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Carnival Extravaganza!

Melissa T By Melissa T  in Birthday


Party Recap

We held our own carnival for my son's 4th birthday party. Carnivals seem to be a popular theme and for good reason! The kids had an absolute blast. I tried to keep a vintage feel to the party - using a blue and red color scheme. I also tried to use tickets and clown noses throughout the party. It was a great success!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake, cupcakes, cake pops, sno cones

  • Activities / Games

    We had lots of carnival games - ball toss, pick a duck, tin can toss, bean bag toss, and egg races. We also had a bounce house - the highlight of the day until the clowns showed up. The kids LOVED the clowns!

  • Party Favors

    The party favors were the prizes from the carnival games - bubbles I found on clearance at the end of the season, crayons purchased at back to school time, army guys for the boys and rings for the girls, animal crackers, chalk, mini-gumball containers and carnival themed Christmas ornaments.

  • Best Moment

    The smiles on all the kids faces :)

  • What People Ate

    My son's favorite food is nacho chips and salsa and white cheese dip. I thought a "nacho bar" would be a fun way to incorporate his favorites, stick with the carnival theme and be yummy. We also had the traditional carnival food, burgers, hot dogs, etc.

  • Most Touching Moment

    When my son looked at me and said, "this is awesome momma."


Party Helpers



  • Sabrina A

    Sabrina A wrote:

    I have a few questions for you on where you got some items....if you have the time. Sabrina

  • Bella D

    Bella D wrote:

    Hi, I am planning my son's 5th birthday. It is going to be madagascar 3 theme. I was wondering can you help me with game ideas..also where did you get the welcome sign made? If you can please e-mail me: [email protected] Thank you so much!

  • Bridgett B

    Bridgett B wrote:

    Where did you get the lollipops that spell carnival? And where did you get the tortilla chip three tier holder? Thanks so much!

  • Melissa T

    Melissa T wrote:

    The lollipops were from Vintage Confections on etsy. The three tiered stand is from Pottery Barn. Thanks!


    What an incredible party! You did a fab job! My daughter will be turning 10 next year and we have already decided to do a Vintage Carnival Mustache party. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Melissa T

    Melissa T wrote:

    Thank you!!

  • Jean K

    Jean K wrote:

    great party!

  • Jean K

    Jean K wrote:

    Great idea!!

  • Jean K

    Jean K wrote:

    Well done dessert table!

  • Nelly V

    Nelly V wrote:

    WhEre can I get those letter

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    BeccaA wrote:

    Where did you get the letter lollipops?