Owen's 2nd Birthday - Carnival Party
I really wanted to do a carnival theme for Owen's 2nd birthday. I searched on Etsy, and found lots of great party printables. I decided to use this Circus Carnival Printable Party by Dimple Prints. The set had lots of signs for my games and food, plus all the other paper goods I needed to make.
I found some red and white polka dot wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby to use as a backdrop, and to cover the tables. I saw the circus frame while I was there, and thought it would be a good centerpiece for the wall.
I tried to make lots of carnival food. We had mini funnel cakes
carmel apple slices on a stick
carmel popcorn with and without nuts... I made the printable cupcake wrappers that said popcorn. I used double sided tape to attach a real cupcake wrapper in the bottom, and then I used them as serving cups to hold the carmel corn.
You can't have a carnaval party without cotton candy
cake pops too...
Finally a big pitcher of lemonade to wash it all down....
I made the cake myself. I saw the idea for the cake and giant swirl pop in the center somewhere online. I can't remember where. This party was actually a year and a half ago. If it's yours comment and I will link you... sorry. I cut all the shapes out of fondant and added them to the white cake. It came out better than I expected. I just wanted it to be really colorful.
For the games we had pin the trunk on the elephant
a clown bean bag toss... I searched for clown coloring pages online, found one and drew it really big on a cardboard display board. I cut holes to look like balls and made bean bags with some fabric squares stuffed with dry beans.
Everyone got clown noses and silly glasses
The favors were elephant shapes sugar cookies in red striped bags. I guess I didn't take a picture of the cookies.