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Candyland Party Ideas

Kids love the Candyland board game and it makes a fun party theme, too! If your child loves sweets, throw a Candyland party for their big day! The inspiration for this party guide was a fantastic Candyland cake I saw in a cooking magazine…more on that later. Order your Candyland party supplies online to make shopping easy. This is one of the best time-saving tips because you avoid making trips to different stores.

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Candyland Party Invitations



If you can make the Candyland party invitations yourself, find a Candyland image online and use wording like this: For gumdrops, peppermint, licorice and lollipops Come to a party at [name]‘s candy shop Cute Idea: Order a custom candy bar wrapper with the invitation info and send the candy bar to guests. Take a look at these personalized Candy invitations.


Candyland Party Decorations

  • Use sidewalk chalk or construction paper to create a path (like the path in the Candyland game) on the sidewalk leading to your door.
  • Make large fake lollipops to line the walkway. See an example here.
  • Use inspiration from the game:
  1. Mr. Mint = candy canes. Decorate with large cutouts decorated like candy canes (often sold as Christmas decorations.)
  2. Princess Lolly: Make a lollipop wreath to hang on your door. See an example here.
  3. Lord Licorice: Twist together red and black streamers and add a large bunch of red and black balloons.
  • Tie a balloon to the back of each chair, and tie a group of five balloons to the birthday child’s chair.
  • For more decorating inspiration, see these photos of a Candyland party.
  • More terrific photos from a mom who hosted a Candyland party.


Candyland Party Games

  • Gumdrop Mountain – Provide lots of gumdrops and toothpicks and see who can build a gumdrop mountain.
  • Peppermint Forest Hunt – Hide lots of candy canes (or round peppermint candies) in the yard or another room. Send the kids out to find as many as they can.
  • Make candy airplanes using these directions.
  • Make their own candy cane craft using these easy craft directions.
  • Coloring Pages – Check out this list of free Candyland coloring pages. Just print out enough copies for your guests, and provide crayons and markers.
  • Let the kids decorate cupcakes with lots of different candies.
  • Print copies of this candy word search and set a timer for a few minutes. See who can find the most words before the timer rings.


Candyland Party Food

  • Cut jam sandwiches with a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Arrange a fruit platter by color to resemble a rainbow.
  • Set up a candy buffet with pretty glass containers. Fill them with candy like licorice whips, gumdrops, lollipops, candy canes and chocolate.
  • Use licorice whips as drinking straws.
  • Make your own Candyland cake with these directions. This is the cake that inspired me to write this party guide!! It’s fantastic.
  • Here’s a cute idea for making a tower of Candyland cupcakes.
  • More cute ideas for making Candyland cupcakes.


Candyland Party Favors

Choose fun party favors like:

  • Candy items from the game: candy cane, gingerbread man cookie, lollipops, gumdrops, peanut brittle, cotton candy and chocolate.
  • Candy necklaces and ring pops
  • Silly straws
  • Gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • Toothbrush
  • Personalized favors like zipper pulls, bookmarks and stickers.
  • Take the work out of planning the favor bags by ordering complete Candyland party favor sets.


Personalized Candyland Party Supplies



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