As a child, I spent hours crouched over a Candy Land board game. Otherwise dull afternoons became a race through the magical worlds of Candy Cane Forests and a Gumdrop Mountain — in the hopes of freeing King Candy from the villainous Lord Licorice. With so many generations raised on this iconic game, a Candy Land theme party is perfect for kids and adults alike.
We’ve searched through corporate events, birthday parties, and other milestones on PartySlate to find our favorite Candy Land theme party ideas. From decadent desserts to colorful decorations that recreate this sugar-sweetened landscape, here are 13 ways to make your celebration a confectioner’s dream — with help from some of the top party vendors in the industry, of course.
1. Candy Land Theme Map
Map out your venue with a winding track of colorful spaces — just like the iconic Candy Land board game. This way, guests will be sure to visit every catering and activity station (and enjoy the party in full).
2. A Path Through Candy Land
Transform your venue into a Candy Land wonderland with a colorful track that leads to the Candy Castle — or in this case, the dessert station.
3. Sweetened Seating
Whether your seating is a throne fit for Queen Frostine or round back chairs covered in candy illustrations, guests will love dining in sugar-high style.
4. Candy-Chic Centerpieces
Turn your meal into an Instagrammable moment — regardless of what’s on the menu. Candy-themed centerpieces will keep even the little ones in their chairs, so the adults can happily linger over that last cup of coffee.
5. Colorful Bar Areas
Waiting in line for a drink just became a lot more interesting.. Candy Land-themed bar areas become the center of the celebration with the aid of floating cotton candy installations and sugar-stacked shelving.
6. Candy Props for Photo Ops
No need to say “cheese” with these larger-than-life lollipops and candy drops. Candy Land-themed props bring instant smiles to young and old alike.
7. Candy Land-Themed Catering Stations
From Mr. Mint’s Candy Cane Forest to the Lord Licorice Castle, the world of Candy Land is filled with imaginative landscapes and architecture. Let this enchanting world inspire your catering stations for a food-forward fête that goes far beyond just candy.
8. Rainbow Candy Display
A Candy Land party theme isn’t complete without — you guessed it — candy. Evoke the rainbow track leading through Candy Land with rainbow-colored sweets. With candy stations this stunning, we’d be happy to get stuck in Molasses Swamp for a few more roles of the dice.
9. Candy Land-Themed Cake Tiers
Turn each layer of your party cake into a spot on the Candy Land map. Candy Cane Forest, Gumdrop Mountain, and Grandma Nutt’s peanut brittle house are just a few of our favorite places to indulge in a sweet treat.
10. Creative Entertainment
Think beyond the band when it comes to entertainment. A Queen Frostine-themed oxygen booth is a perfect way to take a unique activity and make it part of this whimsical candy world. Other immersive entertainment ideas include acrobats, fortune tellers, live event painters, and more.
12. Costumed Staff
A Candy Land party theme isn’t complete without the one-of-a-kind characters you’ll find from start to finish. Cue the likes of Queen Frostine, King Kandy, and other lovable characters with Candy Land party outfits. Trust us, your photographer will thank you.
13. Candy Land Party Favors
A Candy Land party is bound to have lots of delicious treats. Give guests the opportunity to bring their favorite sweets home with them in a custom-made swag bag.
People Also Ask…
What do I wear for a Candy Land party theme?
Candy Land is home to so many unique characters — all with their own vibe and aesthetic. Feeling elegant? Channel Queen Frostine. For something more fun and dynamic, look to Jolly of the Gumdrop Mountains.
Some of our favorite Candy Land fashion for adults include colorful wigs, candy-cane stripes, and attire made entirely out of candy. Little ones might want to consider multi-colored ruffles or less formal attire with candy-print designs for a Candy Land theme birthday party.
Where can I find a venue for my Candy Land theme party?
Head to PartySlate’s curated venue directory to find an available event space that checks all of your boxes. Use the filters to narrow your search by location, venue type, guest count, amenities, and more. For an in-depth look at a preferred venue, visit their profile and discover everything from real event albums to pricing and amenities.