My little girl turned 5 this month, and we celebrated by having a Candyland Birthday Party for her. We wanted to do something non gender themed because we have a lot of boys in our family and a lot of friends with boys, so we didn't think they would enjoy a princess party. I thought I would share some pictures that I took before the party started so you can see what I made. If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask.
This is the outside of our house. I made suckers that lined the sidewalk. Made wrapped candy and peppermints to hang from the front of the house. Then on the door is a balloon wreath I made. The picture below is a little close up so you can see some of it better. That is the birthday girl in the picture.
This is the dessert table. I made sucker topiaries for each side of the buffet table. Then there were heart cookies and cupcakes for the children to choose from. I had them iced and then they got to choose from the candy in the picture below to decorate their cookie or cupcake.
I had several activities planned for the kids. First we made jolly rancher suckers which I have blogged about before. Then they got to build using gum drops and toothpicks. No pictures to share because I did not get permission to share them since other children are in the photos. Then we all went outside to play games. Two games I don't have pictures of are the pixie drop and gumball race. For the pixie drop each child was given several pixie sticks and they had to drop them while standing straight up into the jar that was at their feet. The gumball race required a spoon and a gumball. Each child had to race across the yard while keeping their gumball in the spoon. Some of them found it very hard to keep on while others figured out tricks to keep the gumball from falling out. Then we also had the following games.
Each child was given one of these wrapped candy which was just wrapped balloons in cellophane, and a half of a pool noodle. They go to bat the wrapped candy around the yard using the pool noodle.
This was the candy dot punch box. Each child got to take a turn punching one of the dots out and they got a surprise that was hidden inside each hole.
The last game was Pin the Gumball on the Gumball Machine. I blindfolded each child and turned them around and they had to try to pin the gumball cut out in their hand as close as they could into the inside of the gumball machine.
The party was a lot of work but well worth it. The kids all had a blast, and I had a few moms ask if I would plan their kids parties. Unfortunately, I will not be going into event planning for parties. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and maybe something inspired you for your own kids parties. Again, if you have any questions on anything please feel free to comment and I will answer them for you.