Great Carnival party ideas, party games, food ideas and more for a Carnival Birthday Party.
Carnival Party Invitations
Inside the invitations send a few fake dollar bills printed with the birthday child’s picture in the center. Tell guests to bring the carnival money to exchange for tickets at the carnival to play the carnival games and activities.
Any party invitation with red and yellow stripes or polka dots.
Make an invitation to look like the tickets you will be
handing out at the carnival for the guests to play the carnival
Red and white stripe cards
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Carnival Party Decorations
Lots of red and yellow balloons and streamers make a perfect backdrop for a carnival party.
Make colorful signs to hang above each game booth and stand.
Put up a brightly colored tent or tarp (or decorate a plain one) for the food stations and bring out small tables and several chairs incase kids (or parents) want to take a break in the shade.
Fun Ideas for a Carnival
Buy a large roll of tickets at the discount store and have kids trade them to play the different booths, games and for food.
Decorate a large appliance box in red and yellow and make it into a ticket booth. The kids can exchange their “money” for tickets.
Make booths or stations with large signs
for each carnival game. Have Have a container - coffee can with a lid to hold
the used tickets.
Bounce house or Moonwalk
Have a colorful bounce house or moon walk and kids can play inside with adult supervision.
See our homemade Face Paint recipes for homemade face paints and mix some up to paint the kids faces into clowns, animals or other carnival related characters.
A fun Carnival party idea is to have someone dress up, maybe as a clown, and make balloon animals for the party guests.
See our huge list of
Complete with set up instructions. Simple and easy games to make and play at your carnival party!
Carnival Party Favors
Buy small toys and candy for the children to win as prizes at the carnival game booths.
Extra large rainbow lollypops - put large mailing labels on the back with the birthday child’s picture and a “Thank you” message.
Small bags of animal crackers
Helium balloons that were decorating the party
Plastic carnival animals
Carnival Party Theme Goody Bags
White sacks decorated by the children to hold their prizes.
Plastic red / white popcorn containers
Red paper take out containers tied with a white or yellow ribbon