I've promised a number of you pics from Baby G's birthday party this summer. Leave it to my kid to want a "Vintage Carnival" themed 5th birthday party. Not Sponge Bob. Not Disney Princesses. "Vintage Carnival". That's my girl!
So, hubby spent most of July building Baby G. her dream carnival. And I designed an invitation that looked like a carnival poster. And then we started decorating. Lots of pink, red & aqua...
The admission booth.
We're planning to use this for our upcoming "backyard movie" nights.
Each invitation included a carnival ticket for each child (click here to make your own).
The kids redeemed them at the admission booth for game tickets to be used on the midway.
The "Goldfish Toss".
I originally planned to give out real goldfish, but decided that my friends would probably collectively kick my ass after the party, so I went with little plastic fish that squirt water as the prize.
We used the table hubby built for our 4th of July Stinky Pete's gold panning table to create our own duck races.
Hubby re-painted the table red & then used our pool pump and PVC to create a flow of water where the kids could race little rubber ducks.
Home-made cupcakes (thanks for the clown toppers Auntie Suni!).
The super-cute circus tent cupcake stand came from Oriental Trading.
Cupcake boxes for the party guests to take extra cupcakes home with them!
These were also from Oriental Trading Company.
Whew! Of course, the moment I'm going to scrapbook is when Baby G. dropped her hot dog on the grass and burst into tears. She sobbed saying, "This is the worst party ever". Five years old.