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Candyland Debut Party Preparations




Trust me to still wait until the last minute to do preparations for a birthday, even though I started to do some research very early —-  January —-  for a party scheduled in December,  it still went off my radar, lost my momentum, and managed to get back on track only during the last week of October.  So now, we need to do everything fast because my daughter’s 18th birthday is fast approaching and we’re just halfway done with the preparations.  The venue and the caterer have been settled already, and most importantly,  Izah has finally decided on the theme that she would like to have.  I needed these details because I couldn’t start doing the invites unless of course I have these information.  She had difficulty coming up with the theme because she didn’t want a formal party, and I didn’t want that either.  I couldn’t imagine myself worrying  about dressing up for a party while trying to make sure that everything runs smoothly.  She got some ideas from the previous parties that she attended,  though, most of her classmates actually didn’t have parties, but just a get-together with friends and relatives.  In all the ideas that she came up with, everything still came down to her wish of having a pool party, though she said she didn’t want it to be just a swimming get-together.  She still wants to have a program with games and some song and dance performance from her friends and relatives, and the swimming can be done after.  What she explicitly told me was she wants to have a swimming pool in the background.   She also likes  different pastel colors so in choosing a theme, we finally came up with the Candyland Theme.  When we searched through the Internet, lots of ideas came up, though most of them were for children’s parties.  But still, we both thought it would be fun to have it as a debut party theme.

Then we had a brainstorming on the invites that she would have.  This was the difficult part.  We both wanted a Lollipop type of invite,  simple, with all the details in a Lollipop-shaped colorful cardstock.  But her dad didn’t like it, he said it’s more like a kid’s party invitation.  So, we brainstormed even more until I thought of the idea of having a chocolate bar-shaped invite, with party details on the wrapper. We were happy with that idea already until we thought of the Skittles which comes in boxes of different colors.  And then again, I had the brilliant idea that instead of just using Skittles, we can use different kinds of chocolate bars. Perfect! according to Izah.  So, here’s the final design that we came up with:

We had so much fun doing these, and fortunately Izah was still on semestral break when we finalized the layout so she had ample time to assemble the boxes.  The details of the party are inside together with the map directions to the venue.

So, after several late nights, we finally finished 50 boxes, yay! and here are some of them…

I think despite the rush preparations, we’re off to a good start.  We had started giving out invitations and I also created an event in Facebook as advanced notice for most of our relatives and friends.

I’m adding these invitations to my online store, so, next time you plan your kid’s party, why not have a Candyland theme as well, and order my candy bar invites?

 

 

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36 Comments Posted

  1. Nice theme for a party! Those are one-of-a-kind invites and I’m sure recipients of the invites will be thrilled with them. Try watching Candy Queen on TLC for cake ideas. 🙂

  2. Love those cute candy boxes! I would assume there’d be a candy buffet in the party and the candy brands on the boxes would be included in the sweet treats. 🙂

  3. Kiddie Party coordinator – I wanted to go into this kind of business before. I still do, but they say the competition has gone stiff. I used to hold birthday parties for my kids every year during their first 7 years, and they were all a success! 😀 What do you think?

  4. Children Celebration manager – I desired to go into this type of company before. I still do, but they say the competitors has gone firm. I used to keep celebrations for my children every season during their first 7 decades, and they were all a success! 😀 What do you think?

  5. I desired to go into this type of company before. I still do, but they say the competitors has gone firm. I used to keep celebrations for my children every season during their first 7 decades, and they were all a success! What do you think?

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