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These three busy bees have more young boy friends than girls. It can be a challenge when planning parties, because as much as they love princesses, I am not sure all boys (or even some girls) do. So this year I decided on a Carnival theme.  Fortunately, I was able to use some display items from our Candy Land theme party.  And the girls added a Lalaloopsy twist wearing their favorite Lala dresses!

Every party needs centerpieces.  I used popcorn containers ($1 each at Target or the Dollar Store) and lined the bottom with foam to hold the balloon sticks.  Once the balloons were snug, I filled to the top with popcorn.

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I was able to get the Carnival sign and silly Carnival drink labels (which did not adhere too easily) online at a party store.  I also set up a photo station with props and clown noses. I adhered double-sided tape to Carnival frame favors so that everyone could take photos using the Polariod camera and stick their photos right on to the Carnival frame.

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For Carnival entertainment, we had a Clown Toss (bean bags), the Duck Pond and the Ring Toss.

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Also had popcorn and cotton candy makers to surround us with the Carnival scent and played Carnival music in the background.

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A magician provided some laughs and entertainment for all.


The clown pinata was full of sweet treats (but note to self: no chocolate treats in July!).


Party favors included Carnival themed water bottles, juggling balls set, kazoos, animal crackers and stickers.  Dessert consisted of a cake (elephant, lion and clown) for each of my three Bees and clown cupcakes.  I made the cakes myself- I am getting more & more experimental with fondant.


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Outfit change just in time for birthday cake!


My silly Bees dressing up as Lalas!


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