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.
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!
Carnival Prize Table Treasures
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!