I wanted to have a vintage carnival to celebrate the kids starting school so we got together closed our street and had a vintage carnival! Each neighbor had a station set up. We had balloon darts, a photo booth, professional face painter and balloon artist, a water slide, even an ok'd fashioned popcorn machine, cotton candy and marshmallow clowns! At each station the children earned tickets. There was a gorgeous canopied table filled with prizes for the children to redeem their tickets on! Everyone had a fabulous time!
Well both my boys had aqua and red striped shirts to match the party. I wore a red dress with an aqua and red hair flower.
Marshmallow Pops and Marshmallow clown faces!
Activities / Games
Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Photo Booth, Balloon Darts, Ring Toss, Water Slide, Bounce House, Fortune teller.
An entire table of prizes filled from everything from crazy straws, clown noses, lip whistles, mustaches on a stick, and every kind of candy a boy or girl can dream of!
When both of my boys got their faces painted as Spider man and then sat down and smiled at each other! It was so sweet, unfortunately too quick to photograph. I'll just have to hold that sweet memory in my heart!
What People Ate
We ate traditional carnival food. Fresh popcorn in vintage boxes, corn dogs, cotton candy, animal crackers
What People Drank
We had lemonade tinted aqua to match theme, juice boxes, water and assorted soda pop
Most Touching Moment
My boys squealing with delight and me sending my oldest of to Kindergarten with a sweet memory of the last days of summer.
When my oldest attached the marshmallow clown faces seconds after I photographed them and ate all of the eyeballs off! It looked like a clown massacre. And the kids squealing with delight in the water slide bouncer!
Vintage Carnival Back to School Block Party
A neighborhood coming together to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Each neighbor set up a booth in front of their house with a carnival themed activity
Bushel & Peck Papers
Bushel & Peck custom designed the gorgeous invitation to fit our party. The invitation came complete with an admission ticket and was printed in high quality cardstock. She also custom made all the signage for the food and games.http://www.bushelandpeckpaper.com/
Polka Dot Market
Balloons by Polka Dot Markethttp://www.polka-dot-market.com/
Two Prince Bakery Theater
Marshmallow Clown Faceshttp://www.twoprincebakerytheater.blogspot.com/
My Awesome neighbors, with special mention to Jon Arcos for designing the balloon dart game and the Photo Booth backdrop