Carnival Birthday Bash

posted on July 21, 2010 by  |  posted under Birthdays, Fun With Kids  |  28 Comments

Carnival Birthday Bash

Carnival Birthday Bash

Carnival Birthday BashDo you know what I love even more than throwing an over the top birthday party?  ATTENDING ONE!!  My cutest friend Mikelle just threw a perfect carnival birthday bash, and I loved every. last. detail.

Carnival Birthday BashWe arrived and had our pictures snapped in the most adorable ‘photo booth’ ever.  A simple polkadot background captured some perfect party moments.

Carnival Birthday BashIt wouldn’t be a carnival birthday bash without a little face painting.  {Yes, I am the artist behind these MASTERPIECES and YES, I am for hire} 😉Carnival Birthday BashThe food, oh the food! Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Animal Crackers, Lemonade, and Cake.  I had died and gone to Carnival Heaven.Carnival Birthday BashCarnival Birthday BashCarnival Birthday Bash{Look at my little stinkers fighting over the popcorn.  Popcorn now, boys in 15 years…}Carnival Birthday BashThese pinwheel cupcake toppers made me happy just looking at them.Carnival Birthday BashAnd finally, the Birthday Boy.  What a lucky little guy.Carnival Birthday Bash

You can get all of the same Carnival Printables from Dimple Prints on Etsy.

Meet the brains behind this 3rd birthday party, Mikelle.  Now Mikelle isn’t just some friend,… we go way back when.  Back to the days of dance costumes, and barbies. Heck she may have attended my 3rd birthday party?

Carnival Birthday Bash

Five Fun Facts about Mikelle:

1- I love change. I love to change my hair color, rearrange my furniture, I think change is good, it’s exciting.

2- I have had over 20 jobs, I’m only 26… and I’ve been a stay at home mom for the last 3 years. I guess that has to do with the ‘liking change’ thing?  Oh, and I’ve never been fired either if that’s what you were thinking!

3- I clean out my closet about every two weeks.  If I buy something new I get rid of something old, I’m really good at throwing things out, including my kids toys that clutter my house.

{Mikelle only gave me three, so I am coming up with #4 and #5}

4- Has a diet coke run to Maverick, at least once a day, to fill up her 48 ounce cup.

5- Loves to unexpectedly surprise me at my doorstep {looking drop dead gorgeous} while I am scrambling to find a bra to put on.

SuperHero Power Wanted

To control peoples Moods.  Being a wife and mother would be a cinch if I could control my hubby’s and kids moods all the time.

Seriously!  I want that super power too! :)   Mikelle, Thank You for sharing this adorable carnival birthday bash with us.

