[Mods: I considered putting this somewhere else, but it seemed to fit best here. If it needs to be moved, I understand!]
My girls (ages 4 and 5.5) are having a combination birthday party this year, and the theme they've finally decided on and both seem really excited about is "candy."
Kind of a Candyland-esque idea, I think.
I'd love some ideas! We're going to do red and white (and maybe pink) streamers and balloons, and the cakes are going to have a Candy Mermaid and a Candy Fairy - one for each of the girls. They don't have to be MADE from candy, but I'd like them to look like if there was Fairytale Candy Land, that they would be a mermaid and fairy that lived there. Kwim? (If ANYONE has ideas how to make that a reality, help me!) They can also be made of candy. Just something I can do myself!
I'd love suggestions for candy-decoration-crafts that I havent' thought of (we've thought of styrofoam balls wrapped in shiny colored paper like hard candies and construction paper candy canes - I'm not very crafty.)
Also any inexpensive-but-nice favors for the guests. Something to go with the theme, but NOT just more candy. We're broke, but I'd like to have even just a small something. Maybe some sort of take-home craft??
Please share some ideas, they've had to delay this party so long that I'd really like it to be very fun and special for them!