Oh my! This event gave me the best “Candyland Dreams”!!! I created decorations for my daughters carnival and had the time of my life!!
Let’s start with the “GRAND” entrance…
There is so much going on here that it will take me a few minutes to describe all I did. The arch was created from pool noodles and pvc pipe. I then used duct tape to attach the “Candyland” letters that I cut out of hot pink poster board and striped with masking tape.
I created “Lollipops” with paper plates, bamboo skewers, ribbon and gallon size twist top plastic bags. I stuck the skewers into the pool noodle arch to make it look like lollipops standing on the arch.
I cut pool noddles into thirds and covered them with celophane and tied the ends with ribbon to create “Candies”. Then I wedged the paper plate lollipops behind the tube candies.
I made large “Lollipops” with pool noodles that I rolled up and covered with celophane gift bags. I then used a wrapping paper roll as the “stick”.
I draped “Candy Streamers” made from paper plates, plastic table cloths cut into strips, and celophane, along the front walls.
We spray painted the grass with squares to look like the Candyland game board. The paths led to different activities such as cake walk, silent auction, and inflatables.
These ice cream cones were made from brown paper and pillow stuffing. I rolled up the paper to form a cone shape and placed a large wad of stuffing on top. Just to make it extra fun, I wadded up red paper to create a cherry, and glued sticks from my yard as the cherry stem. Then I wrapped a box with pink wrapping paper, cut out wheels from black paper, and glued on a smaller ice cream cone to create an ice cream cart.
With the help of other parents, we turned the covered table area into a “Gingerbread House”.
We taped on brown scalloped paper and added giant candy canes made from pool noodles striped with masking tape. We taped on tissue paper covered toilet paper rolls that looked like candies, and paper plates covered in celophane that looked like peppermint candies.
We added more giant lollipops and candy canes under the roof.
We draped more of the paper plate streamers on the inside of the roof.
We wrapped the poles with streamers and taped on paper plate lollipops. This created the cutest darn gingerbread house ever!
There was fun had by all and the decorations were talked about for weeks. It made my heart so happy that everyone enjoyed the festive decorations and all the hard work.
Happy candy making!
“Wonder what I will come up with next”…