The Carnvial Came to Town | Charlotte's 2nd Birthday

Friday, January 5, 2018

Huge shout-out to Amanda Noelle Photography for capturing the amazing photos of Charlotte's birthday and to the small shops who helped bring the party together! (This post contains affiliate links)

I still can't believe that my littlest one is two!  This last year with her went by faster than the first one.  Since her birthday is a few days before Thanksgiving, we usually celebrate a few weeks before and lucky for us we chose the weekend that the actual carnival was in town and just down the street!  Charlotte's Carnival themed birthday party was a huge success and it was so much fun to continue birthday celebrations at the real carnival.

We had a great time making attempting balloon animals with the kids and face painting!  I had planned some fun carnival games for the kids to play (like a guessing booth and ring toss), but the kids ended up spending most of the time in the bounce house and having potato sack races.  Seriously, so much fun.  We topped it off with a game of Pie Face, which was a big hit! 


We had all the basic carnival food you could think of and it was delicious!  Corn dogs, pretzels, hot dogs, cotton candy,  a popcorn bar, caramel apples and much more. We washed it all down with lemonade to drink!  Cracker Jacks were a great party favor and an easy one that you can't go wrong with!

For dessert, we added frosted animal cookies  to her carnival cupcakes and they were the perfect addition.  I had planned on making Charlotte's birthday cake this year, but ran out of time.  Walmart for the win!  I surrounded her birthday cake with gumballs for an added touch and it came out better than it would have if I had made it myself.  After we sang Happy Birthday, all the kids grabbed a fork (totally on their own) and dug right in!

I had so much fun planning this birthday party for my TWO  year old.  It's such a great theme for any time of the year!

party details: 
Face Painting
Potato Sacks
Carnival Sign
Striped Table Skirt
Carnival Printable Tags by SIMONE made it
Striped Table Runner by Sew Many Linens
Headband by Birdie Baby Boutique
Circus Themed Tutu and Shirt by Little Keiki Bou-Tiki


  1. What a great party theme! Love the pictures!

  2. Awesome party theme! Love the popcorn sack races!

  3. Oh my gosh this looks like an amazing party!! And Charlotte's skirt is so adorable!! Everybody in the pictures look like their having an awesome time, you rock mama!!

  4. How cute! Looks like it was such a blast! Good job planning!

  5. You guys did great on that theme!! Charlotte looks like she had so much fun!!

  6. You guys nailed all of the little details! Charlotte looks like she had a great time!!

  7. What a fun birthday idea! I love the set up!

  8. Ok, this is so much fun! What a great party theme! Everyone looks so happy - like they had a wonderful time! Happy birthday to your girl!

  9. What an absolutely adorable birthday party idea! Looks like she had a blast!