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.

19 comments:

debbie said...

I loved playing the game with my sister. I always loved looking at the board, I thought it was so cute.
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My fav. character is Princess Lolly -- thanks for the chance to win.

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

When I was little all of my cousins and I would play Candy Land together. I have a ton of cousins so it was loads of fun. I cant wait for LIttle Bit to be big enough to play with me!

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