A Sweet Candyland Birthday

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posted on June 29, 2011 by  |  posted under Birthdays, Fun With Kids, Girls

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

So, I’m a tad bit late in posting this. 10 months to be exact. (Eek!) And our little birthday girl is almost TWO now! I haven’t decided if we’ll be throwing a fancy schmancy party or not…just looking at all these pictures makes me tired. (And there’s a LOT of pictures. Sorry about that folks.)

But of course, when little C turned one, we had to celebrate! And celebrate big!

Only one problem. My little family was fresh out of college and on a tight budget. I was convinced there had to be a way to still throw an adorable party and not break the bank.

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

First off, no party is complete without adorable printables, right?!  They add just the right finishing touches.

Invitations- by CHICKABUG

FYI, Chickabug is a rockstar. This was my first party. Ever. And she was SO patient with me as we worked together to create the perfect design for Chanley’s party. I’m in LOVE with how it turned out. :)

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Chanley has two sweet little friends that are almost her exact age, so we decided it would be fun to have a joint party. The more the merrier! Plus we were able to spread out the work AND share the costs. Bonus!

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Birthday Banner- by CHICKABUG

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

The Goodie Table -all dessert labels by CHICKABUG

Your dessert table is usually the main focus of your party, and typically can be your biggest expense as well.

To cut on costs we made a lot of the food ourselves, and for the rest we went to the good ole’ dollar store. Seriously! Don’t underestimate the dollar store. :)

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

For the candy dishes -  we borrowed, used 40% off coupons at Michaels,and even found some at the dollar store.

The Yummy Decorations

The decorations ended up being SO inexpensive! We used paper plates, saran wrap, ribbon, balloons, dowels, and tissue paper to create candy lollipops, and construction paper for the candyland sidewalk. We spent around $15. Supplies found at (you guessed it) the dollar store. :)

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Ice Cream Station

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

My sweet husband stayed up with me the night before and helped me make the birthday hats. :) Thanks hun.

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

The Birthday Girls! My friend, Jessica, made the girls these ADORABLE matching dresses.

Thank You’s- Printables by CHICKABUG

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

You can find the cute pink and white striped candy bags at the Layer Cake Shop.

Smash Cake Time!

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

I didn’t realize this until I did some digging, but you can actually purchase smash cakes for really cheap at the grocery store! It was so worth it to me to buy mine for $6. But I’m sure all you domestic, culinary guru’s out there could make a fabulous one just as easy. :)

Thanks for letting me share my {very} amateur party planning skills with you. I learned a LOT.

Watching your children grow up can be a very bittersweet feeling, but celebrating each milestone can be oh-so-fun.

Yes, even on a budget. ;)

  Throw a Candy Land Themed BIrthday Party

{Wer’re sharing this cute party with these parties ;) }

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COMMENTS
  1. June 29th, 2011 at 3:50 am
    Cally says:
    This is seriously the cutest party ever. Thanks for all the fabulous ideas and tips! I love all the adorable candy decor. LOVE!
  2. June 29th, 2011 at 4:52 am
    Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
    Beautiful! Just seeing how you decorated for the party got me in a festive mood!
  3. June 29th, 2011 at 7:12 am
    jessica says:
    So excited to see this up here. Was it really only a year ago? What happened to those 3 little babies? SO FUN!
    • July 5th, 2011 at 3:15 pm
      alysha says:
      I know! They grew up so fast. :( This party has so many fun memories. Thanks for being apart of it. :)
  4. June 29th, 2011 at 8:05 am
    shelley says:
    AHhh! This makes me smile Alysha. The Candyland theme was such a good idea. I love so many of the details.
  5. June 29th, 2011 at 8:08 am
    Melinda says:
    Awesome job! Don't you just love party planning?
  6. June 29th, 2011 at 8:10 am
    Jill Jackson says:
    Such a cute party idea. I've been looking for good ideas to do for my daughter's 2nd birthday and am looking for something on a budget too! Thanks for sharing even if it was late, it was still adorable!
  7. June 29th, 2011 at 8:44 am
    Sandy Howell says:
    You did a great job!!!! Such a fun party:)
  8. June 29th, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Cammie says:
    Every detail is beautiful! LOVE the candyland sidewalk. Such a cute touch!
  9. June 29th, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Caley says:
    What an adorable party! I love all the details and the photos! Never apologize for having too many photos! :)
  10. June 29th, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    Alysha, the party looks AMAZING!! : ) I especially love the gumdrops on skewers, and the big candies you made from balloons - GENIUS!
  11. June 29th, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    Missy says:
    Nice Job! I love the bright colors and also am a fan of the balloon candy decor - so creative!
  12. June 29th, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    LaVonne says:
    Can I just say, "WOW!" I am so impressed. I am Pinning this for sure.

