By: Jennifer Murray

Throwing A Candy Land Themed Birthday Party

candy land candy buffet birthday party

This weekend we celebrated our quadruplet boys 5th birthday with an ultimate Sugar Fest!  We threw a Candy Land Themed party with sweets and treats. How could one go wrong with old fashioned candies, brownies, cakes, and cookies? 

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I went the simple route with invitations, and sent this one via Pingg.com

candy land party banner with balloons

The boys were so excited about all the decorations and getting to help decorate their cake.

decorating a candy birthday sheet cake

It turned out even better than I expected, and they LOVED having a part in their party preparations. The Candy Land Cake was a vanilla spice sheet cake with cream cheese frosting topped with a variety of assorted candies – Now & Laters, Conversation Hearts, Rainbow Twizzlers, Rainbow Lollipops, Red Hots, and Candy Dots. (Yes, the superhero and basketball attire is par for the course most mornings.)

candy sheet cake for birthday party

I also loved how these Lollipop Cookies turned out.  It’s a simple sugar cookie dough rolled and cut out into circles, baked and immediately sprinkled, and then decorated with a swirl of icing.  The lollipop outside is a colored paper plate with a cookie pop stick hot glued to the back.

 lollipop cookies for birthday party 

The table was so fun to decorate and set up with a variety of old fashioned candies: cinnamon sticks, sour cherry balls, gumballs, malt balls, jelly beans, peanut brittle, lollipops, brownies, angel food cake, and taffy. (I found a lot of these treats at Cracker Barrel.)

candy buffet for candy land party

Seriously, have you seen a more colorful and fun cake ever in your life?

candy land party cake

Blowing out the “5” candle together…

quadruplets birthday party blowing out candles

It had been 3 years since we’ve thrown a birthday party for the boys, so it was fun to have a house full of family and friends to help us celebrate.

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One of my sweet friends, Kate, happened to be in town from Ohio with her sweet baby, Desmond.  Y’all, I have NEVER seen a more content and happy baby in my life.  I couldn’t get enough of him (or his mama)!

my life as a mom kate and desmond

And our neighbor Scot, who was also celebrating his birthday just returned for a 2 week military R&R from the Middle East.  The boys look up to him so much as their “real-life superhero”. Thank you so much for your service to our country, Scot, we are praying for your continued safety!

boys superhero party with a real superhero

The present opening was massive chaos, and over the top! Thank you sweet friends and family for your generosity and for loving on our boys!

birthday boys party opening gifts

11 Boys swarming around the boy toys. LOVED IT!

tons of boys birthday party opening presents

And the birthday party aftermath. Tons of great new entertainment and wonderful 5th birthday memories!

birthday party aftermath of toys

13 Responses to “Throwing A Candy Land Themed Birthday Party”

  1. Brad Murray
    February 14, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    I had no idea those were cinnamon sticks! I thought they were peppermint the whole time. I’m going to have to grab one of those leftovers when I get home!

  2. Crystal
    February 14, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    What a great idea for a theme! Might have to steal it from you sometime. 😉

  3. Debbie
    February 14, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    AW – what a sweet idea!!! Looks like everyone will be on sugar highs for quite a while. Great idea!!! and perfect cake

  4. AmazingGreis
    February 14, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    So glad the party was such a HIT!!
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  5. Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings
    February 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    What a fun birthday, great job mama! Wow, 5 years old! Such big kids!
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  6. Laurie
    February 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    How fun!!! Love to see how your boys have grown over the years. Happy 5th birthday to the most adorable foursome!

  7. Kate
    February 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    GAH! Love you guys!! I SOOOO wish I could have spent more time with you. I SERIOUSLY {heart} the Murrays!! Happy birthday to my FAVORITE quads EVERRRR!!!!

    xoxox

  8. Barbara Manatee
    February 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    What a super fun looking party!!! Looks like you pulled off a great party!!

  9. Theresa
    February 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    You did an amazing job with their party. It looks like it was a lot of fun. I love the super hero (and sports) outfits. The cake is so festive. What lucky boys!
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  10. Brandi
    February 17, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    How fun!!!! Happy 5th birthday to your guys, I know of a ton of kids turning 5 right around now must have been a popular birth time 🙂

  11. Kesha C.
    September 6, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Just “stumbling” around and came across this great post. Awesome ideas! My twin’s birthday is right around the corner and this has truly got me inspired 🙂
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    • QuatroMama
      September 7, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Great! Glad you found us, and hope you have a wonderful time planning that party! Congrats on another milestone x2!

  12. melanie!
    December 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Omg! This is so awesome I might have to steal it for my 14th birthday party!

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