Candy Land is a great theme for your next birthday party, it is fun and colourful and encompasses everything that a birthday party should be. Here are some great ideas for the food, decorations and activities that will make your Candy Land party a very sweet event.
All the Party Necessities
Food Obviously you want to have as much sweet food at your party as possible. Dessert tables or candy bars are great ideas, areas where people can self serve their own delicious treats. Try and make your food colourful, and cover things with candy wherever possible.
Rainbow cupcakes would be a great option for this party. They are bright and colourful, and quite sweet. Take a look at this recipe for making your own rainbow cupcakes that will wow your guests. Cake pops are another great food, as they mix the party staple of cake with the very Candy Land appropriate lollipop. You could also try making biscuits in shapes like ice creams, lollipops, or wrapped sweets, and then decorating them with coloured icing and candy. You cannot forget to include plates of fairy bread.
Cake with a Candy Twist
Adorable Ice Cream Biscuits
Check out places like Target and Myer or head to your local homewares store, and find some delightful candy jars. These can be small round jars, or larger more ornate pieces. Fill these with different lollies and sweets. You can keep a colour scheme, or mix your candy, work out works best for you. Self serve candy bars at the supermarket are a great place to get more reasonably priced lollies to fill your jars. You can keep your candy jars together on a candy bar table, or spread them around your party as part of the decoration.
The cake is obviously a central point to the party.Try this recipe for a candy filled cake the kids will enjoy. Cover the cake with a whole manner of lollies and sweets before you cover it with the chocolate shell. Then decorate the chocolate shell with things like Smarties. When the cake is smashed open, all your lollies will be revealed.
Smashed Cake Reveals Candy Inside
Decorations Decorations are integral for making your guests fell like they have walked into a candy wonderland. Take your inspiration from Katy Perry's California Girls video clip or have a peak at this adorable candy themed Christmas set-up. Try to work your party around either pretty pastels or bright bold colours. Either will work great. Presenting your lollies and food nicely will also go a long way in creating your sweet setting. Use pretty tablecloths and nice stands and jars, to display it all.
A Dessert Bar Set-Up
It is easy to make some giant lollipops to decorate your lawn. All you need is a sheet or polystyrene, some papier mache glue, a newspaper, and a broom handle. Cut the polystyrene into a circle shape, the size that you would like your lollipops. use the broom handle to make a hole in the polystyrene so that it will sit on top of the handle securely. Then papier mache your circle so that you have a smoother circle to paint. Once it has dried use some bright colours to paint a pinwheel design and then place it on top of your broom handle. These can be placed in your garden or in plant pots.
For some other giant candies scrunch up some paper to form a large ball, then cover this with cellophane, twisting it at both ends. This will create giant bon bons that you can hang around your party. For some floating bon bons do the same with helium balloons, These will then float above your guests. Even plain balloons are a great decoration for your Candy Land party. Get some colours that fit in with your colour scheme, and have balloons all over your party.
Keep your guests entertained with some fun and tasty party games. Obviously the main activity at a Candy Land party has to be the piņata. Fill it with loads of delicious sweets and have your guests attempt to break through. You can make your own piņata or buy one from any party store.
Everyone Will Have Fun with the Piņata
Another delicious activity that kids will love is cupcake decorating. Pre-bake the cupcakes and give kids a table full of frosting, cream, colours, and candy. They'll create their own Candy Land masterpieces in no time. Other fun activities include doughnut bobbing, chocolate making, or a treasure hunt to find a big bounty of tasty treasure. You could even set up a game of Candy Land for your guests to play.
This is a party that will suit kids or adults. You might want to keep some carrot sticks in the fridge, just in case you get a bit of a sugar overload. Obviously everyone leaving needs a lolly bag so that they can remember your sweet goodness for a bit longer.
Candy Land was my first favorite board game as a child, and one that my kids enjoyed as well. Great memories.
You gave many wonderful suggestions, and reminded me of how much fun this theme can be. This would make a suitable party theme for any age, and one I'll recommend to my friends. I love all the ideas for activities, especially setting up an actual game of Candy Land.
By Cristina Dimen - senior reviewer Wednesday, 5th of October @ 02:19 pm