Sept. 4, 2012
My oldest daughter thought a Candyland theme was both appropriate and full of pun possibilities for her "sweet sixteen" party. I'm sure it had absolutely nothing to do with a candy obsession that is bordering on addiction. Nope! Nothing at all!
If you've learned anything about CraftyMom over the last year it would have to be that I tend to take things a step or two beyond where I probably should go. I always say that I can't seem to do things "small". Why make just one card when I can make 20? You've seen the stamp space. It is just who I am. So when she said Candyland she was probably just thinking candy buffet, while I had visions of giant candy pieces, a full sized board game and people dressed up as the characters. Of course what is in my head and what is in my budget often are two very different things. So here is how to do a Candyland theme without breaking your bank (too much).
This is the ceiling. (See photos) We did a similar one for my younger daughter's art party except with crepe paper. This one was MUCH easier according to CraftyDad and the CraftyKids. These are 97 cent plastic table covers; we used 12 of them and a package of multicolored balloons, which made a fantastic impact on the room.