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A Candy Cane Themed Party

After many candy cane themed posts
(aimed to build up the excitement),

I'm finally ready to share my daughter's
Candy Cane Birthday Party.

If you missed the details of our
Candy Cane Party Decor post- click here.

 First things, first...every party MUST have a photo booth.
That was our first task before the party started.

I hung wrapping paper in the corner for an instant backdrop.
Perfect for the girls to pose.

Next, was a treat making craft.
Candy Cane Marshmallow Dipped Sticks.

An assembly line was laid out on the counter for the girls.
Open candy canes,      stick on a marshmallow,      dip in chocolate,         sprinkle on crushed candies.

When cooled and dried, the girls packaged them up
(4 marshmallow sticks to a bag)

to give to friends and family.
Next:  Game time!
Candy cane games, of course.

(Ideas inspired by NBC's Minute To Win It.)

Very simple supplies needed: 
candy canes, string, small candies, cards and wrapped boxes.

Face the Candy Cane

Begin with a candy cane on your forehead. 
Without using your hands, get the candy cane into your mouth.

(Sounds easy enough, right? Ha!)

Tape two candy canes together. 
Attach a long piece of string on each end.
Keeping the candy cane level,
place 3 tiny candies on top of the candy cane.
Players wrap the string around their ears.
Starting at their waist level, they must pull the string
(behind their ears)
and bring the candy cane with the candies to their mouth.

Players must use the wrapped gift box to fan
their card across the table. 
Object is to get the card to 'hang' on the end of the table without falling off.
Talk about challenging games!(There's no way I could go on that game show!)
After games, was gifts and food, followed by cake.
My 12 year old requested pizza and pop.

(I put baby carrots on the table, too...that's just the kind of mom I am.)
Click here to see the Candy Cane Cake.
Click here to see the decorated trees we made.
Click here to see the Candy Cane Sugar Cookies.
Click here to see the Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies.
And that was just getting the party started!

Jumping, tumbling, flipping fun!
(and thankfully no injuries or lost food!)
Happy 12th Birthday, Jessica!


  1. What a great party Michelle...and look at all those smiles! LOVE the games

  2. Wow so fantastic! What a special day you created for her! So creative and fun and what great memories she will have!!

  3. Such a cute and fun theme! You outdid yourself!

  4. Cute theme to begin with...but your fun games must have really made this party a hit!

  5. So adorable. And Jessica looks so happy! :)

  6. So fun! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' We've also got an exciting giveaway going on now that includes a chance to win a BlendTec. Hope to see you there!

  7. FUN!!!!! New follower. Follow me too I posted , and Happy Holidays!!!!!