Monday, August 12, 2013

Candy land first birthday!!

I am a little late blogging this, but my family and cookies have to come first. My daughter turned 1 in June and I knew what I wanted her party to be before she was even born. It turned out just as I had imagined and I couldn't be happier!

My husband, sister, and I worked for a couple weeks before the party to make each character from the game. I borrowed an overhead projector, bought foam board, sharpies, and dowel rods... and this is what we created!

I wanted a dessert for each character so here is what I came up with

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lollipops with personalized stickers

Peppermint meringues

Melted Ice Cream Cones


Peanut Butter Fudge

Big Turk

Gumdrop Cookies

I always like to have a little "activity center" at each of my parties, so this year I let them decorate their pails for the prizes. I saved a bunch of the small formula cans, took the labels off, covered them with card stock, and attached a ribbon.

My friend Samantha ordered some adorable banners for me from Shannon at Sweet Bug A Boo's! There were three total. Here is what one of them looked like

My parents happened to have some wooden lollipops that they used to use for Christmas decorations, so I used them for her party. Would have loved to have repainted then, but time just ran out. The cotton candy was made using some gathered pink mesh, a poster board, and a dowel rod.

Her outfit was so cute and came from Golden. I made her tutu and it was actually a lot easier than I thought! 

I thought it would be cute to have something on her bottom, so I got Kajun Monograms to add this to her outfit

My sister even dressed up for the occasion. Her shirt also came from Kajun Monograms

I bought a bunch of pieces of 12x12 card stock at Hobby Lobby. I punched a small hole in each corner and tied them together with fishing string to make a path 

I always like to have games at my parties as well. This one was pin the snowflake on the wand

The next one was pop the plum. I just used little water balloons and added a piece of paper in each. They had to pull one off the tree and pop it to reveal their prize

I also had a bowling game called Strikes and Stripes. I had saved the containers that those little puff snacks come in and then wrapped them with red duct tape.

The last game was Gumdrop Drop. I had a small step ladder and a jar. The kids had to drop the gumdrop into the jar.

I have only made one other cake in my life, but decided I wanted to make her cake this year. It isn't technically correct in anyway, but I was still proud of the outcome. 

With all the other stuff I had to do, there wasn't going to be much time to make cookies. I know, I know... how could I NOT make cookies for my kids birthday when that is what I do?? Well when you have an amazingly talented friend offer to make them for you... you take them up on the offer! They turned out so adorable! I couldn't have done a better job than she did! Samantha is the owner of Flour-De-Lis! Make sure to check out her facebook page, website, and Etsy store! Yep... this is the same Samantha that sent me the banners!! How awesome is she!?! 

I also made her smash cake. It was nothing special, but I topped it with one of the cute cookies to dress it up!!

I had TONS of candy at the party! How could I not?? For the kids favors, I let them fill little boxes with the candy to take home. I was at least nice enough to send a toothbrush home with them as well :)

Well... there you have it! Weeks and weeks of work... well worth it!! Everyone loved the party and I was so happy that my little princess had a great day! 

If you have any questions about how I made anything or where I got anything from... feel free to ask!! 


  1. This party is amazing!! All the details!!! And the games! So clever and such a great way to keep all the kiddos busy and having fun.
    I can't believe that is only your second cake! It's fantastic!

    The toothbrushes are a great touch and probably much appreciated ;)

    1. Thanks so much!! I wouldn't have been so special without all you did! Thanks again!!

  2. Wow! Everything is fantastic. Makes me wish I was a kid again so I could have a cool party like this. Your kids are blessed to have you as their momma. You rock!

    1. Aww! Thanks Melissa! I feel I am the one that is blessed! :)