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Timestamp: 2011-01-07 06:39:40 UTC

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I'm sure you've heard from the game Candy Land before, but did you know it was redesigned for an even sweeter experience?
About Candy Land:
Travel down the rainbow path on a journey of discovery through enchanted lands filled with sweet surprises around every corner. Create delicious treats at the Cupcake Commons to deliver along the way, participate in a thrilling snowboard race down the Ice Cream Slopes with the Duke of Swirl, take a relaxing train ride through Gummy Hills and climb to the top of Chocolate Mountain. Be sure to make friends with Gramma Gooey, Lord Licorice, Princess Frostine and Princess Lollipop Woods throughout your adventure, as you race to meet King Kandy at the great entrance to the Candy Castle.
Thanks to Hasbro through MyBlogSpark, I was sent a "Party in a Box" Candy Land prize pack. I haven't had time yet (just too many things going on in the weekends to throw a Candy Land party) and with the holidays around the corner this super sweet party will have to wait till the New Year.
Now mind you I almost already have all the things I need for this amazing party.
There will be kids of all different ages at this party and some of Lisa's (my oldest) friends will help with the younger kids.
Hasbro also sent me a Flip camera to post some videos and I can't wait to show you what we have planned for this amazing party!

Here are some of our planned activities so far: there will be a couple of different stations (weather permitting)
  • Rainbow Taste Test: kids will be blindfolded and then they will taste white sugar, lemon juice, orange carrots, green broccoli,... something from all colors of the rainbow
  • Jelly Bean Drop Pass: we'll have a big jar of jelly beans and kids need to guess how many are in. At the end of the party, the kid who guesses the closest gets to take the jar home.
  • Mr. Mint station (if good weather, this will be outside): relay race using spoon and a peppermint. Divide the group in 2 teams and see who will win the race.
  • Licorice Castle: kids can make licorice bracelets, red and black licorice and Cheerios for the beads.
Now I've been thinking of making a cake decorated as the game board itself or make lots of cupcakes that the kids can then decorate with candies, sprinkles, etc...
I was thinking of having the kids decorate gingerbread houses but I'm not sure if there will still be kits out there in January?
The houses will be decorated with lots of candy, balloons in bright bold colors!

And you know what? Abby will be the mini hostess. We found a Candy Land dress for her in Kmart and she can't wait to wear it.

My kids have played this game together and they range from ages 12, 9 to 3-years old and they had fun (my 12-year old would probably preferred to play the older version but she was the referee while playing this game so she had a good time).

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The deadline for this giveaway is 1/4/11 midnight PST. The winner will be selected with Random Integer, emailed and announced at this post on the 5th. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 or over.

"Disclosure: I received a Candy Land game from Hasbro, through MyBlogSpark, to use for this review. In addition to the game I received games to give to my party guests, a Flip Camera to tape the party and a gift card for my supplies needed for the party. I was in no other way compensated for this review and there will be another post after we've had our super sweet Candy Land party! All opinions in this review are my own and might differ from others."

46 comments:

Sara said...

I have always loved playing candy land as a small child, then with my nephew, and hopefully soon with my two year old! I still love playing it.

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I think cupcakes are better, easier to serve and smaller portions

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hmmmm, I remember my twin sister and I playing this game at the weee hours of the morning when my mother was asleep upstairs we would be up playing games... lol
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Anonymous said...

WE USED TO PLAY CANDY LAND ALL THE TIME. I WAS BORN ADDICTED TO CANDY, SO THIS GAME WAS MADE FOR ME. WE RECENTLY FOUND AN ORIGINAL CANDY LAND GAME, AND MY BROTHER TOOK IT FOR HIS SON. MAYBE I CAN WIN THIS ONE AND MAKE MORE MEMORIES WITH MY FAMILY.

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pixie13 said...

I have never played Candyland. Yes, that's right, never. Sad, isn't it. I'd love to play this with my daughter, though :)

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pixie13 said...

If you don't mind a mess, I'd go with the cupcakes. Kids have a lot of fun when you let them decorate their own. (But it is messy)

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GabbyLowe said...

I remember teaching my little cousins how to play

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i would do cupcakes because they are easier to hand out

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Tiffany said...

I remember playing Candy Land with my Grandma when she would babysit me as a girl.

Tiffany said...

I like the cupcake idea better especially if there's kids involved!!

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dlhaley said...

I like to make cupcakes.


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Stephanie said...

I remembered playing with my little sister who was quite a bit younger than me :)

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Stephanie said...

I think a cake would be very cool looking like the board.

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Carole Spring said...

I remember playing Candy Land with my daughter when she was young. Then I played with my granddaughter and now it won't be long before my grandson is old enough to play.
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I think that cupcakes are easier to serve.
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