So for the goodie bags for the kids, I went ultra simple (mainly because my craft stuff was still in boxes!) with just white bags and taping the "Clue" card that had each of their pictures on it...more on that below. Inside the bag was a travel game from a dollar store, the pawn t-shirts that I made for them (which we put on most of the kids when they arrived), and a bag of "Treats from their Trip through Candyland". I had ginger snap cookies from the Gingerbread Tree, Candy Canes for the Peppermint Forest, Gumdrops from Gumdrop Mountains, Lollipop from Lollipop Woods, and a chocolate bar from the Chocolate Swamp. It was a fun way to add treats to the bag and still keep with my Board Game theme.
My plan was for them to play it like the game of Clue...they have to meet up with someone in one of the rooms, make a guess, and see if the other person could prove them wrong with the cards in their hands. Biggest problem was that with 13 kids, they only got 2 cards each. That made it very difficult to "prove someone wrong" because they were not very likely to guess what was in the other person's hands.
The other problem we ran into was that only about 2-3 of the kids had actually played Clue, so the concept of the game was difficult. So in the end we had the kids all in one room and just had them walk around and look at each other's cards. Even with our very modified version, the kids seemed to have fun.
Well that is everything but the cake which I will post a little later. Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!