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Board Game Night

Board Game Night: enjoy a board game night with free printable invitation and banner, and ideas for a Candy Land themed Dessert Table.
board game night banner and stack of board games

This Board Game Night is sure to be loads of fun!  We’ve got free printable invitations, a printable banner and the best snack table ever.  It’s the perfect way to get through these long winter months, and would be a great way to celebrate Family Day coming next week for some provinces in Canada.  This would be a really fun activity for March Break too.

The Games

I partnered with MCC’s Care and Share Thrift Store for this post, and had a lot of fun in their amazing games section.  I picked up some classics and some family favourites -including Candy Land which inspired our snacks!

The thrift store is the perfect place to pick up board games at a fraction of the price they are new.  And when you’ve had enough of them, or your kids have out grown them, be sure to donate for the next family to enjoy.

Board Game Night Invitations

free printable board game night ticket

Use our free printable game night invitations.  We made them look like a ticket for the night, and included a blank spot where you can add details of the time and place for your party.  Perfect for inviting friends over.  They’d also be great for a family game night.  Fill in the place as your living room, add a meet up time, like 7 pm and slip them under your kids bedroom doors, or in their lunch box for fun.

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family board game party decor and free printable invitations

Board Game Night Banner

family board game night party

We also created a new printable Board Game Night banner.  Just subscribe below, then download and print on card stock for a the perfect board game night decor.

board game party decor

I also used a few game board pieces to create some simple decorations at the side.  The letters are from Scrabble and you could use them to spell out any fun saying for game night.

Candy Land Dessert Table

board game party dessert table

The star of this party is the Candy Land dessert table.  We were inspired by the board game itself, and all the places mentioned on it.

candy land themed party snacks

  • Peppermint Pass
  • Cupcake Commons
  • Ice Cream Slopes
  • Gummy Hills
  • Gingerbread House Mansion
  • Licorice Lagoon
  • Chocolate Mountain
  • Lollipop Woods
  • Candy Castle

I picked up most of the candy at the dollar store and a few things at the bulk store.  It was a lot of fun putting it all together.

My girls helped be bake some of the items too; making Candy Castle was the most fun.

candy land party

Here’s how we brought it all together. We started out with setting up the board on top of the board’s box in the centre of the table.  Then we arranged all the candy and sweets near where it was mentioned on the board.

Candy land dessert table

Peppermint Pass

For peppermint pass we just used some peppermint candies.

Cupcakes Commons

Cupcakes Commons was made up of mini and regular sized cupcakes made from a cake mix and decorated with vanilla and chocolate sprinkles.

candy land cupcakes

Ice Cream Slopes

For Ice Cream Slopes I debated using ice cream, but was worried about it melting so we used some mini marshmallow ice cream cones, and then some chocolate dipped cones, and sugar cones filled with cotton candy.  It looked great, and you could also offer some ice cream scoops to guests.

candy land ice cream slopes

Gummy Hills

Next was Gummy Hills.  The smell of all these gummy treats was amazing!

candy land party snacks

We used an assortment of gummy treats, but my favourite were the tiny mini gummy bears we found at the bulk store.

candy land party snacks

Gingerbread House Mansion

For Gingerbread House Mansion we used some mini gingerbread houses we had from Christmas and a gingerbread men kit.  Instead of decorating them for Christmas though, we used bright coloured candies to make them fit our candy land theme.

Since we were making the large Candy Castle we didn’t want a large gingerbread house too, so this worked out perfectly.

Candy land party dessert table

Licorice Lagoon

Next up was Licorice Lagoon.  We’re not huge licorice fans so I just got a couple red ones, but if you or guests like black that would be great to include too.

chocolate mountain chocolate dessert board

Chocolate Mountain

Chocolate Mountain was a lot of fun to put together, and we might have gone slightly overboard.  To create our mountain I wanted to create a bit of height in the middle so started with a stack of brownies which were easy to make from a mix.

chocolate charcuterie

Then I added all kinds of our favourite chocolate treats like

  • chocolate covered pretzels
  • mini peanut butter cups
  • chocolate covered almonds
  • Hershey bars
  • Skor bars
  • Coffee Crisp bars
  • Kit Kat bars
  • chocolate cookies
  • Ferrero Rocher chocolates

board game night snacks

Lollipop Woods

Next was the Lollipop Woods where I used an assortment of lollipops, included one giant one for fun.


Candy Castle

Lastly we made our Candy Castle.  It was so much fun to put together.

candy castle made from Rice Krispies

We started out with two batches of Rice Krispie squares in two 9×12 baking dishes.  I cut up the squares using one batch to make the front of the castle and one to make the back part.

We used thick icing to put everything together.  I did find that over time the rice krispies started to lose their shape a little.  I put the castle together the day before the photo shoot and had to take it apart and lay it flat over night and then reassemble it the day of the shoot.  So I would suggest making it the day of the party.  It will hold up fine for hours and hours, but maybe not overnight.

We made the front door out of a Hershey’s bar decorated with sprinkles and candy, and the front path is wafer cookies and gum balls.

candy land's candy castle made from Rice Krispies and candy

The castle turrets are all made of different ice cream cones and candy decorated with icing.

candy land candy castle made from Rice Krispies and candy

The Candy Castle was the star of the Candy Land Dessert Table and so much fun!

candy land themed party candy castle

candy land themed party

This party was so great to put together, and would be so much fun with friends or family for a special night.

We set up our dessert table in the kitchen, and then played the games in the living room, which worked out perfectly.

candy land themed dessert table

Check out the Care and Share Thrift Store for all kinds of great games to enjoy with your family and friends.

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With a special Board Game Night to enjoy, life really is a party!

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