7 Fun Ways to Create a Carnival Themed Birthday Party ...


A carnival themed birthday party is a great way to celebrate your little one’s special day if they are really into animals, games, and clowns.

It’s best to plan this theme for a Spring, Summer, or early Fall birthday so the kids can play games and ride the pony outside in the backyard.

A carnival themed birthday party works for everyone too;

from younger kids to teens and adults, they will all enjoy this fun theme.

So, let’s start planning and see what will make this a party no one will forget…

1. Carnival Invitation

Carnival Invitation

Get things rolling and give your guests something to look forward to by sending out creative carnival themed birthday party invitations.

Whether your theme is more circus with clowns, lions, and elephants or you are celebrating with a carousel and Ferris wheel, give your friends and family members a little hint of the fun you are planning.

Don’t forget to give them tickets to get into the carnival!

2. Carnival Games

Carnival Games

What’s a carnival themed birthday party without games?!2

Besides having a clown to make balloon animals and an artist to paint faces, a fun way to make the most of your carnival theme is with homemade games.

You can make a ring toss game with empty decorated bottles, a go fish game with magnets attached to a string and stick to catch plastic ducks and fish that have paperclips attached to them, and a water gun shooting game.2

The possibilities are endless, and Pinterest has tons of ideas!

3. Carnival Food

Carnival Food

Another awesome thing I love about going to the carnival other than the games and rides is the food!

There’s cotton candy, kettle cooked popcorn, corn dogs, funnel cake, huge lollipops, and more!

So you’re wondering how can you make your own cotton candy?

Well you could rent a machine, buy bags of it at your local grocery store (many sell them year round), or purchase an adorable mini cotton candy machine to keep around for many more parties after this one!

Don’t forget a special carnival themed cake for the birthday boy or girl!

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