Every year, our friend hosts a Christmas party for her friends and their children, and this year, she asked for our help. The children were going to be decorating gingerbread houses, and being lovers of gingerbread houses and candy in general, we were thrilled to take on the job.
A candy land theme seemed like the perfect fit for this party. We DIY’d everything–from the candy sticks and lollipops made from pool noodles to the hard candy made from soda bottles to the peppermint and gumdrop trees, this was a dream come true. To top it all off, the focal point of our candy table was a gingerbread house we made (why should the kids get to have all the fun?). We also created the “Candyland” banner (free printable below!). The gingerbread man banner was the one item we didn’t make; it was provided by Cardboard Sheek.
This was a gingerbread house decorating party, so decorating was the main activity. Each child received a pre-assembled house and tree to decorate, along with an apron favor to wear. There was also a giant bounce house and a huge yard full of fun play things for our little guests to burn off the energy they had from all candy that ended up in their bellies instead of on their houses.