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Carnival Theme Birthday Party!

August 22, 2013

I’m so happy to introduce you to my new friend and guest blogger, Nancy! Her husband Cesar and I attended college together. They have 3 beautiful children and Nancy loves to make their birthday parties extra special. Here are the details to Mateo’s wonderful Carnival Birthday Party!

Mateo loved carnival school day at school, and he said he wanted a carnival party for his fourth birthday. I printed all of the letters for the signs and for the games and put them together with ribbon (you can get the letters here).


For the candy bar: I got all the candy at Target and the table covers at Oriental Trading. The fabric for the carnival decorations are from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I made yummy cupcakes too.


Every carnival should have games and prizes! I bought the prizes at Target and the Dollar Tree Store as well as the tickets given to the kids when they played games. Most of the games came from Oriental Trading – including the potato sacks, duckies, can toss, bucket games, and ring toss.


Mateo wore this funny tie the whole time! I purchased it at Party City.



My dad carved the watermelon because Mateo loves fruit.  A great personalized touch!


We had a photo booth with funny props! I spray painted an old picture frame and got a piece of fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric Store to hang as the backdrop. I think the guests really enjoyed this!


The cake was simple (and delicious!) but went well with the theme. I ordered from Pastel!

Well done, Nancy! It looks like Mateo had a GREAT time. So much detail and color was put into this party. Fun for mom and the guests and especially for the birthday boy. Thank you!

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  • Reply Nina August 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Very cute, and I like how they were regular photos instead of Photoshopped because you can really see how the set up is and what it really looks like!
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    • Betty
      Reply Betty August 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

      True! We are always trying to capture the best, best and not revealing the backdrops, etc. I agree Nina (I’ve been guilty of this!). I’m just floored at all the detail that went into this party. Nancy did a great job. Thanks for stopping by Nina!! xoxo
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