My mom and I created a carnival themed 1st birthday party for my son, Miles. We had 10 carnival games for the children (and adults!) to play, a local children's magic show called Shizzle Dizzle performed, balloon sculptures and temporary tattoos were made and put on, a photo booth for pictures, and a Bounce House. All of our guests enjoyed carnival food (such as corn dogs) under our red and white striped carnival tent, as well as, pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, and sno cones to snack on. We had a "Sweets and Treats" table and our guests were encouraged to fill one of the carnival boxes full of candy before they left. After playing the carnival games, the children were able to choose a prize from our prize table and also a carnival treat box. It was a beautiful day and our family and friends had a wonderful time celebrating our son's 1st birthday together!
The carnival was actually my mom's idea...and we went with it completely! We wanted something that we knew our family and friends would enjoy and have great memories for years to come. It seemed as though one idea led to another...and another...and so on! We enjoyed creating this special memory for my son to look back on.
Creative...fun...unique...and coordinating! I like when things match and go together! :)
I used the website Etsy for a few things, such as the following: carnival paper materials (as well as shirt transfer images) was from Dimple Prints on Etsy...also my son's #1 crown was made by a store on Etsy called lorisavage. Some carnival games were handmade and some were bought from Party City. The ones that were handmade were still "tweaked" a bit to add the coordinating carnival theme that we were doing. The tent, white chairs and tables were rented by a local rental warehouse called A & B. Photography: www.justinahafelyphotography.com Carnival Paper Products: www.etsy.com (Dimple Prints) 1st Birthday Crown: www.etsy.com (lorisavage) Rentals: www.abtentrental.com Magic Show: www.shizzledizzlemagic.com Balloons and some Carnival Games: www.partycity.com
It is hard to choose one thing; however, I loved that my husband, myself, and my son, Miles all had coordinating, matching shirts that day. It was just a little touch that made it that much more special for our little family of three. :)
Use Dimple Prints from Etsy! They helped us achieve such a great carnival feel for this birthday party! :)