Our oldest bug recently turned 4, and when I asked M what he wanted to do for his party, he replied with an emphatic ‘bouncy house!’, so we decided to throw him a carnival themed party. We rented gym space at Cardel Place, complete with a HUGE bouncy house and gym equipment. When we first walked into the gym, M’s whole face lit up at the sight of the bouncy house; combine that with having his family and friends there to celebrate with him, and I knew instantly this was going to be a party he’d remember!
For M’s party I found these fun, free, printable party props from Accent the Party, and used them to get some silly shots of our guests. I also went into my Halloween bin and found a clown wig, some goofy glasses, feather boas, etc. to add to the photo booth as well.
I set up an area for the kids to do some face painting.
Little B and his cousin B had a great time decorating one another!
We had lots and lots of yummy carnival food at M’s party too:
I knew M would love these cupcakes because they are LOADED with mini marshmallows. I used these great printable, popcorn cupcake wrappers courtesy of Lemon Squeezy.
Invites and Water Bottle Labels
I found these free carnival printables from Printabelle at Catch My Party. I used the invitations and glued them to a popcorn bag for the guests that required a mailed invite, and I used the water bottle labels as well.
For take-home gifts I stuffed some candy sticks, caramels, salt-water taffy, goofy moustache glasses, a kazoo, and a punching balloon into the popcorn bags.
M had a BLAST at his carnival party, and having his family and friends there to celebrate with him made it extra special!
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