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.
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.
For Carnival entertainment, we had a Clown Toss (bean bags), the Duck Pond and the Ring Toss.
Also had popcorn and cotton candy makers to surround us with the Carnival scent and played Carnival music in the background.
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.
Outfit change just in time for birthday cake!
My silly Bees dressing up as Lalas!