“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Step right up, to see a spectacle like never before!” A party so grand and charming you’ll have to see it twice!
Submitted by Misha Perritt of A Lovely Design
, out of Edmonds WA; this Vintage Carnival Birthday Party is your ticket to planning a spectacular carnival event!
While browsing through this fun-filled birthday extravaganza, be sure to spot these spectacular details:
- Cotton candy and popcorn sugar cookies
- Popcorn bucket centerpieces filled with white hydrangea to resemble popcorn
- Rubber ducky clown favor jars
- Cute place settings with black and white striped plates, black utensils, yellow napkins and tickets tied with a red bow
- Vintage wooden gumball machine
- Mason jar drinks with blue + white striped paper straws and lemon slices
- Black and white striped curtain panels
- Carnival-inspired party invitation + stationery
- White-iced cupcakes placed in polka dot liners and topped with carnival picks
- Hanging paper rosettes
- Glass drink bottles with carnival labels
- Fun carnival games
- And more!
Vendors & credits:
Invitations, Printables & Styling: A Lovely Design
Plates, straws & dessert cups: Tomkat Studio
Mason jars, carnival tickets, DIY ducks, blue & white taffy, pompoms, matching duck game: Oriental Trading
Glittery “SWEET” letters: atozebracelebrations
Mini white frames: IKEA
Pendant & tissue tassel banner: Target
Vintage Carnival Birthday Party
Vintage Carnival Party Details:
This is what Misha shared about the party- “I have been wanting to style a Vintage Carnival Party for forever! So when my daughter Bella who was turning thirteen told me that’s what she wanted, I couldn’t wait to get started!
Like always, I can’t wait to start designing the invitation and the printables. The invitation sets the tone for the whole party and gets all the guests who receive it excited in anticipation for what’s to come! And who doesn’t love a carnival? I decided to go with black and white with accents of red, yellow and turquoise. This set the tone for the rest of the decor.
I spent the next couple weeks going to yard sales and antique stores in search of the perfect vintage finds to accessorize with. One of my favorite finds was this antique bubblegum machine. Isn’t it adorable? I displayed that along with some other great finds on the “Sweets & Treats” dessert table.
Sweets and Treats
The sprinkles cake was so much fun and super easy to decorate thanks to a fabulous tutorial by Jenny Cookies. The festive popcorn and cotton candy sugar cookies were certainly a big hit along with the mini cherry pies and classic vanilla cupcakes! One of my favorite elements of the dessert table was the glittery “SWEETS” letters popping out of a vintage wooden box filled with yummy red and yellow jelly beans. These letters were made by my sweet friend Nancy over at AtoZebracelebrations.com.
Another one of my favorite things to style is the tablescape. I started with a turquoise blue table runner, then placed two large red and white striped popcorn buckets filled with white hydrangea to resemble popcorn. So fun!! I then hot glued yellow carnival tickets to straws and popped them in the middle of the arrangement. Set on top of the super cute black and white striped plates were these adorable clown ducky mason jar favors.
I found all the supplies to make these cuties from Oriental Trading. They have everything and anything you could ever need when it comes to parties! I simply painted the jar cover white, hot glued on the ducky, painted his nose red, added a cute party hat, some bakers twine, a darling vintage tag and filled them with some yummy taffy! It’s probably one of the cutest party favors I’ve made to date!
After some delicious carnival inspired fare of mini sliders and hot dogs with all the fixins, the real fun was ready to begin! Because what’s a carnival without classic carnival games! We had Balloon Pop, Matching Ducks Game, Ring Toss, Ping Pong Toss and last but not least… Face Painting! These games along with the ever so popular photo booth kept everyone occupied for hours! The party finally ended when all the prizes had been won and everyone was stuffed with all the popcorn, cotton candy, and cherry pie they could eat! Fun was definitely had by all!”
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