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10 Ways to Throw a EXCITING Carnival Themed Party

Step right up, step right up! You're about throw the greatest show on Earth! A carnival-themed party that's sure to be a blast!

We have 10 ideas to throw an EXCITING carnival themed party!

#All #Star #Party is always here to help! Keep reading to see what we have for you!


Set the tone for the carnival excitement right from the start with creative invitations. Design your invites like vintage carnival tickets or popcorn buckets, complete with colorful graphics and playful fonts. Mention that the party will be a day filled with games, prizes, and delicious treats under the big tent!

All Star Party found exciting ideas for carnival themed invitations.

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Make it personal by DIYing!


Transform your party area into a vibrant carnival wonderland with a mix of colorful banners, balloons, and pennant flags. Set up booths and stalls reminiscent of classic carnival games like ring toss, balloon darts, and a bean bag toss. Hang fairy lights to create a magical atmosphere as the sun goes down.

  • Balloon arch: Create a colorful balloon arch that guests can walk through as they enter the party.

  • Ticket booth: Set up a ticket booth at the entrance, complete with a banner that reads "Admission".

  • Banners and signs: Hang colorful banners and signs around the party area to create a festive atmosphere.

  • Circus tent: Hang a circus tent canopy over the party area to create the feeling of a real carnival.

  • Bright colors: Use bright, bold colors like red, blue, and yellow to create a fun and festive atmosphere.

  • Stripes and polka dots: Incorporate stripes and polka dots into your decorations to give them a playful and whimsical feel.

  • Animal cutouts: Use animal cutouts like elephants, lions, and tigers to add to the circus/carnival theme.

All Star Party found awesome decorations:

3. Entertainment:

No carnival is complete without entertainment. All Star Party LI has all the entertainment that you will need. We have #DJ/#MCs that will pump up the #music, and #entertainers that will get everyone moving. We even have a clown, magician, or even a face painter to keep the kids engaged and entertained, everything you need to stick to the theme!

Be sure to check out all of our #party #packages:

4. Glitter Tattoos:

#Glitter #tattoos are fun for everyone! #All #Star #Party has over 250 stencils, all different themes that you'll love!

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5. Carnival Games:

Carnivals are all about games and entertainment. Set up a variety of classic carnival games like ring toss, bean bag toss, bottle knockdown. All Star party has a variety of carnival/backyard games, check it out:

You can also create game stations where kids can win tickets for participating and exchange them for prizes at the end.

Here other ideas for carnival games:

6. Photobooth:

You'll never forget the party when you add a #photobooth! How great is it to be able to share and keep #memories with #family and #friends. Make your photos fun by adding #creative, #awesome props!

Create Instagram-worthy photo backdrops that capture the essence of a carnival. Consider a "Step Right Up" sign, a vintage ticket booth, or a colorful carousel-inspired backdrop. This will give your guests the perfect opportunity to snap memorable pictures.

All Star Party can create a carnival-themed photo booth with props like oversized sunglasses, clown wigs, colorful hats, and funny signs. This will provide hours of laughter and serve as a great memory-making activity for both kids and adults.

All star party can customize any border to fit the theme!

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Lets talk about #prizes! Everyone loves prizes! Handing out prizes during the party makes things interesting and #interactive. Not only will #kids join, but they'll have so much fun trying to #win #prizes. You can also save some prizes to put in #goodie #bags to hand out at the end of the party.

Send your little guests home with a piece of the carnival magic. Fill goodie bags with small toys, stickers, temporary tattoos, and of course, some leftover carnival treats. Personalize the bags with each child's name for an extra special touch.

All Star party as many prizes/giveaways you can choose from:

We also found carnival goodie bags and favor boxes:


Carnival food is a big part of the experience. Serve up favorites like popcorn, cotton candy, mini corn dogs, soft pretzels, and funnel cakes. Set up a lemonade stand and offer refreshing drinks to quench everyone's thirst. Consider a candy buffet where kids can fill bags with their favorite sweet treats.

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9. Cotton Candy/Popcorn Machines:

How cool would it be to have a cotton candy machine or a popcorn at your party? Well you can! All Star Party has #fun #food #rentals for your carnival theme party.

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The cake is the centerpiece of any birthday party. Go for a show-stopping carnival-themed cake with bright colors, carousel horses, or circus animals. Alternatively, opt for cupcakes decorated with mini cotton candy or popcorn to continue the theme. Don't forget to have a variety of desserts like caramel apples, churros, and candy-coated apples.

Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime with a carnival-themed birthday party that's packed with laughter, games, and joy. Your guests will leave with hearts full of happiness and a sense of wonder that only a carnival can provide! So, what are you waiting for? Step right up and start planning your spectacular celebration today!

These are all great ideas to throw an amazing carnival themed party. Don't forget to contact All Star Party LI to help provide entertainment and fun for your event.


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