Candy Land Party and Giveaway

Candy Land is one of those games that has endured through generations. It's the first game I bought my kids, and we've played it often. Now, there's a new version of CandyLand (no grandma nut!) and we had the chance to play the new game with all of our friends.

We hosted a "Candy Land Party" and invited over 10 little boys aged 6-7. In all we had 8 little kids running around, eating snacks, and playing.....games.

Here's the video I took before the party as I was setting up our snacks.
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The goal was to take a video of 8 little boys nicely playing Candy Land and quietly eating snacks..... The goal was set by a naive mom that has never had 8 boys in her house at once. I am so glad I took a "before" video because as soon as the boys arrived, I needed all my hands, eyes, ears, everything just to keep everyone under control.

We played Candy Land - sort of. They actually played run around with the Candy Land pieces, throw the cards into the air, chase the cat, wrestle each other and run like crazy. I almost completely lost it!

I think the age range was perfect (6 to 7 years old) but the gender....not so much. I worried that inviting my daughters friends would require too much "hand holding," but I failed to think about what 8 boys would be like.

So the party was out of control. But the game was still fun, and my kids have enjoyed playing it. They quickly added their current Candy Land game to our goodwill box and adopted the new version as their new favorite.

Want a chance to try the new Candy Land yourself? As luck would have it, one Suburban Jungle reader will win a new Candy Land game of their own!

To Enter: Leave a comment telling me your favorite Candy Land memory or character.

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*This contest will end on November 30, 2010 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. MyBlogSpark and Hasbro provided me with the products, information and prize packs. All opinions expressed are my own.

153 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice! My favorite Candy Land memory would be playing the game with my older sister when we were younger. She would always have to beat me or would cheat! haha but we always had fun playing games like Candy Land together.

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No more Gramma Nut? A travesty! She's so lovable! Now I don't know who my new favorite will be. . . maybe Gloppy? ;-)
My girls like Queen Frostine and Princess Lolly. Go figure!

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I remember always wanting it as a kid and enjoying getting one for the kid.
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Anonymous said...

I remember playing Candy Land and imagining that I lived in each of the areas:)

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I loved playing candyland with my little sister,it was my favorite game.
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My brother was a poor sport. We would play, I would win, and he would pout. It was a weekly occurrence. :)

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First board game I ever played, it was easy to play with older siblings, I think they let me win most of the time.
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Tracey said...

I would play with my little brother, until he got mad and flipped the board over because he started losing..always has been a sore loser! lol

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Anonymous said...

My best memory is playing with my sister. We hardly ever made it to the end because we would end up fighting about something and my mom would put us on a time out lol... what a great game :)

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I loved Princess Lolly!

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My favorite memory is teaching this game to my children when they were young.

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Princess Lolly was the best

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Kristen said...

I loved landing on the ice cream floats!

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Me and my brothers would make actual "candylands" as we played the game setting up candy that coordinated with each stop on the game and then whoever reached that land first got the candy there.

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My favorite is princess lolly

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I like Gramma Nutt.

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I remember this being the first board game that my sisters and I could play alone.

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I always had to be Queen Frostine. My Uncle was awesome and would play a few games of Candyland with me after I got home from school almost everyday.

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jakiesmom said...

my fav memory is new..my son and i just started playing it and he loves it..he even says he'll let me win next time we play
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I always loved the gum drops!

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Busy Working Mama said...

I never played this as a child - my parents were foreign to the whole board game concept. I'd love to play with my daughter, though!

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Miss RJ @Virtuous Girlhood said...

I've never played the game! :D

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This was my favorite game to play with my babysitter as a child! i think it is the only time i played it!
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sweetsue said...

I remember playing this with my kids and they always talked about how they wished the candy was real:)
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Anonymous said...

I remember imagining Candyland as a real place and what that must be like. I also remember liking the earlier part of the board, the lollipop forest and chocolate swamp. That was and is a great game. We love it!
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I lived with my great grandparent growing up i made my grandma play this game daily
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I was always a princess Lolly fan

Erica C. said...

My cousin and I used to always play when we were little...what a classic game!

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I don't really remember anything about it. I know I played once when I was younger.. that's about it.

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My favorite candy land memory was the first time we played with my son. He actually thought we got to get up and GO to the places we landed on:)

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