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It was a crisp fall day, but it was not raining! Which was better than the original date for the party. Hurricane Irene crashed our original date of 8/28/11. Not sure who had more fun playing the games, the kids or the adults, but everyone seemed to enjoy their time celebrating the day with us.

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Ice cream cone cupcakes, 6 layer Rainbow cake, candy buffet,

  • Activities / Games

    We played carnival games. There was a homemade Big Mouth game, Magic Key, Ring Toss, Potty Toss, Tin Can Alley, Guess How Many, Lucky Duck and a Moonwalk. We had a photo booth with fun props as well as a face painting table!

  • Budget

    $400 including the bounce house!

  • Party Favors

    Candy buffet and prizes from the prize table including swirl pops, whizzers, candy dots, maze games, parachute men, matchbox cars, squirt guns and ring pops

  • Best Moment

    Watching papa wrangle all 25+ kids in a matter of minutes to play the games when I tried for 15 minutes with no luck.

  • What People Ate

    Carnival fare was served. Popcorn, Hot dogs, pretzels, cotton candy, pizza, Fried oreos

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade, cool aid, water, Cotton Candy Cosmos (adults), John Daly's (adult version of Arnold Palmer's)

  • Most Touching Moment

    Hearing the birthday boy reading his own birthday cards at 5 years old! So grown up!

  • Funniest Moment

    Finding Memere in the bounce house with the kids!

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18 comments

  • Kendra H

    Kendra H wrote:

    anyone know where i can find table covers like these (other than OTC)

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    Alice M wrote:

    Kendra, I bought these at Target over the summer. You can buy red and white striped fabric online and use them as covers too.

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    Alice M wrote:

    P.S. Are you having a carnival party? I'd be happy to get in touch with you about all the stuff I have.

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    Terica A wrote:

    I"m planning a carnival party and would love any ideads you may have

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    Terica A wrote:

    love the corona bottles, lol

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    Terica A wrote:

    how did you make this game?

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    Veronica A wrote:

    Where did you get these tablecloth?

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    Alice M wrote:

    I wrapped a box with a tablecloth and then attached the toilet seat to the top with wood supports.

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    Alice M wrote:

    Found them at Target beginning of the summer. Where do you live? Maybe you can take some of this stuff off my hands.

  • Bella D

    Bella D wrote:

    Hi, I am planning my son's 5th birthday. It is going to be madagascar 3 theme. I was wondering can you help me with game ideas..also where did you get the welcome sign made? If you can please e-mail me: terebella89@yahoo.com Thank you so much!

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    Omayra F wrote:

    Hello, i love this invitation. i have been searching everywhere to get a template.. do you happen to have one??

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    Lisa M wrote:

    ha ha

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    Tiffany B wrote:

    Terica A and Alice....I would love hearing about all the stuff you have, especially if any of it is for sale! I am planning a Carvical 5th party for my son in August/Sept

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    Tiffany B wrote:

    I would love to know where the welcome sign was made as well. I want the exact one with a different name! tif7498@yahoo.com

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    Alice M wrote:

    Sorry to anyone whose comments I did not see until now. I do not go on this site very much after posting pictures,but try to respond to comments asap.

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    Alice M wrote:

    Sorry, I do not have a template. It was made by a graphic designer friend.

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    Rachel C wrote:

    How did you make this? So awesome!

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    Maria B wrote:

    Where did you get the carnival simple rules sign?