Selected as Party of the Day on September 12th!

Vintage Carnival Block Party

no photo By Dorangela B  in Back to School


Party Recap

I wanted to have a vintage carnival to celebrate the kids starting school so we got together closed our street and had a vintage carnival! Each neighbor had a station set up. We had balloon darts, a photo booth, professional face painter and balloon artist, a water slide, even an ok'd fashioned popcorn machine, cotton candy and marshmallow clowns! At each station the children earned tickets. There was a gorgeous canopied table filled with prizes for the children to redeem their tickets on! Everyone had a fabulous time!


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Well both my boys had aqua and red striped shirts to match the party. I wore a red dress with an aqua and red hair flower.

  • Desserts

    Marshmallow Pops and Marshmallow clown faces!

  • Activities / Games

    Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Photo Booth, Balloon Darts, Ring Toss, Water Slide, Bounce House, Fortune teller.

  • Budget

    over $1000

  • Party Favors

    An entire table of prizes filled from everything from crazy straws, clown noses, lip whistles, mustaches on a stick, and every kind of candy a boy or girl can dream of!

  • Best Moment

    When both of my boys got their faces painted as Spider man and then sat down and smiled at each other! It was so sweet, unfortunately too quick to photograph. I'll just have to hold that sweet memory in my heart!

  • What People Ate

    We ate traditional carnival food. Fresh popcorn in vintage boxes, corn dogs, cotton candy, animal crackers

  • What People Drank

    We had lemonade tinted aqua to match theme, juice boxes, water and assorted soda pop

  • Most Touching Moment

    My boys squealing with delight and me sending my oldest of to Kindergarten with a sweet memory of the last days of summer.

  • Funniest Moment

    When my oldest attached the marshmallow clown faces seconds after I photographed them and ate all of the eyeballs off! It looked like a clown massacre. And the kids squealing with delight in the water slide bouncer!

  • Vintage Carnival Back to School Block Party

    A neighborhood coming together to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Each neighbor set up a booth in front of their house with a carnival themed activity


Party Helpers

  • Bushel & Peck Papers


    Bushel & Peck custom designed the gorgeous invitation to fit our party. The invitation came complete with an admission ticket and was printed in high quality cardstock. She also custom made all the signage for the food and games.

  • Polka Dot Market


    Balloons by Polka Dot Market

  • Two Prince Bakery Theater

    Party Planner

    Party styling
    Marshmallow Pops
    Marshmallow Clown Faces

  • My Awesome neighbors, with special mention to Jon Arcos for designing the balloon dart game and the Photo Booth backdrop



1 comment

  • Genesis  M

    Genesis M wrote:

    i love everything looks beautiful i live in tampa too i want to move to your neighborhood next year lol