A Super Sweet Candyland Birthday Celebration

Candyland is such a classic family board game and candy is almost every child's favorite food so throw your little one a sweet Candyland birthday party.  They may be sticky and jumping off the walls by the end of the party but it will be worth it when you see how much fun they are having.  For some, your little one might not be so little anymore.  That's alright because this theme makes a sweet 16 party a little more sweeter.  Candyland is so versatile, I've seen it for baby showers, prom themes and end of school parties.  Here are some ideas that will have your guests singing,  "Goodie Goodie Gum Drops."


If you are able to hand deliver the invitations, I love the gum drop cut out idea.  I would clear or colored cellophane wrapper over it and throw in a few pieces of real candy.  Invitations that need to be mailed can also have candy added, like a lollipop, with a cute colorful bow.  This gives your guests a little taste of the fun that's to come.

Edible Sweets

(photo courtesy of Beauty Tutorials)
Rainbow layered cakes are all the rage right now. This cake design embodies candy, obviously because its made of sugar, but also because of its bright and vibrant colors.

If you don't know, I'm a lover of tiered themed cakes.  I use them as a focal point for my dessert table.

(photo courtesy of Make Bake Celebrate)
The game pieces from Candyland are very easy to make and have such an impact. A gingerbread man cookie cutter can help create these colorful characters to give the kids something to snack on during the celebration.

Decorative Sweets

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A bundle of lollipops is always a plus. A large lollipop bouquet can be used as a centerpiece for the table or smaller ones can be generously given to the guests in their goody-bags 

This tablescape is so awesome! It's big, bright, and beautiful. You can totally make these giant lollipop centerpieces.  Check out Spoonful's tutorial here.

(photo courtesy of U Create Parties)
These hard candy decorations are easier to make than they look. Fold a few sheets of paper like you were making paper fans and then just tape them together. You might have to trim the edges to make a perfect circle. I would totally use these as a backdrop for a food table or photo booth.  I have  more DIY decorations, check out on my Pinterest board to see them. 

Entertaining Sweets

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If the party is during the summer you can have the gumball lake with some water in it to help the kids cool off but if not, just fill the entire pool with plastic balls.

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If you have a large enough space you can even make a life-sized version of the Candyland game! The kids will be amazed and entertained for hours.

Sweet Favors

After the kids have OD on candy and sweets, it would be so fabulous as a part of their favor to give a toothbrush.  How stinking cute is that?!  The parents might be appreciative too.

Vendor Credits

Candy Cut-out Invite - LeeLaaLoo on Etsy

Candyland tiered cake - Cakes with Love

Party Favor - Party Love

I'd love to see and hear about a sweets party you have done.  Comment or link your pics below.

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