This is by far my favorite party we’ve ever thrown! If this Candyland game board didn’t take up my whole living room, I’d keep it forever!
When Caleb expressed interest for months about having a Candyland themed birthday party, I finally gave in and started planning. I knew the best way to really capture the spirit of the Candyland game was to create a real life version of the game board for the kids to be in. Boy was I right! It was some serious fun. And all for only $170 (I added a few extra treats that burst my normally $150 budget).
Caleb absolutely loved his birthday party! It was amazing!! It was super special because his aunt and all his grandparents came up from California to be there for him. I’m so grateful I was able to give this gift to my sweet boy.
We had to have an epic entrance to the game! I drew these on white paper and attached them to constructions paper. The game board was made out of sticky foam pieces that stuck to the ground so the kids wouldn’t slip.
We even included game pieces that sent them back! We mixed the old with the new version of the game since Caleb loves both so much! Here’s Lord Licorice’s Lavatory.
They ended the game in Caleb’s Candy Castle. It was full of candy, ice cream and cotton candy.
Candy hearts, rainbow treats, a cotton candy maker and a chocolate fountain- every kids dream!
The chocolate swamp was made out of card board taped to the wall and counter. I added a little brown and white crayon to give it some texture.
The gumdrop mountains and giant gum ball machine may have been my favorite part of the party! We filled the gum ball room with balloons so the kids felt like they were actually in a real gum ball machine.
We had a gingerbread shaped marble came that ended up being perfect for this party!
Aren’t my kiddos cute?
I framed a game board for added decor!
I couldn’t make a full peanut brittle house so we added a peanut brittle slide.
My sweet little Noah loved his marshmallow stick!
Oh the lollipop forest! These little foam pieces did not come off.
This giant candy castle was fairly easy to make. I like to look in my garage for random stuff that I can turn into decorations. This was cardboard, some of the sticky foam that we used for the game board we also used for sprinkles, and then we took a little paint to some cotton fluff (use spray paint!)
These candy pieces are just paper plates wrapped in tissue paper.
Pin the cherry on the cupcake!
I cream cone toss! I covered cones with brown construction paper and drew cones lines one them. Then we used candy cone paper plates and cut out the centers for rings.
Somehow we made this little cute cake.
Grandpa with ALL the kids!
A happy kid after a party filled with imagination and love!