Happy Wednesday everyone!
So while I work on another gift guide, I figured I would finally share some of the photos I took of our Candyland party at work. We had over 800 people RSVP for this event and I was in charge of the Candyland carnival, which made up a big portion of the activities. And mind you, by the time the event rolled around, I had worked three 12-hour days in a row (organizing, setting up, etc) on top of running a major portion on the actual day so photographs were low on my priority list.
There was so much more that I didn't get a chance to photograph! And the study coordinators and interns DIY'd so much of the decorations, I thought they looked pretty great for how much we spent. Each study ran a room with an activity and in case others are planning a Candyland party, I figured I'd share what those were.
Cupcake Commons: Cupcake Decorating and Sensory Play
Peppermint Pass: Hopscotch
Gumdrop Mountain: Gumdrop Snowflakes with toothpicks
Ice Palace: Snowball toss
Ice Cream Slopes: Ice Cream (donated by Vic's Ice Cream)
Lollipop Woods: Toy search in colored rice
Chocolate Mountains: Ring Toss (onto a giant Hershey kiss)
Licorice Lagoon: Fishing
Molasses Swamp: Ball pool
Sour Patch: Teen games (Chess, cards, etc)
Candy Castle: Spot the fairy
It turned out to be such an incredible party, even with the insane amount of people in a small space. All throughout the building, we had staff dressed up as different popular characters (like Elmo and Spiderman) and I got lucky enough to get to wear my favorite Princess, Belle! Despite the craziness of the rainstorm that day, I think the kids had a great time.
Doesn't my friend Bella look like a perfect Snow White??
I had SO much fun planning the party but I was utterly exhausted by the end of it all. I'm always bummed that I can spend so much time working on projects for the party but by the time it's done, I'm too exhausted or frazzled to photograph it! I always take on DIYs for events but find I don't set aside extra time to set it up for my blog. 🙁 Do any other DIY'ers have this problem?
What was your favorite childhood board game? I loved Candyland and it was so much fun recreating it!
Also, quick poll. How do you feel about bloggers using Polyvore to create collages as opposed to making them from scratch on Photoshop? Do you feel like its "cheating" somehow? I'd LOVE to hear your opinion!