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Get a Sugar Rush at Candytopia in Santa Monica

We visited as a guest of the venue

Let’s face it…we’re all a little obsessed with social media and getting the perfect photo. When it comes to Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook photos everyone wants them to be perfect. And what better place to take excellent pictures than a place solely meant for just that! Located in Santa Monica, Candytopia is one of the best picture museums I have ever visited.

One thing that made this museum so much fun is that its the whole theme was candy. It was literally my two favorite things in the world, taking pictures, and candy. When my mom told me we were going to be doing this during our weekend trip to Santa Monica I immediately picked out my favorite outfits and got ready for the exciting photo opportunities there would be during our time in the museum.

When we first got to the museum, you can’t miss it. There are huge walls that say “Candytopia” on the front. When we got to the entrance, they had employees directing you to stand in a line and wait for them to check your tickets. Then, they showed you into what they called the “Waiting Room.” The Waiting Room was full of photo opportunities and did I forget to mention, CANDY. There was also merchandise you could buy that included pop sockets, T-shirts, socks, and more. Then we moved on to the next couple of rooms.

The next rooms were each full of different surprises. All of them gave you different candy and had workers there to help you style and take your pictures. Everyone was so helpful especially in the illusions room where it looks like you are falling down rainbow tubes, even though you are not. There was also a room that made it look like a shark while was eating you on a surfboard, and that room was VERY entertaining to pose in.

The last room in the museum was the Marshmellow Room. This is probably the room that you see the most in pictures because it is a huge ball pit full of foam marshmallows! Now we had to wait out turn in line, but once we got to the front, we took off our shoes and hopped in. It was like reliving moments of when I was a 4-year-old and playing at the ball pit in the Jungle Jim. My mom and I made one mistake…we both wore skirts. So, if you can avoid wearing skirts that would make it much more fun in the marshmallow pit. The marshmallow pit was probably the highlight of the entire experience because we got some adorable pictures and it was so fun!

Candytopia is the best place to go if you are wanting the perfect Instagram photo, or just to have fun with some family or friends. Candytopia is located at 395 Broadway Space 142, Santa Monica, CA 90401 and is near Santa Monica Pier, so don’t forget to head down there and have some fun when you are all done.

Ella is the OC Mom Blog teen blogger. She is an integrated arts student at the Orange County School of the Arts by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people. Read her column here
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