Candy Land Birthday Party Part One
The famous Hasbro board game was first designed over 60 years ago, and yet it still seems to be a popular party theme. Today there are several different versions and spin offs of the game, with of course, an online version as well. The theme is perfect for a party due to the famous locations including Gum Drop Mountains, Lollipop Woods, and Peppermint Forest.
I wanted to share a real party thrown by one of my best friends, Jennifer Hostetler. Jenny is an extraordinary party planner and is one of the most detailed and creative people I know (Some of Jenny’s other projects include DIY Nursery Letters and a Carnival Theme Party). She transformed her back yard into a real life board game. I have to edit so many pictures, that finally I decided to break it up into two different posts.
This first post will show the making of Candy Land, and tomorrow, I will post the fabulous results!
The game has several characters including the Gingerbread People and Mr. Mint. Here are a few of the characters Jenny created with cardboard and paint. Her nephew surprised everyone and played the role of Mr. Mint!
One by one, her and her husband painted many signs for each of the lands…
Hand painted Styrofoam circles and attached sticks…
Blew up balloons and wrapped each one in cellophane and ties with ribbon to create oversized candies…
… And painted each winding space for the Candy Land game board track.
Wow! I’m tired just writing it! Come back tomorrow and see Jenny’s back yard Candy Land party transformation!
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