Best Party Ever
7 Reasons Why a Carnival-Themed Birthday May be Your Best Party Ever!!
1. A Carnival Themed Party is an "Event" in itself!
There are so many fun carnival games and activities!
Save your money... no need for large inflatable rentals, face painters or balloon clowns.
We have oodles of Carnival Game Party Ideas - the image above shows some of the favorites!
The Can Knock Down set can be homemade with empty cans and hand-stitched beanbags or purchased for about $10.
Our original Fish Cup Game that is almost free - it uses cheap 9 ounce cups from the grocery store, plastic fish and ping pong balls.
Soda Pop Toss uses plastic bracelets and soda bottles on a table.
Finally, the Pluck a Duck or Duck Matching Game is a favorite of younger kids and a carnival tradition!
2. An Extravagant Cake is NOT required - Cupcakes will work just fine!
Carnivals are a carefree theme that you do up "to the nines",
or keep it simple and your guests will still think you went all out!
For example, you can have a custom carnival cake made just for your event
- or -
Save your money and dress up ordinary cupcakes by putting them on a a cupcake tower, or on layered plates.
Next, add some fun toppings like mustache cupcake picks, spinning pinwheel straws
or mini swirl lollipops and you have a really memorable yet simple birthday treat for all!
3. Carnival Decorations are EASY & Help Make "Picture Perfect" Memories!
Carnivals are such a colorful and festive event,
you just need some basic red & white and
add a splash of primary colors - you cannot go wrong!
Click here to see all our carnival party supplies - some starting as low as 54 cents each!
The Carnival Themed Party Table (shown above) was a "piece of cake"!
We started with a red tablecloth and then added the carnival themed tablecloth roll to make a table runner!
Next, we put out the popcorn boxes with mini swirl lollipops and
made each place setting with a party hat topped off with a foam clown nose for each guest!
This Carnival Banner Sign is less than $8 can be hung outside to help guests find your Backyard Carnival
- or can be hung indoors near the photo booth!
We also love to hang Colorful Pennant Banners (or hanging flags), they are 100 feet long with 48 flags!
A great time savers compared to balloons as they setup in less than 10 minutes and can even be saved for future events!
Add some pinwheels to your carnival decorations (like on tables in popcorn boxes)
and the kids can take one home as an additional favor when they leave!
4. A Carnival Themed Party is fun for boys & girls and kids (& grownups) of all ages!
Even adults enjoy carnival games, photo booth and activities at a kids carnival!
A carnival party has fun for all ages, so if you have grandparents, aunt or uncles or other relatives or
friends who would love to share in your special birthday celebration - this is a great time to invite them!
If you are looking for photo stick props - check out these cute Carnival Themed Photo Stick Props!
You can also have them help out at some of the carnival games if they are wanting to be a part if the fun!
5. Carnival Parties Save the hassle (and time) of packing "Treat Bags"
- let the kids do it for YOU!
There are many ways to set up the carnival prizes at a kids birthday party,
but read below for the details our favorite way!
Our favorite way is for each booth to have a winners prize and a consolation prize.
Tell the kids they are allowed to earn up to 1 of each of the prizes at each booth.
For example let's say your Cola Ring Toss Game has a spin top as a consolation prize
and a ice cream cone Shooter as the Winners Prize.
Kids play the game until they win one of each and place the winnings in their treat bags.
IMPORTANT: Kids need to take their turn, and get to the back of the line after each try
or they can play another game and come back.
This makes it really fun for all kids AND they are rewarded for winning the games!
Note: Encourage kids to help each other!
6. Carnival food is fun and inexpensive too!
Tip: Add some fresh fruit packaged in red & white!
There are so many options for yummy food for a carnival party
that will not break the bank...
AND it does NOT need to be unhealthy!
Sure, kids love mini corn dogs & pizzas, popcorn (in cute popcorn boxes) and cotton candy,
but feel free to have healthy options like fresh fruit cut up and with an added popsicle stick
or placed in a colorful container and ready to eat.
If adults are joining you, having small cups with 7 Layer Mexican Dip
can be cool and refreshing with some veggies like avocado and tomatoes too!
7. Carnival Themed Parties make Awesome Pictures & Memories!
Enjoy the candid and adorable Carnival Themed photos at your party!
Generally, Carnival Parties are an outdoor event so the pictures are bright and beautiful!
See all the fun carnival themed supplies that set up in minutes and make for fantastic photos too!
The with several games and fun activities like washable tattoos and photo booth,
it is easy to take great photos that last a lifetime!