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A Festive “Christmas Candyland” Theme

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Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

Talk about getting in the holiday spirit! Does this happy holiday soirée look like fun or what?! Bird from Bird Crafts is the creative genius behind this sweet red, white, and gingerbread spread – which she designed to coordinate with her printable Christmas Candyland Party Collection.

In addition to adorable edible treats like mini candy cane milkshakes (yes, please!) and cute little gingerbread guys, I’m spotting so much great DIY here – from the paper-lined sweets trays and “snowy” styrofoam trees to the fabulous cupcake stand embellished with ribbon and more decorative paper.

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

Read on for lots more inspiring images + a complete list of vendor resources & party details, as told by Bird

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas


For this Christmas Party, I collaborated with some amazing vendors and party-industry professionals and the result is a total labor of LOVE! The idea for the party theme was to incorporate designs and party icons that would suit a winter Birthday party OR Christmas Party, so Christmas Candyland seemed very appropriate!

The party design icons include: Candy Canes, sweet Gingerbread Men and cute little Rockin’ Robins… I just had to add a birdie in there!

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

Using a fabric backdrop helped to make the individual table elements stand out more. I bought mine at a local fabric shop, which is quite cost effective! The white Christmas trees are simply polystyrene cones that I sprayed with glue and rolled in fake, glittery snow. They were propped up on a couple of silver candlesticks and added nice height to the table.

The gingerbread garland hanging on the front of table was made by hot gluing the cut-out icons from the collection to some red gingham ribbon – it helped to “wrap up” the décor and bring all the design elements together like a bow on a gift!

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

The cupcake stand centerpiece was entirely crafted from cake boards and empty baby cereal tins, covered with backing paper from the Christmas Candyland collection. I hot glued red ribbon around the rim of each cake board to finish the look.

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

The little white house used on the top of the cupcake stand is actually a happy accident, as I was planning on baking my own gingerbread house but ran out of time, and had to make do with a store-bought metal one, which I decorated with little wooden figurines and candy shaped buttons from the “dollar” store using hot glue.

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

Christmas Candyland Party Ideas

A few more key details:

Favors included little take-away candy bags with gingerbread cookies and other sweet treats and goodies from the table. The bags were decorated with the favor labels from the printable collection.

The cupcakes were homemade and decorated with coconut butter-cream and sprinkles of dessicated coconut to emulate snow!

Candy canes added touch of sweetness to dinky little glass bottles filled with candy-cane milkshake. The flags help to differentiate between guest’s drinks!”



Party Printable Design and Styling: Bird Crafts Party Shop
Decorated Gingerbread Cookies: Allyson Jane Designer Desserts
Designer Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweeties by Kim
Xmas Fondant Edible Toppers: Cakes and Kids
Photography: Bird

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

17 responses to “A Festive “Christmas Candyland” Theme”

  1. Rowaida Flayhan says:

    So beauitful love love it

  2. wow….talk about Christmas cheer! love all of the adorable details…this table is flawless!

  3. Bird says:

    THANK YOU Jenn for your generosity, kind words and huge encouragement!! It means the world to me and all my collaborators to be featured here!! Thank you so much, I’m so beyond delighted, thrilled and feel very touched, and can’t wait to let the others know about it! :)Hope I’ve conveyed my happy feeling without blabbing too much… XOXO Bird

  4. I love this! The holidays are such a fun and loving time and this is a great way to celebrate it!

  5. DeAnna says:

    I love it :) Congrats Bird .. I’m so happy for you .. Everything looks amazing as usual :) You go with your bad self .. This is totally off the hook …

  6. What a sweet collection Bird! The Ginger Bread Man with the bow tie is too cute … i’m loving this Christmas Candyland tablescape : )

  7. Lisa M. says:

    This is BEYOND ADORABLE! I just love, love, love the fun red & white striped palette with little accents of gingerbread brown here and there. Can’t wait to make some of those cool snowy trees too!

  8. So adorable. I FEEL like I’m in candyland. LOVE the use of mainly red and white! Great job, Bird!

  9. So excited that I was a part of this lovely photo shoot – thanks Bird for featuring my little gingerbread men and candy cane fondant cupcake toppers :)

  10. Nisha says:

    WOW! just fabulous – the red-white stripes look great

  11. kristi says:

    i love love love this! so super cute. where did you find the fabric that you used for your backdrop? i’ve been looking for that exact same thing, but have had no luck. thanks!

  12. Sophie says:

    Wow!! Amazing decoration!! It feels like you are in a real winter wonderland!!
    Well done Bird… keep up the good work.

  13. Latoya says:

    Where did you find dinky little glass bottles? There so cute?

  14. Stacy says:

    I love the little milk bottles! I didn’t see where to buy those in the vendor section. Can you please post? Thanks! :)

  15. mac says:

    where on earth did u find those tiny milk bottles ???

  16. Karen says:

    Adorable! Love the festive look of this table and party look.

  17. Molly Marler says:

    Gorgeous pics! Great job, Bird. Thank you for the inspiration. I’m also dying to know where oh where those adorable milk bottles are from! I’ve been searching high and low for some, but to no avail. Help, please!