Carnival theme party is a good entertaining and fun party idea for adults, teens, kids, or babies.
Turn your carnival party into a cool adult birthday celebration or A big top circus act event!
Spruce up your super fun carnival theme party by using A cool carnival birthday party theme if you’d like.
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Some Other Cool Carnival Themes Include:
Mardi Gras Carnival – Celebrate New Orleans style. Use green, yellow, and purple decorations. Decorate with beads, masks, and glitter.
Masquerade Carnival – Turn your party into a masked costume carnival. Tell guests to wear fancy masks and costumes. Also use metallic colors for decorations.
Romantic or Exotic Carnival – Use your wild imaginations to set the atmosphere for this seductive event. Light the candles and sprinkle the rose petals to spark up a magical occasion! Use relaxing and soothing colors.
Glow in the dark Carnival – Celebrate during the night hours. Set up black lights all around gathering areas. Tell guests to wear white or bright neon color clothing. Give out white or neon painted birthday masks/hats for fun. Decorate everything including game and food tables with white or neon bright colored streamers.
Carnival Birthday Party Invitations
Give out big admission tickets as carnival theme party invites. Once they see how cool your party invitations are! Guests will be so excited to attend your carnival theme party.
Set up an admission booth near the entrance of the party. To allow guests to hand over their tickets and enter into the carnival party.
Carnival Signs for Booths
Lead your guests in the right directions by posting signs for each booth section. Whether the booths is offering Foods, Tickets, Games, or Entertainment!
Make your own carnival party booths by using large card board boxes. Lay the box on a table open side down. Cut off the four flaps.
Cut a square hole through the front and back side of the box. Then Decorate and post the name of the booth on a sign or on the booth.
Carnival Theme Party Decorations
Do you want the best looking carnival theme party event? Great use bright colors to liven up to look. The typical carnival colors are red, white, blue, yellow, and green.
Set up an eating area with a canopy, tables, and chairs. Spruce up your party tables by using a bright colored table cloth.
Solid tableware goes great! The best solid colors for this theme are blue, white, red, yellow, or green. Don’t forget the cutlery and utensils that match!
Top it off by using a carnival themed table centerpiece of a little clown or elephant. Hang streamers and helium balloons around entertainment areas.
Carnival Theme Party Ideas for Games
Be sure to give out small prizes or trinkets to the winners of each game.
Some carnival game ideas include:
Horseshoe Toss in the grass – Hammer a metal stake into the dirt. Give the player 3 horseshoes. Get the horseshoe around the stake and win.
Ring Toss over bottles – Set empty beer bottles in short cut empty boxes. Give players 5 rings and let them GO!Get the ring on the bottle to win. Use cheap plastic or aluminum bra
Balloon Popping with Darts – Set up a board filled with small blown up balloons. Pin or staple them to the board. You get 4 darts. Hit two balloons to win the prize
Basket Ball Shoot Out – 3 tries your out! Try to get the ball through the hoop in order to win.
Bobbing for Apples, and Ducks – You decide what you want to go bobbing for!
Hula Hoop Contest – Who can keep their hula hoop spinning the longest?
Can pyramid & Bean Bag blast – Knock down all the cans to win. Set up a pedestal and stack up the cans on it. Knock all the cans off the pedestal to win.
Ping Pong Ball Toss – Set up 6 buckets in a straight line spaced 6 inches apart from the other. Give player 6 ping pong balls. They try and get 1 ball in each bucket. Get a ball in each bucket to win the prize.
Carnival Theme Party Ideas for Food
Whip up some fantastic carnival food just like the real thing! Below you will see cool ideas and supplies for great looking and yummy circus and carnival treats.
Hot Dogs & Corn Dogs – Make hot dogs with all the fixings! Use tasty hot dog toppers like chili, nacho and cheddar cheese, diced onions, relish, mustard, ketchup, jalapenos, mayo, and more. Make sure to have some hot steamy buns ready for chow down! Hot dog machines give carnival party’s an authentic look.
Cotton Candy – Twirl up the best tasting cotton around. Make guests feel just like they are at the real fairground. Freshly made cotton candy is an official carnival treat that melts in your mouth. Very flavorful with different flavoring choices.
Make your own carnival cotton candy to serve to guests at a booth. Be sure to have a volunteer help you work the booth. Train helpers on how to use the machines.
Snow Cones & Shaved Ice – Serve up some tasty cool snow cones made from shaved ice. Let guests decide which flavor syrups they want poured on top.
Pick from bright flavored colors like banana, cherry, lime, bubble gum, and coconut. Mix flavors for a incredible burst of flavor. Create a booth just for snow cones. Everyone will enjoy them. Keep lots of ice on hand in a cooler. “I’m sure you’ll need plenty of refills for your homemade snow cones.”
Hot Popped Corn – The fresh smell of hot popping corn to the nose will trigger a line of hungry guests.
Set up a movie area with a big inflatable outdoor movie screen. Have a showing of all the newest movies on film. Set up chairs or comfy bean bags for seating.
More yummy carnival food ideas include:
- Funnel Cakes
- BBQ Pulled Meat Sandwiches, Ribs, Chicken, Sausage, Turkey, Burgers,
- Big Onion Rings
- Ice Cream
- Chili Cheese Dogs
- French Fries
- Chicken Tenders
- Big Cookies
- Big Pickles
- Candy/Carmel Apples with Nuts!
Add a Sweet Candy Buffet to your Party! Sever up a tasty candy buffet! Lay out all kinds of sweet goodies. Use clear glass bowls to place candies in. Add mini tongs or scoops to prevent germs on hands from touching.
Fill bowls with candy like:
- Gummy bears
- Jelly beans
- M&M’s Peanut or Plain
- Bubble Gum Balls
- Milk Duds
- Boston Baked Beans
- Lemon Drops
- Cherry Drops
- Wrapped Taffy
- Gummy Worms
- Jelly Belly beans
- Red Vines
- Reese’s Pieces
- Pixi Stix
“You can add some old time charm by filling jars with nostalgic candy from back in the day! You add all kind of candy you enjoy eating.
We hope you enjoy all our carnival them party ideas