Party Recap

For my oldest son's 4th birthday we decided on an old-fashioned carnival. Being that we live in Michigan, and there was about 10 inches of snow on the ground, I had to get creative with this one!

I've seen so many cute carnival themed parties on the Internet, but most, if not all, where outdoors. I was going to attempt to host mine entirely indoors! And I did...

I broke my home into "zones", which worked perfectly for managing the entire party. Since our kitchen and and dining room are combined... this was where all of the food and treats were. The front (toy room) was cleared out and used for a game room. And the living room was where all of the presents were kept and opened.

We served old-fashioned carnival foods (hot dogs, chips, lemonade, cake, ice cream, candy, popcorn, and cotton candy). We played old-fashioned games (can knockdown, ring toss, lollipop tree, balloon pop, pin the nose on the clown, bunny bowling, tattoos, and balloon animals). We even had old-fashioned prizes for the kids to win!!

All in all it was a great party and everyone loved how everything was decorated and flowed. We had a full house that day... I guess everyone loves a carnival!!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake, Ice Cream, Cotton Candy, Candy

  • Activities / Games

    Can Knockdown, Ring Toss, Lollipop Tree, Bunny Bowling, Pin the Nose on the Clown, Balloon Stomp, Tattoo Parlor, Balloon Animals

  • What People Ate

    Hot Dogs & Chips

  • What People Drank

    Water & Lemonade


Party Helpers



  • Melissa T

    Melissa T wrote:

    Love the Ferris Wheel! Where did you find that?

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    Kim M wrote:

    Super Cool Party. Love all the details. Where did the farris wheel come from?

  • Jodie {Party Nv} V

    Jodie {Party Nv} V wrote:

    Thank you!! It was so much fun to plan and host :) I actually found that ferris wheel on clearance at Pier 1... it was only $15!! Once in a while I come across a good find!!! I sell the DIY printables and this collection is in my etsy store if you're interested :) Thanks again!

  • Jodie V

    Jodie V wrote:

    Melissa, I found it at Pier 1 on clearance. Just happened to be a perfect addition to the party :)