My son is turning SIX this year, and I wanted to make his party special for him and his friends! I let him choose the theme each year and this year he chose a carnival theme. I was really excited about the possibilities! Lots of colors, fun foods and great games!!
For his invitations, I had free photo cards from Shutterfly, so I used those for his invitations and only paid for shipping, which was under $5! (Steal!!) The pictures I used were taken at our family shoot back in September and were perfect! With each invitation, I included a raffle ticket for each child invited! At the party, a name would be chosen and that kid would win a prize!
Now that our theme was chosen, I headed to the dollar store to see what they had. I was excited to find, they had plastic popcorn containers, large and small. I bought several of each to use as serving dishes. I also bought all the candy for the candy bar. Double bubble gum balls, cotton candy and twizzlers.
The kids had a blast playing all the different games! We had pong, bag toss and potato sack races!! After the games, there was a prizes table where the kids could chose small prizes and fun photo props! We had different felt mustaches, clown nose and two pairs of silly glasses. It was so fun watching the kids laugh and play with them!!
I made the cake and cup cakes this year! I was a little nervous to see how they would turn out, because I’m not much of a baker, but I was really excited!! I made a three- shade ombre cake. One of the main colors we used was a teal/ turquoise blue, so that’s what the layers consisted of, with vanilla icing. It was yummy, if I do say so myself 😉
For the kids “thank you” bags, I used brown paper sacks from the dollar store, $1 for 40, and printed “THANK YOU” on them. They included puzzles, bubbles, ring pops and whatever candy from the candy bar they wanted!
Happy Sixth Birthday to my little man! The light of my life 🙂