. The kids had a blast pretending to play the life sized board game.


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