Vintage Carnival Block Party

Last month we had the pleasure of putting together a Vintage Carnival Block Party with all of the neighbors on our block! We celebrated the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. I wanted to make this celebration even more special because my son was going to be starting Kindergarten!
Games Sign Welcomes all to Carnival

For this party we had Bushel & Peck Paper create gorgeous invitations and signage in a beautiful red and aqua color palette. Each invitation to the carnival even came with an admission ticket to the event.

Each neighbor set up a different carnival themed activity in front of their house. We had balloon darts, professional face painters, a balloon artist, bounce house water slide and all sorts of carnival games.

Balloon Darts
Photo Booth

We even had a photo booth to take some special beginning of the school year photos. Our neighbor outdid himself on this one!

Carnival Bubbles, Candy Dots and Stars

Each child was able to collect tickets at each activity, and at the end of the day we had a beautiful canopied prize table set up with every thing a boy or girl could want! We had bubbles, assorted candies, puzzles, lip whistles, mustaches and lips on sticks, animal crackers, marshmallow pops and even clown noses!

Marshmallow Pops
Lip Whistles
Carnival Prize Table Treasures
Clown Noses
One of my Sweeties Thinking about what carnival food to eat next

We also had plenty of carnival foods to enjoy such as traditional corn dogs as well as individual mini corn dogs, fresh popcorn popping in a vintage style popcorn machine, cotton candy, juice boxes and marshmallow clown faces.

Cold Juice Boxes in Aqua Bucket
Marshmallow Clown Faces
(Side Note, shortly after this picture was taken my son decided to eat all of the clown eyes out, it looked like a clown massacre :)
Freshly Popped Popcorn in Vintage Style Boxes
Corn Dogs in Vintage Style Holders
Crazy Straws and Assorted Carnival Bubbles
Carnival Gable boxes for Prizes
Canopied Carnival Prize Table
Each child had their own carnival gable box to take all of their treasures home! I think the prize table was loved almost as much as the water slide!
Main Carnival Tent at the End of the Day
Everyone had a great time! It all looked amazing until all the little ones got a hold of all the goodies! The skies cleared just in time to set up the tents and get all of the food and decorations out! What a great way to send the kids off to a new school year!

14 thoughts on “Vintage Carnival Block Party

  1. October 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Love it!

  2. October 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    i may have to steal a few of these ideas!

  3. October 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    So cute Dorangela! Love how it turned out!!

  4. October 4, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Wow! I love the canopy over the table – everything looks like so much fun! I hope your son enjoyed the marshmallow clown eyes! :)

  5. October 4, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Thanks Jamielyn! It was tons of fun! I wore the cute hair flower you made me but ofcourse didn’t got one picture of myself in it! love D

  6. October 4, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Thanks Sally! He did, it was hilarious! Only ate the eyeballs. Did you see your gorgeous balloons? Gotta have those!

  7. October 4, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Thanks Sarah! It always makes me happy to inspire someone, have fun!

  8. October 4, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Thanks Carmen, glad you liked it!

  9. October 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    What an adorable party! Looks like a ton of fun : ) I’d love for you to link up at my party!!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/10/craft-and-tell-no-26.html

  10. October 11, 2011 at 10:05 am

    How fun!
    I want a circus birthday party for myself,lol.
    I just love anything circus.

  11. June 28, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Did you make the design? Is it avaialable? :)

  12. www.sweetcheeks4you.etsy.com
    July 28, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I love it! Please tell me where you got the signs that said bubbles, photo booth, etc. I’m having a vintage circus party for my sons first birthday! Please email. Thank you!! SweetcheeksDesigns@aol.com

  13. Marie
    October 3, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I am planning a carnival party for my son’s 4th birthday. This is the best I’ve seen so far. Could you tell me where you got the signs for the games, photobooth and invitations? I love them:)

    1. admin
      October 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks! Glad you liked it! All the signs and invites were designed by Bushel and Peck Paper. Here is a link http://www.bushelandpeckpaper.com/category_202/CARNIVAL-CIRCUS.htm

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