A Candyland theme party is a fun idea for a baby shower, first birthday, or great way to celebrate a birthday girl or boy!
No matter how old you are, candy and sweet treats always make a great party theme! And with the help of these fun Candyland theme party ideas, you can host a sweet celebration filled with sweet fun for your next birthday.
From cute desserts your party guests will love, to colorful decorations to brighten up the event, this list is packed with everything you need to put together an adorable board game inspired party.
How to Throw a Candyland Theme Party
Putting together a candy-inspired party on your own doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re planning a DIY celebration, there are just a few different elements you need to consider to create a memorable event.
When it comes to planning a Candyland party, you’ll need:
1. Candy and sweet treats
The star of your party will probably be the food, which means you’ll need plenty of sweet recipe ideas to serve your party guests.
A candy table is the perfect way to let your guests give way to their sweet tooth!
We love to include jelly beans, giant lollipops, gummy bears, brightly colored candy canes, tootsie rolls, and colorful candies like Skittles on the food table.
In addition to serving up a candy buffet, consider different ways you can incorporate candy into your party treats, like topping your sheet cake or cupcakes with candy or creating a candy-filled snack mix for your guests to enjoy.
Don’t forget themed plates and napkins!
2. Colorful decorations
Once you have your party menu planned out, decorations are the next item to add on your to-do list.
We like to do a mix of bought and DIY options for our Candyland party decorations.
Using bright colors as your starting point, think about different fun ways to add some candy themed décor to your celebration.
Creating a Path
You can easily recreate the board game’s path by placing construction paper squares on the ground.
We also love these themed yard signs that direct you to the Lollipop Woods and Ice Cream Seas.
We think every Candyland theme birthday party should have a candy castle! You could do this 2 ways. If you love DIY projects, you could build one out of cardboard and decorate it.
If you’re not big on crafting, you could also rent a bounce house in the shape of a castle!
Both options are sure to make a lasting impression!
More Candyland Party Decor Ideas
We love to cover tables with a rainbow of colors — this not only looks pretty, but it’s a great way to to get kids to their assigned seat quickly if it’s a classroom party.
Accent colorful balloons and streamers with decorative candy or use your food display as part of your decorations to add to the candy theme.
You can’t have a birthday party without guests! Make sure your invitations show the theme of your party by giving them a board-game inspired look.
Use the colors and design of the Candyland game to show off your themed birthday party.
4. Party favors
Thank your guests for coming with some fun Candyland inspired party favors.
Wouldn’t your guests love to go home with their own copy of the popular board game? Or fill up some sweet treat bags for your guests filled with different candy from the game.
Make sure your party guests stay entertained at the event by providing them with plenty of entertainment. Fun party games with a candy theme are always a great place to start.
You can also turn popular party games, like Bingo, into Candyland themed games by creating candy-inspired boards to pass out to your party guests.
We also love the idea of musical squares if you do create the game board’s path for your party!
Also don’t forget the music!
We love using oldies selections because there are so many great song choices!
Here are few sweet tunes for your Candyland-themed party!
- Sugar Sugar
- I Want Candy
- On the Good Ship, Lollipop
- Candy Girl
- Yummy Yummy Yummy
- The Candy Man
- Candy Girl
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