Monday, November 15, 2010

Come One, Come All, 4th Birthday Carnival!!

My Daughter celebrated her 4th birthday this past weekend...Carnival Style! We have been planning this party for over a month and it was so much fun! I have tons of pictures to share so get comfy and scroll on!

These invites were designed by my brother, special for her party! I printed them on 4x6 photo paper and made a coordinating envelope liner  and "No Gifts" tag.

Speaking of " No Gifts" instead of her friends bringing her a birthday gift, we asked that they bring a dollar or two to clip to her "Birthday Charity Tree"! The donations went to a local Mission for Thanksgiving Dinner! We raised over $150 !!! Such generous friends and family!

 Friends filled out the popcorn tag and clipped money to it, then hung on the tree! Aren't these tags adorable?! All of my printables were designed specifically for this party by Gywnn of Gywnn Wasson Designs!  She was amazing to work with! I just love her style!
Along with the tags there was also a Tent Tree Topper! So cute!

My favorite part: The Dessert Table!

 Guests enjoyed mini-vanilla cupcakes, this cute tent cupcake holder was from Oriental Trading.

Yummy white chocolate dipped marshmallows! These were a big hit!

I used the free downloadable flag cake bunting from TomKat Studios for her cake!

I found the plastic popcorn bucket at the dollar store and filled with Cracker Jacks, I also found the gumball dispenser there! 

I had so much fun making this Dot Topiary! Look for a tutorial later this week!

More mini cupcakes on a red plate stand I made! I followed Jenni's tutorial from  "A Well Crafted Party",  I made two of them and it was so easy! It also only cost me Four dollars, and since they are red I can use them for Christmas!

For food we served: Mini Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs, Mac n'Cheese cups, Fruit Cups, & Cherry Lemonade!

For Entertainment we had the kids decorate their own party hat & make sand art jars! We also had face painting, a balloon artist, and some traditional carnival games like Can Toss, Duck Pond, and Bean Bag Toss! All were purchased at Party City, with the exception of the sand jars, I just saved up baby food jars and spray painted the lids red.

I also ordered this photo banner from oriental Trading! It was a huge hit! 

Every Guest took home a personal bag of cotton candy as a favor! It was such a great party! Hope you enjoyed the pictures! I am beat!


  1. You are so CREATIVE!!!! I love the whole idea of the Charity Tree in lieu of birthday gifts! I am so happy the Carnival Party was a big hit & I hope Luxy had a blast! Again, you are so talented & I love reading your blog!

  2. Marianne you did such a fabulous job! I love that you had people bring money instead of gifts, that it so great! The mini bunting, dot topiary, red cake plate it all looks so good. It looks like you had a wonderful day free of rain, yay! I was thinking about you that day : ) Glad to know it all turned out so well!



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