Kara's Party Ideas Vintage County Fair Carnival 1st Birthday Party

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Fun is always found at the fair and this vintage county fair birthday, submitted by Carrie Geddie of Carrie Geddie Photography out of Raleigh, NC., is no exception!

Vintage County Fair Carnival 1st Birthday Party

The fair is a veritable collection of all things childhood. The exciting rides that tickle your little tummy, the renown food stuffs such as popcorn, funnel cake, cotton candy, and corn dogs, and the games along the fairway to delight young and old.

This 1st birthday celebration brings in all of these delightful elements into a smashing vintage county fair carnival party. Don’t wait until the gates are shut and the sun goes down, peruse this birthday party for the best party elements!

My favorite elements from this adorable first birthday celebration include:

  • A “Big-Top” cake
  • Absolutely adorable carnival-themed sugar cookies
  • Tables made from hay bales
  • Chalkboard menu’s
  • Marquee letters
  • Berry filled berry baskets
  • Cutting board decoration piece displaying the adorable party invitation
  • Simple and elegant floral mason jar table centerpieces
  • And many more delightful fair and carnival party ideas!

Vendors:
Photography: Carrie Geddie Photography
Cake/ Smash Cake: Cupcake Bite
Popcorn: Carolina Popcorn Shoppe
Clowns: Circus Daze
Ice cream Truck: Jam IceCream
Tent/ Chairs/ Bounce House: Dee Jays Event Rentals
Smash Cake Outfit: Slick and Boogers (Etsy)
Carnival Chalkboard birthday sign: Punky Doodle Kids (etsy)
Birthday highchair banner: Raw Edge Sewing Co. (etsy)

Party Supplies Available from this Party:

Sweet Table at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (21)

Floral Arrangement from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (20)

Marquee Letters from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (24)

Cheese Balls in a jar from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (22)

Strawberries in a Berry Basket from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (23)

Cookies from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (25)

Berry Filled Berry Baskets from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (26)

Sweet Table at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (27)

Drink Table from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (32)

Coca-Cola Bottles from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (28)

Beverage Insulators from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (29)

Tea filled drink canister from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (30)

Drink Canister filled with lemon water at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (31)

Driinks + Partyware from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (33)

Red Plastic Cups from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (34)

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Cutting Board Decoration Piece from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (36)

Menu Easel Chalkboard from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (37)

Menu + Partyware from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (38)

Utensil + Plate "Table" from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (39)

Watermelon at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (40)

Decor from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (41)

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Photo Collage from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (42)

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Wagon at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (45)

Dining Tables at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (48)

Floral Table Centerpiece at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (46)

Floral Table Centerpiece at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (47)

Cake from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (8)

Smash Cake from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (9)

Carnival Tent from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (11)

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Popcorn Machine at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (18)

Girl eating popcorn at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (15)

High Chair + Banner from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (19)

Clowns Performing at a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (14)

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Cake Time from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (7)

Smash Cake Time from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (6)

Birthday Kisses from a Vintage County Fair + Carnival 1st Birthday Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (5)

Vintage County Fair Carnival 1st Birthday Party Details:

This is what Carrie said about the party –  “I’m so excited to share this beautifully designed 1st birthday party with you! My client, Monica Palumbo Hancock went all out putting together an amazing 1st birthday party for her son, Kash! As you will see from the photos, Monica created a vintage carnival in her back yard, complete with a tent, clowns, and ice cream truck! But what really made this party special were all the family and friends! Monica’s details were impeccable – the simple mason jar centerpieces, the chalkboard menus featuring sliders & corn dogs, and the “big top” cake – no detail was left out!

A few words from the hostess:

“Clowns, hay rides (in a wagon) and popcorn, oh my! My son Kash has turned one. I can’t believe it! When my husband and I started brainstorming about a 1st birthday party we thought the idea of a vintage county fair carnival theme sounded neat. More of an excuse for us adults to have sliders, corn dogs, and cotton candy. Right?!

I personally have been a flea market collector for years and I was able to put a lot of my items to use at his party. A Hungarian baby bath served as a drink bucket, a vintage shoe drying rack held his toys (given to Toys for Tots) and old wooden boxes were placed throughout the party. I even found a few items at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Auto Fair. While I was working, my mind was in party planning mode.

Our one and only son was turning one. Rick, my husband, kept saying, “You only turn one, once.” I was urging us to order pizza, throw on a party hat and call it a day. But after a lot of influencing, he threw out the perfect pitch and I swung. He was right, our son will only turn one, ONCE! So I dove in. I took this birthday party on and wanted it to be perfect. Not because Kash wanted it to be perfect, he would never even know, but perfect for us. And by perfect, I mean a celebration! It was a labor of love. This birthday party meant the world to me. It meant not only that our son was turning one, but it meant that we also survived the first year of parenthood. I wanted it to be fun and interactive with good, happy vibes. Life is a reason to celebrate! Ok, so next year we may go with the pizza order.”

Love these vintage carnival party ideas? Want even more? Check out these parties:

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3 Comments
  1. Carrie Geddie says:

    Thank you so much for the feature! What a fantastic party this was!

  2. David Head says:

    Great ideas for kids parties.

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