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!

rubber ducky party supplies

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.

rubber ducky party supplies

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.

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  1. An inventation that you will love is getting a Willy Wonka bar and have them open a golden ticket with all of the info?

    Samantha said on January 18, 2008
  2. Make the invitations out of paper mache boxes that you send filled with candy! Here’s our post on how to do them: http://www.chicaandjo.com/2008/02/19/candyland-themed-1st-birthday/

    Chica & Jo said on April 15, 2008
  3. Here are some really cute ideas for next week I was thinking wee could even do some on the day of the special event with the lollipop’s ice cream truck

    From Trisha said on August 6, 2008
  4. My daughter is turning 2 and we are doing the Candyland party. Our invitations are handwritten on cardstock using a crayon and then decorating the card with candyland 3d stickers like used in scrapbooking from Jolee’s boutique. The walk way to our houose is red brick and my 2 older ones are going to color each brick a different color using sidewalk chalk and it will be lined with huge lollipops that I am making out of dowl rods, paperplates and different colore celophane. Can’t wait for the party and it is over a month away!!

    jamie said on August 16, 2008
  5. Where do you find Candyland coloring books. I have been looking to order some for my son’s party favors and they seem to be impossible to find in a bigger quantity. Any ideas?

    Armelle Hunt said on January 31, 2009
  6. Armelle- here is a link to a coloring book/sticker book…it’s kinda pricey but includes alot! Hope it helps!
    http://www.celebrateexpress.com/Candy-Land-Sticker-Book/52026/PartyItemDetail.aspx

    Shannon Bousquet said on February 19, 2009
  7. I love this idea, so I’m going 2 use it for my daughters 10 birthday…
    Any commets or questions call 615-977-4062

    Colbree said on April 7, 2009
  8. For my daughters 5th birthday party, I decorated each table according to the different lands. For example, we had a lollipop woods table, a peppermint forest table, a chocolate swamp, etc. It was a huge hit. Then we just decorated around the room with standard rainbow colors and various candies. For the cake we used different candies to make a CandyLand Cake.

    Katie said on July 12, 2009
  9. I can’t figure out what to use for making the candyland path. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to use to make the candyland path?

    Kim said on October 12, 2009
  10. Does anyone have suggestions on what to use or how to make the candyland path?

    kim said on October 12, 2009
  11. @ kim….for my daughters 2nd birthday party i’m doing the candyland theme on the 24th of october….colorful pathway i’m using cement path blocks that i got from home depot and spray painting them different colors

    Ashley said on October 15, 2009
  12. THIS IS WHAT TO USE FOR THE PATH – I am using construction paper perfect to the size and shape and virtually the colors too. and very cheap You can cover them with clear contact paper if you want them to stand up in adverse weather. have fun we are doing this party saturday!

    Melissa said on October 17, 2009
  13. I am planning a 2nd birthday party for my daughter and have found a TON of ideas and I’ve also that up a lot on my own…but a good idea for the candyland pathway is I’m taking poster board pieces and cutting them into even squares and then I will paint them multi-colors so that it looks like the path and so it will hold up better that paper and won’t be so hard to stand on like concrete blocks.

    Ashley said on December 22, 2009
  14. I am using foam sheets, like the foam stickers that are so big now but they are the size of paper. Won t rip like paper.

    maranda said on March 9, 2010
  15. For the path you can paint squares with temporary/washable paints! I am doing this for my daughters 2nd birthday!

    Jessica said on April 18, 2010
  16. if you go to hostess.com and search candy parties they show you some great party ideas! They also show you where to buy everything you see and how to make it look like they did and they had they candy path and it was so cute!!! They also showed taking paper lanterens and wrapping them with cellophine and hanging them from trees and it really looks like hard candy!

    melissa said on May 11, 2010
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  18. candyland pathway idea….I am using the 4×4 colored foam pads, that you use for kids rooms etc….you can buy a 4 pack at Ross for 9.99

    Betsey said on January 4, 2011

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