Cotton candy board at Party Haus's Carnival Themed

Carnival Themed Party

Are you planning a birthday bash for your favorite kiddo? A carnival-themed party is full of entertainment and fun!

Party Haus Event Styling designed and produced today’s featured party, and they would love to prepare every last detail for you! Get more information here.

If you are more of the DIY variety, be inspired by their clever ideas below.

“Everything you can imagine is real.” 

Pablo Picasso

Carnival Party Ideas

The easiest way to design a party is to start with a theme. A creative theme is as fun to develop as it is for your guests to experience!

The word “Carnival” conjures up so many entertaining ideas. Mix colorful circus motifs, fun food, and games into your celebration. The possibilities are endless!

Check out the interview I did with Angie, the owner of Party Haus, here to see her wide range of party designs and styling. Then follow and connect with her on Facebook (Party Haus) and Instagram @partyhausevents.

Now, observe as she transforms a home into a Carnival party set. I know you will love it!

Carnival Decorations

Party Haus uses bold red and white carnival stripes for backdrops and table coverings, then frames them with colorful balloon garlands.

But that’s not all; first, they layer in a bright paper fan assortment, and next, display a retro carnivalesque birthday banner!

Now the stage is set. Let’s add in the rest of the details.

Childrens Party Food

Fun food and treats are at the center stage of any good carnival. So let Party Haus guide you to all the possibilities!

Channel your inner child and bring back all the goodies you loved at the carnival or circus.

Main Meal

Try carnival hot dogs or hamburgers in festive foil bags if you want something hearty to fill up the little fair goers.

Carnival Cake

There’s a candy-studded birthday cake for your main attraction.


Here’s where the tasty sideshows really begin! There’s no end to ideas at your fair’s concessions stand.

For starters, Party Haus set up a popcorn station, a delicious and interactive highlight for all! So your guests can fill up a festive popcorn box and finish with a sprinkle of salted butter.

How about a cotton candy board? Self-serve bags are at the ready, and the nostalgic display adds to the decor.

Other menu items include colorful novelty cups loaded with circus crackers, carnival peanuts in delightful trays, and cupcakes topped off with animal crackers, served up on a Ferris wheel.

Check out the clever little barbells made out of marshmallows too.

And last but not least, don’t forget the Cracker Jacks.

Kid Party Favor Ideas

If you need more ideas for favors to send home with your guests, kids will love wearing these clown noses around the party and will continue to enjoy them at home!

Other parting gifts could include bright paper pinwheels, circus-size lollipops, carnival stuffed animals prizes, or novelty keychains.

Kid Party Games

The awesome theme continues with carnival games such as ring toss and “knock ’em” contests.

You could also consider a bean bag clown toss, a duck pond game, balloon popping games, bobbing for apples, or spin the wheel. Affiliate links are underlined.

Party Signs

Festive signs can direct and describe everything from games to food. Plus, they add so much to the carnival scene.

Party Haus created old-time signage, encased them in rustic wood frames, and placed them at all of the party stations.

Kid Party Invitations

There’s an abundance of adorable invites with carnival and circus graphics available when you have your guest list ready.

Select from one of the creative and reasonably priced options below. Some are electronic email or text formats and others are the printed variety.

There is a design for everyone, from classic carnival to softer, more girly designs.

Invitations and Carnival Tickets


Circus Party Invitations with Envelopes
Circus Large Invitations
Pink Carousel Carnival Large Invitations


Digital Pixel Carnival Birthday Invite & All designs

2 Crafty Nerds Invitation Instant Download or All designs

My Sweet Digital Carnival Circus Invite

Simone Made It Printable Birthday Invitation or All designs

Pink Starfish Designs All products

Kid Birthday Party Themes

Party Haus has experience with a variety of children and adult party ideas. See examples of their party themes by checking out this Interview Post with the owner, and also the Party Haus website.

Party Haus serves Palm Beach County or Martin County, including Stuart, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton.

Check out the Party Haus website here.

Okay, let’s get this party started!

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