Classic Carnival Birthday Party

Get ready for another incredible Carnival Party – this one styled by Amy of Amy’s Party Ideas. This theme never gets old for me, and the attention to detail that Amy provided is out of this world. The party is for 5 year old twin girls. Check out the festive dessert table and keep reading for some super creative activities and the vendor list sure to inspire you to create your own carnival…

I love the beautiful (but not oversized) treats table Amy created. Here is what she has to say:

As owner of Make It Mine Parties, I get to create all kinds of partyware but it is always fun to throw a real party! My business partner, Patti Corcoran’s twin goddaughters were turning 5 and their mother asked us to do their party. So we took the opportunity to not only showcase what we do as Make It Mine Parties, but to take it up a notch. The guest list was for 50 people including 24 children. We planned carnival style games, balloon animals, face painting, clowns, a photo booth, pinatas, a general store where the kids could shop after earning their tickets and topped it off with a full candy bar.”

The kids started with face painting, animal balloons and photo ops in our booth complete with clown dress up props. After everyone arrived, we all enjoyed grilled hot dogs & hamburgers with popcorn, chips & fruit salad. After lunch, the carnival games “opened” and the kids took turns playing games like duck pond fishing, pin the tail on the donkey, ring toss and bean bag toss to earn tickets where they could spend in the general store for prizes like chinese yo-yos, candy buttons, candy necklaces, duck whistles, wooly willy games, and more.

Cake & cupcakes were next followed by three pinatas! As everyone was leaving, they each got a circus train box to fill up with candy from the candy bar”

What a fantastic and festive birthday celebration! Check out the vendors below to help create your own Carnival party.

Vendors: Styling & Design – Amy’s Party Ideas / Clown Cake Pops – Cake Pop Fusion / Circus Cookies – Bees Knees Creative / Dessert Bar Banner & Labels – Party Invites / Party Hats & Cupcake Toppers – Make It Mine Party / Vintage Tin Toys – Amazon / Yarn Pom Garland – Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams / Popcorn bags, paper straws + personalize flags – Hey YoYo / Tutus – Atutudes /  Custom Birthday Bracelets – The Lucky Elephant


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Such a cute party. I love all the signs and details. Love the pom garland from Cupcake wishes and Birthday Dreams

  2. Love the circus peanuts! Does anyone really eat them! Another great job! thanks for sharing!


  3. Thank you! If the circus peanuts are fresh, they can be good! :) And our Circus Carnival party printables are now available in our Etsy shop! Circus Party Printables

  4. And don’t forget! Those really cute braclets were custom made from The Lucky Elephant! So sute!!!!

  5. I love the ferris wheel! where on earth can I buy them from?

  6. I want all of these?

  7. I love these decorating ideas! Thank you for posting them! You are great at designing parties :)


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