I had fun putting together this Backyard Carnival Birthday Party for my little man. It ended up only being a party of six people (our normal party of five, plus our “sixth man”, Auntie), but it was such a good time.
While we didn’t fry up everything under the sun, we did enjoy kettle corn, cotton candy, mini donuts, french fries, oreo caramel apples, corn dogs, pretzels, orange cream pops, peanuts, and grapefruit soda.
Custom animal cracker favor boxes were made to hold the birthday boy’s favorite little snack.
If you can’t have a real ferris wheel in your backyard, why not place goody-filled favor bags on a mini ferris wheel?
I just love the homemade aqua lollipops and so did the rest of the crew.
What’s inside the cupcakes? Tons of sprinkles, of course!
A clothes line with colorful sheets pinned up make for easy Carnival Booth stations.
What’s a carnival without games? The Duck Pond Match, Bean Bag Toss, Tin Can Alley, and Hula Hoopla games were a big hit with the kids.
At the photo booth station, a shot of the birthday boy flashing his new age and one of the him and his animal crew after hitting up the Face Painting Station run by Auntie, who somehow finds a way to be MVP of each party.
One of my favorite elements of the party was the orange DIY marquee arrow made of poster board and Christmas lights.
The party was so much fun that the kids begged me to keep the Carnival up for a week. I’ll admit it, I wouldn’t have had a problem keeping it up all year. Maybe we can make it a yearly tradition.