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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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I love playing games with my kids, but with the internet, cell phones, and PS3 at their disposal its not often that we get to enjoy a good old fashion board game.  For me, watching my children play games that I grew up playing brings me a sense of nostalgia, I love that they enjoy some of the same things I did when I was their age.  Candy Land has always been one of my favorite games, and it is so cool to watch my kids playing the same game all these years later.  I remember playing Candy Land with my sister (and always letting her win…or maybe it was the other way around) and now I sit and watch as my kids accuse each other of cheating or stealing their turn…I guess some things never change!

Candy Land 

Sundae bar complete with enough candy to cause a major sugar rush!

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Her perfect sundae included gummy worms and chocolate syrup!

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Does it get any better than ice cream?

This past weekend we had the opportunity to host a Candy Land party!  With Halloween (and Trick-or-Treat) this weekend as well some of our guests were no shows, but the kids were troopers and had a blast regardless!  We decided that the best way to celebrate a Candy Land party was with LOTS of candy…so we set up a Sundae bar complete with all of the candy toppings a kid could want!  I had a few reservations about all of the candy, especially since Trick-or-Treat was the same night, but I figured…ah what the heck…they deserve to have a little fun after all it was a Candy Land party!  

After the kids stuffed themselves with ice cream and candy it was time to start playing…and play they did!  We set up the Candy Land games according to age (some of the guests were old enough to play without help, while some were playing an actual game for the first time and needed a lot of help).  The one thing I love about Candy Land is that the kids are learning so much as they play (and they don’t even realize it).  From colors and counting, to taking turns and learning not to be a sore loser it was interesting to see the many ways in which the kids (especially the littlest kids) were learning as they went along.  While there were a few, “You’re a cheater!” and “It’s my turn, you just went!” for the most part the game playing went smoothly and all of the kids were having a blast! 

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Time to play!

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Even the babies got in on the act!

We had several Candy Land games to give away to the guests and before they left I made sure to make giving away the games as much fun as the party had been!  In order to win a game each child had to tell me one of the characters or lands from the Candy Land game…I admit I didn’t remember some of them, but the kids did a great job of recalling nearly all of them!  Since several people couldn’t make it to the party my kids decided to give some of the leftover games to some of the neighbor kids, children that my kids don’t even talk to most of the time.  For me that one instance of my kids banding together to spread the Candy Land love was the most powerful thing that happened that day…they do truly amaze me with every single day that goes by!  I do also have a video or two, but my computer is not wanting to cooperate with me tonight…I’ll add them to the post as soon as he (yes as many problems as I have with my computer I figure he has to be male) gets his act together!

Guess what?  I have a Candy Land game to give away to one of y’all!  And FYI this would make a great Christmas gift for a little lady or gent! 

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This giveaway ends on November 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize; failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner.

Candy Land “Party in a Box” prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me by Hasbro through MyBlogSpark.

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  1. Actually growing up I loved Candyland. So much so that the board was taped back together 2 times.
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