Carnival First Birthday Party

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Yombu Post Author Rose Novotny

Written by (Author):  Rose Novotny
Last updated:  November 13, 2023

Planning a carnival-themed first birthday party can be a lot of fun. A carnival theme offers a wide range of activities and decorations that can make your party one to remember. Here’s how to plan the perfect carnival themed first birthday party.

Carnival 1st Birthday Party Invitations

Your first step to planning a carnival-themed first birthday party is to create a fun, eye-catching invitation. Your invitation should reflect the carnival theme and set the tone for the party.

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Carnival 1st Birthday Party Decorations

Decorations are a key aspect of any carnival-themed first birthday party. To create a festive atmosphere, you’ll want to use bright colors, streamers, and balloons. You can also hang paper cutouts of carnival-related items, like clowns, carousels, and ferris wheels. Create a carnival atmosphere by setting up a red and white striped tent, or you can hang a banner that reads “Happy 1st Birthday!”

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Fun Carnival Birthday Party Games & Activities

No carnival-themed first birthday party would be complete without games and activities. You can set up a mini carnival with classic games like a duck pond, ring toss, and a bean bag toss. For a more interactive experience, you can bring in a face painter or hire a clown. You can also rent carnival rides, like a mini Ferris wheel or a carousel.

Carnival 1st Birthday Cake & Foods

Party food and cake are essential for a carnival-themed first birthday party. You can serve classic carnival foods like cotton candy, popcorn, and hot dogs. For a healthier option, you can also offer fresh fruit and vegetables. Serve drinks in colorful paper cups and straws. For cake, you can make a simple sheet cake and decorate it with carnival-themed designs.

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Carnival 1st Birthday Favors

At the end of the party, you can give your guests a special carnival-themed party favour. You can give out small toys like stuffed animals, bouncy balls, and yo-yos. You can also give out bags of popcorn or cotton candy. For a more personal touch, you can give out personalized items like water bottles or t-shirts.


What should kids wear to a Carnival party?

Bright colors: Carnival parties are known for their bright colors and festive atmosphere, so encourage your child to wear clothing that is colorful and eye-catching. This could include a brightly colored dress, a colorful shirt or t-shirt, or even a cute onesie with a fun print.

Comfortable clothing: Since your child will likely be running around and playing games, it’s important to choose clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in. Avoid clothing that is too tight or restrictive, as this can be uncomfortable and hinder their ability to have fun.

Shoes: Make sure your child wears comfortable shoes that are appropriate for the activities they will be doing. Sneakers or sandals with straps that keep them secure are good choices.

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