Who doesn’t love a reason to eat CANDY???
Today, I am sharing Grayce’s 6th birthday – a Candyland inspired party.
Here is a shot of the invitation that is new to the shop here.
Grayce insisted on a candy party… and even though she is a little old to still play the classic Candyland game, we decided it would be perfect inspiration for her candy themed party.
We chose really fun girly colors: pinks, orange, lime green, aqua and yellow instead of the traditional primary rainbow colors.
I wanted a sweet shoppe feel mixed in with gingerbread cookies, bright candies and lots of fun activities.
The candy buffet was the main focus, however, I decorated the dining table with a candy forest, playing card placemats and candy building stations.
I also made over-sized candies out of paper plates and pink circular styrofoam, which I attached to the backdrops.
I had a side table where we put gingerbread cookies and large sugar cookies for a decorating activity. We also had little plastic cottages where we stored additional candy supplies.
I figured we might as well use all the candy for crafts – this way the kids didn’t eat as much 🙂
Maureen made ice cream cupcakes as the main birthday treat (thank goodness she can bake… because I would catch my oven on fire if I tried!) Are these not the cutest???
We cut out patterned papers and lined the bottoms of the glassware for interest.
Each place setting was a personalized oversized playing card placemat, with a gingerbread figure. I put a variety of candies in 4 containers to use for the candy necklace building craft.
Each setting also had a large plastic cottage that had gumballs, and different types of strings – they could make multiple candy and gumball necklaces.
I also set out juice boxes wrapped in patterned paper in case they needed a drink!
They also decorated the over-sized sugar cookies too…. they LOVED using the icing as glue, and the kids actually put a lot of thought and effort into all of it.
They were really proud of the final cookies!
We then sang Happy Birthday to Grayce… she couldn’t wait to take a bite into her icecream cupcake!
Want a candylandy inspired party? Find the invite and package here….
This week for Ruff Draft Wednesday, I will show you how I built the candy forest center piece, and share a few other fun details.