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Carnival Themed Birthday Party Checklist

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Carnival Themed parties are bright and colourful parties that are great for all ages! Exciting games, colourful decorations, unlimited entertainment and delicious food all come together to help form an unforgettable birthday party.

Don’t wait all year round for the carnival to come to town – create your own amazing party. We will guide you through creating the ultimate carnival catering checklist and make sure you find the best help around to ensure that you create an unforgettable event!

First up, the most important element of your party:

Treats & Eats

Make sure that every single stomach at the party is kept full with delicious food and drinks. Here are a few snacks and drinks that complement the carnival theme:

  • Candy floss
  • Slush puppies
  • Milk shakes
  • Ice Cream
  • Waffles on a stick
  • Chocolate foundation
  • Popcorn in red & yellow bags
  • Chip and dip
  • Spiral fries
  • Mini donuts
  • Toffee apples
  • Candy
  • Cupcakes
  • Hotdogs

You do not need to supply all these snacks, but adding some of them to your carnival food supply is a great idea. All the above foods are in line with the theme, easy to eat and tasty.


Make sure everything looks bright and colourful. The sky is the limit when it comes to Carnival Themed Birthday Party decorations. Here some basic decorations that you can include:

  • Red & white striped small or large tent(s)
  • Colourful table covers – you can include green, gold and purple
  • Glitter
  • Beading
  • Balloons
  • Lighting- fairy lights, painted globes, tea light candles, colourful lanterns and spot lights

Fun Games & Entertainment

Entertainment is important at all parties, especially Carnival Themed Birthday Parties. Make sure that all the guests at your party are entertained throughout the entire event. Here are a few fun ways to ensure that your guests enjoy the Carnival:

  • Magicians
  • Clowns
  • Mechanical bull
  • Face painting
  • Jumping castles
  • Mobile petting zoo
  • Bungie trampolines
  • Rocketship rides
  • Train rides
  • Giant Dodge Ball
  • Mini Carousels

Contact the ultimate party suppliers to help you plan your Carnival Themed Party!


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