    I am visiting from Tip Nut. It is nice to "meet" you.

    Blessings,
    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella
  13. June 30th, 2011 at 11:50 am
    Jessie Roberts says:
    how cute!!! what a fun idea! i might ahve to steal it for a future birthday party. We just did a TANGLED theme party for my little girls 2nd birthday (combined with her cousin as well - smartest idea!) and we used a ton of stuff from the dollar tree - LOVE that place!!
  14. June 30th, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    Mindy says:
    I can't believe this is your first party! You did such a wonderful job. Everything is adorable and looks delicious! I especially love the decorations. Very clever.
  15. July 4th, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Kristy Life n Reflection says:
    how sweet, love the color and style of your party!
  16. July 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    doolah says:
    Such a cute party idea I’ve been looking for good ideas Thankyou for sharing this it's so adorable
  17. July 5th, 2011 at 9:56 am
    kelly@ glitter says:
    Seriously this is the cutest party EVER!!! I love it! I pinned it!
    I'd love it if you shared this on the Glitter Link party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/07/glitters-link-party-16.html
    • July 7th, 2011 at 8:32 am
      alysha says:
      Thanks for your sweet comment Kelly. I shared it with your cute party, thanks for the invite. :)
  18. July 5th, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    ashley says:
    aw everything looks SOOO DARLING!
  19. July 5th, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    Lexy says:
    I love the gum drops on a stick. However, your little girl holding it shows the pointed end and that looks so scary.
  20. July 5th, 2011 at 9:11 pm
    Tanya says:
    Most beautiful party ever! Love every single detail. Thanks for such wonderful ideas about staying on budget!
  21. July 6th, 2011 at 11:57 am
    Megan says:
    Love your party! Such an affordable idea! I think I might have to put that into my party idea book! Come check me out! I love visitors and new followers!
  22. July 8th, 2011 at 8:24 am
    kelly@ glitter says:
    Thank you so much for linking up this week!You are featured on this weeks Glitter Spotlight! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/07/glitter-spotlight-7-8_08.html
  23. July 13th, 2011 at 9:33 am
    Stacey says:
    This is so AMAZINGLY cute! I am doing a candy themed party for a friend who's turning 30 next month, and I totally plan on "borrowing" a few of your beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing!
  24. July 18th, 2011 at 8:39 am
    Sherri M says:
    Love the bright colors! How did you get the cupcake frosting so vivid and bright? I've used gel coloring before it never seems to get this bright. Would love to hear how you what you used. Thanks!
  25. February 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Lidy Baars says:
    I would love to feature this gorgeous party with a link to your blog and all vendors on our FrenchGardenHouse blog! Please let me know if that's possible....we are looking to highlight great party ideas, and this one is just adorable. thanks for letting me know,

    Lidy Baars
    Owner
    Frenchgardenhouse.com
  26. October 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am
    Heather says:
    Thank you SO much! Totally stealing ideas for our Wizard of Oz Munchkin Land area in our office decorating plan! Only problem I've come up against is I can't find paper plates that are colored on the back. I'm about to switch to plastic, hoping it doesn't get too expensive. And we're using cellophane, rather than plastic wrap so we have crisper looking wrappings for our giant candy decorations.
  27. March 8th, 2014 at 7:53 pm
    giovanna says:
    i love it!!!!!
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