My carnival birthday party for my 6 year old was a huge success. I couldn't have done it without the help of my friends and family. I recruited people to man each booth. When the kids got to the party they were instructed to take a goody bag, play games to win tickets and cash the tickets in for prizes and food. We made balloon hats for the kids and we played carnival music.
We had prizes like, vampire teeth, pencils that said "Happy 6th Birthday Nora", puzzle notepads, stickers, bookmarks, erasers, candy, bracelets and lizards.
For food we had hotdogs, popcorn and snowcones.
For most of the games I hung colorful tableclothes as the backdrop for each game, I made a decorative sign using scrapbook paper and each game helper had an apron that held their tickets.
For games we had ring toss, clothespin drop and ball toss.
Smash the Nut and Soak the Muscle Man
After a while the kids wanted to stick their heads in the hole and get soaked by the sponge. It was great!
Tattoos, Pick a Pop and Spray Away
During present time I had all of the kids sit with their presents and I handed each one of them a playing card. When I called their card, each kid handed my daughter their present and then got their picture taken in the muscle man cutout.
I'm going to uses these pictures as the thank you card.
We then had cake. I made a "Hotdog" cake out of pound cake and Twinkies.
When I served the slices I asked each kid if they wanted ketchup and mustard (red & yellow frosting in ketchup and mustard squirt bottles).
It was such a great party I don't know how I'll be able to top it next year!
I forgot to post a picture of the invitations. Here is the front and the wording I printed on the back.