This past summer, I bought my niece, who is almost 3, Candy Land. She LOVES it! I was especially surprised that she loved me to read her the Candy Land story inside the box about all of the characters on the board. This is probably her first real game, like it was for most of us, and she loved having a player and moving it along the board. The concept of moving forwards and backwards was interesting for her, and she adores the game.
Often, a great idea for a thematic kids’ party is to look around and see what your kid’s favorite games, toys, and stuffed animals, are, and build a party theme around them. Candy Land would make a truly fun and darling kids party idea for the under 5 set.
Make sure to check out these Candy Land party supplies to set the theme.
Here are some ideas to bring it alive:
Hand deliver these Candyland invitations. They really are easy! Buy large lollipops and attach a bright colored card with a satin ribbon. On the card, provide all of the party details. If you don’t want to hand-deliver real sweets, draw a large lollipop and attach a pipe cleaner for a stem. On the lollipop, provide the party details.
Pressed for time? Check out these sweet invitations from Celebrate Express!
For Candyland party decorations, use your child’s favorite primary colors for the balloons, streamers, and tableware. Mix and match colors. For the table centerpiece, have a large colorful bucket filled with Cheerios, and stick in large lollipops. If it is a beautiful day, make your own Candy Land path to your front door with different colors on each place. (If it is bad weather, put the Candy Land path all over your party area.)
A unique touch, decoration-wise, are these cute removeable wall stickers.
One of the best ways to organize this party is to have the guests visit each area of Candy Land, where they will do a game or activity. As you reach each station, read out the infamous description on the box before you do your activity.