this post has been a long time coming! i finally sifted through the tons of pictures we took of colleen's candy themed sleepover birthday party and picked out the ones that tell the party story the best. actually it will be two posts long! first, i have the invitations and decorations, and then, the activities--and lots of candy all around! after one of big sister's friends had a "lilly wonka" sleepover that i did the invitation for a couple of years ago, colleen has been determined to have candy as the theme of her first sleepover party. she loves dylan's candy bar so instead of doing the chocolate/wonka theme, we came up with "colleen's candy bar" and went with a more overall candy land theme. we still did candy bar birthday invitations, but skipped the golden ticket, making the whole label the invitation.
inside, the party table was decorated with a variety of candies, "lollipop stick" straws, and toothbrushes! most of this was for prizes & party favors. we got a lot of the fun specialty candy at a cute local candy shop, lucky you! they even had a small version of the piñata--a sweet keepsake!
there's the full-size piñata--a cute decoration for now, ready to be beaten apart later! and look at the cute mini candy bins we got from dylan's online, filled with a few of colleen's favorite sugary treats, complete with mini scoops. the disks in the bucket (also in the big jar on the table) are "flying saucers" from lucky you! they're flavored wafers filled with sweet and sour sugars and are a huge kid fave--i loved the bright colors they added.
this was definitely a great theme for decorating--bright colors + candy, candy, and more candy! we came up with lots to do besided eating candy, too, but you'll have to come back tomorrow for that...