Candy Party Games

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If you’ve ever found yourself knee-deep in the world of party planning, you know that keeping the kids entertained is no easy feat. As a mom on a mission to make every celebration memorable, I’ve discovered the magic of Candy Party Games, a surefire way to sweeten up any gathering!

Fun Games using Candy

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1. Candyland Relay Race Party Game

Transform your backyard into a candy wonderland with this action-packed relay race. Divide the kids into teams, and set up a relay course filled with candy-themed obstacles. You can make these out of cardboard and pool noodles.

From “gummy bear” hurdles to licorice limbo, the possibilities are endless. The first team to reach the finish line with their candy stash intact wins a sweet surprise!

2. Pin the Candy on the Lollipop

A classic with a candy twist! Create a giant lollipop poster and cut out candy shapes for a playful variation of the traditional “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and let them take turns pinning their favorite candies onto the lollipop. The closest match scores a tasty reward!

3. Jellybean Jar Guessing Game

Test your little ones’ estimation skills with the Jellybean Jar Guessing Game. Fill a transparent jar with colorful jellybeans and let the kids take turns guessing the total count. The one with the closest guess gets to take home the entire jar.

4. Candy Craft Station

Set up a craft station with an array of candies, frosting, and edible decorations. Let the kids channel their inner artists as they create candy masterpieces on cookies or cupcakes. It’s a deliciously artistic activity that doubles as a scrumptious party favor!

5. Candy Hunt Extravaganza: Sweet Treasures Await

This is the ultimate candy party game. Turn your backyard into a candy treasure trove! Hide wrapped candies and candy canes and treats in various nooks and crannies, then watch as the kids embark on a candy-fueled treasure hunt.

Remember to set a time limit on the treasure hunt and provide little loot bags for them to collect their sweet treasures.

6. Donut-on-a-String Challenge: A Hole Lot of Fun

For a hilarious and tasty challenge, string donuts from a tree branch or sturdy structure. The goal? Bite into the swinging donut without using your hands! It’s messy, it’s goofy, and it’s an absolute crowd-pleaser.

Children playing a party game with donuts on a string

7. Candy Tower Building Contest: Sweet Architecture

Equip the kids with an assortment of candies and toothpicks, and challenge them to build the tallest candy tower. Set a time limit to add a sense of urgency and creativity. The towering structures will be as impressive as the smiles on their faces when they see the final results!

8. M&M Sorting Race: Colorful Challenge

Pour a bag of multicolored M&M candies into a bowl and mix them up. Provide each child with a set of small cups or plates and challenge them to sort the M&Ms by color as quickly as possible. The first one to finish sorting their candies wins a special candy prize. It’s a race against time!

Bowls of colorful candy

9. Candy Memory Match: A Sweet Twist on a Classic Game

Create a memory matching party game using pairs of candy wrappers. Lay them face down on a table, and let the kids take turns flipping them over to find matching pairs.

Or you can bring out a tray covered in candy. Allow the kids 2 minutes to look at the candy and then take the tray away. They will then have to try to name as many candies as they can remember.

10. Candy Charades: Sweet Acting Skills

Put a candy twist on the classic game of charades by using candy names as the prompts. Write the names of different candies on slips of paper, and have the kids take turns acting them out without speaking while the others guess. It’s a hilarious way to combine the love of candy with some entertaining acting skills.

11. Candy Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Create a giant tic-tac-toe board using colored tape or chalk on the ground. Use different types of candies as the Xs and Os. Kids can take turns placing their candies on the board, and the first to get three in a row gets a sweet victory!

12. Candy Dice Game

This fun candy dice game works well for all occasions like Halloween, Christmas or even a slumber party. All players start with 5 pieces of candy and race to be the first to get 10 in their pile.

Candy Dice Game

13. Candy Bingo

Create bingo cards with different types of candies instead of numbers. Use candy pieces as markers and call out candy names instead of traditional numbers. The first one to complete a row or column shouts “Candy Bingo!” and wins a delicious prize.

14. Candy Scavenger Hunt

Design a scavenger hunt with candy-themed clues leading to hidden candy treasures. Each clue brings the kids one step closer to a stash of candies. The final clue should lead them to a grand prize—a piñata filled with even more sweets!

Kids birthday party with pinata

15. Candy Pictionary

Put a sweet spin on the classic game of Pictionary by using candy-related prompts. Write down the names of various candies on cards and place them in a bowl. Teams take turns drawing and guessing the candy-themed sketches. It’s a race against the clock and a test of artistic interpretation. The winning team gets a candy jackpot!

16. Candy Balloon Pop: Burst of Surprises

Fill balloons with small wrapped candies before inflating them. Attach a slip of paper to each balloon with a number written on it. The number corresponds to a prize or a specific candy. Kids take turns popping the balloons to reveal their sweet surprises. It adds an element of anticipation to the party!

From thrilling races to sweet crafts, these activities are sure to keep the young (and young at heart) buzzing with excitement. So, let the candy-filled adventures begin, because when it comes to parties, the more sugar, the sweeter the memories!

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