Carnival Birthday Bash

    1. July 21st, 2010 at 6:39 am
      Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts says:
      I always love a great Carnival Party and this one is great!
    2. July 21st, 2010 at 7:22 am
      Alison says:
      That is fun! I want to attend the next one:) Cute pictures BTW!
    3. July 21st, 2010 at 7:53 am
      Lauren says:
      SO cute! I'm doing a circus party in October and this gave me lots of fun ideas!
      .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Willow House =-.
    4. July 21st, 2010 at 8:25 am
      Mikelle says:
      Thanks again for taking such fab pictues Shelley! Now all the hard work will never be forgotten. P.S. it's diet Dew runs, not diet coke and I'm trying to quit... tomorrow
    5. July 21st, 2010 at 8:43 am
      Sarahj says:
      What a fun party! I love, love, love it! The details are perfect!
    6. July 21st, 2010 at 10:21 am
      Michelle says:
      What an adorable party theme! Booking marking this post now so I'll remember when it's time to plan my daughter's next party. :)
      .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Is Israel Safe to Visit =-.
    7. July 21st, 2010 at 10:23 am
      Alysha says:
      Wow that looked like quite the party!! Love all the details! Good job Mikelle! P.S. Shelley I'm glad I'm not the only one that has to scramble for a bra when someone comes over. ;) haha
    8. July 21st, 2010 at 10:29 am
      Carli -DimplePrints says:
      Grate party! Wonderful job, love all the little details. Thanks, Carli
    9. July 21st, 2010 at 1:25 pm
      brandy says:
      Where did you get the party printables for this one? Or did you do them?
      • July 21st, 2010 at 2:59 pm
        Shelley says:
        The link is in the post. :) Super cute and a great price on etsy.
    10. July 21st, 2010 at 3:20 pm
      Makinzee says:
      The carnival is so cute and on my list of birthday plans next month, but forget carnival for a minute--tell us how to make those darling leg warmers your daughters are wearing!
    11. July 21st, 2010 at 4:01 pm
      Nickelle says:
      Well, That looked like A LOT of FuN!!! :o) CuTe Shirt Shelley! ;O)
    12. July 22nd, 2010 at 11:15 am
      Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight says:
      Very fun! Love all the details! I'm trying to do some more low key parties lately though! With 5 kids things have been getting out of hand!
      .-= Emily @ Help Emily Lose Weight´s last blog ..Friendless =-.
    13. July 23rd, 2010 at 11:59 am
      Jaimi says:
      Looks like you have the same combo of kids as us! I have a 3 yr old son and twin girls that are 2! Loved your pics and ideas!
    14. July 23rd, 2010 at 7:44 pm
      riri says:
      Just an FYI = acrylic paint is not meant for your face.
      • July 23rd, 2010 at 11:22 pm
        Shelley says:
        Ha. Good to know, good to know! ;)
    15. July 25th, 2010 at 3:11 pm
      jill says:
      the lady on Etsy needs to use your photos instead! These are great and it made me go to her site.
    16. July 27th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
      Bee says:
      Cute party! Love it.

      How do you do the photo Booth?
    17. August 12th, 2010 at 10:22 am
      Anna says:
      I am planning a circus themed 1st birthday for my son and love these printables. What did she use for plates/tableclothes, etc? Do you have more pictures? Thanks and I love your balloon wreath!
    18. August 23rd, 2010 at 6:57 am
      Erin says:
      Hi, I am new to this blog and LOVE it!!! Such great ideas!!!! I have a question, I bought the Dimpleprints Carnival Party printer is not doing a great job with the colors, they are drab and the red looks more like light red or orange. I am using card stock and trying to put it on the best print quality possible and I bought new ink. Maybe I need a new printer for this sort of stuff. I have a Canon Pixma Photo printer. Any ideas? How do you guys do it?
      Thanks so much!!
      Erin :)
      • August 23rd, 2010 at 10:06 am
        Shelley says:
        Try printing them at a print shop. Kinkos, something like that. Good Luck! :)
        • August 24th, 2010 at 11:55 pm
          Erin says:
          Thanks Shelley!
    19. January 13th, 2011 at 10:30 am
      Jennifer says:
      I will be doing this theme for my son's 3rd birthday this year! Can you tell me how the photo booth was set up? I would LOVE to do one of these!!!!
    20. May 9th, 2011 at 7:40 am
      immy says:
      This party was so awesome. really enjoyed all the details. I just loved your photo booth. Did you use a fabric or was it a plastic red and white polka dot background? Would you mind sharing where I could get that? Thank you.
      • May 10th, 2011 at 3:05 pm
        Shelley says:
        I was red fabric bought from Joanns. :)
    21. December 23rd, 2011 at 8:49 am
      Kailah Stone says:
      I'm having a Winter Carnival themed birthday party for my daughter in 2 weeks! I'm dying to know how she made the pinwheels, or where she purchased them!! TIA!
    22. July 18th, 2013 at 7:55 am
      Bee Happy Faces says:
      Very cute party and lovely photos. However, if you are doing face painting for hire please, please, PLEASE don't DON'T use acrylic paint... ever! There are lots of professional quality, water-based, non-toxic paint brands out there- Paradise, Snazaroo, TAG... If you have questions or need help finding safe alternatives for painting faces please don't hesitate to email me or join! This is not a plug post for them but rather one concerned face painter to another. Thanks!
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